Inaugural Online Maryland Certified Public Manager Program Begins Jan. 11
January 4, 2021
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
The inaugural online Class of 2021 Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program (Cohort 8) begins on Monday, Jan. 11, with completion expected this coming October. The University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy welcomes participants from the following agencies to the 10-month long program:
- Kendall Abu-Hakim, Baltimore City Department of Transportation
- Terrell Buckson, Maryland Institute for Emergency, Medical Services Systems
- Dr. Sarah Ficenec, Schaefer Center for Public Policy
- Thomas Litke, SB Works
- Susan O'Neill, Upper Shore Regional Council
- Keina Overton, Baltimore City Department of Transportation
- Joseph "Joey" Sagal, Maryland Department of Transportation
- Dr. Bineeta Sihota, Baltimore City Department of Transportation
- Josh Taylor, Baltimore City Department of Transportation
The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM) is a leadership development program accredited by the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium. The 300-hour academically grounded, job-relevant program requires participants to complete a Capstone Project for their agency to improve a service, reduce costs, or increase revenue. CPM develops and builds upon participants’ management skills.
The 2021 Maryland CPM Program will be offered entirely online combining live online instruction and discussion with self-paced learning built upon a set of core competencies curriculum. Training will include interactive classes, projects, readings, and exams centered on management principles courses.
The program is open to supervisors and managers who live or work in Maryland and who work for a government (local, state, or federal), quasi-governmental, or nonprofit organization. The goal is to develop world-class leaders for Maryland public service. Participants gain the comprehensive, applied management skills needed to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st century.
Established in 1985, the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy is Maryland's preeminent applied research and policy analysis center. As part of The University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, the Schaefer Center promotes excellence in Maryland's public and nonprofit organizations through applied research, technical assistance, policy analysis, policy conferences, and professional development programs.