Institute for Modern Government
Applying experience and knowledge to government operations.
Despite the efforts of many hardworking professionals, government is broken - it simply doesn’t perform effectively or efficiently and no one is sure how to fix it. The Institute for Modern Government is a newly formed organization with a goal of establishing sustainable programs to serve as a bridge between academic researchers and public sector practitioners.
Working in conjunction with Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management (AGSM), the Institute is working to link resources, both academic and professional, to government organizations facing difficult operational and policy issues.
The organization is also focused on helping build a new generation of public workers with the tools to adapt to the ever-changing challenges of budget shortfalls, political shifts and increased demands for services.
The board, made up of experienced government managers and AGSM faculty members, is reaching out to professional organizations to establish research and resource opportunities. Individuals or organizations interested in participating should contact the Institute’s on-campus office.