Performance Management Group

A division of the L. Douglas Wilder School of government and Public affairs


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Development Programs

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

Virginia Government Leadership Summit

VGLS 2019 [View Image]The Virginia Government Leadership Summit (VGLS) is a new offering by PMG. This four-day event fosters a different framework that focuses on conversation, reading, reflection, writing, and self-development. We use the theme of moral courage in our conversations to develop a personal examination of our own abilities, challenges, and goals.

It is our hope to create one of the most intimate, community focused experiences possible through both indoor and outdoor creative activities, periods of reflection, journaling, and connection with peers. We want people to think deeply, coach each other, and be inspired to do even better as leaders upon return to the workplace.

Director of PMG, Jim Burke, PhD, notes "it is an exciting opportunity to offer this new addition by the Performance Management Group. We need to keep providing our state workforce with experiences that grow their thinking and their leadership abilities. At the Wilder School, we are committed to lifelong learning with a special focus on those who serve in the public sector." Jim and Associate Director, Linda Pierce, MBA, lead the 4 day VGLS program. 

Upon acceptance to the VGLS, please review the Cost, Policies, and Checklists page and the FAQ page to help you prepare for the class.


Read more about the inaugural VGLS: 

"In light of today's complex leadership environment, the Performance Management Group (PMG) within the Center for Public Policy at VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs provided an opportunity for deep conversation, candid dialogue, external activities, and a sophisticated examination of self. PMG's newest professional development offering, the Virginia Government Leadership Summit (VGLS), brought together a group of 15 change agents from Virginia's agencies to converse, network, and reflect on material that is so timely..."

See the full article here: The Inaugural Virginia Government Leadership Summit stood as a Development Program Unlike Any Other


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  • Phone: (804) 828-8845
  • Fax: (804) 828-6923
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  • 1014 West Franklin Street
    Box 843024
    Richmond, Virginia 23284-3024

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