The Florida Certified Public Manager (CPM) program will honor 437 new graduates July 20 at Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
That will bring the total number of CPM graduates in Florida to approximately 8,579 — more than in any other state.
The CPM program is a nationally recognized leadership development program currently delivered in 42 states. The purpose is to develop more effective public managers, thereby improving services to all Florida taxpayers.
There will be four separate CPM graduation ceremonies this summer, each of which is the culmination of a three-day leadership conference:
- North Florida area: July 20 (125 graduates)
- Largo, Florida area: Aug. 10 (88 graduates)
- Polk County, Florida area: Aug. 31 (106 graduates)
- Virtual graduation: Sept. 21 (118 graduates)
The Florida Center for Public Management in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University administers the CPM program.
These 437 new graduates have completed a rigorous two-year program, including 31 days of classroom instruction, required projects and exams. More than 100 government agencies, including cities, counties, state and constitutional offices, have participated in the Florida CPM program.
For more information, visit fcpm.fsu.edu.