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News Certified Public Manager Program Recommended For College Credit By American Council On Education

Created On: 9/7/2017 8:35:46 AM

Jackson, Miss. (September 7, 2017) – The Mississippi State Personnel Board today announced that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the Mississippi Certified Public Manager® Program.  ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for state employees, and it will strengthen our workforce,” said Governor Phil Bryant.  “I am grateful to everyone who made it a reality.”

ACE CREDIT helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs.

Administered by the Mississippi State Personnel Board, MCPM is an internationally-recognized leadership development program designed to prepare public administrators and managers for the increasingly complex and demanding governmental and managerial issues confronting state government administration.  The program includes six weeks of classroom instruction, elective courses based on development of key management and leadership skills, individual coaching, three job-related projects, two books reports, a comprehensive essay, and an executive seminar.

“MSPB is proud to administer Mississippi’s Certified Public Manager Program as an avenue for state employees to gain valuable supervisory skills and knowledge to apply in the workplace,” says MSPB Executive Director Kelly Hardwick.  “We hope that ACE’s CREDIT recommendations will encourage state employees to seek higher education or continue their professional development for the benefit of both themselves and their agencies.”

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