Certified Public Manager

Take your career to the next level by becoming a Certified Public Manager.  Whether you are an accomplished public sector leader or aspiring to be one, develop crucial skills by earning the nationally-recognized Certified Public Manager® designation at LCCC.  Competencies addressed include: Leading People, Developing Self, Personal and Organizational Integrity, Systemic Integration, Managing Work and Change Leadership. Choose from classroom or hybrid training options.  

People who are interested in the program can view the 2019-2020 schedule.

Tuition

Tuition for the program is $3,299 per participant. Apply online! A separate supervisor signature form (pdf) is required in addition to the online application.

The LCCC Certified Public Manager program is accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Wyoming Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program trains, prepares and strengthens leaders in government and nonprofit organizations to address the gamut of management and supervisory issues: interviewing, coaching, motivating, leading change, working with teams, addressing conflict, improving efficiency, solving problems, planning for the future and more. The program emphasizes applied skills using best practices over theory providing benefits for the employees and their employers.

The classroom cohort is designed for public sector employees in southeast Wyoming.  The cohort launches each October and meets two or three days each month (except July) at Laramie County Community College.  Assignments are submitted to Canvas, the online learning management system.  The program concludes with the capstone presentations during the final session in September.

The hybrid cohort is designed for public sector employees throughout Wyoming who are unable to meet in Cheyenne each month due to travel expenses and out-of-office time.  The hybrid cohort meets at Laramie County Community College for three mandatory sessions in January, June, and November.  The sessions start at 1 p.m. on Mondays and conclude at noon on Fridays.  Students participate in the remaining sessions asynchronously through Canvas, the online learning management system.  The program starts in January and concludes in November.

The cost of the program is $3,299, approximately $14 per instructor-led training hour. Organizations that send more than one person may receive a discount.

CPM students complete capstone projects that directly benefit the sponsoring employer/organization. An independent study of the Florida CPM program found that a state agency documented an annual savings of $360,000 from just three CPM capstone projects alone (fcpm.fsu.edu). The majority of Wyoming CPM graduates stay with their sponsoring organization and most are promoted while in the program or soon after graduation.

Comprehensive: The Wyoming CPM program covers a wide range of leadership issues in a cohesive, application-based format, focusing on public and nonprofit leadership.

Accredited: The National CPM Consortium continuously monitors the quality of the program based on national CPM standards.

Nationally recognized: As a member of the National Certified Public Manager Consortium, Wyoming joins 39 states in offering the CPM to professionalize the practice of public management and to improve the efficiency and services of government and nonprofit organizations.  Graduates are conveyed the nationally recognized CPM designation.

Specific to Wyoming: The program is based on national best practices, but also tailored to Wyoming issues.