Schedule and Topics

Program Dates
Maryland Certified Public Manager®
Online with Real-Time Instruction

ENROLLMENT OPEN

We are offering three funded Cohorts this fiscal year for government and nonprofit managers. If you have questions about eligibility or the program, please contact us at marylandcpm@ubalt.edu

Two optional sessions on nonprofit management will be offered on the dates below. These sessions are for participants in cohorts 17, 18, and 19.

  • Nonprofit Governance – October 7, 2024
  • Nonprofit Financial Management – April 7, 2025

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 17

Mandatory Orientation:
August 12, 2024 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
September 16-20, 2024
• 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 (in-person)
October 23, 2024

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management and Lean Management
October 28- November 1, 2024
• Strategic Management
• Lean Management
• Project Management
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Public Sector Ethics

Leadership Lunch 2 – Managing Multiple Priorities Discussion (in-person)
December 11, 2024

Retreat Week 3: Data-Based Decision Making
January 6-10, 2025
• Data-based Decision Making
• Decision Making Under Uncertainty
• Performance Measurement
• Program Evaluation                                                                          • Critical Thinking-Assessing Research
• Presenting Data
• Capstone Project Working Session

Leadership Lunch 3 – Strengths Finder (in-person)
February 12, 2025

Retreat Week 4: Managing Public Resources
February 24-February 28, 2025
• 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 (in-person)
April 16, 2025

Retreat Week 5: External Management Communications and Legislative Process
May 5-9, 2025
• 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, 2025
Capstone presentations will be in person.

Graduation
July 16, 2025
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 18

Mandatory Orientation:
August 19, 2024 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
September 23-27, 2024
• 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 (in-person)
October 23, 2024

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management and Lean Management
November 4-8, 2024                                                                            • Strategic Management
• Lean Management
• Project Management
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Public Sector Ethics

Leadership Lunch 2 – Managing Multiple Priorities Discussion (in-person)
December 11, 2024

Retreat Week 3: Data-Based Decision Making
January 13-17, 2025
• Data-based Decision Making
• Decision Making Under Uncertainty
• Performance Measurement                                                              • Program Evaluation
• Critical Thinking – Assessing Research
• Presenting Data
• Capstone Project Work Session

Leadership Lunch 3 – Strengths Finder (in-person)
February 12, 2025

Retreat Week 4: Managing Public Resources
March 3-7, 2025
• 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 (in-person)
April 16, 2025

Retreat Week 5: External Management Communications and Legislative Process
May 12-16, 2025
• 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 20, 2025
Capstone presentations will be in person.

Graduation
July 16, 2025
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 19

Mandatory Orientation:
August 26, 2024 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
September 30- October 4, 2024
• 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 (in-person)
October 23, 2024

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management and Lean Management
November 18-22, 2024
•Strategic Management
• Lean Management
• Project Management
• Capstone Project Work Session
• Public Sector Ethics

Leadership Lunch 2 – Managing Multiple Priorities Discussion (in-person)
December 11, 2024

Retreat Week 3: Data-Based Decision Making
January 27-31, 2025
• Data-based Decision Making
• Decision Making Under Uncertainty
• Performance Measurement                                                            • Program Evaluation
• Critical Thinking – Assessing Research
• Presenting Data
• Capstone Project Work Session

Leadership Lunch 3 – Strengths Finder (in-person)
February 12, 2025

Retreat Week 4: Managing Public Resources
March 10-14, 2025
• 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 (in-person)
April 16, 2025

Retreat Week 5: External Management Communications and Legislative Process
May 19-23, 2025
• 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 27, 2025
Capstone presentations will be in person.

Graduation
July 16, 2025
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)