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The Only Accredited Certified Public Manager® Program in the state of Michigan

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The Michigan Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program is a hybrid program that is grounded on three pillars:

  1. Sharpening the personal and professional leadership styles, and expanding the knowledge and skills of public managers to inspire positive change in their workplaces and communities.
  2. Promoting the unstinting adherence to the rule of law.
  3. Developing public managers’ ability to use language effectively in political and organizational contexts to bring superiors, peers, and subordinates to agreement, action and cooperation.

At a Glance

What: 308-hour, accredited certification program that provides a comprehensive course of study that is built on recognized public management theories, tools and best practices; and trains managers to apply these theories and practices to the challenges they face as individuals and leaders in the service of the public. 

Who: Taught by Saginaw Valley State University staff, leading specialists and consultants in leadership, management, and workplace skills. 

How: The Michigan CPM Program is delivered using hybrid format as follows:

  • 5 Face-to-Face Courses
  • 16 Online Courses
  • 1 Capstone Presentation
  • 1 Selected Reading Assignment

When: Cohort 10 group starts on Friday, March 16, 2018

Face-to-Face Dates are:

    1. Friday, Mar 16
    2. Friday, May 25
    3. Friday, July 13
    4. Friday, Aug 31
    5. Friday, Nov 16

Program Cost: $2,995.00

Questions?: Contact Jaime Frank at 989-964-4048 or at 

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Please contact Jaime Frank if you have questions about the Michigan CPM® Program at 989-964-4048 or at