Core Curriculum Areas


The NVCPM Program curriculum consist of 300+ hours of professional training and structured learning activities that must originate from the following competency areas, as stated in the National CPM Consortium Bylaws.

 Personal and Organizational Integrity 
Increasing awareness, building skills and modeling behaviors related to identifying potential ethical problems and conflicts of interest; appropriate workplace behavior; and legal and policy compliance

 Managing Work 
Meeting organizational goals through effective planning, prioritizing, organizing and aligning human, financial, material and information resources. Empowering others by delegating clear job expectations; providing meaningful feedback and coaching; creating a motivational environment and measuring performance. Monitoring workloads and documenting performance. Dealing effectively with performance problems.

 Leading People 
Inspiring others to positive action through a clear vision; promotes a diverse workforce. Encouraging and facilitating cooperation, pride, trust and group identity; fostering commitment and team spirit. Articulating a vision, ideas and facts in a clear and organized way; effectively managing emotions and impulses. 

Developing Self 
Demonstrating commitment to continuous learning, self-awareness and individual performance planning through feedback, study and analysis. 

Systemic Integration 
Approaching planning, decision-making and implementation from an enterprise perspective; understanding internal and external relationships that impact the organization. 

Public Service Focus 
Delivering superior services to the public and internal and external recipients; including customer/client identification, expectations, needs and developing and implementing paradigms, processes and procedures that exude positive spirit and climate; demonstrating agency and personal commitment to quality service. 

Change Leadership 
Acting as a change agent; initiating and supporting change within the organization by implementing strategies to help others adapt to changes in the work environment, including personal reactions to change; emphasizing and fostering creativity and innovation; being proactive.

The National CPM Consortium requires 250 of the total program hours be instructor-led training, with 200 hours coming from the above competency areas of the core curriculum.