The Employee Training and Development Unit coordinates training activities for employees of the Government of the United States Virgin Islands.
We provide onsite training in various topics including:
- Conflict Resolution
- Customer Service
- Interpersonal Communication
- 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!
Upcoming Training Events
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
340-774-8588 ext. 5129