Measuring Program Performance – 1½ Days

Results Driven Management

. . . Is your agency able to measure progress and performance in meaningful terms?

The Organization of Wildlife Planners is pleased to offer a training workshop on “Measuring Program Performance.” This important training was developed in 2004 in response to a need expressed by many states to improve their ability to develop metrics for their strategic plans and program reporting requirements.

The one-day course was developed by a team of professionals, including Dr. Steve McMullin, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech; Dr. Sally Angus Guynn, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies – Management Assistance Team; Rob Brooks, Responsive Management Coordinator, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks; and Laura Preus, Science Policy Planner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The course will be taught by experienced instructors from several fish and wildlife agencies representing a wide variety of expertise.

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce participants to the various aspects of measuring program and agency performance and to apply real-world examples to the concepts presented.  After the course, participants will be able to identify and apply practical approaches to measuring performance at various levels of natural resources management.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for natural resource agency personnel who are interested in measuring program and agency performance.  Commissioners, directors, division heads, program leaders, project managers, federal aid coordinators, planning coordinators, and up-and-coming leaders in your organization would benefit.  Beginners as well as experienced employees will leave the workshop with new ideas and skills.  Because the workshop is interactive, class size is limited to 30 students. Get ready for an intensive, fun, learning experience!

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OWP Performance Measures Workshop

8:00 Welcome and overview
8:10 Opening remarks, why is this important to the agency?
8:30 Introductions, Performance measurement & evaluation in the context of a comprehensive management system
9:00 Basic principles and concepts of performance measurement
9:15 Break
9:30 Basic principles meet the real world
10:00 Exercise—applying the basic framework to your projects
11:00 Break
11:15 Performance measurement systems: from species to programs to agencies
11:45 Question and answer
12:00 Lunch
1:00 The dark side of performance measurement
2:00 Break
2:15 Measuring performance in the human dimension
2:45 Exercise—applying the framework
3:45 Break
4:00 Presentations and feedback on applications of the framework
4:30 Parking lot, question and answer
4:45 Course evaluation

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