Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 17:04

William Wallo, MIPA

The client-based project aspect of many courses has helped me develop better communication, time management, and team-working skills.

The Public Management Research Association (PMRA) honored John Bryson (MA ’72) with the 2018 H. George Frederickson Award for his career contributions to the field of public management. He is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

A group of 25 young African leaders was immersed in public management training and Wisconsin culture for six weeks as part of the U.S. Department of State Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The fellows participated in classes on leadership, traveled throughout southern Wisconsin for cultural visits, and volunteered with local nonprofit organizations.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking client-based projects for its Introduction to Public Management course. Students in the graduate-level course work in teams to complete the projects under the direction of Director and Professor Don Moynihan.

After a three-lecture pilot, the Behavioral Insights in Government (BIG) series will continue in fall with funding from the Herb Kohl Research Competition.

La Follette School Professor Susan Webb Yackee and Christine Palus of Villanova University have won the Beryl Radin Award from the Public Management Research Association for Best Article in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) published during 2016.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranked sixth for public administration in the inaugural Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) by subject area, released in April 2017. The rankings for 227 subjects are based on a 10-year average of publications in top-ranked journals.

More than 20 public-sector employees attended the first Behavioral Insights for Government (BIG) lecture series sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Behavioral Research Insights through Experiments (BRITE) Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

La Follette School Director Don Moynihan on February 1 gave a presentation about his book Toward Next-Generation Performance Budgeting, to a group of World Bank Group officials in Washington, D.C.

A new book co-authored by La Follette School Director Don Moynihan analyzes the difficulties that national governments have experienced in linking measurement of performance and results to the annual budget process.

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