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Development Programs

PMG offers an integrated series of development programs for staff at varying levels. 

CMI Application and Nominations



2024 schedule:

  • Spring:  March 11 – 15, 2024 in Harrisonburg, VA -- applications full
  • Summer:  July 15 - 19, 2024 in Staunton, VA -- Apply Now to CMI Summer 2024
    • Summer 2024 applications due:  Friday, April 19th, 2024
  • Fall:  October 21 - 25, 2024 in Staunton, VA 




The demand for the Commonwealth Management Institute has increased greatly. Due to the increased demand and wealth of qualified applicants, each part of the application is very important. Please read the important information below regarding the application process.

Participation in the Commonwealth Management Institute is a selection process conducted by a team of consultants at PMG. There are three different 5-day sessions per calendar year. The maximum number of participants is 36. In order to meet one of the goals of the program (increasing networking opportunities), PMG accepts no more than three participants from any one agency per session. 

All applications require the following documents:

  • Current resume
  • Nomination letter signed by an agency head, cabinet secretary, or other designee
  • Completed online application form

The application form includes open-ended questions. When the panel reviews the responses to the questions, members are reading to gain insight into the individual. We hope to learn at some level of detail about your leadership aspirations, reflection upon your current leadership practices, how CMI would be beneficial, and what you hope to contribute to the overall CMI experience.

Applications that are incomplete on the deadline will not be considered for participation.


A nomination letter signed by an agency head, cabinet secretary, or other designee should be attached to your online application. Nomination letters for the CMI should be addressed to Robyn McDougle.