CPM Colleague Group
You can complete the nationally-accredited Certified Public Manager Program in 2 years as part of a cohort. This group attends classes collectively, two days per month, becoming Certified Public Managers together. If you would like to receive additional information on the Colleague Group, please contact Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Colleague Group is tentatively scheduled to begin in March 2013!
In a Colleague Group you will complete all requirements needed to become a Certified Public Manager, with the following added benefits.
You will participate in the entire program with the same group; this allows you to develop professional networks and to work on group projects.
The curriculum will be tailored to the needs of the class; information from the first sessions will be used to select instructional materials that respond to your individual and agency-specific needs.
- Easier registration! Fewer decisions!
You only have to register once, and you will not have to choose between elective classes, or be concerned that the class you need is not available in a given semester.
- Cost savings!
Offering a colleague-based program in a government facility saves significant program administration costs. We pass those savings on to you. The cost of this program is less than if you were to register for classes on an individual basis.
You will attend class two consecutive days each month over a 2-year period, excluding July and August. A sample schedule is below.
To be determined.
Other colleague groups may be held at other locations in the state if there are at least 20 participants at a site
$3000.00 (does not include travel expenses), which can be split across the two fiscal years.
How to register
A 2013-2014 Colleague Group application form will be available when the schedule has been determined. Join our mailing list to learn about the colleague group when it becomes available for registration.
THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE.
Questions? Contact us! CPM director Robbi Dreifuerst 608-262-3830, email@example.com
The 2012-2013 Schedule of Colleague Group classes
All classes met from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm, with a 45 minute lunch break.
March: Managing Self
13 Introduction / Orientation / Teambuilding
14 Management Assessment for Personal Planning and Development
April: Presenting Yourself
May: Managing Work
June: Leading Others
July/August: No Classes: work on class project
September: Keeping It All Together
13 Records Management
14 Managing Time and Stress October: Solving Problems 9 Problem Analysis and Problem Solving
10 Advanced Problem Solving November: Acting Ethically 13 Ethics, Values and the Public Manager
14 Advanced Issues in Ethics December: Thinking Strategically 11 Strategic Planning and Goal Setting
12 Succession Planning & Mentoring
January: Understanding the Public Sector
February: Managing Personnel
March: Managing the Organization
April: Managing Financial Resources
May: Improving Organizational Performance
June: Managing the Policy Process
July/August: No Classes; work on individual applied project
September: Bringing It All Together
10-11 Case Studies in Decision Making; Projects Due
October: Bringing It All Together (continued)
8-9 Case Studies
November: Bringing It All Together (continued)
12-13 Developed Cases; Class Project
December: Summing It Up
13 (Friday) Project Presentations; Graduation
Colleague Group Instructors
Eng Braun is former administrator of the Division of Research and Analysis in the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Teaches: Policy Analysis for Non-Analysts
Harold Coltharp has worked for the State Records Center of the Wisconsin Department of Administration for over 15 years. He is a Wisconsin Certified Public Manager and has been a member of the Madison chapter of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators for 14 years. Teaches: Records Management
Michael Daun is a private financial consultant and the former deputy comptroller for the City of Milwaukee. Teaches: Budgeting; Financial Management.
Robbi Dreifuerst is an outreach program manager in the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison and director of the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program. Teaches: Management Assessment for Personal Planning & Development
Susan Fuszard is a trainer with Living on Purpose Training & Consulting who has a wealth of experience in the field of employee assistance. Teaches: Essential Time & Stress Management Techniques; Healthy Boundaries in the Workplace
Al Guyant is a retired public administration and nationally recognized trainer, facilitator, coach, and author with over 40 years of experience. Teaches: Ethics, Values & the Public Manager; Advanced Issues in Ethics; Presenting Yourself to One or Many; Media Relations
Bob Hanle recently retired as team leader in the State Budget Office in the Department of Administration, after having worked in Wisconsin state government for more than 31 years. Teaches: The State Budget Process
Alice Honeywell has helped adults improve their writing skills for more than 30 years. She has worked at both the University of Wisconsin Press and the UW-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs, and has written and edited for a variety of business, nonprofit and public sector organizations. Teaches: Executive Writing
Sue Hunter is a trainer with Living on Purpose Training & Consulting. She has been a trainer in the areas of wellness, stress management, EAP, alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention for over 25 years. Teaches: Essential Time & Stress Management Techniques; Healthy Boundaries in the Workplace
Mordecai Lee is a professor of governmental affairs at UW-Milwaukee and coordinator of UW-Extension's Governmental Affairs Consortium. He has also served 3 terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly and 2 terms as a State Senator. Teaches: Legislative Relations; Phase III Capstone
Susan Paddock is an emeritus professor of governmental affairs in the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison and former director of the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program. Teaches: Leadership; Leading & Managing from the Middle; Using Systems; Program Evaluation Techniques; Succession Planning & Mentoring; Phase III Case Studies
Jeff Russell, co-director of Russell Consulting, Inc., specializes in helping organizations successfully respond to the challenges of continuous change with a focus on leadership, strategic thinking, leading change, and performance coaching. Teaches: Strategic Thinking, Planning & Org Transformation; Problem Analysis & Problem Solving; Advanced Problem Solving; Facilitating Effective Meetings; Public-Private Relationships; Improving Public Participation; Customer Service as a Strategic Issue; Measuring Customer Satisfaction; Managing Organizational Change; Organizational Analysis & Assessment
Will Strycker is a private consultant with extensive experience in human resources, labor relations and management development. He previously served as vice president of Human Resources, director of Labor Relations, chief labor negotiator, and director of Diversity at Madison Area Technical College, and also served as a commissioner with the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. Teaches: Human Resource Management; Labor/Employee Relations
Guy VanRensselaer is an organizational improvement specialist with the City of Madison who leads the city’s Leadership Institute & Supervisory Academy. Teaches: Productivity & Quality Improvement; Productivity Tools; Project Management; Organizational Performance Measurement; Benchmarking; Lean Times, Lean Government; Analyzing and Presenting Your Performance Measurement Data; Phase III Case Studies
This program is sponsored by UW-Madison in cooperation with UW-Extension