Recognizing Public Value: Book Party & Talk

Wednesday, April 17, 4:10-5:30 p.m.
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North
Introduction & Moderation: Tony Saich, Ash Center Director
Respondents: Tiziana Dearing, CEO of Boston Rising; and Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government
Reception to Follow
Co-sponsored by the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management

About the Seminar

In his newly published Recognizing Public Value, Mark Moore focuses on helping public managers develop and use performance measurement and management systems to help animate and guide their value-creating efforts. The book introduces readers to two new key instruments—the Public Value Account and the Public Value Scorecard. The Public Value Account is designed to help public managers construct something like the private sector’s financial “bottom line” for empirically capturing the “public value” that is being created (or lost) by a public agency. The Public Value Scorecard is designed to help managers keep their attention focused on the concrete tasks that have to be undertaken in both the world of political mobilization and operational management to execute a future-oriented strategy for a government agency. The concepts are illustrated with cases from policing and crime control, the management of urban services, tax collecting, contracting for welfare to work programs, solid waste management, the promotion of economic competitiveness, and child protective services.
In this book talk, Moore elaborates on Recognizing Public Value's findings. Ash Center Director Tony Saich will moderate and offer introductory remarks. Tiziana Dearing, CEO of Boston Rising, and Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government, will offer commentary.

About the Speaker

Mark H. Moore is the Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations and Faculty Chair of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. He was the Founding Chairman of the Kennedy School's Committee on Executive Programs, and served in that role for over a decade. From 1979-2004, he was the Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy and Management and Faculty Chairman of the Program on Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Kennedy School. His research interests are public management and leadership, civil society and community mobilization, and criminal justice policy and management. His publications include Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government; Dangerous Offenders: The Elusive Targets of Justice; From Children to Citizens: The Mandate for Juvenile Justice; Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing; and Creating Public Value Through State Arts Agencies. Moore's work focuses on the ways in which leaders of public organizations can engage communities in supporting and legitimatizing their work and in the role that value commitments play in enabling leadership in public sector enterprises.