|Date||The CPM in the Mountains coursework will run from March 2018 - January 2019 with Capstone projects completed between January and July 20.|
|Location||Vail and Glenwood Springs. A cohort of participants from the region will complete the program together. Sessions will continue to occur on the CU Denver campus.|
|Format||The program includes six (6) 2-day, in-person courses with assignments and readings before and after the sessions. To complete the certificate, participants also develop and complete a Capstone Project that benefits their employer organization. An online classroom system exists to provide space for group discussions, assignments and readings. The program is approximately 300 hours of work.|
|Tuition||$3,300 for the full CPM program. ($500 per course and $300 for Capstone project). $300 per course for attendees not completing the full certificate. $150 per day for single topics. Full or course-by-course payment plans available. Most readings and course materials are provided in digital format in the online classroom. Faculty sometimes recommend attendees purchase additional books that are useful resources for public servants. Lunch and a light breakfast are provided.|
|Participants||CPM in the Mountains is well suited for mid-level professionals working in local governments and special districts, and high-level leaders with deep experience in only one area of government who seek a broader view. We also welcome elected officials, state and federal professionals, and people who aspire to be managers in government.|
|Academic Credit||The Colorado CPM certificate can be used as up to 6 elective credits in the CU Denver Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) programs, including online programs.|
|Certificate of Completion||Obtain a Certified Public Manager® Certificate.|
|Networking||The cohort model of this program will allow participants to establish and enrich relationships across organizations and agencies within the region. Attendees may choose to participate in special events and networking sessions throughout the year.|
|Lodging||Special rates at these Accommodations.|
The Colorado Certified Public Manager® program is a leadership and professional development program at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. Program content covers fundamental public management skills and personal leadership development taught by a blended corps of seasoned practitioners and university-affiliated faculty. Each course is guided by learning objectives and national competencies and uses
a blend of theory and activity-based learning. Completion of the coursework and a practice-focused project result in a nationally-recognized, Certified Public Manager® Certificate.
Areas of Focus:
- Leadership in Organizations: Learn how to know and manage yourself, create effective teams, ethics in government and the public sector.
- Public Engagement and Communication: Learn how to effectively work with elected officials and key partners, understanding public involvement in policy making and governmental operations, media relations, and managing public meetings.
- Fostering and Managing Organizational Innovation: Learn how to create and manage a culture of performance management and innovation across organizations. Includes DiSC assessment.
- Managing Crises, Emergencies and Disasters: Learn how to incorporate management principles for public and nonprofit organizations in emergency response, emergency preparedness, disaster recovery and promotion of community and organizational resilience; also includes crisis leadership and communication.
- Capstone Project: Learn how to develop and implement a practical project based on a problem faced in your own organization or in another organization – something real, significant and useful. Typically done in conjunction with a supervisor or other department leader.