News from PPMRN - September/October 2011

PPMRN Launches New Website


We are pleased to announce the re-launch of our website - www.ppmrn.net - the online resource for public and nonprofit academics and practitioners focused on performance measurement and reporting. 


Our new, revised website provides additional resources toward your performance efforts, and makes finding and accessing all of our resources even easier. New features include a Teaching Performance section for those instructing courses on performance with syllabi, relevant case studies, and selected certificate programs, additional content in the Resources section as well as free access via JSTOR to our academic journal, Public Performance and Management Review.


Public, unregistered viewers can access a limited portion of the site. For full access, one must register. Registration is free and your information is never shared, so if you are not already a registered member, please sign up to access all the sections of our website!



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Public Performance Measurement Online Certificate Program

The Strategic Planning and Management module (PPM 300) in the online Public Performance Measurement Certificate is still open for registration. PPM 300 begins on October 24, 2011 and ends on November 28, 2011. Please note: Registration ends October 19, 2011, so be sure to register now.


This is one of five modules in total. To receive a Public Performance Measurement Certificate from our program, one must successfully complete all five modules. You may take the five modules in any order! For example, one can start the certificate program now with PPM 300, successfully complete and take the remaining modules, finish with PPM 200, and receive our certificate. 

To view the certificate schedule for all of cohort 11B please click here.  


To register, click here.  

Complimentary Webinar  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How Florida DOT is Increasing Productivity and Reducing Travel Budgets through Web Collaboration        

Hosted by: Government Technology

Time: 1:00pm (EST)   


Survey Opportunity  

Survey: Government Accounting and Accountability

An independent research team is exploring how the guidelines and standards of the GASB assist users in assessing the accountability of governments. The team that designed the survey was commissioned by the Financial Accounting Foundation, the oversight body for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).  


Please follow the link below to participate in the online survey; it takes 15 minutes and will close on October 31. If you use or prepare government financial reports, please participate!


To participate, click the below link to the survey



Upcoming Events


October 27, 2011 

Improving Organizational Performance: Your Leadership Playbook


Web Conference


November 3-4, 2011

Performance Management Conference


W Hotel, Seattle, WA


September 23-24, 2011

Performance and Management: The Efficiency Imperative

Excellence in Government 
Ronald Reagan Bldg., Washington DC  





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 Performance Measurement and Reporting In The News

Making Smart Cuts 


September 27, 2011

Summary: A report recently published by the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton makes several recommendations on how best to achieve smart budget cuts. Among these recommendations is identifying a high-level official to direct the cost-saving efforts, as well as setting measurable goals that allow for accountability and transparency. 


Performance Website Underperforms

Federal Times

September 4, 2011

Summary: After the August debut of the Federal government's performance.gov site, this piece is a review from the field of reactions and thoughts on the site's triumphs and shortcomings. 


A New Model for Management


August 24, 2011

Summary: ICMA Executive Director Robert O'Neill Jr. expounds on the contrast of the old and new rules pertaining to effective management. He points out that in addition to having strong values, experimenting, taking risks, and learning from failure, today's successful manager should be able to commit completely to continuous learning and improvement, as well as lead and manage across sector boundaries - be it public, private, or nonprofit - intergovernmental systems, and organizational divisions.


Public Performance Measurement Certificate Program 

 Although registration has closed for our Strategic Planning and Management module (PPM 300), registration for the next module, Citizen Surveys and Reporting (PPM 400), is open! 


Offered by the National Center for Public Performance and the Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network, the Public Performance Measurement certificate is a vital tool for establishing and/or broadening performance measurement expertise.  

PPM Certificate
Public Performance Measurement Certificate Schedule:   


Citizen Surveys and Reporting (PPM 400)

December 12, 2011 to January 13, 2012  

(Deadline for registration: December 7, 2011 - 11:59pm)         


Governmental Transparency and E-Governance (PPM 500) 

January 30, 2012 to March 2, 2012  

(Deadline for registration: January 25, 2012 - 11:59pm


Read what students have to say! - Download: Student Feedback (pdf)  


Download: PPM Certificate Information Sheet (pdf) 


For More Information: http://spaa.newark.rutgers.edu/home/programs/ppm


To Register: https://spaanwk.scholarchip.com