Three State Programs Re-Accredited to Provide the Certified Public Manager® Designation

November 01, 2016 4:45 PM | Anonymous

The National Certified Public Manager® Consortium approved three state programs for Continued Accreditation at their Annual Business meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland on October 25, 2016. Each of these accredited organizations provides training programs leading to the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) designation for their graduates and has the responsibility for assuring that the use of the CPM designation in their state meets the national standards set by the Consortium.

Continued Accreditation for five years was granted to the following programs (year of initial accreditation):

·         Arkansas: Arkansas Public Administration Consortium, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Institute of Government (1991)

·         Indiana: Ball State University Bowen Center for Public Affairs (2011)

·         South Carolina: South Carolina Department of Administration Division of State Human Resources (1996)

Each of these programs has met the requirements to provide a training program for public sector supervisors and managers that meet the core competencies of:

  • 1.       Personal and Organizational Integrity
  • 2.       Managing Work
  • 3.       Leading People
  • 4.       Developing Self
  • 5.       Systemic Integration
  • 6.       Public Service Focus
  • 7.       Change Leadership

A key component of the program is the completion of a Capstone Project where the participant utilizes the core competencies to offer improvements to the organization where they work or to address public policy issue within their state or local governments.

Contacts for Accredited Programs


Jolie Busby
Arkansas Public Administration Consortium
UALR Ross Hall 634
2801 South University
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
501-569-8469                     FAX: 501-569-3021

Charles Taylor
Bowen Center for Public Affairs
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
765-285-8794                     FAX: 765-285-5345

South Carolina
Stephanie Duncan
Human Resources
Dept. of Administration
8301 Parklane Road, Suite A 220
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
803-896-5026                    FAX: 803-896-5050


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