Testimonial - Debbie Buck, Executive Assistant to the City Manager of Saginaw
The primary goal of the Michigan Certified Public Manager® program is to foster and encourage the highest possible levels of performance and ethical practice of public and non-profit sector managers in order to effectively provide services and continuously improve the performance of state, local and federal government and of the non-profit sector.
The CPM® program
Course Fees - $5,995.00 -
MML member discount now
MATS & MLGMA members as
well as SVSU Alumni
Those who complete the program earn a national trademark designation of CPM ® (Certified Public Manager®).
The National Certified Public Manager Consortium establishes accreditation standards and reviews members’ programs for initial or continuing accreditation. Saginaw Valley State University became the only university in the state of Michigan accredited to grant the designation to program graduates. Please visit the National CPM Consortium site at http://www.cpmconsortium.org/.
The Michigan CPM® Program has officially become an Active Member of the National program in 2007. During our pilot year of 2007 – 2008, a limited number of positions from state, county and local agencies participated in this exciting program the first year in the state of Michigan Candidates were selected based on applications for the program.
What are the MI CPM® Program Requirements?
The Michigan Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program offers a comprehensive course of study which is designed to help public and non-profit managers acquire and apply best practices and theory to their leadership and management of people, processes, and organizations. The course of study is designed to educate participants on competencies that facilitate exceptional job performance and organizational success. The curriculum applies theory to practical problems facing the participant, their agency/department/organization, and citizens.
The courses in the CPM® program are designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills that will help them perform more effectively and continuously improve in the following areas:
The program consist of 18 classes that are online “anywhere, anytime” learning to fit your busy life style. Five classes are held on campus to provide a forum for networking with other professionals from around the state and for classes that are best held face-to-face.
Who can attend?
Applicants for the MCPM® Program must be employed with a Michigan: governmental, county, city, local government, quasi government, non-profit, public utilities or educational organization and have direct or functional supervision of people, major projects or major programs. Participants may also be elected or appointed officials of any Michigan government office.
The MCPM® program’s intent is to guide public managers to incorporate theory and best practices into their behaviors and strategies. Saginaw Valley State University and the National CPM Consortium, through a joint effort, will provide developmental opportunities to public managers to enhance their ability to provide effective public sector service.
The goals of the MCPM® program are:
What are the benefits!
The benefits for the Organization are:
The benefits for the Individual are:
National Study on the:
Review a National Study:
THE VALUE OF THE
CERTIFIED PUBLIC MANAGER’S
EDUCATION AND DESIGNATION
Turn to PDF page 26/47 to review findings of the study.
This report is in response to a request from the American Academy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM) that a survey be conducted to determine what CPM® graduates consider to be the tangible (promotion, college credit, financial rewards) and intangible value (job skills, contacts) of the Certified Public Manager® education and designation to an individual and the employer.
The MCPM® program is a nationally recognized professional development program for government supervisors and managers. At its heart is the development and measurement of core competencies in the field of public administration.
What are the Admission Requirements & Application Procedures
You may apply at any time for admission to the MCPM® program that begins the following current session. If you wish to apply for participation in the MCPM® Program, you should:
Be selected/recommended by your employer;
Hold a supervisor or managerial position for at least one year; or hold a program management position responsible for technical or professional support to the agency; or be identified by the agency as an individual showing interest/potential for advancement into such position and;
Submit a letter of recommendation from your supervisor;
Commit to complete requirements for certification.
How long does it take to complete the program?
There is no prescribed time period for completing the MCPM® program. Most managers move through the curriculum in 11-12 months, which the MCPM® program staff has found to be optimal.
How will I be notified of upcoming Michigan Certified Public Manager® courses?
Please contact the MCPM® Coordinator at 989.964.4048 or email us at Continuingemail@example.com
All students enrolled or previously enrolled will receive a direct email of upcoming courses so it is important that all emails are kept up to date.
Does the MCPM® send out a memo on where and when training will be held?
Eighteen of the twenty-two classes are on-line so you will go by the schedule you recieved to sign in on the "Vspace" system which is the platform for our MCPM® courses. For on-site classes (four of the twenty-two classes) you will be emailed about one week prior to each scheduled class. The notice will include the following information; dates, times, location, instructor, parking and contact number. SVSU-CPM® Administration will have a direct link to participants through email. Participants are provided names and addresses of fellow participants and communication among them is encouraged. All program participants are required to have a working email address that is regulary checked - Email is the major method of communication used for the MCPM® program.
Transfer Credit Hours
The full program provides invaluable interaction with other public-sector employees and unique opportunities to translate management theory into practice. With that in mind we may accept credit for those college level course that meet MCPM® course objective and specifics. The course acceptance will be determined by the Program Director and the course instructor. If a course is accepted, there will be a $300 course transfer fee per course accepted as a substitute. When submitting your course for transfer you must include transcript, official course description, course requirements and indicate if exams were required in the course and a $50 fee for auditing per course payable at the time the request is submitted.
Online courses are "Anywhere - Anytime" courses and are completely online. Four of the twenty-two courses are offered each year (about quarterly) at the beautiful Saginaw Valley State University campus located at 7400 Bay Road, University Center, Michigan 48710.
Do I have to take the courses sequentially?
Yes, at this time our courses are offered in order as cohorts. This enables the participant to integrate and correlate the skills acquired from each level with subsequent training. Exercises performed in the classroom may be linked to prior levels. Projects and readings should also be completed in a systematic, sequential manner to provide the full benefits of clarification and linkage of instructional training.
What are the attendance requirements?
Full attendance is expected. Participants will complete all requirements of each course/program. In cases where attendance is impossible, make-up must be completed the next time the same class is held. To ensure proper course credit and attendance credit, each participant is responsible for signing in on the provided attendance sheet. If the signature does not appear on the course sign-in sheet the participant may be required to provide proof of attendance in the form of course materials, instructor verification or other information deemed necessary. It will be the students responsibility to provide proof for credit and the Director for Office of Continuing Ed & Professional Development will determine proper verification.
What are Cancellation Guidelines?
If a particpant must cancel a scheduled course, every effort should be made to notify the Office of Continuing Ed & Professional Development as soon as possible. Cancellations made no later than 14 days prior will receive a refund less a $500 cancellation fee. Cancellations made 13 days or less prior to the start of the class will not be eligible for refund but students may transfer to the next MCPM® program. Emergencies will be handled on an individual basis by the Director of the Office of Continuing Ed & Professional Development. Once the course has begun NO REFUNDS will be returned and you are responsible for full payment of the program even if you were on a payment plan.
What are the Removal Guidelines?
Participants may be removed from the program due to poor attendance, poor behavior in the classroom or behavior unfitting a MCPM® candidate. Criteria of expectations for appropriate behavior and examples of inappropriate behavior will be provided to participants at the orientation session. Any discipline or removal actions will be the responsibility of the respective participant’s agency.
At what point is a student placed in “Inactive Status”?
Participants may be placed in “Inactive Status” for up to one year due to valid reasons of increased work load, relocation, or family issues. An inactive participant may rejoin the MCPM® program without reapplying and when mutually convenient between the participant and the Director of Office of Continuing Ed & Professional Development during the one-year period.
EXAMINATIONS, READING APPLICATIONS, AND PROJECTS
To receive the MCPM® designation, participants are required to complete a job-related project. The project is completed individually. Participants are expected to apply the theories, principles and techniques learned in the MCPM® program training sessions to a situation, problem concern, or opportunity in their work agency or organization.
This project is the Capstone course for the CPM® program. Students will be challenged to develop a comprehensive project plan and implement this in their work domain. The challenge should involve your management responsibilities and reflect what you have learned in this course. This will be a year long project, woven into various modules of the MCPM® program. The final paper and formal presentation will be due at the end of the Management Practices III module. The process for deciding on and reporting on your project is outlined below.
The project should consist of identifying a problem or situation that could use improvement in your work unit, section, division, or agency. Project planning will involve following the steps of the problem solving process and implementing the solution(s) identified to make the change in your work.
Your project will be planned with appropriate stakeholder approval. Solicit supervisory input and support as a step in the implantation plan.
The Situation Scenario and Problem Statement will be due during Management Basics. This will permit trainers to assist you, keep your project on schedule, and encourage your evaluation of the project process. The final written project assignment (due in Management Practices III) will describe the progress you have made on your project following the steps of the problem, solving process.
What is the minimum passing score for an exam, reading application or project?
Participants must successfully complete test requirements for all core courses. Test requirements will require a minimum score of 70%. and will be scored on a Pass/Fail basis.
How much does the program cost (individual and agency)?
The full course fee is $5,995
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*Once the first course has begun on full payment program, a refund cannot be made - you may however transfer to the next year's program.
Contracting Option: The Michigan Certified Public Manager® program will deliver the MCPM® training program to any state or local government group in Michigan for a fee of $5185 per student with a minimum of 15 participants. Total fee for all students must be paid at start of program.
Inclement Weather Policy
MCPM® classes may be canceled during inclement weather in accordance with Saginaw Valley State University policy.If adverse conditions necessitate the closing of campus and/or canceling classes and activities, the decision to do so will be made prior to 6:30 a.m. for day classes which begin before 4:00 p.m. Information about class cancellations/closings will be relayed to radio and television stations as soon as the decision has been made. The SVSU Weather/Information line - 989.964.4477. A faculty member may cancel a class or event if he/she is unable to attend due to adverse driving conditions along the route of travel to the University. Permission for cancellation must be received from the Director for Office of Continuing Ed & Professional Development or designee.
What happens after I've completed the program?
Individuals who have earned the MCPM® designation are eligible for membership in the American Academy of Certified Public Managers. The American Academy offers an annual Professional Development Symposium which is also an excellent opportunity for graduates to interact with members from other states.
Call the Office of Continuing Education at 989.964.4048 for more information.