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eldp-white About the ELDP

Introducing the ELDP Class of 2021 - 40 Participants from the Pacific and Virgin Islands
  • What makes leaders successful in the islands, and what makes islanders successful leaders?
  • How do interpersonal relationships contribute to organizational success?
  • Which skills should aspiring island leaders cultivate to be successful at work, in their communities, and at home?
  • What leadership lessons can be learned from nation-builders, from traditional navigators, and from community leaders?

Attracting and retaining qualified staff to work in critical government positions is among the greatest challenges faced by insular governments. Educated, promising employees are often trained by government only to be offered higher paying jobs in the private sector; others relocate abroad to pursue alternative work opportunities. Talent development and succession planning are routinely identified by government institutions as high-priority needs across the Insular areas.

The Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) was commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs in 2008 to assist the insular governments with developing and retaining the qualified and skilled staff needed to lead insular governments into the future. Today, the ELDP serves as the premier leadership development program for government employees throughout the U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands. For the past twelve years, the ELDP has provided insular government participants with the skills and strategies they need to lead. Energized by their program experience, the 149 ELDP alumni represent an extraordinary group of Islanders with diverse professional backgrounds, exceptional personal qualities, and an enduring commitment to public service. ELDP alumni represent virtually every government agency, and serve the insular governments as elected representatives, ambassadors, judges, cabinet members, directors, and dedicated public servants.

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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32nd Annual APIPA Conference Reaches Nearly 700 Accountability Professionals

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The Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) completed its 32nd annual conference, held virtually from August 23 to September 3, 2021.  The conference was funded through the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs technical assistance program and provided by the...

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In Memoriam: Ivan Alafanso Blanco (Our beloved Jimbo)

Calendar iconJul 24, 2021

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When the Department of the Interior and the Graduate School USA started designing the Executive Leadership Development Program in 2007, we had Jimbo—and people like him—in mind.  Even at 31 years old, Jimbo demonstrated a remarkable commitment to leadership and a desire to serve his...

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FY19 Performeters Released for Insular Areas

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The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) program has released Performeter Reports based on the FY19 financial statements for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as the Freely Associated States, which...

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IGFOA Concludes Virtual Meeting, Discusses Emerging Regional Finance Issues

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The Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) concluded their second virtual meeting this month from March 23 to March 24, 2021. The IGFOA winter conference convened around 70 finance officers and government finance officials from the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the...

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