The first CPM program was developed in 1979.The National CPM Consortium now has 39 programs, including 35 member states, as well as Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin islands. Our neighboring states of Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming all offer the Certified Public Manager Program.
The Consortium welcomed the University of Colorado Denver as a member in 2009 with sole authority to deliver the CPM program in Colorado. UCD is proud to serve Colorado's public and non-profit leaders with the goal of improving the delivery of public service throughout the state and at all levels of government and non-profit work.
All CPM graduates in Colorado will be eligible to join the American Academy of Certified Public Managers. For more information, visit http://www.cpmacademy.org/. Visit Texas State University for more information about the national program.
The program is designed to enhance skills and abilities that participants need to deal with "real world" problems and situations. Collectively, the courses in the Colorado CPM curriculum will address the following competency areas:
- Managing in the public and non-profit sectors
- Understanding public policy and public service
- Enhancing project management
- Managing for results
- Developing an ethical framework
- Managing people and leading teams
- Understanding law for public and non-profit managers
- Managing public and non-profit finances
- Managing information and information technology
- Public involvement in decision making