Program Overview

The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program

The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program is a management development program offered by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore, that develops and builds upon the management skills of public sector and nonprofit managers as well as public safety professionals. It is beneficial to a wide range of employees who supervise or manage employees or large projects. Upon completion, successful candidates earn the Certified Public Manager® designation.

Our program is:

  • Academically grounded, built upon a set of core competencies curriculum
  • limited to 25 participants per “class” (also referred to as “cohort”)
  • 10 months in length
  • Comprised of 300 hours of training including classes, projects, and readings, centered on management principles.
  • Proven to improve performance and advance best practice standards for public and nonprofit sector managers

In addition to the five-day online course and 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)