Since 1991, PITI-VITI has conducted over 1,000 training programs throughout the Pacific and Virgin Islands. Our course delivery covers a broad range of topics, including financial management, accounting, auditing, leadership and management, human resource management, and federal grants management, to name a few. PITI-VITI training not only addresses the learning needs of government employees, but assists in changing and improving individual and organization performance. All of our training is demand-driven with courses tailored for delivery in the Pacific. Our instructors have extensive experience as practitioners in their fields.
Through the years PITI-VITI has engaged in a variety of unique programs, often in support of initiatives of the United States Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs. Ongoing regional projects include an Audit Improvement Program, the implementation of Financial Management Improvement Plans, and the development of financial Performeters®. Territory-specific projects have included such things as installation support to a new financial management system in the Federated States of Micronesia, the systematic financial reorganization of Guam's Department of Administration, Public School System, hospital and community college, as well as the development of economic reports for the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia, to name a few.
In addition to core training and course delivery, PITI-VITI provides institutional support to two regional organizations: the Island Government Finance Officers' Association (IGFOA)
, and the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA)
. IGFOA typically meets twice a year to share common challenges, best practices and solution strategies. Since 1991, PITI-VITI has worked through APIPA to provide auditors with the opportunity to attain up to forty hours of continuing professional education (CPE) units annually. APIPA hosts an annual conference which provides targeted training to each insular jurisdiction.