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  • November 01, 2016 4:45 PM | Anonymous

    The National Certified Public Manager® Consortium approved three state programs for Continued Accreditation at their Annual Business meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland on October 25, 2016. Each of these accredited organizations provides training programs leading to the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) designation for their graduates and has the responsibility for assuring that the use of the CPM designation in their state meets the national standards set by the Consortium.

    Continued Accreditation for five years was granted to the following programs (year of initial accreditation):

    ·         Arkansas: Arkansas Public Administration Consortium, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Institute of Government (1991)

    ·         Indiana: Ball State University Bowen Center for Public Affairs (2011)

    ·         South Carolina: South Carolina Department of Administration Division of State Human Resources (1996)

    Each of these programs has met the requirements to provide a training program for public sector supervisors and managers that meet the core competencies of:

    • 1.       Personal and Organizational Integrity
    • 2.       Managing Work
    • 3.       Leading People
    • 4.       Developing Self
    • 5.       Systemic Integration
    • 6.       Public Service Focus
    • 7.       Change Leadership

    A key component of the program is the completion of a Capstone Project where the participant utilizes the core competencies to offer improvements to the organization where they work or to address public policy issue within their state or local governments.

    Contacts for Accredited Programs

    Arkansas

    Jolie Busby
    Arkansas Public Administration Consortium
    UALR Ross Hall 634
    2801 South University
    Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
    501-569-8469                     FAX: 501-569-3021
    jabusby@ualr.edu

    Indiana
    Charles Taylor
    Bowen Center for Public Affairs
    Ball State University
    Muncie, IN 47306
    765-285-8794                     FAX: 765-285-5345
    cdtaylor@bsu.edu

    South Carolina
    Stephanie Duncan
    Human Resources
    Dept. of Administration
    8301 Parklane Road, Suite A 220
    Columbia, South Carolina 29223
    803-896-5026                    FAX: 803-896-5050
    sduncan@ohr.sc.gov

     

  • November 01, 2016 4:28 PM | Anonymous

    The National Certified Public Manager® Consortium held their Annual business meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on October 25, 2016. Significant actions taken by the membership include approving the Continued Accreditation of three Certified Public Manager®(CPM) programs; granting Active Member status to one program. Associate Member status to three programs and electing new leadership for the coming year.

    Continued Accreditation for five years was granted to the following programs (year of initial accreditation):

    ·         Arkansas: Arkansas Public Administration Consortium, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Institute of Government (1991)
    ·         Indiana: Ball State University Bowen Center for Public Affairs (2011)
    ·         South Carolina: South Carolina Department of Administration Division of State Human Resources (1996)

    Active Member Status was granted to:
    ·      The Netherlands: Leiden University (the first program outside the U.S. and its territories to request this status).
    ·       Massachusetts: Bridgewater University granted one year extension

    Active status permits a program to begin to implement the program


    Associate Member Status was granted to the following CPM programs:
    ·       Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension
    ·      Louisiana: University of New Orleans
    ·       Michigan: Saginaw State University College of Business & Management

    Associate status is the first step to full accreditation. Associate members receive a mentor to assist them with planning a program.

    The membership also chose new officers and executive council members to lead the organization for the next year:

    Chair:                    Charles Taylor, Bowen Center for Public Affairs, Ball State University
    Chair-Elect:         Cheryl Robertson, Workforce Development Administration, District of Columbia
    Secretary:            Dennis Martino, New Hampshire CPM Program
    At-large:           Hector Zelaya, Bob Ramsey Executive Education, Arizona State University
    Ellen Freeman-Wakefield, University of Nebraska Omaha
    Stephanie Duncan, SC State Budget and Control Board's Division of Human Resources

    The following members of the Executive Council will remain on the board to complete the second year of a two-year term:

    Past Chair:   Mary De Lorenzo, The New Mexico EDGE, Mexico State University
    Treasurer:     Ann Cotten, Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore
    At-large:        Jolie Busby, Arkansas Public Administration Consortium, University of Arkansas Little Rock
                           Kathleen Beaumont, KeyBank Professional Development Center, University of Washington Tacoma
                           Shondra Houseworth, Mississippi State Personnel Board

    Finally, the consortium welcomed a new administrative team lead by Patty Morgan of Red Shoe Solutions of Boise, ID. Patty and her partner, Randy Morgan, will provide administrative support services for the consortium beginning on November 1, 2016.

    The board thanked the team of Peggy Stewart and Tom Scott for their 4 years of service and wished them well in their retirement. Chair Mary DeLorenzo noted that their efforts resulted in a dramatic improvement in the maturity and capacity of the organization to achieve its mission.

    Click Here for more photos from the event.


  • May 09, 2016 12:09 PM | Anonymous

    The National Certified Public Manager® Consortium's  Executive Council plus other interested members met in Oklahoma City on April 27-28, 2016. 

    23 Board members representing 19 CPM programs attended the 2016 Mid-Year Meeting. Ten of the eleven Executive Council members were in attendance.

    New board members in attendance included Ann Swaim from Arkansas, Walt McBride and Stacy Jones from Georgia, Jeffrey Schmedeke from Missouri, and Becky Kennard from Nevada. Becky Bryant from AACPM also attended.

    Key actions included recommending that the Board approve the 2016-2017 Budget; send out the RFP for a new administrative services contract; finalize the new website; recommend board approval of Georgia's application for Active Status.

    There were also fruitful discussions with AACPM regarding ways to improve collaboration between the two organizations.

    The final morning consisted of a brainstorming session about future initiatives for the consortium.

    See more photos here.


  • October 01, 2015 3:10 PM | Anonymous

    Six State Programs Accredited to Provide the Certified Public Manager® Designation

    The National Certified Public Manager® Consortium approved six state programs for Continued Accreditation at their Annual meeting held in Phoenix, Arizona on September 29-30, 2015. Each of these accredited organizations provides training programs leading to the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) designation for their graduates and has the responsibility for assuring that the use of the CPM designation in their state meets the national standards set by the Consortium. 

    Continued Accreditation was granted to the following programs (year of initial accreditation):

    Colorado, Buechner Institute for Governance, University of Colorado-Denver (2010)

    • L to R JJ Acker, Chair of Accreditation Review Team, Benoy Jacob, University of Colorado-Denver and Mary Hamilton, NCPMC Chair.

    Florida, Florida Center for Public Management, Florida State University (1980)

    • L to R Mary Hamilton, NCPMC Chair, Ben Green, Florida State University and Shondra Houseworth, Chair of Accreditation Review Committee

    Nevada, Nevada State Department of Personnel (2005)

    New Jersey, New Jersey Civil Service Commission, Division of Administration and Training (1984)

    Texas, William P. Hobby Center for Public Service, Texas State University (1996)

    • Left to right: Leslie Meadows, Chair of Accreditation Review Team, Howard Balanoff & Marilyn Balanoff, Texas State University and Mary Hamilton, NCPMC Chair

    Wyoming, Workforce & Community Development, Laramie County Community College (2010)

    •  L to R Terri Callahan, Accreditation Committee Chair, Rhonda Priest, Laramie County Community College and Mary Hamilton, NCPMC Chair.

    Each of these programs has met the requirements to provide a training program for public sector supervisors and managers that meet the core competencies of:

    1.       Personal and Organizational Integrity
    2.       Managing Work
    3.       Leading People
    4.       Developing Self
    5.       Systemic Integration
    6.       Public Service Focus
    7.       Change Leadership

     A key component of the program is the completion of a Capstone Project where the participant utilizes the core competencies to offer improvements to the organization where they work or to address public policy issue within their state or local governments.

    Formed in 1979 and incorporated in 1980, the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium establishes and preserves standards for the Certified Public Manager® designation. It was founded on the principle that the quality and efficiency of management in government has a major impact on the lives of citizens and the orderly functioning of society. Systematic training programs are essential to maintain and improve the effectiveness and professionalism of government managers.

    The Consortium promotes CPM programs by providing and monitoring accreditation standards, facilitating program development, encouraging innovation and developing linkages with programs and organizations with similar concerns.

    Contacts for Accredited Programs

    Colorado
    Benoy Jacob
    Buechner Institute for Governance
    University of Colorado-Denver
    School of Public Affairs
    1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500
    Denver, CO  80204
    303-315-2990     FAX: 303-315-2229
    benoy.jacob@ucdenver.edu 

    Florida
    Ben Green
    Florida Center for Public Management
    Florida State University
    Suite 4600 City Centre
    227 North Bronough Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    850-597-1086
    bgreen@admin.fsu.edu 

    Nevada
    Patricia Hoppe*
    Nevada State Department of Personnel
    555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 1400
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-1046
    702-486-2928                     FAX: 702-486-2661
    phoppe@admin.nv.gov 

    New Jersey
    Wayne Jeter*
    NJ Civil Service Commission
    Division of Administration and Training
    P.O. Box 311
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0311
    609-777-1558`    FAX:  609-984-4081
    Wayne.Jeter@csc.state.nj.us 

    Texas
    Howard Balanoff*
    William P. Hobby Center for Public Service
    Texas State University
    San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
    512-245-3453                     FAX: 512-331-7293
    hb02@txstate.edu 

    Wyoming
    Rhonda P. Priest
    Workforce & Community Development
    Laramie County Community College
    1400 East College Drive
    Cheyenne, WY 82007
    307-778-1356
    rpriest@lccc.wy.edu


  • September 30, 2015 3:21 PM | Anonymous

    2015 National CPM Consortium Annual Meeting

    National Certified Public Manager® Consortium Accredits six programs, grants Associate status to two new programs and elects new officers

    The 2015 Annual Meeting of the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium was held on October 29-30, 2015 In Phoenix, Arizona

    Forty-five (45) Board members and 2 guests representing 39 of the 39 CPM programs attended the 2015 Annual Meeting.

    NCPMC_2015_AnnMtg_Attendees_Oct-30-2015-Phoenix

    Significant actions taken by the membership include approving the Continued Accreditation of 6 Certified Public Manager®(CPM)  programs; granting Associate Member status to two new programs and electing new leadership for the coming year.

    Continued Accreditation for five years was granted to the following programs (year of initial accreditation):

    Colorado, Buechner Institute for Governance, University of Colorado-Denver (2010)
    Florida, Florida Center for Public Management, Florida State University (1980)
    Nevada, Nevada State Department of Personnel (2005)
    New Jersey, New Jersey Civil Service Commission, Division of Administration and Training (1984)
    Texas, William P. Hobby Center for Public Service, Texas State University (1996)
    Wyoming, Workforce & Community Development, Laramie County Community College (2010)

     Associate Status was granted to two new CPM programs:

    Georgia: Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
    The Netherlands: Leiden University (the first program outside the U.S. and its territories to request this status)

    Associate status is the first step to full accreditation. Associate members receive a mentor to assist them with planning a program. The next step is Active status which allows them to begin to implement the program. Accredited status means that the program has been reviewed and approved to provide the program for 5 years.

    The membership also elected new officers to lead the organization for the next year:

    NCPMC Executive Council 20015-2016
    Chair:                Mary De Lorenzo, The New Mexico EDGE, Mexico State University
    Vice Chair:        Charles Taylor, Bowen Center for Public Affairs, Ball State University
    Secretary:         Cheryl Robertson, Workforce Development Administration, District of Columbia
    Treasurer:          Ann Cotten, Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore
    Past Chair:        Mary Hamilton, School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha
    At-large:            Janet Ernst, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington, D.C.
    At-large:            Jolie Busby, Arkansas Public Administration Consortium, University of Arkansas Little Rock
    At-large:            Shondra Houseworth, Mississippi State Personnel Board
    At-large:            Hector Zelaya, Bob Ramsey Executive Education, Arizona State University
    At-large:            Kathleen Beaumont, KeyBank Professional Development Center, University of Washington Tacoma
    At-large:            Stephanie Duncan, SC State Budget and Control Board's Division of Human Resources

    Finally, it was decided to hold the 2016 Mid-Year Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK in April, 2016.

    Click here for more photos from the event.

  • March 05, 2015 3:26 PM | Anonymous

    The 2015 Mid-Year Meeting of the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium was held on March 4-5, 2015 in Chicago, IL, prior to the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)..

    Twenty (20) Board members and 2 guests representing 16 CPM programs attended the 2015 Mid-Year Meeting. Eight of the nine Executive Council members were in attendance..

    This report includes meeting highlights as well as post meeting contacts during the ASPA meeting.
    Highlights include:

    • Reports from the Goal Teams, which have been extremely active this year
    • Results of the branding survey and a consensus to use it to develop a branding statement to be used for design of a new logo and website
    • A report on increased interest from other countries, including the Netherlands and Zambia
    • Consensus to evaluate the feasibility of a national registry of CPM graduates.
    • A half day strategic visioning session
    • Meetings with ASPA and AACPM leadership to increase cooperation and collaboration


    Finally, it was decided to hold the 2015 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ on October  28-30, 2015 at the Renaissance – Marriott.

    • Executive Council
    •  
    • Mid-Year 2015 Attendees
    •  
    • Strategic Visioning


  • September 30, 2014 5:29 PM | Anonymous

    2014 Annual Meeting Sept. 29-30, San Diego, CA

    The National Certified Public Manager® Consortium held their Annual meeting in San Diego, California on September 29-30, 2014. Significant actions taken by the membership include approving the Initial Accreditation of 2 Certified Public Manager® programs and the Continued Accreditation of four other programs. In addition, the membership elected new leadership for the coming year.

    Initial Accreditation was granted to the following programs:

    • U.S. Virgin Islands: University of the Virgin Islands/The Government of the Virgin Islands
    • Washington: University of Washington Tacoma, KeyBank Professional Development Center

    Continued Accreditation was granted to the following programs (year of initial accreditation):

    • Alabama: Alabama Training Institute, Auburn University at Montgomery (2008)
    • District of Columbia: Government of the District of Columbia (1998)
    • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments: Metro. Washington Council of Governments (2003)
    • Utah: Dept. of Human Resource Management, State of Utah (1989)
    Click here for photos.


    Active Status was granted to Massachusetts: Bridgewater State University

    The membership also elected new officers to lead the organization for the next year:

    Chair: Mary R. Hamilton, School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha
    Vice Chair: Mary DeLorenzo, The New Mexico EDGE, Mexico State University
    Secretary: Charles Taylor, Bowen Center for Public Affairs, Ball State University
    At-large: Cheryl Robertson, Workforce Development Administration, District of Columbia
    Ann Cotten, Maryland, Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore

    They join existing At-large members of the Executive Council:

    Patricia Hoppe, Nevada State Department of Personnel
    Leslie Meadow, Alabama Training Institute, Auburn University Montgomery
    Dennis Martino, Bureau of Training & Education, State of New Hampshire

  • April 14, 2014 5:11 PM | Anonymous

    The 2014 Mid-Year Meeting of the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium was held on March 13-14, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    All of the executive council members except Patricia Hoppe were in attendance.  Seventeen (17) of the 34 accredited programs were represented by 22 people.  The one active program was represented by one person.  One of the five Associate/Inactive programs was represented by one person.  The AACPM representatives was absent.

    In addition, the following representatives of the American Society of Public Administrators participated in part of the meeting: Incoming President Alan Rosenbaum, William P. Shields, Jr., Executive Director and Janice Flug, Chair of the Professional Public Management Certification Program Task Force. 

    Issues discussed at the meeting included potential formal affiliation with ASPA, the need to increase dues to assure a sustainable management structure, plan to update the website, and a recommendation to hold the 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego on September 29-30, 2014. The members also voted to send final warnings to pay delinquent dues to the Kentucky and Graduate School programs.

    The following items were recommended to be sent to the entire board for an Electronic Vote:

    • 2014-15 Budget including an increase payment for Administrator contract
    • Increase in dues and accreditation fees for 2014-2015


  • September 22, 2013 4:58 PM | Anonymous

    2013 National CPM Consortium Annual Meeting

    The 2013 Annual Meeting of the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium was held on September 21-22, 2013 in Boise, Idaho.  Actions taken at the meeting included Election of Officers and Executive Council and the Awarding of Accreditations.

    All of the executive council members were in attendance.  Twenty-seven (27) of the 33 accredited programs were represented by 34 people.  Three of the four active programs were represented by six people.  Four of the five Associate programs were represented by four people.  Two AACPM representatives attended.

    The following were elected to the Executive Council for 2013-2014 year:

    CHAIR:             Sherry Saracino, Utah
    VICE CHAIR:    Mary Hamilton, Nebraska
    SECRETARY:    Mary De Lorenzo, New Mexico

    AT-LARGE 
    2012-2014:      Jeff Panken, Iowa 
    Charles Taylor, Indiana
    2013-2015:      Pat Hoppe, Nevada
    Dennis Martino, New Hampshire
    Leslie Meadows, Alabama

    PAST CHAIR:    Kathi Parker, North Carolina

    The following Programs were Awarded Accreditation (photos below):

    Initial Accreditation:

                Maryland: Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore
                Vermont: Div. for Workforce Development, Dept. of Human Resources, State of Vermont

    Reaccreditation:

                Illinois: Institute for Legal and Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield
                Iowa: Performance & Development Solutions, Department of Administrative Services, State of Iowa
                Kansas: Public Management Center, University of Kansas 
                Mississippi: Office of Workforce Development, Mississippi State Personnel Board
                Nebraska: School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha
                New Hampshire: Bureau of Education and Training, Division of Personnel, State of New Hampshire
                Oklahoma: Div. of Human Capital Management, Office of Management and Enterprise Services, State of Oklahoma

    The status of the following programs were changed:

                Move from Associate Status to Active Status: Washington: KeyBank Professional Development Center, University of Washington Tacoma

    Terminate Program Participation: New York: John Jay College

    Move from Accredited Status to Inactive Status: Alaska: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Alaska Fairbanks

    • Lorena Johnson(l) accepts Illinois Accreditation from Mary DeLorenzo (r)
    •  Mary DeLorenzo (r) congratulates Lorena Johnson for Illinois Reaccreditation.
    • Sherry Saracino present Iowa Accreditation to Jeff Panken
    •  Sherry Saracino congratulates Jeff Panken for Iowa Reaccreditation
    • Terri Callahan accepts Kansas Accreditation from Chip Taylor
    •  Chip Taylor congratulates Terri Callahan for Kansas reaccreditation.
    • Ann Cotten receives Maryland Accreditation from Dennis Martino
    •  Dennis Martino congratulates Ann Cotten for Maryland Reaccreditation
    • Skip King accepts Mississippi Accrediation from Mary Hamilton
    Mary Hamilton congratulates Skip King for Mississippi Reaccreditation
    • Sherry Saracino (l) presents Nebraska Accreditation to Ellen Freeman Wakefield (c) and Mary Hamilton (r)
    • Sherry Saracino (l) congratulates Ellen Freeman Wakefield and Mary Hamilton (r) for Nebraska Reaccreditation
    • Marilyn Balanoff presents New Hampshire Accrediation to Dennis Martino
    • Marilyn Balanoff congratulates Dennis Martino for New Hampshire Reaccreditation
    • Joyce Smith accepts Oklahoma Accreditation from JJ Acker
    •  JJ Acker (r)  congratulates Joyce Smith for Oklahoma Reaccreditation
    • Robbi Dreifurst (l) present Vermont Accreidtation to Rose Gowdey (r)

    Robbi Dreifurst congratulates Rose Gowdey for Vermont Reaccreditation

  • April 04, 2013 4:54 PM | Anonymous

    Highlights of 2013 Mid-Year Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 1-2, 2013

    Hosted by the New Mexico EDGE Program of the New Mexico State University

    • Approved a Trademark Licensing Agreement with AACPM under the Consortium’s new Trademark Standard Operating Procedures. 
    • Discussed the creation of a Fellows Program that will provide a means for former board members to continue to contribute to the Consortium. The proposal will be presented for Board of Director consideration at the September Annual Meeting.
    • Conducted a Strategic Planning Session: Focus on the Future resulted in a set of four draft goals for the next 3-5 years. Board Officers will develop identify goal team leaders/members for each goal and charters for each team. Goal Categories are:
    1. Demonstrate the Effectiveness of CPM;
    2. Make CPM Programs more Visible;
    3. Continuing Professional Development; and
    4. Improve Consortium Operations.
    • Discussed a proposal that future Mid-Year and Annual Meetings set time aside for sharing best practices, networking, sharing innovations and resources. Given changes in AACPM/ASPA Annual Conference schedules, options for future Consortium meetings will be evaluated and presented to the Board.

    2013 Mid-Year Meeting Attendees

    2013 Mid-Year Meeting Attendees

    Back Row: Howard Balanoff (Texas), David Stovall (Mississippi), Chip Taylor (Indiana), Terri Callahan (Kansas), Juella Sparks (Alaska), Marilyn Balanoff (Texas), Julie Felice (AACPM), Skip King (Mississippi);  Front Row:  Keith Heaton (AACPM), Mary De Lorenzo (New Mexico), Lorena Johnson (Illinois), Connie Pratt (Idaho), Sally Manatt (Arizona), Sherry Saracino (Utah), Peggy Stewart (Consortium Administrator).

    New Mexico EDGE CPM program

    New Mexico EDGE CPM program graciously hosted the Mid-Year Meeting.  Many thanks to Mary De Lorenzo for such a comfortable, spacious meeting room.

    Consortium Chair Kathi Parker

    Consortium Chair Kathi Parker

    The Consortium’s Mission

    The Consortium’s Mission is posted and reviewed as Board attendees prepare to begin the SWOT Analysis  - identifying Consortium Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

    Consortium Members

    Consortium Members Mary De Lorenzo, Juella Sparks, Marilyn Balanoff, Terri Callahan, Julie Felice, Skip King, Howard Balanoff and Sally Manatt review posted SWOT Analysis

    Consortium Secretary Mary Hamilton

    Consortium Secretary Mary Hamilton and past AACPM President Keith Heaton concentrate on their input to Consortium goals

    Chip Taylor, Kathi Parker, Mary DeLorenzo, Terri Callahan, and Connie Pratt

    Chip Taylor, Kathi Parker, Mary DeLorenzo, Terri Callahan, and Connie Pratt organize identified goals into categories.

    Mary De Lorenzo and Sally Manatt share a light moment

    Mary De Lorenzo and Sally Manatt share a light moment.

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