Workshops - Using Information for Decision-Making
It was said of an adviser to the British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, that his unique skill was “his ability to differentiate between what mattered and what did not.”
Public sector managers constantly make decisions – about staff, budgets, programs. On what basis should these decisions be made? What matters, and what does not?
In collaboration with the Centre on Public Management and Policy at the University of Ottawa, Mark Schacter offers two one-day workshops that provide an overview of techniques, concepts and challenges related to gathering, analyzing and using information for decision-making. The workshops focus on two key sources of program-related information:
- performance measurement (next session November 19, 2019);
- program evaluation (next session November 20, 2019);
Here is what participants said about recent offerings of "Using Information for Decision-Making":
- This course has opened my eyes to what should be measured and how.
- Mark makes these subjects very interesting. I have a good understanding now and hope to apply the ideas at work in the near future.
- I came to the course with no background in evaluation and now feel I know enough to critically assess evaluation.
- The courses remove much of the mystery surrounding performance measurement, program evaluation
and risk assessment.
- The course took my knowledge of and comfort with performance measurement to the next level.
- I appreciated the simplicity of Mark's approach to conveying information.
- One of the most valuable aspects of the course was Mark's knowledge and ability to answer our practical questions. He was engaging and not overly theoretical.
- I appreciated the dynamic interaction with the instructor. Mark is a very good communicator.
- Excellent course. Well-taught, informative and engaging.
Click the links below for more information, and to register.