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University of Colorado Denver

School of Public Affairs

Certified Public Manager Program

State Employee Discount


Welcome to the Colorado Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program offered through the University of Colorado Denver.

As a state employee, you are entitled to a 10 percent tuition discount if tuition for the entire program is prepaid in full. By taking advantage of this exclusive offer for state employees, you will save $360 in completing the CPM Program. This offer is good through June 2011.

The Colorado CPM Program is a nationally accredited comprehensive management development certification. It offers participants the skills-based knowledge necessary to improve themselves and their organizations. It is designed for leaders in government and the non-profit sector. This includes management leaders and supervisors at all levels of government - federal, state and local - as well as those working in special districts, as city clerks, in emergency services, or in any other related field where serving the public is a primary interest.

Through a combination of online and in-residence sessions, professionals of all educational backgrounds gain the knowledge and skills they need to become stronger leaders, managers, and supervisors. They will better understand work processes and learn how to encourage innovation and new approaches to problem solving in public and non-profit organizations.

The goal of the program is to deliver well-trained public managers into the workforce in order to enhance public service. All program courses are designed to bring out the highest level of performance and ethical foundations in all of our students. Designation as a Certified Public Manager® is a nationally recognized certification.

Graduate credits are available to CPM graduates interested in pursuing a Master in Public Administration through CU-Denver's School of Public Affairs.

Learn more about this valuable program by exploring the links on the left side of this page.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Allan Wallis, CPM Director, via email at or by phone at (303) 315-2829. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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