The Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program provides its candidates with the opportunity to strengthen their administrative, technical and interpersonal skills through classes, activities, and written and applied projects. In the final, executive management phase of the program, candidates must complete a Class Project. This initiative requires team-based application of managerial skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. The project should contribute to the improvement of a public or non-profit organization, providing candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the larger community.
These projects include many strategies and applications which could be replicated in similar organizations. You might also be interested in a list of applied projects by program graduates (.xls, 100k).
For more information on any of these project initiatives, we can put you in touch with the authors. Contact the CPM office firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following Class Projects have been completed since 2006
2006: Supporting the Kennedy Heights Neighborhood Center
2007: Coordination of the Annual Conference of the Academy of Certified Public Managers
2008: Assisting the Dane County Humane Society in its Mobile Adoption Program
2010: Olbrich Botanical Gardens User Survey
2011: Make a Difference Day in Rock County, Wisconsin