Program Description


Program Description

The Nevada Certified Public Manager (NVCPM) Program is a systematic approach to management development that provides public sector professionals with training to maximize the effectiveness of Nevada's governmental organizations. The NVCPM Program is part of the State's efforts to prepare of cadre of leaders prepared to tackle the public policy challenges into the next generation. This certificate program offers practitioner-oriented course work that builds upon management training programs offered through agencies, colleges, and universities. This curriculum uses theory as the foundation and applies it to practical problems facing participants, their agencies, and the State.

The 18-month NVCPM Program is designed for public sector professionals who wish to learn both current management theory and useful techniques in order to improve their performance as managers and leaders. Professional and developmental in design, the Program prepares managers for the increasingly complex and demanding governmental issues confronting Nevada. Throughout the Program, participants develop practical applications relevant to advancing the mission and objectives of their organizations. The Program's curriculum and expectations are rigorous in scope. All graduates receive the designation of Certified Public Manager upon completion of all program requirements: all levels of core curriculum instruction, varying in length from one to five days; written examinations; mastery skill demonstration activities; outside reading requirements; and job-related projects, including a Capstone Quality Improvement Project.

The NVCPM Program is accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium, which accredits and establishes the standards and requirements for the CPM designation and authorizes only one organization per state to deliver the national CPM Program. Nevada is one of 39 states and governmental entities accredited and active members of the National Consortium. The NVCPM Program was initially accredited in 2005 by the Consortium and has remained in good standing since this time. Its accreditation was most recently renewed in October 2015 for a five-year period.

More information about the National CPM Consortium and its members can be found at the Consortium's website: http://www.cpmconsortium.org