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 Virgin Islands (UVI) and delivered by UVI’s Institute of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (ILOE).

CPM Required Core Competency Areas

The Virgin Islands CPM programme in Ghana is designed around seven (7) core competency areas which are set by the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium, the accrediting body of all CPM programmes.

These are:

Personal and Organizational Integrity

Increasing awareness, building skills and modeling behaviours related to identifying potential ethical problems and conflicts of interest; appropriate workplace behaviour; and legal and policy compliance.

Managing Work

Meeting organizational goal through effective planning, prioritizing, organizing and aligning human, financial, material and information resources. Empowering others by delegating clear job expectations; providing meaningful feedback and coaching; creating motivational environment and measuring performance. Monitoring workloads and documenting performance. Dealing effectively with performance problems.

Leading People

Inspiring others to positive action through a clear vision; promote a diverse workforce. Encouraging and facilitating cooperation, pride, trust and group identity; fostering commitment and team spirit. Articulating a vision, ideas and facts in a clear and organized way; effectively managing emotions and impulses.

Developing Self

Demonstrating commitment to continuous learning, self-awareness and individual performance planning through feedback, study and analysis.
Systemic Integration
Approaching planning, decision-making and implementation from an enterprise perspective; understanding internal and external relationships that impact the organization.

Public Service Focus

Delivering superior services to the public and internal and external recipients; including customer/client identification, expectations, needs and developing and implementing paradigms, processes and procedures that exude positive spirit and climate; demonstrating agency and personal commitment to quality service.

Change Leadership

Acting as a change agent; initiating and supporting change within the organization by implementing strategies to help others adapt to changes in the work environment, including personal reactions to change; emphasizing and fostering creativity and innovation; being proactive.

Why you should consider the USVI CPM programme at University of Professional Studies, Accra – Ghana.

• Enhance your management, administrative, technical, analytical, and communication skills.

• Broaden your intergovernmental network

• Increase your personal awareness and effectiveness

• Evaluate and implement innovative solutions

• Become a leader in promotion of quality in public services

• Take advantage of competency-based learning that you can take back to work with you the next day and apply

• Participate in a programme with the highest standards, with quality control and with a record of continuity.

• Join the territory-wide and national cares of professional public managers, learning from and with representatives of other agencies.

• Develop valuable skills that can prepare you to move to the next level in your career and increase your visibility in your organization.

Requirements for Certification

The programme consists of three (3) phases, totaling 300 hours (usually over a 7-month period). Participants must complete all three (3) phases to be certified:

Phase I: Supervision

Phase II: Management

Phase III: Senior Management


The CPM courses are taught by UVI faculty and qualified Ghana practitioners in their areas of competence.


The program is scheduled to start in May, 2021


CPM classes are held in Ghana at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

Applying for the Republic of Ghana CPM programme at UPSA – Ghana
To be considered a participant in a Ghana CPM Colleague Group, eligible individuals are required to submit an online application with specific supporting documents and a non-refundable application fee.
Get the full application instructions and access the online application at

Contact us

UPSA: [email protected]
Phone: 0542311990 or 0207705143

Gamey and Gamey: [email protected]
Phone: 0244431924 or 0244314193

Haldane Davies, Ph.D.: [email protected]
Phone: 3406931004

VI Division of Personnel: [email protected]
Phone: 3407748588