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Oregon Certified Public Manager (OCPM) Program

About the Oregon Certified Public Manager® Program

The Oregon Certified Public Manager® Program is a nationally certified development program for local and state governmental leaders. This comprehensive training program will prepare managers for federal, state, and local government careers. The Linfield University eCampus will deliver the official Certified Public Manager Program (CPM) certification program for the state of Oregon. Those earning the Certified Public Manager® designation are eligible to become members of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers.

The Curriculum;

In order to receive the OCPM credential, participants enrolled in the course must successfully complete the Public Management Academy and the Leadership Academy.

Public Management Academy

An intensive one-year training program that facilitates learning and sharpens management knowledge, skills, and abilities. Participants practice the tools needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century in the public sector. Learners will engage in customized workshops and a final capstone project.

 Program Includes:

● Education for Public Managers

● Collaboration across Communities

● Innovation through Project Results 

Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is designed to encompass innovative leadership topics, in addition to learning personal and organizational development. This program is an excellent fit for appointed and elected officials, nonprofit administrators, and aspiring leaders.

Topics Include:

● Race, Equity, & Inclusion

● Leadership Styles

● Strategic Planning

● Knowledge Transfer

● Data Management

● Crisis Communications