The University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs CPM program is a comprehensive course of study that consists of six four-day training sessions on topics that are consistent with the requirements of the National CPM Consortium that accredits CPM programs nationwide and the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service that administers the CPM program for the state of Texas. The six topics are:
- Public Personnel Administration
- Managing for Quality
- Organizational Communication
- Public Finance and Budgeting
- Productivity and Development
- Information Systems for Managers
Use is made of carefully selected readings and homework assignments to assess comprehension and encourage job application of track content. CPM participants must complete a seventh track, an applied research project, on an area of personal or professional interest as a capstone or final requirement for award of the CPM credential.