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Certified Public Manager Program


Greatly enhanced managing skills and capacity
Graduates of the IPS CPM program will be provided with the tools, skills and knowledge to become first quality public managers.  Course materials include permanently useful “Tool Kits”, which are reference guides for many of the course topics and concentrations and particularly useful in application of this learning for on-the-job challenges and situations. The IPS CPM Alumni Network, which provides continuous professional contact among peers for mutual support, advice, and other cooperative assistance, is only one part of the continuing program offerings tailored for our CPM program graduates.

Authorization to use CPM as a professional designation:
Graduates of the IPS CPM program may add the professional designation “CPM” to their signatures, such as Antonio Fox, CPM.

Graduates are eligible for membership in the Texas State Society of Certified Public Managers, including a one year membership in the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

Personalized Skill Assessment
Participants in the IPS CPM program will be provided an individual skills assessment and an enhancement plan to relieve any weaknesses that might interfere with the participant’s productivity or advancement. This includes communications, writing, public speaking, calculating, computer use, and others.

The ideal outcome for the individual
A Reflective & Highly Productive Practitioner who is A good, conscientious, and able steward for the common good

Able to put knowledge into action: a flexible thinker capable of inductive and deductive reasoning and critical and creative thinking; a strategic causer of change.

Able to engage in and facilitate organizational learning; willing to take the initiative and find new ways of doing things; committed to continuous improvement.

Committed to the development of the organization as a constant, reliable, relevant and effective unit that positively impacts the quality of life in our society.

Able to analyze, understand and question the assumptions of the larger organization and suggest alternatives for organizational action or design.

Centered and self- aware of personal style and at the same time respectful of the strengths and styles of others and willing to work to integrate their interests and abilities with organizational purposes.

Continuing lifelong learning, able to plan for multiple career paths and committed to personal growth and development and that of others.

Tolerant and comfortable in ambiguity, complexity, and uncertainty and, as a result, capable of anticipating, surviving, and shaping change in organizations.

Primarily motivated by intrinsic rewards: service to others, the nature of the work, the satisfaction derived from achievement, and opportunities to develop high capacity in a career of public management.

Aware of societal trends and challenged to address the resulting organizational issues.

Continuing Professional Education
The CPM program has been approved for continuing education credit by the County Commissioners Education Committee as mandated by the Texas State Legislature. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education (TCLOSE), the Texas State Board of Accountancy and The County Treasurers’ Association has also endorsed the CPM Program for continuing education credits.

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