UT Institute Launching Certified Public Manager Program

The UT Institute for Public Service’s Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership is now accepting applications for the state’s first Certified Public Manager (CPM) program, which will hold its first cohort of classes in January 2016.

The Tennessee CPM program is a project-based, 18-month series of courses for all levels of public service employees across the state. The program will host classes, each limited to 25 participants, in East, Middle and West Tennessee.

Program participants will be able to sharpen their personal and professional leadership styles and develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage and inspire positive change in their workplaces and communities. Participants will meet for a total of eight weekends over a period of 18 months. The competency-based instruction comprised of our modules will take place in class sessions and online exercises. After the modules, students will have six months to complete a guided capstone project before obtaining the public manager certification.

The Tennessee Certified Public Manager (CPM) program, which consists of 300 total hours of training, is designed in conformance with the requirements of the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium.

For more information on the Tennessee CPM program contact Dr. Gary Peevely at (865) 974-6628 or gpeevely@tennessee.edu

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