Applications are being accepted for the online and in person Classes of 2023.

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

The 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.

For FY 2023, we have a limited number of pre-paid spots available for managers in state and local governments to attend the Maryland Certified Public Manager&reg program at no cost. This means that the $6,500 program fee will be waived for selected participants.

Candidates will be selected based on meeting program requirements and ensuring representation throughout the state of Maryland and within organizational levels.

“I was able to build upon my existing knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as develop new skills. Working together with a class cohort of cross-cutting senior professionals sharing their experiences was extremely beneficial to my professional growth and development. I am extremely proud to have been a part of this journey with them. This is a one of a kind program that does not compare to any other.”

Joseph (Joey) Sagal, Deputy Administrator for Operations, Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration, Class of 2021

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Program Dates
Maryland Certified Public Manager®
Class of 2023 (Cohort 10)
Online with Real-Time Instruction

Application Deadline – July 15, 2022

Payment Deadline – August 31, 2022 (unless other arrangements have been made; payment options are available)

Orientation: Sept. 12, 2022 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

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.

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
October 17-21, 2022

Leadership Lunch 1 – The Leadership Journey
November 17, 2022

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management & Lean Management
December 12-16, 2022

Leadership Lunch 2 – Managing Multiple Priorities Discussion
January 19, 2023

Retreat Week 3: Data-Based Decision Making
February 13-17, 2023

Leadership Lunch 3 – Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership
March 16, 2023

Retreat Week 4: Managing Public Resources
April 10-14, 2023

Leadership Lunch 4 – Managing Media Interviews
May 18, 2023

Retreat Week 5: External Management: Communication & Legislative Process
June 5-9, 2023

Graduation & Capstone Presentations
June 30, 2023
Graduation and capstone presentations will be held via Zoom.

Program Dates
Maryland Certified Public Manager®
Class of 2023 (Cohort 11)
In-Person: The University of Baltimore

Application Deadline – July 15, 2022

Payment Deadline – August 31, 2022 (unless other arrangements have been made; payment options are available)

Orientation: August 22, 2022 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

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 at the University of Baltimore.

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
September 19-23, 2022

Leadership Lunch 1 – The Leadership Journey
October 27, 2022

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management & Lean Management
November 14-18, 2022

Leadership Lunch 2 – Managing Multiple Priorities Discussion
December 15, 2022

Retreat Week 3: Data-Based Decision Making
January 25-27, 2023

Leadership Lunch 3 – Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership
February 2, 2023

Retreat Week 4: Managing Public Resources
March 20-24, 2023

Leadership Lunch 4 – Managing Media Interviews
April 13, 2023

Retreat Week 5: External Management: Communication & Legislative Process
May 15-19, 2023

Graduation & Capstone Presentations
June 2, 2023
Graduation and capstone presentations will be held via Zoom.