CPM Colleague Groups (Cohorts)
CPM COLLEAGUE GROUPS (COHORTS)
To be notified of dates of the next Colleague Group, contact Sunshine Jansen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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 two consecutive days each month over a 2-year period, excluding February 2020 and January 2021. The 2019 – 2021 schedule appears below.
City of Madison Water Utility Building, 119 E. Olin Ave., Madison WI
$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.)
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.
2019-2021 Colleague Group schedule
Dates are firm; class topics are subject to change.
11/12 Orientation and Management Assessment
11/13 Presenting Yourself to One or Many
12/10 Presentation Skills
12/11 Effective Workplace Writing
01/14 Problem Analysis and Problem Solving
01/15 Using Data for Better Decisions
03/10 – 03/11 Managing Projects
04/22 Leading and Managing from the Middle
05/12 The Public Management Profession
05/13 Time and Stress Management Techniques
06-09 Ethics, Values and the Public Manager
06-10 Advanced Ethics, 8:30-11:30 | Class project work time, 12:30-3:30pm
07/14 Managing Organizational Change
07-15 Policy Analysis for Non-Analysts
09/15 Class project work time (8:30-11:30am)
09/16 Budgeting (12:30-3:30pm Day 1; 8:30-3pm Day 2)
10/13 Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizational Transformation
10/14 Productivity and Quality Improvement
11/10 Encouraging a Culture of Civility and Respect
11/11 Records Management
12/08 TBD: Public Policy Elective
12/09 Overview of the Case Method in Decision Analysis
No classes: Out-of-class development of case studies presentations & projects
02/09 – 02/10 Case Studies in Decision Making
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