Developing World-Class Leaders for Public Service

Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program for Government and Nonprofits

The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program is a nationally accredited leadership development program offered by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at The University of Baltimore. Maryland’s leaders now have the opportunity to gain the comprehensive, applied management skills needed to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st century. Download a PDF brochure.

The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program is:

  • A comprehensive 300-hour competency-based, academically grounded, and job-relevant program
  • Results-oriented, featuring individual capstone projects designed to improve an agency’s service, reduce its costs, or increase its revenue
  • Proven to improve performance and advance best practice standards for public and nonprofit sector managers

A limited number of managers in state, local and municipal governments and nonprofits will have an opportunity to attend the Maryland Certified Public Manager® program at no cost. Government candidates will be selected based on meeting program requirements and ensuring representation throughout the state of Maryland and level of government.

 

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“I’ve been on this job for almost thirty years, there are two things I can tell you that have contributed greatly to my success, development, and being a lifelong learner. One of those things was the FBI National Academy and the other was the Maryland Certified Program® Manager program at the University of Baltimore.”

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Maryland Certified Public Manager®
Online with Real-Time Instruction

We are offering three Cohorts this fiscal year. Government managers should apply to either Cohort 13 or Cohort 14. Nonprofit managers should apply only to Cohort 15. If you have questions about eligibility or the program, please contact us at marylandcpm@ubalt.edu or 410.837.6188.

Weekly Retreats
All retreats have morning sessions from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and afternoon sessions from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All retreat sessions are held via Zoom; attendance is mandatory. Luncheons are in person from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Graduation is in person.

Cohort 13

(Government)

Mandatory Orientation:
August 7, 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
September 11-15, 2023
• Understanding Leadership
• Personality Style and Effectiveness
• Self-Awareness
• Motivating Others and Communicating Supportively
• Building and Leading Teams
• Using University of Baltimore Library Resources
• Professional Writing Refresher
• Introduction to Critical Thinking and Logic Modeling
• Capstone Project Work Session

Leadership Lunch 1 – The Leadership Journey
October 18, 2023

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management and Lean Management
October 30-November 3, 2023
• Strategic Management
• Capstone Project Workday
• Performance Measurement
• Project Management
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Program Evaluation

Leadership Lunch 2 – Managing Multiple Priorities Discussion
December 13, 2023

Retreat Week 3: Data-Based Decision Making
January 8-12, 2024
• Data-based Decision Making
• Decision Making Under Uncertainty
• Lean Management
• Critical Thinking – Assessing Research
• Presenting Data
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Public Sector Ethics

Leadership Lunch 3 – Strengths Finder
February 7, 2024

Retreat Week 4: Managing Public Resources
February 26-March 1, 2024
• Human Resource Management in Public Organizations
• Procurement
• Grants Management
• Public Sector Budgeting
• Developing Slide Decks
• Honing Presentation Skills
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Managing Diversity and Promoting an Inclusive Work Culture

Leadership Lunch 4 – Managing Media Interviews
April 10, 2024

Retreat Week 5: External Management Communications and Legislative Process
May 6-10, 2024
• Harnessing the Power of Conflict
• Emergency Management
• Administrative and Nonprofit Law and Advocacy Overview
• Maryland Legislative Process
• Intergovernmental Relations
• Honing Presentation Skills
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Negotiation Skills

Capstone Presentations
June 13, 2024
Capstone presentations will be in person.

Graduation
July 10, 2024
Graduation is in person.

In addition to the in-person retreats, participants are required to:
• Complete pre- and post-session work (about 10 hours per retreat)
• Complete a capstone project related to their organization (about 80 hours)
• Participate in capstone conference calls between sessions (approximately 1 per month)                                                                

 

Cohort 14

(Government)

Mandatory Orientation:
August 14, 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
September 18-22, 2023
• Understanding Leadership
• Personality Style and Effectiveness
• Self-Awareness
• Motivating Others and Communicating Supportively
• Building and Leading Teams
• Using University of Baltimore Library Resources
• Professional Writing Refresher
• Introduction to Critical Thinking and Logic Modeling
• Capstone Project Work Session

Leadership Lunch 1 – The Leadership Journey
October 18, 2023

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management and Lean Management
November 13-17, 2023
• Strategic Management
• Capstone Project Work Day
• Performance Measurement
• Project Management
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Program Evaluation

Leadership Lunch 2 – Managing Multiple Priorities Discussion
December 13, 2023

Retreat Week 3: Data-Based Decision Making
January 22-26, 2024
• Data-based Decision Making
• Decision Making Under Uncertainty
• Lean Management
• Critical Thinking – Assessing Research
• Presenting Data
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Public Sector Ethics

Leadership Lunch 3 – Strengths Finder
February 7, 2024

Retreat Week 4: Managing Public Resources
March 4-8, 2024
• Human Resource Management in Public Organizations
• Procurement
• Grants Management
• Public Sector Budgeting
• Developing Slide Decks
• Honing Presentation Skills
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Managing Diversity and Promoting an Inclusive Work Culture

Leadership Lunch 4 – Managing Media Interviews
April 10, 2024

Retreat Week 5: External Management Communications and Legislative Process
May 13-17, 2024
• Harnessing the Power of Conflict
• Emergency Management
• Administrative and Nonprofit Law and Advocacy Overview
• Maryland Legislative Process
• Intergovernmental Relations
• Honing Presentation Skills
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Negotiation Skills

Capstone Presentations
June 14, 2024
Capstone presentations will be in person.

Graduation
July 10, 2024
Graduation is in person.

In addition to the in-person retreats, participants are required to:
• Complete pre- and post-session work (about 10 hours per retreat)
• Complete a capstone project related to their organization (about 80 hours)
• Participate in capstone conference calls between sessions (approximately 1 per month)

 

Cohort 15

(Nonprofit)

Mandatory Orientation:
August 21, 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
September 25-29, 2023
• Understanding Leadership
• Personality Style and Effectiveness
• Self-Awareness
• Motivating Others and Communicating Supportively
• Building and Leading Teams
• Using University of Baltimore Library Resources
• Professional Writing Refresher
• Introduction to Critical Thinking and Logic Modeling
• Capstone Project Work Session

Leadership Lunch 1 – The Leadership Journey
October 18, 2023

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management and Lean Management
November 27-December 1, 2023
• Strategic Management
• Capstone Project Workday
• Performance Measurement
• Project Management
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Program Evaluation

Leadership Lunch 2 – Managing Multiple Priorities Discussion
December 13, 2023

Retreat Week 3: Data-Based Decision Making
January 29-February 2, 2024
• Data-based Decision Making
• Decision Making Under Uncertainty
• Lean Management
• Critical Thinking – Assessing Research
• Presenting Data
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Public Sector Ethics

Leadership Lunch 3 – Strengths Finder
February 7, 2024

Retreat Week 4: Managing Public Resources
March 11-15, 2024
• Board Governance
• Nonprofit Budgeting and Financial Management
• Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations
• Developing Slide Decks
• Honing Presentation Skills
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Procurement
• Grants Management

Leadership Lunch 4 – Managing Media Interviews
April 10, 2024

Retreat Week 5: External Management Communications and Legislative Process
May 20-24, 2024
• Harnessing the Power of Conflict
• Administrative and Nonprofit Law and Advocacy Overview
• Maryland Legislative Process
• Nonprofit Risk Management
• Honing Presentation Skills
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Negotiation Skills                                                   

Capstone Presentations
June 21, 2024
Capstone presentations will be in person.

Graduation
July 10, 2024
Graduation is in person.

In addition to the in-person retreats, participants are required to:
• Complete pre- and post-session work (about 10 hours per retreat)
• Complete a capstone project related to their organization (about 80 hours)
• Participate in capstone conference calls between sessions (approximately 1 per month)