Performance Management in Local Government

This one-day course from 9 am to 5 pm focuses on converting performance information into decisions that enhance organizational outcomes. The workshop introduces analysis techniques, decision venues, and the unintended consequences of using performance management systems. This course is designed for local public managers serving mid-tier and leadership roles. It offers public managers the tools to use performance metrics to make evidence-based decisions in their organizations. We will employ accessible step-by-step techniques to demystify the performance management process for public managers and present flexible, pragmatic methods to implement these systems.

This course is a part of the School of Government’s Evidence-Based Course Series.

Learning outcomes:

  • Analyze performance data
  • Connect performance information with organizational strategy
  • Use performance data for organizational learning and improvement
  • Mitigate the unintended consequences of performance management
  • Apply best practices in designing and implementing performance management systems

The course consists of the following four sections:

  • Section One: Course Introduction
  • Section Two: Data Analysis
  • Section Three: Decide and Act
  • Section Four: Implementing with Diligence

Members of Civic Federal Credit Union (Civic) and Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), who are local government employees, are eligible to apply for a scholarship towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    October 25
    UNC School of Government
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    400 South Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    View Scholarship Information

    Members of Civic Federal Credit Union (Civic) and Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), who are local government employees, are eligible to apply for a scholarship towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before October 17, 2024 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after October 18, 2024, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    $350.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Jennifer Fulton

Program Manager, Management, Administration, and Leadership Group
919.962.3609
Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Term Associate Professor of Public Management; Director, North Carolina Benchmarking Project