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137 Employees Graduate from MSPB Certification Programs

Photo of 2024 MCPM, CSM, ESCP, and ASCP graduates.
Tue, 06/04/2024

The Mississippi State Personnel Board (MSPB) is pleased to announce that 137 government employees representing 30 agencies across the State recently graduated from the Mississippi Certified Public Manager® Program, the Administrative Services Certification Program, and the Executive Services Certification Program.  Department of Banking and Consumer Finance Commissioner Roshunda Kelly delivered the keynote address at the MCPM graduation ceremony and Department of Rehabilitation Services Executive Director Billy Taylor addressed the ASCP and ESCP graduates.

MSPB’s nationally accredited Certified Public Manager® Program combines classroom training and experiential learning to develop leadership and supervisory skills in managers of state agencies. Participants must complete six levels of course work, successfully complete real-world projects, and pass multiple written examinations in order to complete the certification process. Participants who complete the first three levels of the curriculum earn the Certificate in Supervisory Management. 

The Administrative Services Certification Program and the Executive Services Certification Program utilize similar methodology to equip administrative support personnel with the skills needed to serve agencies and clients. Participants must complete three levels of course work, including projects and written examinations, in order to become certified in each program.

“We are pleased to offer these certification programs to ensure a quality workforce throughout our State.  For government to operate efficiently and effectively, it is critical to have a well-trained workforce to serve the citizens of Mississippi,” MSPB Executive Director Kelly Hardwick said. “We congratulate the graduates for their diligent efforts and unwavering commitment.”

MSPB offers training programs tailored to state government entities to provide essential knowledge and leadership skills for successful public service. Graduates include executive directors and agency heads, a former statewide elected official, and top managers from agencies, boards, and commissions throughout the State and virtually every area of public service.

Click here for a list of graduates.