Commonwealth Management Institute

Commonwealth Management Institute

The Commonwealth Management Institute (CMI) is a valued avenue for professional development for experienced managers in Virginia state government. Since its inception, more than 1,800 managers have been selected to attend CMI to increase their ability to effectively design, implement, and evaluate public programs and policies.

Participants can earn 3.0 CEUs for the Institute.

Institute objectives

CMI is about affecting positive change - in self, in others, and in your agency. With this in mind, the discussions, activities, and interactions at CMI are designed to enhance your:

  • Self-awareness concerning your effectiveness as a manager and leader.
  • Ability to recognize and use your strengths to reach career and public service goals.
  • Effectiveness as a strategic leader, innovator, and facilitator of change.

CMI promotes the exchange of information, the development of creative ideas, and cooperation and future collaboration among program participants. PMG coordinates the Institute in collaboration with CMI alumni through the Commonwealth Managers Association.

The CMI is a five-day program. If accepted, please be prepared to read preparatory material, engage in thought-provoking activities, and stay the duration of the Institute. Upon acceptance to the CMI, please review the class checklist to help you prepare for the class.


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