ICPM is an educational institute and business center of James Madison University which is ranked as one of the top public, master's-level universities for 15+ years as reported by U.S. News & World Report's annual academic quality poll. The ICPM has a 38 year history of educating managers to enhance managerial performance and set standards for quality management in today’s workplace.
ICPM was founded by the National Management Association and International Management Council.
Validating Essential Skills to Lead and Manage Effectively
The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) has partnered with Davenport University as a “preferred provider” of Certified Manager® education in Michigan to offer the program in MGMT 399/699, Certified Manager Preparation/CM® Prep course.
Through a comprehensive three-module program of management training and assessment, ICPM certifies a level of management competency which is recognized worldwide. Certification is appropriate for present and future managers at all levels in all industries.
The CM® body of knowledge covers the following essential skills and content areas: Management Foundations, Planning and Organizing, and Leading and Controlling.
The Certified Manager® Prep course (MGMT 399/699) is offered throughout the academic year at Davenport University . It is appropriate for any student in any major. The instructional methods include lecture, self-directed assignments, group classes, and e-learning.
CM® certification is highly sought after in today’s workplace because:
- It enhances leadership skills, knowledge, and ethics that contribute to improved performance
- It verifies a level of managerial expertise and sets quality standards
- It demonstrates a manager’s commitment to professional development
- It demonstrates an organization’s commitment to quality management
- It offers a competitive edge for employee selection and advancement
CM ® certification is attained by meeting eligibility requirements for education and experience, and by passing three challenging Certified Manager® assessment exams.
CM® course material fees are payable when a student has registered for the MGMT 399/699 course at Davenport University. Some scholarships are available!
Davenport University also offers this training for business groups through the DU Institute of Professional Excellence (IPEx CM program).
Dr. Jack D. Cichy, CM
Professor of Management
Lettinga Campus, Office SC-233
Grand Rapids, Michigan