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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.

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APIPA Peer Review Workshop

This two-hour workshop will walk through the APIPA peer review manual and describe the peer review process and the forms and documents that peer review teams collect and prepare as part of an APIPA peer review.  We will cover planning for a peer review, conducting the on-site review, and preparing the peer review reports at the end of the review.  This workshop focuses on the practical work of an APIPA peer review team. 

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Communication Skills for Leaders

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.

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Principals and Techniques of Project Management

This course provides a hands-on study of the project management concepts and principles needed to manage a project from day to day. The course allows each individual to understand the discipline of project management, learn the industry standard terminology, and use the tools and techniques to effectively manage projects in a case study environment. This course is compliant with the Project Management Institute’s® (PMI’s®) current Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBOK®). 

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Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs Applauds 33rd APIPA Conference for Strengthening Public Accountability in Island Areas

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The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs applauds the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) on completing its 33rd annual conference, held virtually from August 29 to September 2, 2022. More than 500 government financial accountability officials attended...

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Compact-Mandated Palau Economic Advisory Group Launched

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The Palau Economic Advisory Group (EAG), newly constituted to provide recommendations on how the United States can best contribute to the long-term economic stability and resilience of the island, convened its initial meeting Aug. 22-26, 2022. The goal of this first meeting was to learn about the...

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Palau Economic Brief Documents (2022)

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The 2022 Palau Economic Brief and Presentation is produced annually to present an independent assessment of the Republic of Palau’s economic performance and policy environment, as well as independently verified economic statistics

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Assistant Secretary, Carmen G. Cantor, Welcomes APIPA 2022 Conference Participants

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Carmen G. Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, gives a warm welcome APIPA 2022 Conference participants.

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Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.