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KU Public Management Center recipient of governor’s proclamation

Tue, 01/29/2013

LAWRENCE — January 2013 has been proclaimed by Gov. Sam Brownback to be Certified Public Manager Recognition Month in the state of Kansas. Representatives of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program received this commendation from the governor earlier this month at a proclamation signing ceremony.

The nationally accredited Kansas CPM program is managed for the state of Kansas by the KU Public Management Center in Topeka. There are roughly 1,400 graduates of the Kansas program, and they work in various levels of leadership in city, county, state, federal and quasi-governmental agencies. The Kansas CPM program is widely regarded as one of the best of the 41 national and international programs.

Certified Public Manager is a certification attained by program participants who develop and strengthen their managerial skills through a competency-based curriculum. Classes cover topics such as budgeting, strategic planning, coaching, business writing, communication and process improvement. The program offers a valuable and unique opportunity by filling a training gap for staff members with significant technical expertise who seek to further their knowledge of current management practices.

 

Jon Quinday, Russell city manager, is one of the 2012 Kansas CPM graduates. He had this to say about the CPM program, “Of all the professional training I've received in the past 25 years, CPM is the most valuable in terms of the information presented, the quality of instructors and the lessons I've been able to put to use immediately. It puts public officials in the best position to deal with daily management activities as well as planning for the future.”

This year the Kansas CPM program is celebrating 20 years in operation; the proclamation was written in celebration of this anniversary.



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