It’s summer time and time for CPM
graduations! We have four big ceremonies scheduled this year
and are graduating 468 candidates!
It is encouraging to see our
ranks growing. And as we prepare for our Level 8 classes,
our friend and Florida Center for Public Management
Director, Ben Green, is scheduling new classes like crazy!
This speaks favorably of the program – and even more
favorably of those who are currently certified. It means
that people have found true value in their certification and
are sharing stories and experiences that demonstrate its
My graduation was several years
ago – okay, many years ago (this is my graduation picture!).
Those who know me know that I mix no words when I tell the
story of how CPM changed my management perspective and gave
me tools, insight, and hope. The passing of years since
graduation have not lessened the value of my CPM education.
For everyone who will have a role
in the upcoming graduations, I hope you will make the event
a really big deal for those graduating! Let’s give them our
support and congratulations. Let’s welcome them into our
ranks and bring them properly, into the FSCPM family.
For those who are about to
graduate – I hope you will go forward with all that you have
learned. After all, true value comes from application of
knowledge – not just acquisition. You are joining the ranks
of reflective practitioners – congratulations!
Please call or write anytime!
Your 2016 FSCPM President