Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Colorado Certified Public Manager Program is not holding in-person sessions at this time. We will consult public health and university policies and experts to determine when we can resume in-person events. When we do re-convene we will follow guidelines for distancing and safety protection. Currently, our courses will be running as real-time, virtual sessions on Zoom. Each session is broken into multiple days to reduce Zoom fatigue and increase retention. Please review the dates carefully when you register.
CU Denver School of Public Affairs offers Colorado's only Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program which confers the national Certified Public Manager® certificate.
The courses in the CPM curriculum include leadership, teamwork, human resources, administrative law, finance and budgeting, ethics, public engagement, strategic planning and management, emergency and disaster management, and innovation.
Students in the full certificate program complete a capstone project to incorporate and utilize the coursework in a real-life project within their agency.
Courses are provided on-campus, in CU Denver, in a two-day format (Friday - Saturday) every other month. The program involves a total of 300 hours, including approximately 80 hours on a capstone project. Each course requires some pre-reading and pre-session homework as well as post-session homework.
CPM is well suited for mid-level managers in all areas of government, high-level managers seeking a broader perspective, professionals transitioning to the public sector and aspiring government managers.
The program fee for the entire certificate is $3,300 which is typically paid on a course-by-course basis, at $500 per course plus $300 for the capstone project. Payment plans are available. Individual courses are $300 each for those not seeking the full certificate.
On occasion, the School of Public Affairs has offered the CPM program in a cohort model outside of CU Denver (recently in Durango and Vail/Glenwood Springs). For more information about bringing a cohort to your area, contact firstname.lastname@example.org