Personnel Cabinet
For Immediate Release

Press Release Date:  Friday, December 19, 2008  
Contact Information:  Crystal Pryor

The Personnel Cabinet’s Governmental Services Center Graduates 19 Kentucky Certified Public Managers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 18, 2008) — Today the Personnel Cabinet’s Governmental Services Center (GSC) graduated 19 Kentucky Certified Public Managers (KCPM). 
The Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program is a nationally accredited, in-depth, comprehensive training and development program for nominated employees from state and local government agencies.  Graduates are required to complete classroom and online training as well as a capstone project.
“The program aims to professionalize the practice of public management and increases the capacity of its participants to effectively lead people and manage work processes,” said Deputy Secretary Tim Longmeyer. “Professional development of the state workforce is a key to good government.”

The KCPM program  includes a distinct group of online courses offered through GSC’s  partnership with Kentucky State University’s (KSU).  These additions provide the participants a blended learning experience while expanding their public sector leadership and management skills.

During the awards ceremony, GSC also recognized 12 employees who successfully completed their Certificate of Management Fundamentals (CMF). CMF aids employees in effectively improving personal performance and the performance of others.  CMF is open to all state employees who want to increase their professional and leadership skills, grow in their current jobs, and pursue even greater leadership responsibility. 
To learn more about the KCPM program, CMF, and other training course offerings provided by the Governmental Service Center, visit