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Government Doing More with Less

"Reinventing government is no longer just a campaign slogan, it is now a necessity." Read a blog about our first two CPM graduates Sadie Rucker and Donald Curry and how they are reinventing government thanks to the CPM Program.

More Americans Going Back To School To Reinvent Themselves

According to an April 2009 survey carried out by Harris Interactive, more Americans are thinking about going back to school and taking those steps to reinvent themselves through professional development due to the stage of the economy. Read the full story.

Master in Public Administration (University of Houston)

The Master of Public Administration Program (MPA) provides higher levels of training and education for pre-service and in-service public managers, public policy analysts and public officials to address major public policy issues in a metropolitan scenario. Read more about the UH MPA program.

Certified Public Manager Links

American Academy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM)

The AACPM is a professional association of public sector managers. To be eligible for membership, an individual must have earned the designation of Certified Public Manager (CPM) through a management program accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium and must be a member of an accredited Society of Certified Public Managers. Learn more about the AACPM.

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Section on Certified Public Management

ASPA created the Section for Certified Public Management (SCPM) for practitioners and academics that are interested in the concept of Certified Public Management. The Section is open to all ASPA members whether or not they have acquired the CPM Certification. The Public Manager is the section's official journal. Click here to visit this section.

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

Since 1939, ASPA has been the nation's most respected society representing all forums in the public service arena. ASPA's membership consists of approximately 9,000 government and nonprofit administrators, scholars, educators, and students. Learn more about ASPA.

National Certified Public Manager Consortium

The National Certified Public Manager Consortium establishes and preserves the standards for the Certified Public Manager designation. The purpose of the Consortium is to promote CPM programs by providing and monitoring accreditation standards, facilitating program development, encouraging innovation and developing linkages with programs and organizations with similar concerns. Read more about the Consortium.

Texas Society of Certified Public Managers

The Texas Society of Certified Public Managers (TSCPM) is a professional association of public sector managers and is affiliated with the American Academy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM) and the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. The Society is composed of individuals who are current students or graduates who have earned their Certified Public Manager (CPM) designation. Learn more about the TSCPM and become a member.

The William P. Hobby Center for Public Service

Training public and nonprofit managers in the ethical values and technical competencies associated with outstanding public service. Find out what's new at the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service.


Resources for Public Managers

The Public Manager is a quarterly journal published by The Bureaucrat, Inc., a not-for-profit organization chartered and devoted to furthering knowledge and best practice at all levels of government.

The CPM Connection (newsletter) from the American Academy of Certified Public Managers

Journal of Public Affairs Education from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

Public Administration Quarterly publishes articles of practical and theoretical relevance to all areas of public administration.

GOVERNING provides news, insights and analysis on management, policy and politics to help guide and inspire innovative leaders across state and local government.

Best Practices, LLC is a research, consulting and publishing firm that is a world-leader in the field of best practice benchmarking focused on the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and health care industries. is government's business news daily and the premier Web site for federal managers and executives.

Human Resource Executive Online® is an interactive resource designed specifically for directors and vice presidents of HR.

International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) provides information on public management and public policy implementation.


The Public Management Research Association (PMRA) is a nonprofit academic membership association that furthers research on public organizations.

Conferences and Events of Interest


2019 American Academy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM) Conference

University of Nebraska Omaha - October 23 -25, 2019