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Ohio CPM President Year End Letter

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December 29, 2017

Dear Ohio Certified Public Managers and Society Board Members:

As 2017 comes to a close, I would like to thank each of you for allowing me to serve as your President. It has been one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. Many of...Read More »

Adopt a Child for the Holidays! Save the Date

The OCPM Society has once again partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Ohio to help make children smile!

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 – 6 PM
Where: Skate Zone 71 – 4900 Evanswood Drive, Columbus 43229

This time, we are adopting ten children chosen by BBBS who wish to have...Read More »

OCPM Society Board Nominations Open

Two positions on the OCPM Society board for 2018 are open for nominations. You have the opportunity to nominate a qualified person to represent you on this board. (Or you many nominate yourself.)

President-Elect (3-year term)

The President-Elect serves as assistant to the president during the first year of the term in...Read More »

Host a Child at the Clippers Game!

The Ohio CPM Society board is coordinating a community service opportunity to help several children attend the Columbus Clippers game on August 16.

Children identified by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio will be accompanied by a CPM adult sponsor at the “Kids Eat Free” night at...Read More »

Save the Date! Annual Leadership Conference Announced

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Power Up: The Positive Way to Enhance Performance

Save the Date!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Full details and registration coming soon!

Conference Location

The event will be held at the Dublin Integrated Education Center.

There will also be an after-hours event planned.

Be sure to subscribe to site updates and follow our social media channels for news...Read More »

OCPM Project Team Receives Statehouse Recognition

The 2016 President’s Award recipients from Ohio Certified Public Manager® training Cohort 51 received recognition through a public resolution at the Ohio Statehouse on 2 May 2017. Resolution HR 100 was presented during a gathering of the 132nd Assembly.  The resolution was presented by Representatives John Barnes, Tim Schaffer, and Anne Gonzales....Read More »

Project Team to Be Honored at the Statehouse

The 2016 President’s Award team, Bridging the Gap, will be recognized by both the Senate and the House of Representatives in their individual chambers on Tuesday, May 2. The House ceremony is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. The Senate ceremony will be on held at 1:30 p.m. All CPM graduates and...Read More »

Rock Star Panel Returns to the 2016 Glenn College Leadership Forum

Meet the Rock Stars

The afternoon breakout sessions includes our most popular session:
Spotlight on Ohio’s Policy Rock Stars

Each year we bring together a panel of Ohio’s most experienced and respected public policy leaders who have worked through some of our...Read More »

Leadership in Government and Public Administration Speaker Series (LIGPS) welcomes Superintendent Dan Good

Short notice, but perhaps this is of interest to some of you:

Please join us for our Leadership in Government and Public Service Speaker Series

Thursday, August 18, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Franklin County Hall of Justice, Room #3
369 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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Recent Lunch and Learn Presentation Available to Download

Many people attended the recent Lunch and Learn presentation/webinar by Jill Stevenson, MBA, CPM on the Journey to Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has graciously allowed the Society to post her Powerpoint slides for review.

If you would like to review the content that she presented — or were unable...Read More »

2015 OCPM Society Annual Report Available

The 2015 Ohio Certified Public Manager® Society Annual Report is available for viewing and download. You can find this report at this link: 2015 Annual Report and under the “About” menu at

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OHFA Toastmasters Open House Invitation

This item is being share on behalf of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency; it may be of interest to CPM’s:


Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Enhance job interview skills? Improve your presentation skills?

The OHFA Toastmasters is celebrating its’ 3rd anniversary!
Please come celebrate with us, and discover...Read More »

Journey of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - A Lunch & Learn Event

image of network event posting - June 8 - 12pm-1pm - The Journey of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Join us for a great opportunity to learn about Jill A. Stevenson’s journey to receive Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma.

Meeting Details

In Person
William Green Building
30 W. Spring Street, Columbus
Level 3, Room E

Find under “Meeting Center”
Password: OCPMSRocks!
Audio Bridge: 614-644-4743

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2016 Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC)

Ohio Certified Public Manager® Fellows are able to attend the Practitioner’s Seminar at the Midwest Public Affairs Conference at the same rate as Central Ohio ASPA members! Full details can be found at the COASPA site and below:

 2016 Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC)

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Message Regarding OCPM Training Program Status

Dear Certified Public Manager®:

The Ohio Certified Public Manager® Society Board (Ohio CPM Society) has had a long-standing partnership with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in administering the Ohio Certified Public Manager® (OCPM) training program over the past sixteen years. DAS became an accredited member of the National...Read More »

Cohort 48 Participants Recognized at Ohio Senate

Members of Ohio CPM Cohort 48 were recognized Wednesday, April 13 at the 131st Assembly of the Ohio Senate. If you were unable to attend, you can view the proceedings here:

Going Home for Good

The Going Home for Good team was presented with Senate Resolution...Read More »

OCPM Cohort 51 is Now Graduated!

Many congratulations to the members of Ohio CPM training Cohort 51 on their recent completion and graduation on April 1, 2016. Each graduate is now able to display the “CPM” designation after their name.

Not all graduates pictured. Photo courtesy Shawn Crosby, CPM

Members...Read More »

Awards Presented at Ohio CPM Society Annual Leadership Conference

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Certified Public Manager of the Year

Pictured: Therese Dyer, Chief Financial Officer; Janet Cool, CPM; Kevin Miller, Director – Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

DUBLIN, OH – At the annual leadership conference of the Ohio Certified Public Manager Society, President Irene Barnett, CPM, revealed...Read More »

President Elect Shawn Crosby Shares Closing Remarks

Ohio Certified Public Manager® Society President Elect Shawn Crosby, CPM, shared her closing comments with attendees of the 2015 Annual Leadership Conference. During her address, Crosby thanked the Conference Committee Chair, Janet Cool, along with the many members of the Conference Committee, for their preparation and delivery of an outstanding...Read More »

Full 2015 Leadership Conference Agenda

UPDATE: The conference is now over. Be sure to visit the site and/or subscribe to our social media channels to stay in touch with future events! [11/10/15]

2015 Leadership Conference Agenda

Meet and Greet

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast included

Conference Kickoff

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Irene Barnett, CPM – Ohio CPM Society...Read More »

Ohio CPM Society on Twitter

Many Certified Public Managers® prefer to get their updates on Twitter. We’re there! Find and follow us: @ohiocpmsociety. If you are coming to the 2015 Annual Conference, be sure to send updates about what inspires you during the day. Remember to use #ocpms15 when posting.

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2016 Board Nominations Requested

Dear Ohio Certified Public Manager®:

The Ohio Certified Public Manager® Society Board is soliciting nominations for various board positions including President Elect, Treasurer, Conference Committee Chair, and Member Services Committee Chair.

Any person can nominate a Certified Public Manager® to serve on the board. A nominee must be a member in good...Read More »

Cohort 15 Grad Sees Value from OCPM Training

From time to time, we hear great things about how the OCPM training program has benefited a graduate in their profession. One such example was just shared with us:

“Thanks to OCPM I have started a new role with Ohio State Parks and am now the Southwest District Manager which involves...Read More »