A Learning-Based Approach to Leading Change

This report examines the experiences of five federal agencies which are currently running focused initiatives to apply the tools, principles and perspectives of organizational learning. As a program assessment, this study addresses the successes and failures of organizational learning based on these five case studies, and presents these findings to the community at-large. Human Capital Management

Assessing a State's Readiness for Global Electronic Commerce: Lessons from the Ohio Experience

This report describes the new tools and methodologies needed to measure a state's readiness for global electronic commerce. The state of Ohio is used as a prototype and as an example for this study. The report also evaluates the measurement process including problems and challenges in deploying a statewide measurement effort. ohio, ohTechnology and E-Government

Audited Financial Statements: Getting and Sustaining "Clean" Opinions

This report examines how organizational factors and management strategies have affected the ability of federal agencies to generate reliable information for financial statements and achieve unqualified audit opinions. By indentifying successful management strategies, this study offers recommendations about how agencies can better approach the recurring requirements to produce annual audited financial statements. Financial Management

Collaboration and Performance Management in Network Settings: Lessons from Three Watershed Governance Efforts

The project describes how performance measures and monitoring processes influence the collaborative processes used to develop and implement watershed management programs. ca, california, fl, florida, nv, nevada, or, oregon Collaboration: Networks and Partnerships, Green

Communities of Practice: A New Tool for Government Managers

This study documents the creation and implementation of several intergovernmental "communities of practice." It traces the history of these networks and documents their structure, activities and outcomes as well as identifies a number of critical success factors related to these groups. Case studies include: SafeCities, Boost4Kids and 21st Century Skills. fhwaCollaboration: Networks and Partnerships


Corporate Strategic Planning in Government: Lessons from the United States Air Force

This report analyzees and evaluates corporate strategic planning employed by the United States Air Force. The study covers the legacy left by the inception of corporate strategic planning in the Air Force in 1994 and identifies how the current leaders are adapting to the dynamic world. Strategic Thinking

Digitally Integrating the Government Supply Chain: E-Procurment, E-Finance, and E-Logistics

This project represents a year long partnership between the IBM Endowment for the Business of Government and the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs' Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise. The Center, under the direction of Dr. Jacques Gansler, hosted a series of three Leader Forums at the Aspen Institute's Wye River Conference Centers, held over a 12-month period. The forums brought together government and business leaders to examine how the federal government could "digitally integrate" its supply chain.

Efficiency Counts: Developing the Capacity to Manage Costs at the Air Force Material Command

This report presents research on the Air Force Materiel Command’s experience in which a significant, if partial, transformation of expenditure planning and financial management rules and routines occurred within a period of fewer than three years. Financial ManagementOrganizational Transformation

Extraordinary Results on National Goals: Networks and Partnerships in the Bureau of Primary Health Care's 100%/0 Campaign

Over the past decade much work has been done on defining leaders and examining the distinctions among leaders, management and administration. This study examines an innovative approach to leading as a discipline and a method. It describes the Bureau of Primary Health Care's management effort from 1998 to 2001 to transform the health care system at the community level throughout America. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HSRA) within the Department of Health and Human Services organized the 100% Access & 0 Disparities Campaign.

Growing Leaders for Public Service

This report includes two previously published Center reports (Leaders Growing Leaders: Preparing the Next Generation of Public Service Executives and Organizations Growing Leaders: Best Practices and Principles of Public Service) in one volume. In both reports, addresses the crucial question of how well the federal government is developing its next generaiton of leaders. hhs, health and human services, ssa, social security, va, veterans, coast guardHuman Capital ManagementLeadership