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The Public Finance and Performance Management Program


Summer 2016 (Dates To Be Determined)


The program is offered at the University of Maryland campus just outside Washington, DC.


The program is designed for leaders and managers.  Up to 30 officials may be selected to participate in each program.

Program Summary

The Public Finance and Performance Management Program is a two-week program.

The program features seminars and lectures on performance management in the United States, and foster a dialogue with both academic faculty and practitioners who represent cutting-edge theory and practice of performance management and government reform. The program bring together practitioners, scholars and experts in the Washington, DC and Maryland area to share their knowledge and experience in a classroom setting.  The program will also include site visits to relevant international, national, and state agencies as well as companies and nonprofit organizations.

                Learning Objectives

  • Improve leadership and develop public management skills in the promotion of increased government effectiveness;
  • Strengthen the education received by government officials with seminars and lectures on new trends in public sector reform in the United States;
  • Foster dialogue on the newest management tools to address the major financial, economic, and trade challenges facing countries in the globalized economy; and
  • Give participants an opportunity to better understand different realities by sharing their experiences and lessons learned with U.S. finance managers.


Illustrative Faculty

  • Doug Besharov, Norman & Florence Brody Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
  • Dr. Philip Joyce, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of public policy, expert on public budgeting and performance measurement.
  • Anthony McCann, former Clerk and Staff Director of a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, and staff of the Senate Budget Committee. Former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
  • Allen Schick, Distinguished University Professor, author, former researcher at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, and at the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution.


Citation of Program Completion

An individual Citation of Program Completion will be issued by the School and provided to the participants after the successful completion of the course of study.



The program cost of $6,000 covers tuition, instructional materials, site visit transportation and snacks/meals during the program day. The cost does not include housing or evening meals.



Please contact Tom Kennedy at 301.405.6752 or tkennedy@umd.edu for more information.