Schaefer Center's Certified Public Manager Program Hosts Information Sessions for Nonprofit, Public Sector Leaders
September 4, 2014
Contact: University Relations
The Maryland Certified Public Manager Program, administered by the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy, will host a series of information sessions for public sector and nonprofit managers who are interested in strengthening their management skills and exploring new ways of improving their organizations. The Maryland CPM, now in its third year at UB, provides 300 hours of specialized training and support in a classroom setting for people who manage in public organizations or seek to do so in the future.
The three information sessions, all free and open to the public, will be held on:
- Friday, Sept. 12, 8-10 a.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 7, noon-2 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m.
All information sessions will be held in Room 112 in UB's Liberal Arts and Policy Building, 10 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
The Schaefer Center recently announced that the United Way of Central Maryland will provide a $2,000 scholarship for a selected nonprofit employee who enrolls in the CPM Program. The Schaefer Center will match this scholarship, thus the selected participant will pay only $2,000 for the entire 16-month program.
Graduates of the CPM say the program provided them with an expanded skillset and a new outlook on their personal and professional potential regarding the roles they play within their organizations.
"The knowledge I gained through participating in the CPM program has been invaluable," says Elizabeth Briscoe, executive director for the nonprofit Action in Maturity. "Human resources, managing from the middle, evaluations, grant management, stakeholder analysis—just to name a few things that have helped me with critical thinking and problem solving."
Briscoe added that her CPM experience also provided her with key networking opportunities with other cohort members who were willing to share their expertise and lessons learned. She noted that her organization even developed an agreement with another nonprofit as a result of both groups having representatives in her CPM class.
"It has been gratifying to have a vision for the organization, develop it through the capstone project and the skills gained through the CPM program, see it to completion, and achieve success," she said.
Those interested in learning more about the Maryland Certified Public Manager Program or in attending one of the upcoming information sessions should visit this page.
For more information about the program, call 410.837-6188.
Learn more about the Schaefer Center for Public Policy.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.