Learn and practice the critical leadership skills necessary to succeed as a manager in today's dynamic public service environment.

The Schaefer Center for Public Policy offers managers and supervisors a leg up through a nationally accredited leadership development program. Maryland’s leaders now have the opportunity to gain the comprehensive, applied management skills needed to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st century.

The Schaefer Center, offers the Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program which is available in two tracks.

Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program for Government and Nonprofit Professionals

This program is open to supervisors and managers who live or work in Maryland and who work for a government (local, state, or federal), quasi-governmental, or nonprofit organization.

Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program for Law Enforcement Professionals

This program is open to supervisors and managers who live or work in Maryland and who work for a law enforcement organization. The Maryland  Certified Public Manager® Program for public safety professionals is offered in conjunction with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. The program meets the requirements for Police Training and Standards Commission’s First Line Administrator credential.

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Congratulations to the third cohort of government and nonprofit managers and supervisors to graduate from the Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program.