CPM Colleague Groups (Cohorts)
CPM COLLEAGUE GROUPS (COHORTS)
To be notified of dates of the next Colleague Group, contact Sunshine Jansen, email@example.com.
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 2018-2019 Colleague Group began April 10, 2018
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.
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.
You will attend class 2 consecutive days each month over a 2-year period, excluding July and August. The 2018 – 2019 schedule appears below.
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2811 Agriculture Dr, Madison, WI (view map)
Other colleague groups may be held at other locations in the state if there are at least 20 participants at a site.
$3,600 (excluding travel costs), which can be split across the 2 fiscal years.
How to apply
Complete the 2018-2019 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.)
February 19, 2018
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.
2018-2019 Colleague Group schedule
April: Presenting Yourself
04/10 Executive Writing
04/11 Presenting Yourself to One or Many
May: Working with Others
05/08 Emotional Intelligence
05/09 Building Teams
June: Managing Work
06/12 – 06/13 Managing Projects
July-August: No Classes; work on Group & Individual Projects
September: Leading Others
09/12 Leading and Managing from the Middle
October: Acting Ethically
10/09 – 10/10 Ethics, Values and the Public Manager
November: Improving Organizational Performance
11/13 Program Evaluation Techniques
11/14 Organizational Performance Measurement
December: Managing Personnel
12/11 Human Resource Management
12/12 Having Challenging Conversations
January: Thinking Strategically
01/08 Productivity and Quality Improvement
01/09 Strategic Thinking Planning and Organizational Transformation
February: Developing Resilience
02/12 Managing Organizational Change
02/13 Essential Time and Stress Management Techniques
March: Keeping It All Together
03/12 Records Management
03/13 Topic chosen by class
April: Managing Financial Resources
04/09 – 04/10 Budgeting
May: Understanding the Public Sector
05/14 The Public Management Profession and Environment
05/15 Policy Analysis for Non-Analysts
June: Solving Problems
06/11 Problem Analysis and Problem Solving
06/12 Overview of the Case Method in Decision Analysis
July-August: No classes; Development of Case Studies presentations
September: Bringing It All Together
09/10 – 09/11 Case Studies in Decision Making
October: Bringing It All Together
10/15 Case Studies in Decision Making
10/16 Individual and Group Project Presentations
November: Celebrating Accomplishments
11/01 Capstone Seminar, Graduation
This program is sponsored by UW-Madison in cooperation with UW-Extension.