Program Goals and Benefits

Program Goals and Benefits

The primary goals of the NVCPM Program are to create world class leaders in public service and make government more efficient.  The Nevada Certified Public Manager Program offers public leaders an opportunity to enhance their leadership capabilities.  As participants move through the program, the workplace will benefit from their enhanced skills sets and organizations will have fully developed managers who function in critical support roles.

    NVCPM Program Goals 

    • Encourage the recognition of public management as a profession established upon an underlying body of knowledge and provide a roadmap to acquiring that knowledge  
    • Foster and maintain high educational and ethical standards in the practice of public management
    • Assist Nevada’s governmental organizations by establishing a more objective assessment for a public manager’s professional knowledge and performance
    • Provide enhanced professional recognition of management development attainment by public managers
    • Prepare federal, state, and local government employees to assume more responsible management roles and assist agencies with succession planning
    • Meet and maintain the accreditation requirements of the National CPM Consortium

     NVCPM Program Benefits 

    • Retain employees with leadership potential
    • Build a pool of internally developed leaders
    • Improve government services and efficiency through process improvement projects
    • Implement new approaches to agency challenges and opportunities

     NVCPM Program Benefits to Participants 

    • Assess and practice fundamental management theories, tools, and techniques in an increasingly challenging work environment
    • Discover new approaches to leading teams and serving as a model to other leaders
    • Participate in self-discovery activities, receive feedback and individual assessment
    • Develop practical applications of up-to-date management theory to assist in meeting the objective of the organization
    • Sharpen skills through networking and continuing education
    • Managers and supervisors receiving CPM certification from a program accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium, are eligible for membership in the AmericanAcademy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM). The AACPM is a national professional association of public sector managers who are Certified Public Managers.
    • Managers and supervisors receiving certification from the NVCPM are eligible for membership in the Nevada Society of Certified Public Managers (NVSCPM).