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The ELDP has been designed to respond to the emerging personnel needs the insular governments continue to face by providing customized leadership training to insular government employees. Program participants will meet four times over the course of one year to develop skills in leadership, management, government finance, procurement, and auditing. The ELDP is designed to:

  • Help the insular governments develop and retain highly qualified staff.
  • Identify a cadre of professional staff that can be promoted into leadership positions.
  • Help ensure continuity in areas such as accounting, budget, finance, procurement, and audit, as senior officials retire.
  • Build cross-departmental and cross-governmental networks and cooperation.
  • Create and support the governmental human resource infrastructure to lead governments to the next level of performance, and into the future.

The program comprises four week-long classroom sessions and a series of developmental and career enhancement assignments between classes. The program is administered by the Graduate School's Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives, with funding support from the United States Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs.

Complete information on the Executive Leadership Develoment Program (ELDP) can be found in the ELDP Program Description. A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available on this website.


ELDP News View the Latest News Items on the Executive Leadership Development Program

  • Junior Paul Gives ELDP 2017 Class Speech

    Marshall Islands participant Junior Paul represented the 2017 class of the Graduate School USA’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Twenty-two participants from throughout the U.S. affiliated insular areas represented the … [more]

  • Frankie Eliptico Gives ELDP Class Speech

    CNMI participant Frankie Eliptico represented the 2015 class of the Graduate School USA’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Twenty-two (22) participants from throughout the U.S. affiliated insular areas represented the … [more]

  • ELDP 2013 Class Graduation

    The Executive Leadership Development Program completed graduation ceremonies in Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday, June 14, 2013. Twenty participants completed the program, representing American Samoa, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, … [more]

  • 20 Pacific Participants Graduate from Executive Leadership Development Program

    Twenty (20) participants from throughout the insular areas represented the 2011 graduating class of the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). ELDP graduation ceremonies were held on May 8, 2011, at the East-West … [more]

  • Calvert Birmingham Gives ELP Class Speech

    Calvert Birmingham was selected to represent the graduating class of the Graduate School USA’s Executive Leadership Program this past summer.  Calvert currently works with the US Virgin Islands’ Department of … [more]