The Employee Training and Development Unit coordinates training activities for employees of the Government of the United States Virgin Islands.
What we’ve been up to since the 2017 hurricanes:
We have assisted the Group Health Insurance team and Cigna with post-disaster resiliency workshops. We have also been customizing and conducting onsite training in various topics including:
- Conflict Resolution
- Customer Service
- Managerial Skills
- Sexual Harassment Prevention (general)
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors
HR Managers and Agency Heads can officially request onsite training using our electronic Request for Training (RFT) form. Contact our team (below) to learn more!
What’s coming up next:
At this time, we will be conducting Employee Orientation workshops on a quarterly basis. Please let us know if your agency has any new employees (hired within the last year). We will contact the GVI HR team with the confirmed dates and venues of the next quarterly Employee Orientation workshops once we have enough participants. If your agency has a training space and is willing to volunteer it for the GVI’s quarterly trainings, contact our team today! We will need a training space large enough to comfortably accommodate at least 15 participants at tables.
The Division of Personnel is committed to building the knowledge and skills of our GVI workforce throughout our post-hurricane rebuilding period and beyond!
Upcoming Training Events
Due to the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts at the Division of Personnel, training dates for 2018 are to be determined.
VIRGIN ISLANDS CERTIFIED PUBLIC MANAGER® (CPM) PROGRAM
The Virgin Islands Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program is a nationally accredited, comprehensive management development program open to employees within local and federal government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The program’s primary goal is to improve the performance of public sector managers and supervisors and the organizational performance of state, local and federal governments. The Virgin Islands CPM Program is sponsored by the Division of Personnel (DOP) and the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and is delivered by UVI’s Institute for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (ILOE).
The Virgin Islands CPM Program’s rigorous and comprehensive 300-hour course of study is designed around seven (7) core competency areas set by the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium (NCPMC), the accrediting body of all CPM programs: Personal and Organizational Integrity; Managing Work; Leading People; Developing Self; Systemic Integration; Public Service Focus; and Change Leadership. Participants acquire and apply best practices and theory to their management behaviors and strategies using the seven (7) core competencies. VI CPM participants also complete an applied project (capstone project). The capstone project is typically a real world problem faced in the CPM participant’s agency that would benefit from a systematic application of the principles taught in the classroom.
VI CPM Program participants complete the program in 14 months as part of a cohort or “colleague group”. This group attends classes collectively, becoming Certified Public Managers together. Participants of a VI CPM Colleague Group usually meet three (3) consecutive days per month, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CPM classes are held on St. Thomas and St. Croix at the University of the Virgin Islands.
LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
CPM instruction is at the college graduate level. Candidates for the “CPM” designation are required to demonstrate above average skills in many areas including oral and written communication, critical thinking, and strategic thinking.
- Government: $3,500
(Any special funding opportunities for VI CPM participants employed full-time with the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands will be communicated during the respective application period.)
- Non-Profit: $3,500
- Private Sector: $4,200
To be considered for participation in a VI CPM Colleague Group, an applicant must be employed with a local or federal government agency, non-profit organization, or private sector business in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Preference is given to applicants with supervisory experience.
VI CPM Brochure
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Division of Personnel
Employee Training and Development Unit
Phone: (340) 774-8588
University of the Virgin Islands
Haldane Davies, Ph.D.
VI CPM Program Director
Phone: (340) 201-1426 or (340) 693-1004
Director, Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: (340) 693-1471
Please check the respective training announcement or invitation for the registration or application procedure, including the applicable registration deadline date/timeline, and any prerequisite(s).
Registration confirmation(s) and any other relative training information will be sent to the employee’s GVI-issued email address and/or to the employee’s HR office prior to the training start date.
Employees requiring an accommodation (e.g. handouts in alternate format, sign language interpreter, etc.) in order to participate in a training sponsored by Division of Personnel should notify Division of Personnel at least three (3) full working days before the respective training date via the respective online registration or by contacting Dianne Bynoe-Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (340) 774-8588 ext. 5129 .
Attendance and Participation
Participants are expected to attend their training class/course/workshop in its entirety.
If a participant arrives late, and/or leaves early, and/or misses a day of a multiple day training, the Division of Personnel and the respective training instructor will determine if the participant will get an incomplete for that training.
If a participant arrives after the training has started or misses a day of a multiple day training, the Division of Personnel and the training instructor will determine if the participant can stay for the remainder of the class or if the participant has missed too much of the class and cannot stay.
For fee-based trainings, the full fee will be charged to the respective agency for participants who do not attend or complete their scheduled training.
Each training participant’s training attendance information will be submitted to their respective agency’s Human Resources/Personnel Office. DOP reserves the right to provide a training participant’s training registration and attendance information to their respective Agency Head and/or Assistant Agency Head(s) as well.
Schedule Changes and Cancellations
DOP reserves the right to reschedule or cancel any DOP training. DOP will notify the respective training registrants and/or their agency’s HR office as soon as possible with any schedule changes or cancellations.
For trainings held at DOP’s St. Thomas facility, parking is available in the Emile Griffith Ballpark parking lot for a reduced fee of $3.00 each relative training day with a valid parking slip from DOP.
DOP will inform the respective training registrants and/or their HR office of any special parking arrangements for a training DOP schedules at another location.
Participant Arrangements and Expenses
DOP is not responsible for any travel, transportation, parking, lodging, and/or meal/refreshment arrangement(s) and/or expense(s) of or for any training participant.
*Division of Personnel reserves the right to revise these training guidelines at any time.
Please check back later for information on Division of Personnel’s room rentals.
340-774-8588 ext. 5145
340-774-8588 ext. 5129