About the workshop
The pressure to get value for money from public services has never been greater. The last decade has seen a series of world economic crises and shocks that have undermined financial confidence and constrained public spending. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development expects world economic growth to continue to decelerate and, with many countries facing severe economic constraints, there is less money available to the public and third sector. Yet citizens are looking to public sector and third sector organisations for effective services that will meet UN Sustainable Development Goals. How can public service managers deliver better results with such constrained resources? This workshop focuses on performance management at an organisational level. In particular, we explore how performance frameworks can be developed to enable senior managers to evaluate progress towards overall strategic objectives, how to align performance and financial management to deliver value for money, and how to demonstrate value for money to external stakeholders.
What the workshop will cover
The workshop will include briefings, discussion sessions and practical case study material, with visits to key practitioners to examine good practice. It aims to be highly interactive and you are encouraged to: share your experiences with other participants; debate the potential added value of applying some of the features of models used in the UK; and consider skills and resources required to develop a framework for organisational performance management.
How participants will benefit
You will be able to:
• Understand performance management in its organisational context
• Apply the concept of value for money to programmes and other activities
• Experience developments in good practice and lessons learned from the UK and other countries
• Share your own experiences of managing and implementing performance management systems with other participants
• Explore how these developments may be introduced and/or implemented in your organisation.