VI Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program Webinar Set for February 15

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The Virgin Islands Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program will host a Q&A Webinar from 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15. Cindy Richardson, director of the Division of Personnel. The purpose of the webinar is to discuss the Certified Public Manager Program’s 2023-2024 Colleague Group.

It will have a panel to provide information to potential candidates, supervisors and organizational leaders about the VI CPM Program and the application process. The panel will include members of the UVI CPM team, the Division Personnel team, and past VI CPM graduates.

The Virgin Islands Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program is a nationally accredited, comprehensive management development program. The program’s primary goal is to improve the performance of public sector managers 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 Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI CELL).

The Virgin Islands CPM’s rigorous 300-hour program is designed around seven core competency areas that are set by the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium, the accrediting body of all CPM programs. Training in these seven competencies is included in the CPM classes: Personal and Organizational Integrity; Managing Work; Leading People; Developing Self; Systemic Integration; Public Service Focus; and Change Leadership.

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.

Individuals selected for the 2023-2024 VI CPM Program will participate in the 14-month program as part of a cohort or “colleague group.” The 2023-2024 VI CPM Colleague Group begins in April 2023 and will meet three consecutive days per month. The classes will be held in person at UVI’s St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses.

Participants who successfully complete the VI CPM Program will receive the nationally recognized designation of Certified Public Manager® (CPM).

Application instructions, program fee information and additional program details can be accessed on the Division of Personnel’s website at

For more information about the webinar, contact:

  • Division of Personnel’s Strategy and Organizational Development Unit at or 774-8588, ext. 5134 or 5129.