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Certified Public Manager® Program
City of Tucson
January 2024 Cohort

Classes will be scheduled on Thursdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Arizona State University School of Social Work Tucson Campus, 340 N Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, AZ 85745.

CPM Program Eligibility:

  • Currently employed with the City of Tucson
  • Completed the Ignite Supervisor Academy (City of Tucson)
  • Letter of support from your current supervisor

To be eligible for the Certified Public Management® Program, applicants are required to have completed at least 60 hours of learning activities that address the CPM competencies below. Of those hours, applicants must have completed the Ignite Supervisor Academy (24 hours) through the City of Tucson, plus additional competency-based training/education to total 60 hours. It is highly-suggested that participants are current supervisors. Department heads will review the leadership needs of the employee and department, will ensure employee has not had disciplinary action in the last 12 months, and ensure supervisor support to attend a minimum 240 hours of training. The Application Review Committee and Executive Leadership Team will recommend participation in the CPM Program.

ASU CPM Program Component

A minimum of 240 hours of learning activities will be completed during the ASU CPM Program. To ensure you complete the required hours for certification, you should plan on participating in every class and completing all assignments.

Program Commitment:

To earn the Certified Public Manager® designation, you will need to commit to the following requirements:

  • Attend all program class sessions
  • Complete all assignments within the specified timeframe
  • Actively engage in the learning process
  • Participate in team collaborations and team final project
  • Participate in the final simulation (role play) assignment

Program Schedule:

Class Meeting Dates: Thursdays: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
25 1, 8, 15, 22 21, 28 4, 11, 18 16, 23, 30 6, 13 11, 18, 25 1, 8  5, 12, 19, 26 3

Graduation: Tentatively October 24, 2024

How To Apply

Application deadline: January 3, 2024

Please download the application below and submit it with supporting documentation to:

Marena Sampson, PhD
Program Coordinator, Sr.
p: 602-543-6559

Approved applicants will be provided further instructions.

CPM Tucson Application