The Florida Certified Public Manager (CPM) program will be honoring 381 new graduates this summer. That will bring the total number of CPM graduates in Florida to approximately 6,641 — more than in any other state.
The CPM program is a nationally-recognized leadership development program, currently delivered in 38 states. The purpose is to develop more effective public managers, thereby improving services to all Florida taxpayers.
There will be three separate CPM graduation ceremonies this summer, each of which is the culmination of a three-day leadership conference:
- 1:15 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in Tallahassee, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. There were 216 graduates.
- 1:15 p.m. Thursday, August 8, in Largo, at the Pinellas County Public Safety Complex. There will be 83 graduates.
- 1:15 p.m. Thursday, August 29, in Orlando, at the Valencia College Criminal Justice Institute. There will be 82 graduates.
Florida has one of the most successful CPM programs in the country. It is administered by the Florida Center for Public Management at The Florida State University, which is part of the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy.
These 381 new graduates have completed a rigorous two-year program, including 32 days of training, plus required projects and exams. Over 100 government agencies, including cities, counties, state and constitutional offices, have participated in the Florida CPM program.
For more information on the CPM program, visit www.fcpm.fsu.edu.