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Togiola encourages qualified ASG employees to apply for Executive Leadership Development Program

Deadline April 15th

UTULEI, American Samoa  — Governor Togiola Tulafono today announced that applications are now being accepted to the 2013 Executive Leadership Development Program as part of the Graduate School USA’s Pacific Islands Training Initiative.

Togiola said the Executive Leadership Development Program has been designed to respond to the emerging personnel needs the insular governments continue to face. Program participants in the one year course from throughout the US-affiliated insular areas meet for four times, for one week each, in Guam, Saipan, Pohnpei and Honolulu, to develop skills in leadership, management, government finance, procurement, and auditing.

The governor highly encourages all qualified American Samoa Government employees to take advantage of this great opportunity to develop and improve executive leadership skills in this free program.

“This is another excellent opportunity for our workforce to be a part of a program that truly promotes exemplary leadership,” said Togiola. “In our efforts to inspire good leaders to possess great leadership skills, I believe that our government employees, through obtaining the knowledge and experience in leadership can also inspire good leadership skills in others within our workforce. I call out to all government employees to please take advantage of this golden opportunity and apply for this executive leadership program through the Pacific Islands Training Initiative. But, hurry! The deadline is less than two weeks away.”

Deadline to apply for the 2013 class of the Executive Leadership Development Program is April 15, 2012.

It is recommended that applicants:

-            Hold a bachelor's degree or have equivalent professional experience.

-            Have worked for the American Samoa Government for a minimum of two years prior to the start of the program.

-            Received outstanding performance evaluations for the past two years.

-            Received a nomination to the program by the highest level official in the department and the immediate supervisor.

-            Expressed an interest in, and demonstrated personal commitment to, public service.

To find out more about the program, or to learn how to apply to the Executive Leadership Development Program, visit www.americansamoa.gov or  http://eldp.pitiviti.org

The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) is a program managed by the Graduate School USA and funded by the Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs. PITI-VITI supports the insular governments of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Spource: Governor's Office press release



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