Laramie County Community College now offers the nationally recognized Certified Public Manager program. It is a comprehensive training and development program for public sector managers at all levels of local and state government, as well as non-profit and tribal organizations.
Thirty-four states now offer a CPM program through universities, colleges and state governments. LCCC joined the consortium in August 2008 because the focus of the college’s Workforce and Community Development division is to meet the training and education needs of the regional workforce. The college customizes professional training focused on skill attainment.
The consortium sets the accreditation standards, but states have latitude to tailor their programs to the specific needs of their public managers. Wyoming has formed an advisory board made up of Wyoming leadership from public entities to advise on course content and lend their expertise by facilitating part of the coursework.
The consortium requires that seven management competencies be addressed in 300 hours of structured learning activities. There must also be a capstone project that demonstrates effective application of core materials to the job environment.
Applications are due Sept. 1. Participants may attend classes in Cheyenne at LCCC (starting in September) or Casper at Casper College (starting in October). The class meets for three days of classes every other month for one year, and participants must attend all classes.
Instructors are certified trainers with leadership experience in the public sector. Current or aspiring managers in public or non-profit agencies are eligible for the program. The cost of the program is $3,200 per participant.
Call 307.778.4381 to register or to learn more about the Certified Public Manager program at Laramie County Community College.