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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.


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