Improving Programs through Performance Measurement and Management course is taking place in February
Program administrators, managers, and policymakers are invited to sign up for an executive course taking place in February entitled Improving Programs through Performance Measurement and Management. The course is made possible via a collaboration between the College of Public Policy (CPP) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and the University of Maryland (UMD), combining the expertise and resources of two leading educational institutions.
It is designed to give participants the tools to design and use performance measures that can monitor program efficiency and effectiveness and to implement management techniques that apply performance data to improve programs.
Topics for the three-day course include using logic models to identify performance indicators, operationalizing measures and performance targets, monitoring program processes and conducting performance evaluations, measuring program effectiveness, cost-effectiveness analyses, and management techniques that use performance data to improve programs. An optional fourth day will focus on using performance data to improve programs.
Dr. Anis Ben Brik, Associate Professor of Evaluation at CPP, said: “We are delighted that, thanks to our recent Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Maryland, this collaboration can take place. It further solidifies our relationship with this prestigious institution and helps to put the course in a global context. The UMD School of Public Policy ranks among the top 25 graduate schools of public policy in the US, and we are confident this course will provide invaluable practical experience that participants can put to use in their everyday lives.”
The course instructors comprise Dr. Ben Brik, Dr. Douglas Besharov, Professor, UMD School of Public Policy, Dr. Douglas Call, Deputy Director, UMD Center for International Policy Exchanges, Dr. David Myers, President and CEO, American Institutes for Research and Dr. David Seidenfeld, Vice President for International Research and Evaluation at the American Institutes for Research.
The program will be delivered in English and takes place between February 13 and 16, from 8 am to 3 pm at the Minaretein building, Education City. Upon completion of the program, HBKU and UMD will provide a joint certification for participants.
For more information on the work of the College of Public Policy, please visit cpp.hbku.edu.qa