Training and Professional Development

Certified Public Manager

The University of Georgia's Certified Public Manager (CPM) program is designed to improve the quality and efficiency of government agencies by developing the effectiveness and professionalism of managers. It is accredited by the National CPM Consortium.

The CPM is an intensive multi-part program where participants learn about their organizations and how to lead and manage more effectively. Individuals completing the 300-hour program receive a Public Manager Certificate from the University of Georgia. As a certification program, the requirements include active participation in each class, completion of out-of-class assignments and projects, and full attendance.

The three main areas of study in the program include:

Area 1

Self-Awareness: How does self-knowledge influence leadership and management in the public sector?

Area 2

Collaboration: How does collaboration enhance leadership and management in the public sector?

Area 3

Process Improvement: How does improving processes and performance measures influence leadership and management in the public sector?

The Certified Public Manager (CPM) program offers participants 300 hours of engaging study in seven segments.

In addition to Continuing Education Units earned for CPM, graduate credit is also available through UGA's Master of Public Administration program.

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