Certified Public Manager Program
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 1,500 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 2015 the program will be offered in three locations: Topeka, the Kansas City area, and in Southwest Kansas (rotating between Liberal (hosted by Seward County), Garden City, and Dodge City).
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.
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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:
- Kansas Association of Counties
- League of Kansas Municipalities
- Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
Program Accessibility: We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please call 785-864-6864 to discuss your needs at least two weeks before the start of the program if possible.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Before applying for this course, please make sure that you understand our cancellation and refund policy.