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CPM Program at CU Denver
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CPRA has partnered with the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, to bring professional development opportunities to CPRA members. 
 
The Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program is a nationally recognized comprehensive management development certification offering participants the skills-based knowledge necessary to improve themselves and their organizations. The CPM is offered to Colorado residents by the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. 


CPM is for leaders and managers working in the public and the non-profit sectors—including federal, state and local professionals—who serve the public. The first CPM program was developed in 1979. The National CPM Consortium now has 40 states, territories and the District of Columbia as members. Individuals completing the CPM are eligible to become members of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers. The CPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals around Colorado.

The program is comprised of six courses and a capstone project. Courses include two days of in-person instruction, plus online assignments and discussion. Instruction focuses on “real world” problems and situations. The complete CPM program requires 300 hours of structured course work including a capstone project which requires practical applications of skills learned to workplace situations or programmatic challenges. New courses start every other month and participants can begin the program with any course except the capstone. Individuals who complete the CPM certification can use the CPM certification as 6 elective credits in the Master of Public Administration Program at CU Denver. The MPA can be completed online, through weekend intensive courses, on the Downtown Denver campus.

Through this partnership, CPRA Members are able participate in the CPM Program in two exclusive ways! 


Option 1- Complete the Certified Public Manager Certification

Participants will have 3 years to complete all of the CPM course offerings and complete a capstone project. Upon completion, participants become CPM Certified though CU Denver.

CPRA members register at the discounted rate of $400/course (a $100 savings). That's a $600 savings for individuals receiving credit in the CPM program.

Option 2- Attend any CPM Course Offering

CPRA members can choose to attend any CPM course offering a la carte style. Each course is $300.

To receive the discounted registration rate, registration must be completed through the CPRA website.

Registration Now Open-

Strategic Planning and Management
March 2-3, 2018
8:30am-4:30pm each day
CU Denver Downtown Campus

Includes: analytic techniques in strategic planning, understanding fiscal & budgetary approaches and management, understanding public involvement in policy making and governmental operations and use of critical tools. 
Click here to register.


2018 CPM Denver Schedule- 

Public Engagement and Communication- May 4-5, 2018 (confirmed)

Fostering and Managing Organizational Innovation- July 13-14, 2018 (confirmed)

Management Fundamentals and Emerging Trends- September 7-8, 2018 (tentative dates)

Leadership in Organizations- November 9-10, 2018 (confirmed)

Click here for a printable schedule.



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