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. 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.
Applied Capstone Projects
You may download a full list of applied projects by program graduates here (.xls, 100k).
The following Class Projects have been completed since 2006:
2016: Rock Lake Activity Center, Lake Mills
2015: Community Voice: Increasing Resident Engagement in Southwest Madison
2014: Computer Tips for Senior Citizens
2013: Friends of PACT Manual
2011: Make a Difference Day in Rock County, Wisconsin
2010: Olbrich Botanical Gardens User Survey
2008: Assisting the Dane County Humane Society in its Mobile Adoption Program
2007: Coordination of the Annual Conference of the Academy of Certified Public Managers
2006: Supporting the Kennedy Heights Neighborhood Center