Yes, budget season is coming. No, there’s no reason to fear a Game of Thrones-style catastrophe, but it’s worth doing some preparation now. For example, will you be doing the same performance reporting you’ve done in the past, or will you be looking for new ideas?
Recipients of the ICMA Certificates in Performance Management have shared reports, policies, dashboards, and other resources that may be examples for you to adapt to your own organization. View examples of leading practices.
In addition, the certificate program criteria provide a handy roadmap of issues you might want to consider to ensure your performance data is being applied to both public engagement and decision-making or to see where a tune-up may be in order.
If your jurisdiction’s performance management program is already in good shape, think about submitting an application for this year’s certificates. Applications are due May 3, and recipients will be recognized at the ICMA Annual Conference in Nashville.