Schaefer Center's Redesigned Certified Public Manager Program: More Online Opportunities, Faster Completion Time, Peer Coaching, More
August 15, 2018
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
Now in its eighth year, the Maryland Certified Public Manager program, available exclusively through the University of Baltimore’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy, has been completely redesigned to meet the changing demands of today’s marketplace. This nationally recognized leadership development program is intended for federal, state and local public-sector and nonprofit managers who seek to strengthen their applied skills to meet the complex challenges of the 21st century public management environment.
The new Maryland CPM program:
- is offered in a series of 5 one-week immersion retreats focused on discussion and application;
- has 32 percent fewer in-person sessions, which allows participants to complete more of the coursework online on their own schedule;
- can be completed in nine months instead of the previously required 16 months;
- features peer coaching for the capstone project.
Graduates of the Maryland CPM program are eligible to join the National Academy of Certified Public Managers, which offers the opportunity to network with other public manager practitioners from across the country.
Those Maryland CPM participants who seek to continue their education are eligible to receive a waiver of up to six credits upon full admission to the University of Baltimore's Master of Public Administration program.
Participants for the upcoming Fall 2018 cohort are encouraged to apply before the Oct. 1. deadline.
The Schaefer Center for Public Policy was established in 1985 with a mission to bring the University of Baltimore's academic expertise to bear in addressing challenges faced by government and nonprofit organizations. The center offers program evaluation, policy analysis, opinion research, strategic planning, performance measurement, management consulting and management training services. Through the Schaefer Center, the University of Baltimore and its College of Public Affairs meet a central component of the University's mission of applied research and public service to the Baltimore metropolitan area and to the state of Maryland.
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.