There's More to Islands ... OIA Conversations

Tamar Corry of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Graduate of the Executive Leadership Development Program

July 06, 2022 Office of Insular Affairs
There's More to Islands ... OIA Conversations
Tamar Corry of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Graduate of the Executive Leadership Development Program
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Tamar Corry of the U.S. Virgin Islands, talks about her experience in the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) hosted by the Graduate School's  Pacific Islands - Virgin Islands Training Initiative. Ms. Corry  speaks to what she learned in the process and how she applies this knowledge in her work today..

Since 2008, the Office of Insular Affairs has supported the participation of young leaders from the Caribbean and the Pacific through a contract with the Graduate School to assist in developing and retaining the qualified and skilled staff needed to lead insular governments into the future. Implemented by the PITIVITI, the ELDP is funded through the Technical Assistance Program in the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs.
 
Eligible applicants must submit applications under a competitive application process. For more information visit pitiviti.org.

0:00 Introduction
1:36 How she heard  about the ELDP program
3:01: IGFOA, a program funded by OIA for finance officers
3:26 How she applied
4:33 Program classes and details
8:08 What she learned about herself as a public servant
11:06 Academic work in ELDP
14:00 Pivoting in government work
16:00 Cultural differences between Federal and Virgin Island cohort members
18:38 What she disliked about the program
20:30 Support from the Graduate School
22:12 How the island areas of the Pacific and Caribbean differ from one another
25:05 Updating the Travel Regulations for the Virgin Islands
27:19: Advantages of a remote program
31:10 How to apply
32:20 Final words
33:06 Conclusion

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Introduction
How she heard about the ELDP program
IGFOA, a program funded by OIA for finance officers
How she applied
Program classes and details
What she learned about herself as a public servant
Academic work in ELDP
Pivoting work in government
Cultural differences between Federal and Virgin Island cohort members
What she disliked about the program
Learning from Monique and Jason of the Graduate School
How the island areas of Pacific and Caribbean differ from one another
Updating the Travel Regulations for the Virgin Islands
Advantages of a remote program
How to apply
Final words
Conclusion