July 28, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Michal Shanley, (863) 534-6631 OR (863) 819-0397 Pager
58 PCSO Members to Graduate Friday From Certified Public Manager Program
A total of 58 Polk County Sheriff's Office
members will join the ranks of over 1,800 Certified Public Managers (CPM)
in Florida during a CPM graduation ceremony this Friday, July 30, 2004,
at the Lakeland Center.
This week's graduation program is the capstone four-day course in a
series of eight training programs taken by the participants. Florida
currently has over 4,000 participants in the nationally recognized CPM
Program. A total of 89 will graduate Friday from local governmental
agencies. Sheriff's Office members make up the largest portion of local
CPM graduates (nearly 60 of the 89).
The Florida Cabinet has designated the nationally recognized CPM program
as a preferred management development program for the State of Florida
Public Manager. The program is delivered by the Florida Center For
Public Management of The Florida State University to facilitate the
state of the art education and development of public managers in state
and local governments across Florida.
Over 25 speakers and 24 facilitators are scheduled for the 4-day
culminating graduation program this week, featuring topics such as Polk
Vision, The Sterling Award, Economic Development, and Emergency
The session began on Tuesday, July 27, and will conclude on Friday, July
30, with the graduation ceremony beginning at 12 noon. PCSO
Colonel Grady Judd will serve as the keynote speaker for the event.