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Nebraska Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program
Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program

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The Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program Graduates Sixth Cohort

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program graduated its sixth cohort of Certified Public Managers on December 6 in a ceremony at the university that was presided over by UNO Senior Vice Chancellor BJ Reed and University of Nebraska Regent Bob Whitehouse.  

The Nebraska CPM is a year-long program that includes a mixture of 17 on-line and on-campus courses, plus a major job-related project designed to tie all of the classroom learning together.  

2013 CPM Graduates
2013 CPM Graduates

The Nebraska Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program offered by the School of Public Administration of the University of Nebraska Omaha is

  • a nationally accredited comprehensive management development program specifically for current and aspiring managers in federal, state, and local government and in non-profit organizations, and
  • based on the assumption that well-trained public managers provide better service to the public.

The primary goal of the program is to foster and encourage the highest possible levels of performance and ethical practice of public and non-profit sector managers in order to effectively provide services and continuously improve the performance of state, local and federal government and of the non-profit sector.

The CPM program

  • offers a comprehensive course of study by which public and non-profit managers can acquire and apply best practices and theory to their leadership and management of people, processes, and organizations
  • is designed to address competencies that facilitate exceptional job performance and organizational success, and
  • applies theory to practical problems facing the participant, their agency/department/organization, and citizens.

Those who complete the program earn a national trademark designation of CPM (Certified Public Manager®).

The National Certified Public Manager® Consortium establishes accreditation standards and reviews members’ programs for initial or continuing accreditation. The School of Public Administration of the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) became a member of the Consortium in February 2007. Please visit the National CPM Consortium site at

Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program

The Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program was developed by the UNO School of Public Administration.

The program includes an orientation, 17 courses, and a major project scheduled over one year. Courses are delivered in person and online during the year. The program is designed to benefit current government or non-profit supervisors, managers, and persons with significant responsibilities (e.g., municipal or county clerks) and also persons who are interested in supervisory or management positions in a government or non-profit organization. There are no prerequisites.

View or download the brochure and list of faculty for the Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program.

Updated 7/8/13 by Melanie Kiper