With nearly 15,000 managers and leaders certified worldwide, the Institute of Certified Professional Managers is the largest management certifying body in the United States, doing business globally. Both managers and employers benefit from the CM certification which is recognized internationally as a valid indicator of managerial competency and leadership potential.
ICPM was created to provide a formal program of management training to first line supervisors and to enhance recognition of management as a profession. A grant from the George R. Brown Foundation funded the Institute which originated at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1977, ICPM moved to the National Management Association's (NMA) headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. Several years later, at the bequest of ICPM board member and JMU management professor Lester Bittel, the Institute moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia where it resides today as a business center of the James Madison University College of Business (COB).
The Institute of Certified Professional Managers advances managerial excellence internationally by identifying and validating core competencies through professional development and certification.
For the Certified Manager® (CM®) certification to be the most valued and sought after management credential in the world.
Ethics: The Institute models the ICPM Code of Ethics which underlies the CM® certification.
Credibility: The Institute's experience, professional affiliations, and high quality products and services deliver value to its clients.
Leadership: ICPM aspires to be internationally recognized as 'the' leader in management development and certification.
ICPM is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational institute incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is governed by a 12 - 20 member Board of Regents comprised of representatives from business, industry, academia, and the public. Affiliates that partner with ICPM to support its mission include:
I will recognize that management is a call to service with responsibilities to my direct reports, associates, supervisors, employer, community, nation and the world.
I will maintain honest relations with customers, suppliers, management and employees.
I will recognize that, as a leader, my own pattern of work and life will exert more influence than what I say or write.
I will give the same consideration to the rights and interests of others that I ask for myself.
I will consider and look for value in the ideas and opinions of others.
I will regard my role as a manager as an obligation to help others achieve personal and professional fulfillment.
I will set reasonable performance goals for myself and for my direct reports, and balance the interests of management and employees during challenging times.
I will promote and practice the management principles and methods I have learned in achieving management certification.
I will report and encourage others to report unethical business practices to the appropriate authority.
I will discourage and confront any inappropriate behavior observed or reported to me.
Regardless of where you are in your management career, ICPM has a management certification program to fit your management goals. If you are ready to get started on your management career path, complete an application today for one of ICPM's management certifications below: