Course Detail: CPM - Certified Public ManagerŪ Program

The Certified Public ManagerŪ program provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in management practices for managers at all levels in government and public-serving organizations; offers opportunities for professional and personal growth for public-sector employees; and fosters effective management practices in government and nonprofit organizations.

The Heartland CPM program combines classroom hours, online learning, and outside assignments to meet 300 hours of structured learning to earn the CPM credential. Classes meet for two days each month from January through November, allowing participants to build their peer network while strengthening management competencies. Participants also complete a capstone project in conjunction with their sponsoring agencies focused on cost savings, revenue generation, process improvement, or innovation. 

For 2021, CPM classes will be offered in Lawrence, the Wichita Area, and Online. Participants register for a primary class location but can attend the other location if their schedule requires. Click on a class below for additional details or to begin the registration process. You can also find our program brochure and a printable schedule (available in December) on our website at The deadline for early-bird registration is November 2. After November 2 we will continue to accept registrations as long as space remains with a $200 late fee added to the class cost.

A letter of intent and a letter of recommendation from your supervisor are required; additional instructions will be provided in the confirmation email you receive after applying.

Our Lawrence and Park City cohorts will meet in person throughout the year unless state or local health restrictions prevent us from doing so. We are monitoring the increase in COVID cases and the health department requirements. By January 5th we will make a decision on whether to remain in person in January and February or to hold those classes virtually. If we do convert to virtual, we will hold the classes live, on zoom on the currently scheduled dates. Our intent is to hold in-person classes and will strive for that, so long as it is deemed safe.

Available Sessions

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