Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Management

Monday, December 29, 2014

Herrem brightens future for at-risk youth

Rather than being incarcerated, at-risk teen boys are learning how to grow and sell organic vegetables, practice good financial skills, and market and sell products, thanks in part to Katie Herrem's work with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

James Gultry uses the keen policy analysis skills he learned at the La Follette Institute every day as he prepares a contract or agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development and nongovernmental organizations working in Ghana, Liberia, Benin, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and most recently Ethiopia.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Moynihan speaks at OECD conference

Professor Donald Moynihan shared research on the U.S. performance management experience with more than 100 senior budget officials from dozens of countries. Moynihan spoke November 24 in Paris at the 10th annual meeting of the Organisation of Co-operation and Economic Development's annual Senior Budget Officials Performance and Results Network.

The David N. Kershaw Award Lecture professor Donald Moynihan delivered November 7 is available online.

Thirteen alumni and friends of the school carried out mock interviews with 34 first-year La Follette school students, giving each practice at interviewing for a job.

Alum Lisa Ellinger will speak at the Thursday, November 20, Policy After Work Series at Broacach, 7 West Main, from 5-7 p.m.

La Follette professor Susan Yackee and MPA student Sam Matteson got a firsthand look at the process of building a public university from scratch during a weeklong trip to Kazakhstan in October.

Donald Moynihan shares his thoughts on the role of data in the provision of public services in an interview published on the web site of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, which is giving Moynihan one of its highest honors this year.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Seminar to examine consulting career

Consulting in the public sector is the topic of a seminar on Friday, October 10, at noon in the school conference room. Phil Kangas, a partner with consulting firm Grant Thornton LLP, will speak about career opportunities.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Students hear from public managers

La Follette School students heard from three high-level managers  in a panel discussion that was part of the public management course taught by Professor Donald Moynihan.

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