The Wisconsin Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program is a nationally accredited management development program. Gain cutting-edge knowledge and learn practical skills from experienced experts.
The CPM Program prepares managers in federal, state, and local government and in tribal and non-profit organizations for the challenges and unique demands of the public management profession. You can do self-directed certification or choose to be part of a cohort (colleague group).
At a glance
What: 300-hour, nationally accredited certificate program preparing government, tribal, and nonprofit employees for the unique challenges and demands of the public management profession
Who: Taught by UW-Madison staff and leading specialists and consultants in leadership, management, and workplace skills
When: Self-directed certification can begin any time; individual classes run Sept-June. The next cohort group starts Jan 13.
Cost: Costs vary—see FAQs for more information
Questions? Contact program director Robbi Dreifuerst at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-3830
Why should you join
the CPM program?
Besides enhancing your administrative, technical, analytical, management, and communication skills, you'll network with statewide and national cadres of professional public managers, learning from and with representatives of other governmental units, with the backing, resources, and staff of UW-Madison behind you. View brochure»