Enrollment Now Open for Maryland Certified Public Manager Program 2024 Classes (Cohorts 13, 14, and 15)
June 6, 2023
Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations
Enrollment is now open for the 2024 cohorts of the Maryland Certified Public Manager Program (CPM), offered by The University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy.
A limited number of managers in state, local and municipal governments and nonprofits will have an opportunity to attend the CPM program at no cost. Government candidates will be selected based on meeting program requirements and ensuring representation throughout the state of Maryland and level of government.
The Maryland Certified Public Manager Program is a leadership development program accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. The 300-hour, academically-grounded program is presented in five retreat weeks via online classes, with the alternate month highlighted by in-person Leadership Luncheons. Participants work throughout the program to complete a capstone project for their agency to improve a service, reduce costs, or increase revenue.
The 2024 Maryland Certified Public Manager Program will be offered entirely online, combining live online instruction and discussion with self-paced learning built upon a set of core competencies.
Applications are accepted until June 30. Individuals may apply online at the Maryland Certified Public Manager Program website.
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.
The University of Baltimore’s College of Public Affairs prepares the problem-solvers who will analyze policy and lead public, nonprofit, health-care and third sector organizations of the future. The college is home to two centers of excellence: the Schaefer Center for Public Policy and the Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement. U.S. News & World Report named the College one of the best graduate schools for Public Affairs and Public Affairs Non-Profit Management in 2021.