Professional Development

Public Management Academy

Public Management Academy
Workshop Overview

Course No: PMA1000

The Public Management Academy (PMA) is a comprehensive management development certificate program for public managers. It professionalizes public managers as they learn and practice the management skills and tools they will need to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The Academy offers a one year series of customized workshops, creating a “public manager’s tool kit”.

PMA provides:

  • Education for Public Managers
  • Collaboration across Communities
  • Innovation through Project Results

Education for Public Managers

This program includes over 20 workshops designed to enhance the skill sets and productivity of public sector employees. Each workshop provides tools and techniques that can be applied directly work functions and showcases best practices in the field.

Collaboration across Communities

PMA’s required project provides the framework for true collaboration. Participants demonstrate learning by developing and implementing projects that directly address agency and regional needs with measurable project results. Project teams will access Cleveland State University - Levin College of Urban Affairs’ resources, faculty, and students. Projects provide a valuable return on investments to the participating agencies.

Innovation through Project Results

Group projects will integrate learning objectives and provide innovative solutions to contemporary issues. The project methodology transforms the workplace into a real-life laboratory, integrating theory and practice. The project outcomes deliver return on the investment for both the sponsoring organization and participants. 

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Refund Policy

Refunds may be requested until the first day of the academy if not able to attend. There will be a $50 materials charge for any refund.

Professional Development

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs offers a wide range of custom designed courses, workshops, and seminars. See the Professional Development Course Listing for this semester's schedule.

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