Staff and volunteers at your organization have access to courses in the Certified Public Manager Program (CPM) at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver. CPM is a nationally accredited comprehensive management development certification. Up to three of the 12 course options may be taken at no charge through the Vital Project. Completing the certification is not required and professionals of all educational backgrounds and disciplines are eligible.
As a nationally recognized program, the CPM allows you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to become stronger leaders, managers, and supervisors at your organization. It also allows you to take your career, your organization, and your public service to the next level.
With a greater understanding these concepts and skills, you will be in a better position to bring your organization to new heights of operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Because the number of scholarships is limited we encourage you to sign up early. While this level of support will not fund you to fully complete the certification program, it will provide a sound foundation upon which you can build. You have up to three years to complete all certification requirements should you choose to continue with the program. Each course takes approximately two to three weeks to complete.
Full course descriptions can be found at http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/SPA/BuechnerInstitute/Centers/CPM/Pages/CPMCourses.aspx Information about the instructors is available at http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/SPA/BuechnerInstitute/Centers/CPM/Pages/CPMFaculty.aspx
The CPM class schedule is as follows:
|January 12, 2013||A.2.Strategic Planning and ManagementGary Sears||UCD|
|February 9||L. 4. Leading Effective TeamsDr Dallas Everhart||UCD|
|March 9||M.4. Improving Communications & facilitationDr Jane Hansberry||UCD|
|April 13||L.3. Resolving Conflict & Negotiating AgreementsClint Kinney||UCD|
|May 11th, 2013||M12013 Serving and Engaging the PublicJon Peacock||UCD|
|June 8th, 2013||L12013 Knowing and Managing YourselfKathie Novak||UCD|
|July 13th, 2013||A12013 Administrative LawCarolynne White||UCD|
|August 10th, 2013||M32013 Leading Organizational Innovation and Change. Prof. Jessica Sowa||UCD|
|September 14th, 2013||M22013 Managing Human ResourceProf Mark Collins||UCD|
Format and Time Requirements
The CPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals like you. You should expect to spend 20-25 hours per CPM course. All courses are held in a hybrid format in which the first day is onsite followed by the equivalent of another day of online instruction. Onsite sessions are scheduled for the second Saturday of the month and are held on Denver’s Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. The face to face session is preceded by several hours (2-6) of preparatory reading; the online portion is followed by a written assignment and/or exam and a phone conference or webinar facilitated by Vital staff to highlight application of the course materials to domestic violence service organizations. This means that the typical course runs for three weeks, with a preparatory week, an onsite day, followed by two weeks of online instruction and assignments. The online segment of the course consists of a series of assignments that require posting comments and other interactive responses (threaded discussions), requiring 16-18 hours to complete. This is done within two weeks of the onsite class.
The CPM is designed to serve agencies across the state. If you are not able to attend the onsite training day in person you may participate via Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect is a web-based communication facilitation program used by the University of Colorado Denver for distance learning. It can be accessed at no cost to the participant using any personal computer with adequate internet bandwidth.
Domestic Violence Component
Each CPM course will be enhanced by a specific facilitated Domestic Violence Discussion Session. The sessions will take place in the third week of the course using video and audio conferencing through Adobe Connect. Center on Domestic Violence staff will organize and facilitate the discussions. The purpose of these sessions are to provide an opportunity for you to learn, interweave, and debate how the course material uniquely applies to the domestic violence field.
To enroll in a course
To enroll in a course or ask questions, contact Sam Cole at 303-315-2470 or email VitalProjectColorado@gmail.com