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Professional Development

CLoGRT offers high quality, customized and routinely scheduled training for public and non-profit professionals.

The Certified Public Manager program

CPM® is a nationwide effort to improve the quality of public management. It attracts a broad range of managers including city and county managers, fire and public safety chiefs, stage agency managers, special district managers and nonprofit personnel. Currently, 35 states offer a CPM program, typically under the auspices of a campus of the higher education system of their state. SPA’s CPM program, launched in February 2010, is Colorado’s only CPM program.  For more information about the program, please visit the CPM website.

Custom Training Programs

We periodically offer programs on specialized topics in leadership.  Past programs have included:

  • Reinventing Government with Ted Gaebler
  • Essential Facilitation Skills and Practices
  • Power—Defining It,Getting It, and Using It
  • The Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership
  • Compensation Strategies to Improve Schools
  • Emergenetics: The Meeting of the Minds
  • The Leadership Lessons of Dr. Seuss
  • Dynamic Council-Manager Relations
  • Gender Issues in the Council Chambers
  • Council- Manager Relationships
  • Balancing your Personal, Political and Professional Life
  • Navigating the High “C’s” – Conflict, Communication, Change, Collaboration
  • Dealing with Individual Differences - The Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • Mayoral Leadership Effectiveness
  • Lessons on Adaptive Leadership from Shackleton’s Voyage of Endurance


Partial Client List:

  • National League of Cities
  • International City/County Management Association
  • Alliance for Innovation
  • Colorado Municipal League
  • Grand Valley Leadership Academy
  • Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities
  • League of Arizona Cities and Towns
  • Arizona City/County Management Association
  • Colorado City/County Management Association
  • Illinois City/County Management Association
  • Texas City/County Management Association
  • Aurora Mental Health Association, Aurora, Colorado
  • St. Louis City/County Management Association, MO
  • San Diego Managers Association, CA
  • Minnesota Municipal League
  • League of California Cities
  • Pueblo, CO
  • Alamosa, CO
  • Rio Blanco County, CO
  • Black Hills Government Finance Officers Association, SD
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