CPM Colleague Groups (Cohorts)

Questions?
Find answers to our most frequently asked questions below. If you continue to have questions, please contact us at:

CPM Director
Chrystyna Mursky
chrystyna.mursky@wisc.edu
608-262-3830

Program Coordinator
Sunshine Jansen
sunshine.jansen@wisc.edu
608-262-4354

CPM COLLEAGUE GROUPS (COHORTS)

To be notified of dates of the next Colleague Group, contact Sunshine Jansen, sunshine.jansen@wisc.edu.

You can complete the nationally-accredited Certified Public Manager® Program in 18 months as part of a cohort. This group attends classes collectively, two days per month, becoming Certified Public Managers together.


The 2019-2021 Colleague Group will begin Nov 12, 2019


In a Colleague Group you will complete all requirements needed to become a Certified Public Manager, with the following added benefits:

  • Collegiality
    You will participate in the entire program with the same group; this allows you to develop professional networks and to work on group projects.
  • Responsiveness
    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.

Expectations of a Colleague Group participant

In addition to attending 32 days of class, you will be required to:

  • complete pre-class assignments,
  • write post-class reflective essays and provide peer review to a classmate’s,
  • write 3 papers, including an extensive applied project that benefits one’s agency, and
  • plan and participate in a group project that benefits the larger community.

Schedule

You will attend class two consecutive days each month over a 2-year period, excluding February 2020 and January 2021. The 2019 – 2021 schedule appears below.


Location

City of Madison Water Utility Building, 119 E. Olin Ave., Madison WI


Fee

$4,200 (excluding travel costs), which can be split across the 2 fiscal years.


How to apply

Complete the 2019-2021 Colleague Group application form. (This is a fillable PDF, which sometimes doesn’t work in Firefox. If you’d prefer to fill it out online rather than printing it, please try again in a different browser.)


Application deadline

Sept. 13, 2019

All applicants will be notified within a week of the application deadline. Those selected will receive registration information.

THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE.

Questions? Contact us! CPM director Chrystyna Mursky 608-262-3830, chrystyna.mursky@wisc.edu or program coordinator Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354 or email sunshine.jansen@wisc.edu.


2019-2021 Colleague Group schedule

Dates are firm; class topics are subject to change.

2019

November

11/12 Orientation and Management Assessment
11/13 Presenting Yourself to One or Many


December

12/10 Presentation Skills
12/11 Effective Workplace Writing

2020

January

01/14 Problem Analysis and Problem Solving
01/15 Using Data for Better Decisions


February

No classes


March

03/10 – 03/11 Managing Projects


April

04/21 Leadership
04/22 Leading and Managing from the Middle


May

05/12 The Public Management Profession
05/13 Time and Stress Management Techniques


June

06-09 Ethics, Values and the Public Manager
06-10 Advanced Ethics, 8:30-11:30 | Class project work time, 12:30-3:30pm


July

07/14 Managing Organizational Change
07-15 Policy Analysis for Non-Analysts


August

08/11 Communications/Conflict
08/12 Coaching


September

09/15 Class project work time (8:30-11:30am)
09/16 Budgeting (12:30-3:30pm Day 1; 8:30-3pm Day 2)


October

10/13 Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizational Transformation
10/14 Productivity and Quality Improvement


November

11/10 Encouraging a Culture of Civility and Respect
11/11 Records Management


December

12/08 TBD: Public Policy Elective
12/09 Overview of the Case Method in Decision Analysis

2021

January

No classes: Out-of-class development of case studies presentations & projects


February

02/09 – 02/10 Case Studies in Decision Making


March

03/09 Case Studies in Decision Making
03/10 Class Developed Case Studies


April (Note: Th & Fri)

04/08 Presentations: Class Project & Individual Projects
04/09 Capstone Seminar & Graduation