Monday, December 12, 2022

Performance Management Academy Celebrates 30 Recent Graduates Program Provides State Employees Training in Evidence-Based Policy and Programs

Dec 12, 2022

Last month 30 employees representing nine state agencies completed the Performance Management Academy, a 20-hour training program presented by the NC Office of State Budget and Management. 

The Performance Management Academy (PMA) builds skills for performance-driven program design and evaluation. The Academy serves state employees who design, manage, or evaluate programs, or who develop and implement policies. 

“OSBM is thrilled to offer this training opportunity to build our state’s capacity for performance management,” said State Budget Director Kristin Walker. “We are passionate about developing and empowering our state employees to make the best possible decisions to serve residents of North Carolina.”

The trainings featured guest speakers from academia and public policy consultant J-Pal North America. Additionally, speakers from several state agencies provided real-world examples of tips and practical applications in state government.

“The PMA program is one of the best training programs available in the state, in my opinion. Most state training is about transmitting basic knowledge.  PMA is about teaching employees higher order thinking skills; to analyze, synthesize, evaluate,” said the Department of Administration’s Rob Riddle, a former PMA participant and 2022 PMA speaker. 

This is the third cohort of state employees to complete the annual program. There are now 99 employees across 17 state agencies who have successfully completed the PMA. This is the first Academy group to complete the trainings via in-person classes. 

OSBM congratulates the following graduates of the 2022 Performance Management Academy:

  • Pamela Allen, Department of Environmental Quality
  • Brett Altman, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Amy Braun, Wildlife Resources Commission
  • Sheneka Brightwell, Department of Health & Human Services
  • David Britt, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Heather Bruce, Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
  • Shalini Chandramohan, Department of Information Technology
  • Jane Chiulli, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Heather Curp, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Freeman Denton, Department of Commerce
  • Helen Dicken, Office of State Human Resources
  • Joshua Douglas, Department of Information Technology
  • Christopher Drew, Office of State Human Resources
  • Elizabeth Everette, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Thomas Grecco, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Joey Harrison, Department of Information Technology
  • Justine Homiak, Department of Public Safety
  • CJ Jorden, Department of Environmental Quality
  • Jordan Kincaid, Department of Information Technology
  • Tania Lee, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Katherine Lucas, Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
  • Valerie Maat, Department of Information Technology
  • Shari Neal, Administration of Courts
  • Glenn Poplawski, Department of Information Technology
  • Teresa Powell, Department of Administration
  • Gianna Quilici, Department of Administration
  • Gretchen Schultz, Department of Commerce
  • Kristen Sigmon, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Trevon Simon, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Allison Swim, Department of Administration

OSBM extends special thanks to our state agency speakers:

  • Betty McGrath, Department of Commerce
  • Robert Riddle, Department of Administration
  • Missy Sawyer, Department of Information Technology
  • Elizabeth Stoddard, NC Community Colleges
  • Bailey Recktenwald, Department of Environmental Quality
  • Timothy Watkins, Department of Environmental Quality

The Performance Management Academy is part of OSBM’s continued commitment to supporting a culture of continuous improvement in state government and using data and evidence to ensure effective stewardship of public resources.