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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April 4, 18, 25, 2014
2.5 days, 20 hoursStrategic Management
Salem Campus

Instructor: Ed Warnock

Module Description: This is a module on how to build a strategic plan to lead our organizations to “excellence.”

This module focuses on:

  • Defining “excellent performance”
  • Strategic innovation – breaking out of being compliance driven and risk averse
  • Building a step-by-step plan to achieve excellence
  • Creating and managing projects that improve the business systems, competencies and culture that are prerequisites to reaching strategic goals.

The goal of this module

This class is designed to be tactical and pragmatic.

  • Understand how to set inspiring goals and build plans to achieve them
  • Build an understanding of the characteristics, tools and techniques of successful strategy implementation
  • Learn techniques to overcome obstacles and setbacks during a strategy rollout
  • April 4, 2014: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • April 18, 2014: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • April 25, 2014: 8:00 am to noon
May 2, 16, 30, 2014
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.

  • May 2, 2014: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • May 16, 2014: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • May 30, 2014: 8:00 am to noon
June 6, 11, 20, 2014
2.5 days, 20 hoursManagement Systems and Controls

Instructor: Pam Stroebel and Pablo Torrent

Module Description: This module covers topics critical to the success of any governmental organization.  The instructors are current practitioners who can demonstrate the importance and practical applications of these topics. 

In this module you will gain knowledge on:

  • Financial Statements: Review characteristics of government organizations, organization structure and purpose of management control. Review basic types of financial statements used in government and understand the purpose and content as well as the importance of financial information in decision making.
  • Internal Control: Define risk and controls and understand how they affect business processes; explain the components of an effective internal control framework and the different types of controls. Review the various roles and responsibilities employees have related to internal controls. Explain the audit process and what managers should expect and can ask for.
  • Enterprise Risk Management: Present a manager’s roles and responsibilities for managing risks; review processes, methodology, and tools for documenting ranking and strategies for risk management.
  • Performance Measurement: Study and discuss the design and implementation of effective performance measures to facilitate the achievement of the goals and strategies of state agencies and programs while meeting accountability, transparency, and governance responsibilities.  Discuss types of performance measures (output measures, outcome measures, other types). Learn about different measure quality criteria and how to develop tools for selecting good performance measures. Review of techniques for performance target setting. Discuss methodology and importance of proper performance measure specification.
  • Management systems: Explain the concept and elements of a Management System. Discuss and compare differences between 2 types of Management Systems: The Balanced Scorecard vs. the NOW Management system. Review examples of Management Systems in Oregon State Government. Discuss and critically assess a practical example of a Management System.
  • June 6, 2014 (Friday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • June 11, 2014 (Wednesday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • June 20, 2014 (Friday): 8:00 am to noon

(Please note 2nd day is on a Wednesday.)

September - dates TBD
2.5 days, 20 hoursStrategic Management of Technology

Instructor: TBD

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