Professional Development

Public Management Academy

Public Management Academy

Workshop Overview

Course No: CLDCE2
Course Credit: 123 contact hours
Session Date(s): Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019
Location: Bonda Board Room - UR254, Levin College of Urban Affairs, 1717 Euclid Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115 
Learn More: Workshop Flyer 
Course Fee: $2,700 (which includes 19 days of training and instructional materials.) 
Payment Methods: Major credit cards, corporate checks, and staff development funds welcome. Read more. »
Ohio Certified Public Manager® Program Certification: To receive this credential, participants must enroll in and successfully complete the Leadership Academy and Public Management Academy. Learn more. »


  1. Public Management Academy Registration Form.
  2. Registration Information - Please contact for processing payment and completing registration in CampusCE.

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 19 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. 

Course Fee & Payment Methods

Tuition for Public Management Academy is $2,700 per participant, which includes 19 days of training and instructional materials.

  • Please contact for payment processing via CampusCE. Credit cards, corporate checks, and CSU staff development funds are accepted forms of payment.
  • If you are a CSU employee fill out this form for faculty/staff development funds and send a copy via CSU mail to Nina Antonik (UR330, Levin College of Urban Affairs) and to the Continuing Education Office (UR141, Levin College of Urban Affairs). The course number for this workshop is Course #: CLDCE2.
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Refund Policy

Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least seven business days prior to the start of the first class. Alternatively, registrant can choose to transfer paid tuition to a later, equivalent course of their choosing within the same college or school at no additional cost. Refunds may take up to ten business-days to receive. Requests must be submitted to Nina Antonik ( Click here for more information about Cleveland State Univerisity's refund policy.

Cancellation Policy 

Cleveland State University reserves the right to cancel a workshop and refund the workshop fee in the event that there are an insufficient number of registrants. 

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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