Today wraps up the first week of intense leadership and managerial training as 13 members of the Lakeland Police Department and senior managers from nearly every other City Department entered the Certified Public Manager program. Lakeland PD is proud to host the CPM program on behalf of the City of Lakeland.
So why are we hosting this leadership development program?
"Effective leaders inherently know the value of constantly seeking self-improvement and refusing to remain stagnant in ideas, thoughts, and practice. By continuing to grow, they can better fulfill their responsibilities of accomplishing their missions and developing others."
- FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, May 2007.
The CPM program is a nationally-recognized, comprehensive training and development program for public sector managers at all levels of state and local government. The program's aim is to professionalize the practice of public management by moving away from traditional management and embracing transformational leadership. The Florida CPM program is sponsored by The Florida Center for Public Management at Florida State University.
Lakeland PD CPM Level One Class Photo
The overall CPM program lasts for nearly two years and consists of eight levels. Participants attend a new level every three months. Each level involves four days of class room instruction and discussion followed by writing assignments. The various CPM levels include:
- Management of Individual Performance
- Management of Group Performance
- Management of Organizational Performance
- Managing Organizational Effectiveness
- Social Change and Its Impact on Public Management
- A Systems Focus
- Policy Perspectives
- Contemporary Issues In Public Management
The senior managers from Lakeland PD chosen to participate in CPM were selected to prepare them for greater leadership roles in the future. We are proud of their dedication and commitment to improving their leadership skills. Good luck on your journey.
Lakeland PD Senior Managers in the CPM Program
-Asst Chief Bill LePere