What is PITI-VITI?
The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), is a program managed by the Graduate School USA and funded by the Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs. PITI-VITI supports the insular governments of American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, FSM, Palau, the Marshall Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. Find out more about the PITI-VITI program on the About PITI-VITI page.
ELDP: Applications and Info
Apply now to join the ELDP for the U.S. Virgin Islands! Pacific ELDP applications will be opening soon.
APIPA Conference 2022
The 33rd annual APIPA Conference will be held virtually from August 29 to September 2, 2022. Register now to join us!
IGFOA Winter Meeting
The IGFOA Winter Meeting will be held during the winter of 2022. Additional details will be posted once available.
PITI-VITI Training & EventsALL EVENTS
08 Aug 2022 - 12 Aug 2022
Risk cannot be avoided. So, the best way to manage an unavoidable situation is to plan for and identify the potential obstacles and possible solutions. This class revolves around the advanced practices for identifying, communicating, managing, and controlling project risks. This class is very interactive and includes discussions, hands-on exercises, scenarios, and case studies.Read More
16 Aug 2022 - 20 Aug 2022
The Grants Management Overview course will provide updated information about grants and cooperative agreements, including the responsibilities of recipients and key tasks that must be completed during the project period. This course will be informative for administrative, finance and program staff from organizations that are involved with grant implementation. It will also be relevant for new staff on existing grants who do not have extensive experience in grants management.Read More
25 Aug 2022 - 26 Aug 2022
Overcome barriers to effective office communications. Develop strategies to increase your ability to be understood by identifying your own communication style and that of others. Explore methods of interpreting verbal and nonverbal feedback and the use of appropriate repetition to clarify communications. Communicating during periods of change can create conflict; participants will examine methods to best communicate during times of transition. This course uses lectures, discussions, and small group exercises focused on building the following competencies: leadership, supervisory skills, effective communication, developing effective vision, and innovation.Read More
Aug 08, 2022Ciara
The United States and Republic of Palau Governments have confirmed the nomination and selection of five individuals to fully constitute the Palau Advisory Group on Economic Reform, consistent with the Palau Compact Review Agreement, as amended. “The United States government has worked...Read More
Jul 18, 2022Ciara
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs is pleased to note that the Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) has reconvened their first in-person meeting in over two years, as they ended their summer 2022 meeting. Twenty-eight finance officers and government...Read More
Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs Announces Executive Leadership Development Program for Public Sector Officials from the U.S. Virgin Islands
May 26, 2022Monique
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 - 2023 cohort of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Public sector employees working for the U.S. Virgin Islands...Read More
Sixty-One American Samoa Government Ethics Officers Complete PITI-VITI’s Ethical Decision-Making Workshop
Apr 01, 2022Ciara
On March 21 and March 28, 2022, sixty-one American Samoa government ethics officers, representing the designated ethics officials for American Samoa Government (ASG) departments, took part in a government-wide training initiative delivered by the Pacific & Virgin Islands Training Initiatives...Read More