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Oregon Certified Public Manager (OCPM) Program

About the Oregon Certified Public Manager® Program (OCPM)

The Oregon Certified Public Manager® Program is a nationally certified development program for local and state governmental leaders. This comprehensive training program will prepare managers for federal, state and local government careers. Linfield University's Online and Continuing Education will deliver the official Certified Public Manager Program (CPM) certification program for the state of Oregon.

Those earning the Certified Public Manager® designation are eligible to become members of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers.

The curriculum

In order to receive the OCPM credential, participants enrolled in the course must successfully complete the Public Management Academy and the Leadership Academy.

Public Management Academy

An intensive one-year training program that facilitates learning and sharpens management knowledge, skills and abilities. Participants practice the tools needed to meet the challenges of the 21st Century in the public sector. Learners will engage in customized workshops and a final capstone project.

Program includes:

  • Education for public managers
  • Collaboration across communities
  • Innovation through project results

Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is designed to encompass innovative leadership topics, in addition to learning personal and organizational development. This program is an excellent fit for appointed and elected officials, nonprofit administrators and aspiring leaders.

Topics include:

  • Race, equity and inclusion
  • Leadership styles
  • Strategic planning
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Data management
  • Crisis communications

The program at a glance




Virtual and in-person hybrid



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Linfield University
Online and Continuing Education