Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Management

Four senior managers are sharing advice and their experience today, April 20, with students enrolled in the public management course.

La Follette School professor Donald Moynihan will describe efforts to make the public sector more focused on outcomes through performance measurement techniques in a talk Tuesday, April 20, at 12:05 p.m. in 4274 Chamberlin Hall.

Students taking the public management course this spring are gaining two perspectives on tools and skills needed to administer people and other resources. Faculty are tapping alumni and friends of the La Follette School to share their experiences in two panel discussions, one featuring recent grads, the other senior managers.

After graduating in 1983 from what became the La Follette School of Public Affairs, Kurt Thurmaier spent three years at the Wisconsin state budget office as a budget and management analyst, then headed off to earn a Ph.D. in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

In an important and timely study of medical governance, La Follette School professor David Weimer explores a regulatory approach that delegates decisions about the allocation of scarce medical resources to private nonprofit organizations.
Professor Donald Moynihan shared research on the use of performance management to govern in a presentation to senior federal government managers in Chicago in January.

John Montgomery retired in 2010 as deputy administrator of the Division of Administrative Services for the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Faculty receive grants, share expertise

Faculty have received grants, published research and shared their expertise.
Pierre Koning will discuss his paper on the use of performance-based incentives in contracts with Dutch private social welfare providers serving unemployed and disabled workers today, October 13, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.

1996 alum and Georgetown University public policy professor Carolyn Hill has published two volumes, In Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth and Public Management: A Three-Dimensional Approach.

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