Schedule for Upcoming Modules

Each CPM Module consists of two and a half days of instruction. To receive credit towards the certificate, participants must attend all sessions, or make arrangements with the instructor, and complete all required work.

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May 1, 15, 22, 2015
2.5 days, 20 hoursOrganizational Behavior and Communication

Instructor: Linda Crafts

Module Description: This module focuses on understanding how one influences human behavior in the workplace. A major emphasis in the module will be on the practice of reframing- the ability to rethink and conceptualize a situation so as to widen one's perspective and available responses, primarily based upon the work of Lee Bolman and Terrance Deal.  Reframing is an important skill for managing people and projects in fast changing, technologically intensive organizations.

We will use four theory-based frames of reference as the foundation for our reframing work together. Using the structural frame, we will examine the effects of work (re) design and (re) structuring on the roles/responsibilities, people and performance of an organization. Using the human resource frame, we will consider interpersonal and group dynamics, communication, and issues of fit between people and organizations. Using the political frame, we will consider issues and sources of power, building coalitions and managing differences. Using the symbolic frame, we will explore the nature of individual leadership, the dynamics of organizational culture, and making sense and meaning of life at work.

  • May 1, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to Noon 
  • May 15, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • May 22, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 13, 20, 27, 2015
2.5 days, 20 hoursAccounting: What’s that got to do with management?

Instructor: Pam Stroebel

Module Description: Recent Secretary of State audits have found knowledge and communication gaps between management and accounting operations.  They also found that people new to the accounting field have difficulty explaining how accounting fits into the overall operations.  As a manager, it is important to increase your accounting literacy and people who work in the accounting field need to gain a bigger picture perspective of the impact of accounting practices.  Because of these special needs, we have designed a new module in consultation with agency finance officer, the Secretary of State’s Audit Division and the State Treasurer’s office.

This module will review financial statements used by state agencies and demonstrate how reviewing financial information can improve decision making and provide awareness to opportunities for process improvement. Most managers have an awareness of budget processes, so the module will explore the differences between the budget and accounting processes.

Participants will learn the shared financial vocabulary between accountants, management and auditors and will discuss ways to partner with auditors for effective outcomes as well as prepare for an audit. The module will also provide tools and techniques for analyzing, documenting, mitigating and monitoring risks. Guest speakers will cover special topics including specialized accounting practices in government, Treasury rules and practices, and external audits. 

  • May 13, 2015 (Wednesday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • May 20, 2015 (Wednesday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • May 27, 2015 (Wednesday): 8:00 am to Noon
June 5, 12, 26, 2015
2.5 days, 20 hoursNegotiating for Success: Creating ‘Win-Win’ Every Day

Instructor: Warren Binford

Module Description: “Negotiating for Success” aims to provide you with the tools you need to navigate every day successfully. Whether negotiating a salary increase with your boss, a new union contract, childcare pick up with your spouse, or the lowest possible sales price for a new car, this module introduces you to the knowledge and skills needed to be a principled negotiator focused on “win-win” solutions. We will use the classic negotiation book, “Getting to Yes,” and enrich the content with related information on gender, race, culture, and other factors that affect negotiations as well as practice skills required for successful negotiations such as active listening. The module will include at least three simulated negotiations.

  • June 5, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to noon
  • June 12, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • June 26, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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