Certified Public Manager Certificate

Center for Public Administration and Leadership

Develop immediately applicable management capabilities with our program designed specifically for federal, state, and local government and nonprofit sector managers and supervisors. Experience a one-of-a-kind program that will improve both your individual and organizational performance and develop you into the leader the public sector needs.

  • Gain insight into your leadership skills, including reflection on emotional intelligence, ethics, and change leadership, and strengthen these skills through this academically grounded program
  • Work in a cohort and learn from the experiences of others as you consider the practical application of leadership and change management skills through a capstone project
  • Earn a national trademark designation of CPM (Certified Public Manager) and become a member of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers

The next cohort will start in August 2023.  

Certified Public Manager Certificate registration form

Application requirements

  • Minimum of three years of experience
  • Resume
  • A personal statement (500 words or less) answering the following:
    • How does the Certified Public Manager program fit into your professional goals?
    • Do you have the support of your workplace, and can you guarantee full participation in the program for the year?

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For information about certificate programs, contact the School of Business at hsb@hamline.edu.

For billing questions, contact Hamline Student Accounts, 651-523-3000.

National Certified Public Manager Consortium



Program overview

Format Hamline’s low-residency program combines in-person classes with online coursework.
Tuition $4,000 (payable in three installments over three semesters).
  • Leadership of Self and Others
  • Managing Work
  • Working Beyond Boundaries
  • Capstone Project