CPM Tucson-Pima Program

As an employee-focused organization, the City of Tucson and Pima County are committed to help employees "Deliver Exceptional Service to the People of Tucson", and take actionable steps in being Accountable, Respectful, and Ethical for Pima County constituents. Both organizations have partnered with ASU to offer the Certified Public Manager® Program in a custom Tucson-Pima cohort to be delivered in a combination of both classroom and virtual format. 

The Ignite Leadership Academy/CPM program, Fundamentals in Supervision (FiS), and Management Essentials have been designed to develop the effectiveness of City of Tucson and Pima County supervisors and managers. The cost of the program will be absorbed by your department. The highly competitive program seeks to support employees now and in the future through the competencies, and align with our vision to be “the destination for sustainable living, growth, and opportunities” and the We A.R.E. Pima County Values - Accountable, Respectful, and Ethical. 

Classes are scheduled one day per week from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursdays. Most sessions will be offered virtually via Zoom, however Course 1 and Course 5 (10 sessions)  will be held in person at a location to be determined in Tucson, AZ. Additional coursework will be assigned before and after class.

Program Commitment:

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

  • Attend all program class sessions
  • Complete all assignments within the specified timeframe
  • Actively engage in the learning process

Additional Requirements:

The following additional requirements must be met to join the CPM Tucson-Pima program:

  • Currently employed with the City of Tucson or Pima County
  • Completed the Ignite Supervisor Academy (City of Tucson) or FiS and Management Essentials (Pima County)
  • Letter of support from your current supervisor

Upcoming CPM Tucson-Pima Program:

September 2022 CPM Tucson-Pima Program in Tucson

CPM Cohort 2209-CT
Location: Virtual class via Zoom, In person classes at HCD City of Tucson Sentinel Building in Tucson, AZ
September 15, 2022 - May 18, 2023
Program Schedule and Costs 

Download your CPM Tucson-Pima Application 

Please note, the Application Review Committee and Executive Leadership Team will recommend participation to the CPM program. Once recommended, please download and submit your completed application, including supporting documentation to:

Shannon Zweig
CPM Program Manager
p: 602-496-1302
e: Shannon.Zweig@asu.edu

Approved applicants will be provided further instructions.