SMB class in session
SMB class in session

Development Programs

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

CMI Cost, Policies, and Checklists

Program costs

Tuition for the Commonwealth Management Institute is $1,950 for the 5-day program.

Tuition includes program speaker fees, materials, 360° Feedback, breakfast and lunch each day, and a reception Monday evening. Agencies are responsible for all other expenses incurred by participants. Participants will be invoiced upon acceptance to the CMI.


Transfer, Substitution, and Cancellation Policy 

We understand situations occur and a participant may need to transfer to another session, substitute a colleague in their place, or cancel their attendance:

Transfers: Transfers from one session to another are encouraged. We ask that you let us know as soon as you can but by two weeks prior to the start of the program if you need to transfer to the next session. Transfers within two weeks before the start of the program will be associated with a $100 fee.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed at no cost to the agency as long as they are made four weeks before the start of the program and as long as the assessments have not been completed by the participant who is being substituted. If the assessment was started, a $300 fee will be charged.

Cancellations: A processing fee of $400 will be charged for cancellations made more than three weeks prior to the start of a session. For withdrawals within three weeks of the program's start, the full program fee is due.

Payment: Full program payment is due 4 weeks prior to the start of the program.



Agencies are responsible for all lodging, parking, and other incidental expenses incurred by CMI participants. Payment details for tuition payment can be found on the registration confirmation email from cvent. The tuition cost of the CMI is $1,950 per participant. Tuition may be paid by check, credit card, Electronic Funds Transfer, Electronic Data Interchange, or Internal Departmental Transfer.

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Checks should be made payable to Virginia Commonwealth University and sent to the address listed at the top of the invoice by the due date. If this date presents a problem for you, please call our office and we will work with you. Electronic payments must contain the account number, the FIN number, and the invoice number. Be sure to send a copy of the invoice with your payment.

Virginia Commonwealth University
The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute
916 West Franklin Street
Box 842534
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3022

Account number: 191057
Federal ID number: 54-6001758-00
Invoice number: Unique number provided by our office.


    • 6 weeks before program start, please:
      • Acceptance: Use your acceptance email containing the cvent confirmation link to confirm your attendance at the institute. If you have any special dietary or physical needs, please let us know at that time.
      • Biography: Submit a biographical sketch (no more than one page) by filling out the bio web form. The bios will be placed in the CMI participant notebook. 
      • Background Information: Please submit some background information used in combination with your 360o Feedback results to provide you with a detailed report for your professional development by filling out the background sheet web form
      • Headshot: Submit a headshot or picture of yourself to This will be placed in the CMI participant notebook.  
    • Hotel Reservations – The CMI will be held at the Hotel 24 South in Staunton, V​A​ at 24 S Market Street Staunton, VA 24401. Reservation details will be shared with your acceptance letter.