News from PPMRN - February/March 2010

Third Annual PPMRN Conference


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Conference Schedule At-a-Glance (pdf)

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Upcoming Events
March 18-19, 2010
Conference: Third Annual Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference - Chattanooga, TN

March 23, 2010
Webinar: Building a Business Case for 311 during an Economic Crisis

March 24, 2010
Webinar: Performance Measurment and Public Health

April 9-13, 2010
Conference: American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Annual Conference -
San Jose, CA

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Calling for 2010 Government Trailblazer Applicants

The Center on Government Performance of the National Center for Civic Innovation announces the opening of the application period for the fourth round of its Government Trailblazer Program.

The Trailblazer program encourages local and county governments to engage the public in their performance measurement and reporting processes with the aim of attaining greater alignment between the public's point of view and government's actions and priorities.

Applications for 2010 are due by March 15th. It is to your advantage to apply early since there are a limited number of stipends and spots available.

To obtain information about the application process and the application form visit: http://www.civicinnovation.org/2010_trailblazers.html.


CAP Symposium: Accountability in the Obama Administration: Implications from Practice
Friday, April 9, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California

This symposium will compare and contrast the Obama administration's accountability initiatives with those of previous administrations. The focus will be on understanding new accountability developments, including the Obama Evaluation Initiative, against the backdrop of research about performance measurement, evaluation and other accountability measures adopted by previous administrations. Lessons learned from the practice of accountability and performance measurement as well as the likely effects of current accountability initiatives will be discussed.

Keynote speakers include:
Marc Holzer, Rutgers University-Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration
Obama and State Initiatives in Historical Perspective

Kathryn Newcomer, George Washington University
The Current Context for Performance Management in the Federal Government

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ppmrn.net/resources/articles/7394
Next Public Performance Measurement Certificate
Cohort begins March 29, 2010

The schedule for the next cohort of the Public Performance Measurement Certificate is:

Cohort 2010B
PPM 100: Public Performance Measurement
March 29, 2010 to May 2, 2010

PPM 200: Performance Based Budgeting
May 17, 2010 to June 20, 2010

PPM 300: Strategic Planning and Management
July 12, 2010 to August 15, 2010

PPM 400: Citizen Surveys and Reporting
August 30, 2010 to October 3, 2010

PPM 500: Governmental Transparency and E-Governance
October 18, 2010 to November 21, 2010

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