Using best practices to build your agency’s capabilities
National security, defense, and corporate and business entities invest significantly in training and development for their employees to ensure they are capable, as an organization, to deliver essential mission services in an effective and timely manner. Most talent professionals report training expenditures between 10 and 14% of the organization’s annual operating budget. (Training Magazine, 2015).
Government organizations like park and recreation agencies often struggle with budgeting adequate funding for training and development, or do not have a systematic business practice to determine and/or track training and development expenditures. Yet, it is a foundational method to improve the agency’s overall performance and capability. As an example, in Eppley’s work with the National Park Service, the Eppley Institute has helped to implement a systematic approach to improving facility asset management and a learning expenditure goal of between 2 and 4% of annual operations expenditures.
Download the full report: Improving Agency Performance Policy Brief.