Leaders and supervisors can use the below form to recommend a candidate for the Certified Public Manager program. The candidate does not need to be the recommender's direct report, but the recommender should be familiar with the candidate's work in a concrete way. We will accept recommendations from leaders in other agencies than the candidate's current one, but not supervisees / direct reports of the candidate.
In your statement, please make sure to describe why your nominee is a good candidate for the program, how they have already demonstrated commitment to one or more CPM Competencies, and how you see the program fitting into their leadership journey and/or service to the public. This is not a statement of financial support or time release. Referrals should be less than one page.
After recommendation, the Professional Development Center will contact the candidate to notify them and collect the remaining application materials.