The Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program provides its candidates with the opportunity to strengthen their administrative, technical, and interpersonal skills through classes, activities, and written and applied projects. In the final, executive management phase of the program, candidates must complete a Class Project. This initiative requires team-based application of managerial skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. The project should contribute to the improvement of a public or non-profit organization, providing candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the larger community.
These projects include many strategies and applications which could be replicated in similar organizations. For more information on any of these project initiatives, we can put you in touch with the authors.
Individual Applied Projects
You may download a full list of applied projects by program graduates here (.xls, 100k).
The following Class Projects have been completed since 2006:
2020: Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Awareness Campaign
2019: MAGNUS in the Field of Law Enforcement
2019: Increasing the Impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine & Kenosha Counties
2018: The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Achievement Diary (WI L.E.A.D.)
2018: STEM Milwaukee: Career Day at Discovery World
2018: Assisting the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Iowa County
2017: Creation of the Wisconsin Command College Alumni Association
2016: Rock Lake Activity Center, Lake Mills
2015: Community Voice: Increasing Resident Engagement in Southwest Madison
2014: Computer Tips for Senior Citizens
2013: Friends of PACT Manual
2012: Having a Voice: An Introduction to Local Civics
2011: Make a Difference Day in Rock County, Wisconsin
2010: Olbrich Botanical Gardens User Survey
2008: Assisting the Dane County Humane Society in its Mobile Adoption Program
2007: Coordination of the Annual Conference of the Academy of Certified Public Managers
2006: Supporting the Kennedy Heights Neighborhood Center