Arkansas Certified Public Manager® Program

APAC - School of Public Affairs




What: The Arkansas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program strengthens Arkansas by developing skilled leaders in public service, fostering collaboration, and encouraging innovation through action.

The 2022 CPM program application is now open! Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The application will close on Friday, July 29.

More information about the upcoming program year is available in the 2022 CPM Program Overview. A virtual information session will take place on Wednesday, June 8 at 12 p.m. Register here to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact APAC at


36th Annual Community Development Institute (CDI)


When: August 1 – August 5, 2022

Where: University of Central Arkansas’ Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

What: The Community Development Institute (CDI) began at the University of Central Arkansas in 1987, with the goal of equipping community leaders and economic development professionals with the tools and strategies they needed to create vibrant, successful communities. 30 years later, CDI is still the go-to resource for training.