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StatNet Third Annual Conference: Managing Performance Using Data in Municipal Government

The Collins Center for Public Management at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies hosts the third annual StatNet conference on Thursday, August 20, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Join us for an interactive, pragmatic training on how to improve the management of your city or town by using data more strategically.  Learn about how to start a CitiStat program (or similar management system), or improve your current system. Sessions will be relevant to city/town managers, mayors, department heads, analysts, department staff, and others interested in municipal government.

**We are waiving the fee for all Massachusetts participants for the August 20 StatNet conference at UMass Boston.  If you have already submitted payment, it will be returned it to you.  The fee for out of state participants is $75.

Space is limited. RSVP to Amy Dain, StatNet Coordinator, at amy.dain@umb.edu to reserve your space.  Please include names, titles and email addresses for all attendees.

Agenda

8:00 a.m.   Registration and coffee

8:30 a.m.   Welcome remarks
       
8:50 a.m.   Panel: Models of performance management

9:55 a.m.   Breakout 1
                  A) "From zero to stat" for chief executives and department heads
                  B) "From zero to stat" for staff
                  C)  Stat beyond the launch
                  D) Advanced analytic methods

10:55 a.m.   Breakout 2
                    A) Fostering collaborative relationships
                    B) Making data public
                    C) Using strategic planning to shape and guide performance management
                    D) ResiStat: Somerville's tool for promoting civic engagement

12:00 p.m.   Lunch

12:45 p.m.   Breakout 3
                    A) Municipal Performance Management Program (MPMP)
                    B) Public safety: strategy, data and measures
                    C) Best management practices in Public Works

1:45 p.m.    Closing remarks 

2:00 p.m.    Close

Data office hours: Do you have questions about a data set? Do you have data that you think is valuable but aren't sure how to use it? Bring it with you to the conference and one of our MPMP analysts will be available during the breakout sessions to review it with you and help you get the most from your data.

If you are planning to participate in an event sponsored by UMass Boston and require disability-related accommodations, including dietary needs, click here.

StatNet is a network of municipal officials using CitiStat or other data-driven performance management approaches. The group gathers three times per year for in-depth discussion of municipal policy and operational issues, and hosts an annual conference. Funding for StatNet is provided by the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance through its Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grant program.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.

Event Cost: $75 per person; free for Massachusetts participants