How We Work
Much of the Academy’s work is requested by government agencies or Congressional committees that seek assistance with a particularly difficult or complex management problem. Working with the client, the Academy develops a scope of work and draws from its pool of Fellows to form a panel with experience relevant to the client’s needs. The panel oversees the project, providing the high-level expertise and broad experience that clients seek. The Academy staff and consultants support the work of the panel with top quality research and analysis that merits its status as an independent, non-partisan organization with a focus on improving management of government.
In addition to client-driven work, the Academy receives foundation grants from other organizations committed to good government, and charitable gifts to develop reports and convene forums and conferences to tackle some of the nation’s toughest challenges. Most often, these issues cannot be resolved by a single government agency, a single level of government or even by the government alone, but instead require interdepartmental, intergovernmental or networked solutions.
The Academy engages in a number of activities that support our goals of improved public administration, including:
- In-depth studies, analyses and research projects;
- Online dialogues that engage the government and the public;
- Advisory services and technical assistance;
- Forums and conferences;
- Executive briefings; and
- Congressional testimony.
Learn more about working with the Academy.