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Event CPM: The Public Management Profession and Environment
Date Asynchronous
Description Being an effective public manager requires understanding the profession and the impact of a changing managerial environment. Step outside your daily duties to explore the history and characteristics of American public administration in this self-paced online course. Explore how the profession is changing, how your position is affected by trends outside the organization, and what issues you need to monitor in the coming year. Instructor: Susan Paddock
Price $225
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Event CPM: Ethics, Values, and the Public Manager
Date October 12, 2021 08:30 AM - 03:15 PM
Description Don't get your name in the headlines! Learn what is required for ethical decision making and ethical action. Find out how individual actions and the actions of groups are influenced by codes of ethics and by sanctions imposed for unethical conduct. Identify and discuss ethical dilemmas you face at work and elsewhere. Also discover your own ethical compass and how to use it effectively and consistently. Instructor: Mark Mueller
Price $225
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Event CPM: Productivity and Quality Improvement for Public Managers
Date October 5, 2021. 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Description Take a systematic approach to identify what's necessary to initiate and sustain organizational productivity and quality improvements. Through assessments and tools, examine current productivities and quality improvement efforts and then explore ways to improve systems, align activities build processes designed for success, and create a culture that supports your efforts.
Price $225
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Event CPM: The Art of Delegation for Public Managers
Date October 19, 2021 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Delegation is more than just getting work off your desk and onto the desks of others. Learn how to create a clear, shared vision of the end result that you and your employees are attempting to achieve. Explore the basics of delegation: identifying the "starting" conditions that ensure success, detailing the role that leaders play throughout the process, and exploring common obstacles to effective delegation. Find out how to enable your employees to willingly take more responsibility and use their expanded authority well.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Elements of Digital Style for Public Managers
Date October 20, 2021, 12:30-3:30 pm
Description Strunk & White's The Elements of Style gave generations of communicators trustworthy guidelines for writing and editing quality print publications. But times have changed since 1919, when Professor Strunk wrote "the little book" for his English classes. This update provides similarly practical guidelines for digital marketers, editors and designers. Learn styles for digital layout, content and text you can apply immediately with confidence.
Price $115
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Event CPM: Time and Stress Management Skills for Public Managers
Date November 3, 2021. 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Explore the relationship between time and stress. Discover different approaches to managing time and stress, practice stress management techniques, and develop a personal time and stress management system that reflects your values, priorities, roles, and preferences.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Leading and Managing from the Middle for Public Managers
Date November 4, 2021. 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description As a middle manager, your job is increasingly important. You translate he expectations of supervisors into standards for your employees, and you represent your unit to others. Learn how you can contribute even more effectively to your organization's high performance. Discover how to use your position to achieve organizational goals through others, use your seven bases of power more effectively, and find strategies for expanding your influence.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Effective Workplace Writing for Public Managers
Date December 15. 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Master the writing skills necessary to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in today's professional environment. Learn techniques of document structure, grammar, and style proven to enhance credibility, connection, and influence. Discover the most common credibility-damaging errors and get tips for avoiding them. You'll practice applying these techniques to your own work situations.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Project Management Fundamentals for Public Managers
Date November 16-17, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Gain foundational knowledge and explore contemporary best practices in project management to build the personal knowledge, skills and confidence you need to effectively lead projects. Whether you're leading your first project, struggling to get through all the projects on your to-do list, or looking for strategies to ensure project success, you will benefit from this class.
Price $375
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Event CPM: Budgeting for Public Managers
Date November 18, 2021. 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Budgets play an integral role as a policy document, management tool, resource allocation plan, and financial plan. Understanding the roles, responsibilities, and opportunities that administrators, elected officials, and the public face when developing, adopting, executing, and monitoring a public budget.
Price $225
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Event CPM:Deliberation, Dialogue, and Public Engagement
Date 12/7/21
Description Public participation is a cornerstone of democracy, and yet engaging the public can be risky business. One bad experience can produce a career-lasting wariness of public engagement. This session is designed to help you determine when and how to engage the public so that it is a satisfying and informing process for everyone involved. We¿ll explore the different intentions of public education, public hearings, dialogue and deliberation processes. This interactive session will have plenty of practice time, allowing you to build on your own diagnosis and facilitation skills.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Teambuilding for Public Managers
Date December 8, 2021. 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Organizations thrive, or fail to thrive, based on how well the teams within those organizations work. High performance arises when teams are encouraged to take risks, fail, and learn from those small failures, a process some call "teaming." Leaders can create the right environment for teaming and encourage individual team members to speak up, collaborate, experiment, and reflect. Extraordinary teams cultivate an exciting, collaborative environment that is built upon mutual trust, respect, and engagement.
Price $225
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Event CPM:Creating a Culture of Civility and Respect in Public Management
Date January 25, 2022, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Disrespectful and uncivil behavior is on the rise in the workplace, costing businesses millions in lost productivity, lower quality and employee turnover. To address this growing problem, in this workshop we¿ll examine the concept of civil and respectful behavior and some of the possible reasons behind the trend. We¿ll share strategies organizational leaders and teams can employ to build and maintain a culture of civil and respectful behavior, and to address disrespectful or inappropriate behavior when they see it.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Racial Equity Leadership for Public Managers
Date January 27, 2022, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Transform your commitment to racial equity into anti-racist leadership. Explore leadership principles through a racial equity lens, and discover ways you as a public manager can develop and encourage equitable, anti-racist practices in your agency or organization.
Price $225
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Event Sustaining Anti-Racist and Equitable Practices in Government Bodies
Date February 24, 2022, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Learn the critical elements of equity-focused mentoring and succession-planning programs, assess your organization's readiness to develop anti-racist leaders, and examine effective, DEI-centered succession programs in other agencies. Instructors: ananda mirilli and Courtney Reed Jenkins
Price $225
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Event Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College
Date September 13, 2021- June 10, 2022
Description Class 8 (2021-22) of the Command College CPM Program
Price $0
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Event 2021-2023 Madison CPM Colleague Group
Date November 9, 2021-April 14, 2023
Description 2021-2023 Madison cohort of the CPM Colleague Group
Price $4400
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Event CPM: Records Management for Public Managers
Date February 15, 2022, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Public managers understand that records are critical to an organization's success. Through class discussions, practical simulation, demonstrations, and handouts, you discover what records are and are not, how to conduct a records inventory, and how to set up a records management program for your agency. Other topics include electronic records, retention scheduling, and records law.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Fearless Performance Reviews for Public Managers
Date February 16, 2022, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Learn how to establish clear performance expectations early in the process and facilitate a collaborative conversation between supervisors and employees. Gain tools to define what great performance is for each employee, develop SMART expectations for every position, identify the right coaching goals, and create a transformative approach for conducting effective and inspiring face-to-face performance reviews. Class fee includes the instructor¿s book, Fearless Performance Reviews.
Price $238
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Event CPM: Managing Organizational Change in Public Management
Date March 1, 2022, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description A key challenge for today's leaders is helping employees understand the need for change. Effective leaders must assist employees in discovering new ways of working and embracing these new ideas. Explore strategies for communicating the need for change and building employee commitment to that change.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Project Management Fundamentals for Public Managers
Date March 2-3, 2021 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Gain foundational knowledge and explore contemporary best practices in project management to build the personal knowledge, skills and confidence you need to effectively lead projects. Whether you're leading your first project, struggling to get through all the projects on your to-do list, or looking for strategies to ensure project success, you will benefit from this class.
Price $375
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Event CPM: Facilitating Effective Meetings for Public Managers
Date April 5, 2022, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Learn to develop an agenda, manage meeting dynamics, deal with disruptive behavior, keep the meeting on track, track assignments, and record the decisions and actions of the group. The session includes templates and models to use for agenda development and meeting notes.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Customer Service as a Strategic Issue for the Public Sector
Date April 6, 2022, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Explore strategies for applying marketing concepts to a public organization and linking performance within the organization to its ultimate success. Inspire and orient everyone in your office to their customer service responsibilities and explore leadership and managerial strategies for creating an infrastructure that supports them in these roles. Learn how to create a customer-centered operation that unleashes the talents of your employees, examine the most crucial ¿moments of truth¿ for your customers, and develop a plan laying down the first steps toward making customers the center of your agency¿s universe.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Exploring and Reporting Your Data for Public Managers
Date April 19, 2022, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description Gain a better understanding of common data types, their purpose, and their limitations. You will have opportunities to analyze the data your organization has available, identify data gaps, and assess the strength of your information. You will also discover strategies for reporting data for different audiences.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Preparing RFPs and Bids for Public Managers
Date May 17, 2021 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description This class provides government professionals with a broad overview of both traditional and innovative procurement concepts in order that they might use them to obtain higher quality and less costly supplies, equipment and services for the betterment of their agencies and the taxpayer.
Price $225
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Event CPM: Developing Public-Private Partnerships
Date May 24, 2021, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Description In an era of declining tax support, government leaders are exploring creative ways to maintain quality, including developing effective partnerships with the private sector. Explore the changing role of government, the foundations of effective partnerships, the conditions that are most conducive to public-private partnerships, and various alternative strategies to government service delivery. Study examples of public-private partnerships and identify prospective partnerships for your agency.
Price $225
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