VEI spring 2019 crop
VEI spring 2019 crop

Development Programs

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

CMI Application and Nominations


2021 schedule: 

  • Fall:  October 18 – 22, 2021 in Staunton, VA -- Application closed for the Fall session
  • Winter:  December 6 - 10, 2021 in Charlottesville, VA -- Application closed for the Winter session


2022 schedule: 

  • Spring:  April 11 – 15, 2022 in Staunton, VA -- Apply Now to CMI Spring 2022
  • Summer: July 11 - 15, 2022 in Staunton, VA
  • Fall:  October 10 - 14, 2022 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 four 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 or cabinet secretary
  • 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 or cabinet secretary should be attached to your online application. Nomination letters for the CMI should be addressed to Dr. Jim Burke