The Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program is a training
program built on the philosophy that the study of management can impact certain skills,
attitudes, and behaviors which characterize successful management. It supports the new
belief that long-term productivity and effectiveness require careful attention to
material, financial, and human resources. The CPM Program recognizes the unique quality of
public sector management and translates state-of-the-art theory (academic side) into
practical training (applied side) for public managers. The designation, "Certified
Public Manager," is viewed as a professional rather than an academic credential
involving study, practice, application, and testing.
The CPM Program has received favorable attention nationwide as a training system that
|as a well as develops, professional competency in the field of
public management. By increasing the productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency of state
employees, CPM helps enhance the overall quality and image of state government operations.
The Mississippi CPM Program is a member of the National CPM Consortium and is administered
under the authority of the MS State Personnel Board.
Candidates for the MCPM Program must be employed by or with a Mississippi governmental
organization and should be in supervisory or managerial position. Agency or governmental
unit directors, may however, recommend individuals who show potential for advancement in
to supervisory positions. All participants must have the support of their supervisors and
agency or governmental unit directors.
|REQUIREMENTS Agencies or
governmental units may set internal application and selection policies.
The MCPM Program involves intensive study, practical
application, and examination. In order for a participant to receive the CPM designation,
the following requirements must be met:
- Completion of six levels of one-week core courses
- Two outside readings
- Professional development electives
- Selected required electives
- Three job-related projects
(See Model Project Profiles)
- Examinations on core courses
- Executive Seminar
- Sequence Chart
To Register: Complete a Certified Public
Manager Program Registration Form.
APPLICATIONS AND FORMS may be completed online and printed OR printed and completed offline. Participants can register
online through the Mississippi Enterprise Learning Management System