Issue #6: Greater Indianapolis Area

CPM graduates

18 State, Local Government Officials, and Non-Profit Officials Earn their CPM

On February 18, 2014 at the Ball State Fishers Center @ Saxony, the Bowen Center for Public Affairs awarded the designation of Certified Public Supervisor to eighteen state and local government and nonprofit officials. They earned the designation by completing the first phase of the Indiana Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program, a rigorous two-year course of study in the area of public administration and management. Graduates learn applied theories and practical skills that help them to adopt an outcome-based perspective on managerial behavior, create measures of individual and organizational performance, and develop and enhance their interpersonal skills. The Indiana CPM Program is accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium and Ball State University is the only Indiana institution authorized to deliver the curriculum and training for this nationally recognized program. 

“These officials are to be commended for their dedication to public service,” said Charles Taylor, Coordinator of the Indiana CPM Program. “They recognize that staying current in their knowledge and application of modern public management practices is a key to providing the efficient and effective services that the public expects and deserves.” 

The public officials receiving the designation of Certified Public Supervisor come from a variety of central and northern Indiana communities, including Fishers, Westfield, Noblesville, Carmel, Lafayette, Anderson, and Porter County as well as from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. 


Public Administration Graduate Certificate at the Indianapolis Center 

The Ball State Indianapolis Center is offering the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration beginning this coming Fall 2014 term.  This 12-credit hour certificate is customizable, allowing participants to choose four of six academic classes to increase credentials and gain a competitive edge.  Course choices include Introduction to Public Administration, Organizational Administration and Management, Policy, Processes, Policy Analyses, Finance, and Personnel Administration.  

Certificate completion provides a theoretical understanding and practical awareness of public policy and of the principles of management and administration in the public sector. The program blends the study of politics and administration with the techniques of modern management.  

For more information visit and register for the May 20 information session.


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