Courses & Pricing

The Heartland Certified Public ManagerŪ (CPM) program is a professional education opportunity for managers working in government agencies, nonprofits, and organizations that contract to provide public services and meet community needs. CPM is a nationally accredited management and certification program in which participants develop and strengthen their management skills through our competency-based curriculum. The program can fill a training gap for staff with significant technical expertise who seek to further their knowledge of current management and leadership practices.

The CPM program runs on a calendar year, with all sessions starting in January. To see meeting dates, choose a session below and view the full schedule under session details.

Click a date below for additional class information and application.


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Ensuring that future leaders have the skills they will need to face unexpected challenges and address complex problems has never been so crucial. Our Emerging Leaders Academy targets promising, non-managerial staff to support skills development around leadership, interpersonal communication, relationship-building, and navigating change. Participants gain skills that can be applied immediately to increase their effectiveness while organizations gain a more prepared and engaged talent pool to draw from for the future.


Select a cohort option below to learn more or register. Note that our system requires we list 'KS' in the location but we welcome participants from anywhere.


February 23, 2024 to June 14, 2024, Kansas Health Institute (Topeka, KS)
Facilitated by faculty from the nation's #1 program in local government management and professional development experts from KU's Public Management Center, this week-long seminar is a premier leadership opportunity for executive-level managers to explore leadership strategies to create a culture that inspires and enables employees to excel.

$1,500 per person


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At the KU Public Management Center, we take great pride in serving as the hosting agency for the Kansas City/County Manager (KCCM) conference that brings together local leaders in Kansas. Teaming up with the Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM) Conference Planning Committee, we are delighted to showcase this event as the association's spring conference.

 

Our primary objective is to curate content that is pertinent to the challenges faced by contemporary public service leaders. Beyond featuring enlightening and thought-provoking speakers, the conference plays a pivotal role in offering a crucial networking platform for leaders in local government.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Lawrence at the Oread Hotel on April 25th and 26th, 2024!



April 25-26, 2024, The Oread Hotel (Lawrence, KS)
The Inspiring Women in Public Administration Conference brings together women each year for a day of skills-building, connection and renewal. We work to inspire and support women working in public service to not only remain in public service careers but also to seek out leadership opportunities. We hope you'll join us!

To view the full agenda for the day and other conference details, visit https://kupmc.ku.edu/iwpa-2023-conference-details.

Please email kupmc@ku.edu with any questions.


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This 300 contact hour program is geared toward current law enforcement commanders to prepare them for senior and executive-level roles. The program is open to sworn, command-level law enforcement leaders throughout Kansas who are tasked with significant management responsibilities.

$3,900 Earlybird price (October 31st deadline); $4,100 on Nov. 1 through first day of class.

Location: Lawrence, Kansas for 2023


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This 40-hour program is geared toward frontline and newly promoted supervisors.

LELA Supervisor School is designed to equip frontline supervisors with the concepts and practical tools needed to effectively lead and supervise law enforcement personnel. The curriculum blends the KU Public Management Center's award-winning supervisory leadership training with leading-edge law enforcement training to deliver highly engaging and relevant content that supervisors can put to immediate use in their departments.

$1,295 per person + optional meals & lodging

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November 4-8, 2024, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (Hutchinson , KS)
This 40-hour program is geared toward frontline and newly promoted supervisors.

LELA Supervisor School is designed to equip frontline supervisors with the concepts and practical tools needed to effectively lead and supervise law enforcement personnel. The curriculum blends the KU Public Management Center's award-winning supervisory leadership training with leading-edge law enforcement training to deliver highly engaging and relevant content that supervisors can put to immediate use in their departments.

$1,295 per person

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April 22-26, 2024, (Olathe, KS)
This course offers a brief but powerful introduction to tools and perspectives that drive successful leadership in the law enforcement context. It is targeted toward sworn officers who have been newly promoted to a supervisory role, those who are considering applying for promotion, and those who seek to continue to grow their skills in leading others.

Content includes skills development around making a successful transition from peer to boss; decision-making; difficult conversations and resolving conflicts; the difference between leadership and authority (and why it matters); and performance reviews. Additionally, participants will explore the connection between personal strengths and leadership competences and will hear from experienced law enforcement leaders about motivating and leading others in today's law enforcement environment. Each participant will leave with an individual action plan that identifies a path forward in their development as leaders who will contribute to the success of their agencies.

This 2-day course can be taken before another LELA program as an introduction, after another LELA program as a refresher, or as a stand-alone foundation to build leadership competencies.

$495 per person + optional meals & lodging

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May 21-22, 2024, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (Hutchinson , KS)
We hope you're planning to be at the ICMA conference in Austin, TX, September 30-October 4! The Annual KUCIMAT reception will be on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at the South Congress Hotel, Austin TX.


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Choose to sponsor the 2023 Kucimat Banquet in Austin, Texas. Your contributions go directly to MPA student support and KUCIMAT network development. The Annual KUCIMAT banquet will be on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at the South Congress Hotel, Austin TX.


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Individuals often receive training when they first move into a supervisory role. But over time they identify new areas where they'd like to hone their skills as their role evolves, the workforce changes, and new research on effective management practices emerges. Our 3-day course will bring you up to date, offering new skills and strategies to address challenges and bring out the best in your staff. During our three days together, we’ll cover a wealth of information. At the close of the three days, participants will set a goal for themselves about new skills/practices you want to implement following the training. They will also receive a simple, observational assignment that they can do while completing their normal supervisory work. Approximately a month after the course, participants will come back together for a 90-minute lunchtime discussion and report-out via Zoom. This session will be from 12pm-1:30pm. This added layer of accountability will ensure that what happens in the classroom actually translates to action in their day-to-day work. Class size is limited to ensure adequate discussion and individual attention.

$750 per person

Click a date below for additional class details or to begin the registration process. Note that our system requires that we list 'KS' in the location, but we welcome participants from anywhere.


February 27-29, 2024, (Olathe, KS)
March 19-21, 2024, Kansas Health Institute (Topeka, KS)
May 14-16, 2024, Online using Zoom (-, ONLINE)
Elevate your leadership skills with our Extended Supervisory Leadership Training program. This program-geared towards new and experienced supervisors-meets the needs of public sector supervisors who must communicate effectively in all directions: with the individual contributors on their team, the highest levels of leadership, and the peers in-between. This program uniquely spreads learning over four months, incorporating practical activities between sessions to deepen understanding. This course is designed to update and enhance your abilities, equipping you with innovative skills and strategies to tackle challenges, drive sustainable change, and boost employee efficiency. Across the three days of instruction and the final day of debriefing, we delve into a rich array of topics. As the course concludes, participants will develop actionable goals to apply their new skills and practices, ensuring lasting impact. Additionally, a straightforward observational task will be assigned, forming the foundation for our final-day debrief. This approach not only reinforces learning but also guarantees the translation of best practices into real-world action, fostering a lasting transformation in the organization.

$700 per person

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