The VI-CPM program offers to its alumnae the rigorous academic and practical curriculum presented in a graduate program through the 210 hours of in-class instruction as well as the extensive industry research, writing assignments, and individual and group projects.  Listed below are the courses taken by students in the VI-CPM program.  All courses are taught either by UVI faculty or industry leaders with at least 15 years of related experience in the field.

CPM 101 - Management Assessment

Through the use of self-assessment tools, learn how your personal style and needs compare with agency goals and other public managers' styles.

CPM 102 - Developing Your Resilience

Apply various organizational approaches or images as tools for guiding management action using these different 'lenses' to analyze, diagnose and transform your organization.

CPM 103 - Executive Writing

Improve your memos, letters and reports. Learn to select structure and supporting materials, choose appropriate language and analyze your intended audience. Participant writing samples will be analyzed.

CPM 104 - Managing Managerial Time and Stress

Learn the relationship between time management and stress and how to develop your personal time management system to reduce your managerial stress.

CPM 105 - Leadership

Examine leaders and leadership--what determines who becomes a leader, how to develop leadership abilities and how the context affects your behavior as a leader.

CPM 106 - Advanced Leadership

Learn to develop strategies and take risks in support of a leadership vision.

CPM 107 - Managing Projects

Learn the tools and methods for planning for, managing and evaluating projects. Learn how to manage multiple projects and maintain effective reporting systems.

CPM 108 - Presentation Skills

Learn the critical skills needed to present yourself orally in many different settings, from one- on-one conversations to formal speeches and interviews with the media.

CPM 109 - Ethics, Values, and the Public Manager

Learn how to promote ethical conduct, how to manage ethically and the potential problems in enforcing rules governing ethical behavior.

CPM 110 - Advanced Issues in Ethics

Learn to recognize, analyze and resolve complicated problems of unethical behavior. Discover how to create an ethical environment.

CPM 111 - Records Management

Discover what distinguishes a record, how to conduct a records inventory, and how to set up a records management program for your agency. Other topics include electronic records, retention scheduling and records law.

CPM 112 - Legislative Relations

Learn the general legal boundaries limiting the conduct of public officials and understand the difference between government practices and traditional business practices.

CPM 113 - Policy Analysis for Non-Policy Analysts

Learn established methods to evaluate policy decisions, predict outcomes, solve problems, make decisions and compare results.

CPM 114 - Problem Analysis and Problem Solving

Learn the systematic process of problem-solving, including communication processes to improve creativity; roles for groups and teams in problem-solving; how to define problems in different ways; and the limitations of your present problem-solving style.

CPM 115 - Creative Problem Solving

Learn and practice techniques for improving your own creativity, that of your coworkers, and that of your organization as a whole. Learn ways to apply creative approaches to decision ­making, problem-solving, planning, program evaluation, customer service, and many other management functions.

CPM 116 - The Public Management Profession and Environment

Learn current and relevant information on public management as a profession, including how the field is changing, how your position is affected by trends outside the organization and issues you will want to monitor in the coming year.

CPM 117 - Productivity and Quality Improvement

Explore all aspects of public sector quality improvement, including the manager's role, and ways to establish and measure your product and success stories in other public agencies.

CPM 118 - Organizational Analysis

Learn to define your role in redesigning--not reorganizing--your organization. Learn to assess efficiency and effectiveness and to engineer the changes needed for productive growth.

CPM 119 - Managing Organizational Change

Learn to be an innovator and manager of change. Learn how people react to change and how you, as a manager, can help others to understand and accept change.

CPM 120 - Organizational Performance Measurement

Learn to develop clear objectives and to analyze your organization's effectiveness in achieving objectives. Learn the most efficient ways of achieving success at every level of management.

CPM 121 - Program Evaluation Techniques

Learn the major information sources for a program evaluation, specific evaluation methods, the variety of statistical measures for analyzing data and how to prepare a responsive evaluation report.

CPM 122 - Human Resource Management

Learn the benefits and pitfalls of current HRD practices (such as employee assistance, wellness, training and education programs) and why every manager must be an HRD manager, as well.

CPM 123 - Employee Relations

Learn a variety of techniques to build a good relationship between management and labor, including successful methods shared by guest speakers from the employee relations field.

CPM 124 - Budgeting/Financial Management

Learn the forms and varieties of budgeting in public administration and specific opportunities for improvement in the public manager's budget.

CPM 125 - The Territorial Budget Process

Learn how the territory's annual budget is created, from the development of agency budget requests to the Governor's signature on the final budget bill many months later. Discover what factors influence whether a specific agency will be supported by the Legislature and the governor and the roles played by specific committees and members of the legislature in the budget process.

CPM 126 - Keys to Coaching Employees

Learn how coaching helps make a great manager and practice coaching skills that you can use every day at work. Explore the importance of body language, tone of voice and three levels of listening; practice open-ended questions, reflective responses, positive feedback, correcting statements and how to engage cooperation from your staff.

CPM 127 - Strategic Thinking Planning and Org Transformation

Discover how to use planning as a reliable management tool by learning how to develop measurable, obtainable goals; how to motivate others to understand these goals; and how to adapt your strategic plan to the future.

CPM 270 - Lean Six Sigma

Learn the methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation. 

CPM 128 - Case Studies in Decision Making

Instructor-led seminar course

CPM 128 - Case Studies in Decision Making

Instructor-led seminar course

CPM 129 - Developed Case Studies

Instructor-led seminar course