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Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program

The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program is a nationally accredited leadership development program offered by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy. 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.

The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program is available in two tracks.

Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program for Government and Nonprofit Professionals
This program is open to supervisors and managers who live or work in Maryland and who work for a government (local, state, or federal), quasi-governmental, or nonprofit organization.

Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program for Law Enforcement Professionals
This program is open to supervisors and managers who live or work in Maryland and who work for a law enforcement organization. The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program for law enforcement  professionals is offered in conjunction with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. The program meets the requirements for Police Training and Standards Commission’s First Line Administrator credential.

Program Dates
Maryland Certified Public Manager®
Class of 2021
ONLINE WITH REAL-TIME INSTRUCTION

Application Deadline – November 13, 2020

Payment Deadline – December 11, 2020 (unless other arrangements have been made; payment options are available)

Orientation – December 16, 2020

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
January 11-15, 2021

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management & Lean Management
March 15-19, 2021

Retreat Week 3: Managing Public Resources
May 10-14, 2021

Retreat Week 4: Data-based Decision Making
July 12-16, 2021

Retreat Week 5: External Management: Communication & Legislative Process
September 20-24, 2021

Graduation & Capstone Presentations
October 15, 2021

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Apply today for the 2021 Group

Application Deadline – September 30, 2020
Payment Deadline – October 31, 2020 (unless other arrangements have been made; payment options are available)
Orientation – October 15, 2020
(9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

CoronavirusWe understand the financial impact of COVID-19 and have reduced the cost of the program to accommodate individuals and agencies.

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Logo Maryland Police and Correctional Training CommissionThe Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program for law enforcement professionals is offered in conjunction with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions and meets the requirements for the Police Training and Standards Commissions’ First Line Administrator credential. Add your name to the wait list for the Spring 2021 group. (The program schedule is tentative and depends on the regulations regarding COVID-19. Safety of participants, instructors, and staff is our priority.) Apply now and reserve your placement in the Spring 2021 group. (The program schedule is tentative and depends on the regulations regarding COVID-19. Safety of participants, instructors, and staff is our priority.)