When Traditional ROI Isn't Enough:
A Public Value Approach to Open Government Planning
An Executive Leadership Program for Government
This program, as described on this page, is currently scheduled for the dates and locations shown below. To register for one of these sessions, click its link below:
- March 6-7, 2012 | Washington, DC - REGISTRATION CLOSED
- March 20-21, 2012 | New York, NY - REGISTRATION CLOSED
- April 24-25, 2012 | Washington, DC - REGISTRATION CLOSED
The fee for the program is $1200 (government and not-for-profit); $1500 (private sector).
The creation of public value is foundational to the principles on which democratic governments are founded and organized. Public value, in the most general sense, is linked to individual and societal interests and to the institutional forms and actions of government. The purpose of this program is to help government leaders make better decisions about planning for their open government initiatives by sharing CTG methods and tools. Through this program government leaders will gain an understanding of how a public value approach can compliment an ROI analysis so that they can make decisions about efforts that deliver the most public value.
What is public value? The concept of public value, the value proposition, and examining the ways public value is created.
How does public value connect to Open Government? Goals of open government initiatives in relation to public value. The problem of comparing diverse initiatives.
Public value and ROI How a Public Value Approach to planning can compliment and link to an ROI analysis.
Why stakeholders? The importance of stakeholders and methods of stakeholder analysis. How to deal with the competing interests and values.
What is the PVAT and how can it help me? The components and process of the PVAT tool. Using the PVAT application.
Examples and Case Studies Example assessments of initiatives individually and as a portfolio, plus demonstration and practice with the PVAT tool.
CTG's Public Value approach to Open Government planning assists agencies and organizations in choosing a mix of initiatives that can deliver the most overall value. The approach leads to answers to the following questions:
- What are our open government priorities?
- Which open government strategies are most likely to provide my organization with the outcomes we seek?
- Who are the stakeholders for each initiative?
- Which initiatives will provide the greatest value to which stakeholders?
- What are the projected value impacts this open government initiative will have?
- How can I document the potential value of an initiative to a range of selected stakeholders?
- How can I work collaboratively with my colleagues to develop a consensus-based plan?
In this program, government leaders will get first-hand use of the Open Government Public Value Assessment Tool (PVAT)
created by the Center for Technology in Government. The PVAT is designed to guide government officials through the process of developing a portfolio of open government projects that both meet their mission priorities and generate value for society.
This program will familiarize participants with the concept of public value, learn how it can be used in conjunction with other analyses to support open government planning. Participants will learn how to apply the framework within the context of their own open government planning and decision making environments. They will also see how to use the metrics identified during the use of the PVAT as input to performance assessment.