"There are noble public servants in all levels of government. This is one of the first times in my 25+ year career in public service that I’ve had an opportunity to 'work' with so many state employees."
"Being with so many different classmates from various departments allowed me to understand varied perspectives. The program was lots of work but was quite a satisfying experience and I am proud that I completed it."
"A great program for any Public Manager if you are looking to excel in your role and develop your organization with direct benefits to the people you serve. The education, the pace of work, and the networking among your peers are the best parts."
State of NJ Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM)
The nationally accredited State of New Jersey Certified Public Manager® Program is administered by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC) and delivered by Rutgers University-Newark’s School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA).
NJCPM Mission Statement: The New Jersey Certified Public Manager® Program develops public and nonprofit managers, administrators, and supervisors into efficient, effective, and ethical organizational leaders.
Participants will gain the knowledge needed to tackle complex organizational challenges, manage their day-to-day operations more effectively, and grow as leaders. The program also provides a framework upon which leaders can build and apply throughout their career.
The New Jersey Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program has returned to in person instruction. We are committed to providing a high-quality CPM program within a safe environment in which to operate. Health and safety measures in accordance with the guidance provided by the Governor’s Office, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), OSHA and the NJ Department of Health will be followed as well as those outlined by the facilities in which we operate. In the event the program cannot continue in-person, we will pivot to a virtual learning class.
Fall 2022 IN PERSON COHORTS
Westampton 7 cohort on Fridays starting Sept. 23
Wayne 5 cohort on Wednesdays starting Oct. 12
SPRING 2023 IN PERSON COHORTS
Freehold 5 cohort on Thursdays starting Feb. 2
North Jersey cohort, date and location TBD
FALL 2023 IN PERSON COHORT
City of Atlantic City on Tuesdays starting Sept. 12
SPRING 2023 VIRTUAL COHORT
The NJCPM Program is planning on offering a virtual cohort in spring 2023. Our goal is to foster an engaging virtual learning environment, as well as create opportunities for students to work independently, with their classmates and instructors. Interested participants can complete a CPM application and indicate their interest in attending the Virtual cohort.
ALL COHORTS MEET THE NATIONAL CPM REQUIREMENT OF 300 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION.
The application should be submitted to the attention of Tira McCants at NJCPM@csc.nj.gov
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The NJ CPM Program is designed around the core leadership requirements established by the National Consortium of Certified Public Managers. The curriculum was developed jointly by Rutgers University–Newark's School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and the State of New Jersey's Civil Service Commission to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st-century public management environment.
The core competencies of the New Jersey Certified Public Manager Program are:
- Public Service Focus
- Quantitative Techniques
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Strategic Thinking
- Analytical Thinking
- Administrative Law
- Budgetary Process
- Management Information Systems
- Personal and Organizational Integrity
- Managing Work
- Leading People
- Developing Self
- Systemic Integration
- Change Leadership