Workshop A: How to Use Performance Information in Resource Allocation: Linking Performance and the Budget- JOHN R. ALLEN MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

8:30am to 10:30am

In many public sector organizations today, there is an active initiative to link performance measurement to resource allocation. But it is not as straightforward as it is in the private sector – there is no bottom line by which we can compare alternative investments.

This workshop will show you how to link performance and budget using results information in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Structuring budgeting and performance measurement so that they support organizational priorities
  • Assessing the adequacy of budget requests – is the right information provided, and is planned performance realistic?
  • Analyzing budget requests using methods such as time trend, variance analysis, benchmarking, incremental comparison, and interrelated performance measures
  • Building a sound business case to advocate for resources
  • Coping with declining budgets
  • Comparing contracting out to in-house service delivery
  • Incentive funding

This interactive workshop uses examples and case studies from government to illustrate the concepts presented and to give participants practice at applying the tools for linking results to resources.

Workshop Leader: John Allen is a Management Consultant from Toronto with more than 35 years experience in results-based management and performance measurement in government.