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2018-2019 Certified Public Manager  

Certified Public Manager

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Certified Public Manager® Program Overview

NEW START DATE: JANUARY 17, 2018

The class originally scheduled for July 2017 will be postponed until January 2018.

The University of Washington Tacoma Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM) is a nationally accredited, comprehensive leadership and management development program for public managers and supervisors from all government levels. Washington State joins the more than 37 other states who belong to the National CPM Consortium, which establishes the accreditation requirements. The Certified Public Manager® Program is designed to create thoughtful practitioners who apply practical managerial techniques to address public-sector challenges. This 303 hour program (includes 40 hours of prerequisite training, a 10-hour Leadership Development Project and a 50-hour Capstone Project) is designed to be completed in twelve months. This cohort will complete the requirements to become Lean Six Sigma Green Belts this year as part of the curriculum.

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The National Certified Public Manager® Consortium (NCPMC) establishes and preserves standards for the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) designation, a nationally accredited, comprehensive management development program specifically designed to prepare managers for careers in federal, state, local government and in other organizations with a public purpose. UW Tacoma received national accreditation during the first class in 2014 and continues to be actively involved at the national level.

Why choose UW Tacoma's Certified Public Manager® Program?

We use a hands-on, real world approach... The emphasis in this unique program is on practical application of theory that will maintain and improve managerial effectiveness while meeting the challenges of today’s public organizations. Unlike traditional programs that require a ten week, two night a week commitment, this condensed program meets once a month, midweek for two to three consecutive days from 8:30-4:30 p.m. Courses are highly interactive with lectures, self evaluation exercises, group activities, online web portfolios, learning logs, professional portfolio development and a capstone project. You'll work on a work-related project that meets the needs of your agency with an in-house advisory team. There is pre-class reading and assignments and post class journals to write. You'll gain valuable skills that can help you move to the next level and increase your visibility in your organization. You'll also have the opportunity to network with other colleagues in leadership positions in other public agencies.

Our curriculum is based upon local needs... Instructors are experienced public managers who know what it takes to be successful in the ever changing and evolving public sector. This curriculum has been developed with an advisory board, made up of local city, state and county public managers who understand the unique issues facing Washington state government agencies.

We believe in developing talent from within... Local agencies have the opportunity to create a pool of well-trained supervisors and managers who are prepared to move to the next level when vacancies occur. In-house candidates come with valuable knowledge about organizational culture and processes that allows them to ramp up faster saving time and money.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for high-achieving, career oriented public supervisors and managers who hold or desire to move into mid or senior level positions. Entrance requirements:

  • Participants must be currently employed in first-level supervisory or mid-management positions in city, county, state, tribal or non-profit agency.
  • Applicants must provide evidence in their application they have completed (or provide a written plan to complete) 40 hours of an approved First Level Supervision course(s) prior to certification. Download the Pre-Req Evaluation Form to see if your prior training qualifies.

How to Apply

Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the application fee to your cart.)

Certified Public Manager and UW Tacoma CPM Advisory Board Member, Betty Moss talks about the program…

“I was looking for training that would enhance my knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of program management and communication. We have all types of generations in the workforce and what I've been taught previously as a manager doesn’t work for all generations. The program gave me new tools to train, develop and manage staff, challenge my paradigms and learn new ways to communicate with people. The courses were a two way dialogue which made it a safe zone to ask challenging questions. The CPM program assisted me professionally with building a learning plan for my career. It has helped me build my profile that included demonstrated knowledge in the areas of performance management, program management and communication which led to several promotions within state government including performance manager, deputy administrator, program manager and Interim Vice President of the Washington State Society of Certified Public Managers.Read more about it...

2018 - 2019 Certificate Program Schedule

Module I: Leading Self

Module II: Leading Others

CPM Program Orientation and Personal Style
Wed/Thu/Fri - Jan. 17, 18, 19, 2018 
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(Debbie Rough-Mack & Staff)

Performance Feedback, Coaching and Human Resource Issues
Wed/Thu/Fri- March 14, 15, 16, 2018
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(Cynthia Shaffer)

Developing Yourself as a Leader
Wed/Thu/Fri Feb. 21, 22, 23, 2018
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(Debbie Rough-Mack)

Group Process, Conflict and Facilitation Methods
Wed/Thu/Fri- April 18, 19, 20, 2018*
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(Jeff Birdsall and Ginlin Woo)

 

Communicating Effectively
Fri - May 18, 2018
8:30-4:30 p.m. 
Presentations (Lori Blewett)
Sat -May 19, 2018*
8:30-4:30 p.m.
Writing (Joshua Whitling)

Module III: Leading Organizations

Module IV: Leading in a Political 
& Societal System

Managing Performance and Data-Based Decision-Making
Thu/Fri - June 21, 22, 2018
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(Brian Willett)

Policy, Perspectives and Sustainability/Organizational  
Wed/Thu/Fr i- October 24, 25, 26, 2018
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(K. Wendy Holden)

Process Improvement
Thu/Fri -  July 19, 20, 2018
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(Brian Willett)

Public Perception and the Role of Media
Wed – November 14, 2018 
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(Adam Wilson)

Planning and Budgeting in the Public Sector
Thu/Fri – August 23, 24, 2018
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(Larry Dzieza)

Cultural Competencies and Equity
Thu/Fri –  November 15, 16, 2018 
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(Dariush Khaleghi)

Leading Change and Understanding Organizational Culture 
Thu/Fri –  September 20, 21, 2108
8:30-4:30 p.m.
(K. Wendy Holden)

Capstone Project Presentations and Graduation
Thu – December 10, 2018
12:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Capstone Project Presentations/Gallery Walk
(Project Sponsors, CPM Staff and Faculty)
6:00-7:00 p.m. Graduation All Programs 

Program Fees

The cost for this program is $4999. This fee includes materials (does not include books if required), access to online resources, self evaluation tools. Fees can be paid on a class by class prior to the start of each course + a $25 registration fee or in a lump sum. (Non-refundable $25 application fee, $25 registration fee, daily parking fees, books and meals are not included.) Funding may be available through VA. Check with your agency to see if funding is available for this professional development opportunity.

Find more course info and instructor bio in the class section links below.

 

Certified Public Manager Certificate - FULL CERTIFICATE Registration Course #: 17UTCP002
Instructor: Multiple-Instructors Certificate Series Fee: $4,999.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
303 Hours / 30.3 CEU's   Arr   1/17/2018-12/10/2018 Arr
Use this to register for the entire program starting January 2018 (previously scheduled for July 2017). If you have already been approved to attend, you do not need to reapply.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus,

This program requires an application. APPLY NOW

Register for the series (all courses) in the 2018 - 2019 CPM Certificate.

 

CPM Program Orientation and Personal Style Course #: 18WT18WTCP110A
Instructor: Debbie Rough-Mack, UW Staff Fee: $517.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
21 Hours / 2.1 CEU's   W Th F   1/17/2018-1/19/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA

2018 - 2019 cohort.

Applicants must apply and be accepted into the program to register. If you have already been accepted to the July 2017 session you do not need to reapply.

 

Developing Yourself as a Leader Course #: 18WT18WTCP111B
Instructor: Debbie Rough-Mack Fee: $517.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
21 Hours / 2.1 CEU's   W Th F   2/21/2018-2/23/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA

2018 - 2019 cohort.

 

Performance Feedback, Coaching and Human Resource Issues Course #: 18WT18WTCP120C
Instructor: Cynthia Shaffer Fee: $517.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
21 Hours / 2.1 CEU's   W Th F   3/14/2018-3/16/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
1 hour lunch break.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA
 

Group Process, Conflict and Facilitation Methods Course #: 18ST18STCP121D
Instructor: Ginlin Woo, Jeff Birdsall Fee: $517.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
21 Hours / 2.1 CEU's   W Th F   4/18/2018-4/20/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
1 hour lunch break.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA
 

Communicating Effectively: Presentations and Writing Course #: 18ST18STCP122E
Instructor: Joshua Whitling, Lori Blewett Fee: $345.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
14 Hours / 1.4 CEU's   F Sa   5/18/2018-5/19/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
1 hour lunch.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA
 

Managing Performance and Data-Based Decision-Making Course #: 18UT18UTCP130F
Instructor: Brian Willett Fee: $345.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
14 Hours / 1.4 CEU's   Th F   6/21/2018-6/22/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
1 hour lunch,.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA
 

Process Improvement Course #: 18UT18UTCP131G
Instructor: Brian Willett Fee: $517.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
21 Hours / 2.1 CEU's   Th F   7/19/2018-7/20/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
1 hour lunch.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA
 

Planning and Budgeting in the Public Sector Course #: 18UT18UTCP132H
Instructor: Larry Dzieza Fee: $345.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
14 Hours / 1.4 CEU's   Th F   8/23/2018-8/24/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
1 hour lunch.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA
 

Leading Change and Understanding Organizational Culture Course #: 18FT18FTCP133I
Instructor: K. Wendy Holden Fee: $345.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
14 Hours / 1.4 CEU's   Th F   9/20/2018-9/21/2018 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
1 hour lunch.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA
 

Policy, Perspectives and Sustainability/Organizational Culture Course #: 18FT18FTCP140J
Instructor: K. Wendy Holden Fee: $517.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
21 Hours / 2.1 CEU's   W Th F   10/24/2018-10/26/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
1 hour lunch.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA
 

Public Perception and the Role of Media Course #: 18FT18FTCP141K
Instructor: Adam Wilson Fee: $170.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
7 Hours / 0.7 CEU's   W   11/14/2018-11/14/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
1 hour lunch.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus,
 

Cultural Competencies and Equity Course #: 18FT18FTCP142L
Instructor: Dariush Khaleghi Fee: $345.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
14 Hours / 1.4 CEU's   Th F   11/15/2018-11/16/2018 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
1 hour lunch.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA
 

Capstone Project and Portfolio Final Evaluation Course #: 18FT18FTCP143M
Instructor: Fee: $170.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
7 Hours / 0.7 CEU's   M   12/10/2018-12/10/2018 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
1 hour lunch.
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA
Final Capstone Presentations with graduation at 6:00 p.m.
 

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