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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. 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 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.

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Program Dates
Maryland Certified Public Manager®
Class of 2022
ONLINE WITH REAL-TIME INSTRUCTION

Application Deadline – July 31, 2021

Payment Deadline – August 31, 2021 (unless other arrangements have been made; payment options are available)

Orientation – September 9, 2021

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
October 18-22, 2021

Leadership Lunch 1 – The Leadership Journey
November 18, 2021

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management & Lean Management
December 6-10, 2021

Leadership Lunch 2 – Managing Multiple Priorities Discussion
January 20, 2022

Retreat Week 3: Data-Based Decision
February 14-18, 2022

Leadership Lunch 3 – Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership
March 17, 2022

Retreat Week 4: Managing Public Resources
April 11-15, 2022

Leadership Lunch 4 – Managing Media Interviews
May 19, 2022

Retreat Week 5: External Management: Communication & Legislative Process
June 13-17, 2022

Graduation & Capstone Presentations
June 30, 2022


The Maryland Certified Public Manager® program is:

  • A comprehensive 300-hour competency-based, academically grounded, and job-relevant program
  • Offered online, combining live online instruction and discussion with self-paced learning
  • Results-oriented, featuring individual capstone projects designed to improve an agency’s service, reduce its costs, or increase its revenue

We understand the financial impact of COVID-19 and have reduced the cost of the Maryland Certified Public Manager® program to accommodate individuals and agencies — from $6,500 to $5,580.

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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 2022 group.
(The program schedule is tentative and depends on the regulations regarding COVID-19. Safety of participants, instructors, and staff is our priority.)