Certified Public Manager Program
In 2013, we'll start our 20th year of the Kansas Certified Public Manager® program.
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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has issued a proclamation that January 2013 is Certified Public Manager Recognition Month. Click to see more information.
The Kansas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program is a professional education opportunity for managers working in government agencies, nonprofits, and organizations that contract to provide public services and meet community needs. CPM is a nationally-accredited management program and certification in which participants develop and strengthen their management skills through our competency-based curriculum. The program can fill a training gap for staff with significant technical expertise who seek to further their knowledge of current management practices.
The Kansas Certified Public Manager program was established in 1993 and since that time close to 1,400 public managers have completed certification. The CPM certificate is a nationally recognized emblem of management excellence.
Program Objectives and Format
The Kansas CPM program offers a blended learning approach of classroom hours, online learning, and outside assignments to meet 300 hours of structured learning. Along the way, participants complete a capstone project focused on an opportunity for cost savings, revenue generation, process improvement, or innovation in their workplace. Participants meet in the classroom two days per month for one year, starting in January. In 2013 we'll be offering the program in three locations: Topeka, the Kansas City area, and in SW Kansas (rotating between Dodge City, Garden City, and Liberal).
The Certified Public Manager program:
- Provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in management practices for managers at all levels in government and public-serving organizations.
- Offers opportunities for professional and personal growth for public-sector employees.
- Fosters effective management practices in government and nonprofit organizations.
Please contact Terri Callahan if you have questions about CPM.
The Kansas CPM program complies with the guidelines and standards established by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium and its curriculum requirements. Other Kansas CPM partners include:
- Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
- League of Kansas Municipalities
- Kansas Association of Counties