For Immediate Release - June 26, 2012

GOVERNOR PATRICK HONORS GRADUATES OF THE COMMONWEALTH MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Commonwealth Management Certificate Graduates
Governor Patrick congratulated the graduates of the Commonwealth Management Certificate Program. State House, Boston. (Photo credit: Jeremiah Robinson / Governor's Office). View additional photos.

BOSTON – Tuesday, June 26, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick today congratulated the 2011-2012 graduates of the Commonwealth Management Certificate Program (CMCP). 78 managers completed the six-month program, representing eight secretariats and 37 agencies across the executive branch.

“Together, you provide for the public’s safety, care for our most vulnerable residents, train our workforce, maintain our roads and bridges, and so much more,” said Governor Patrick. “I am proud to congratulate this year’s Commonwealth Management Program graduates and thank them for their deep commitment to furthering their professional management skills.”

The program, launched in October 2010, is organized as a cohort-based learning program that provides opportunities for executive branch managers to learn from one another and establish professional ties that will last beyond the CMCP program itself. All executive branch managers with at least one year of management experience are eligible to participate in the program.

Managers explore ways on how they can provide better service to the citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as look at how to streamline processes to gain efficiencies in their agencies.

“The Patrick-Murray Administration is committed to investing in the professional development of our state workforce,” said Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez. “It is imperative that we prepare a new crop of leaders to make sure that we have the best-trained, most professional management team in the Nation.”

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