Results Based Management Training Courses

Results-Based Management (RBM) Foundations Program Courses

PPX offers this course in collaboration with the University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance.


Course Description

The Results-Based Management Foundations program is a suite of two courses – RBM Principles and Basics and RBM Functions and Tools – that together are designed to provide participants with the fundamental knowledge, skills, methods, and templates commonly used to manage performance in the public sector. While the focus of the course is principally on the Government of Canada, the program also covers a range of examples drawn from provincial and international’s experiences. At the end of the course, participants will understand the basic principles of RBM and they will also be able to use effectively and efficiently the notions associated with RBM and performance management in a public sector and non-profit environment. A particular aspect of the course concerns the integration of the different performance management functions into results-based management (planning, risk assessment, monitoring, reporting, auditing, evaluations, etc.).

This training is spread over two modules taught in the form of distance learning. The course material includes live presentations by qualified trainers, video presentations by experts and practitioners in the field, group exercises, and additional readings. Each module requires six hours of synchronous distance learning (for a total commitment of 12 hours). Each module can also be taken individually. Participants who will complete the two modules will receive a participation certificate.

Who Should Register?

This course will be useful for public sector or non-profit organization employees and professionals serving them seeking fundamental information on how to build and use results-based management frameworks. This course targets most especially managers and professionals in public sector management, especially those dealing with planning, risk assessment, performance measurement, monitoring, evaluation, audit, and implementation of the policy on results and results management more generally.

Module 1: RBM Principles and Basics – SOLD OUT

This course directly addresses the following questions related to the general principles of Results-Based Management: How do you construct a Performance measurement framework and strategy? What are the key components? How do they apply to public programs? How do you apply a PM Framework in various public sector contexts? This course will answer these questions by covering Results-Based Management (RBM) and Performance Measurement Strategy (PM Strategy) fundamentals directly from current world and Canadian Government guidance.

The topics for this course will involve coverage of the key requirements for a Performance Measurement Framework including:

  • Planning and performance management
  • Results (performance) Framework
  • Logic Model (Theory of Change)
  • Program Information Profile (Indicators, methods, sources and other measurement parameters)
  • Basic Measurement and Evaluation Strategy
  • Emerging trends

Module 2: RBM Functions and Tools SOLD OUT

This course introduces participants to an integrated approach to Results-Based Management by addressing the following questions: What are the linkages between the various functions and tools to plan, measure, monitor and manage public sector results? What are the linkages between planning, risk assessment, performance measurement, monitoring, evaluation, and audit? How do you integrate these different performance management functions in a comprehensive framework? This course also tackles emerging trends such as GBA+, post-covid management, organizational culture, and other important topics. Participation in this course requires the completion Module 1: RBM Principles and Basics or for participants who have significant pre-existing knowledge of results-based management (This includes previously completing RBM 101 from PPX in past years.).

The topics for this course will include integrated functions and tools involved in RBM including:

  • Integrating RBM: An Introduction
  • Functions and tools:
    • Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Monitoring
    • Audit
    • Reporting
    • EvaluationFunctions and Tools:
    • HR Performance Management
    • Etc.
  • Treasury board submissions (in collaboration with TBS)
  • Using RBM in decision making, implementation, service delivery: what management can and should be doing with this information?
  • Emerging trends: GBA+; post-covid management environment; organizational culture; quality of life; etc.

Dates and Details of Delivery

RBM 1: February 27, 2024, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST – Session 2: February 29, 2024, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
RBM 2: March 18, 2024, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST – Session 2: March 20, 2024, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

The sessions will be conducted online using Zoom. Support materials will be provided in advance and after sessions. Time and space for interactive work will be included.


RBM Single course Fee  $450
If taking 2 RBM Courses $425 each


SOLD OUT – Contact the PPX Secretariat at to be added to the Wait List

NOTE: Participants completing Module 1 RBM Principles and Basics and Module 2 RBM Functions and Tools courses will receive a Certificate of Completion of Results-Based Management Foundations.

Training directors:

Module 1: RBM Principles and Basics: Steve Montague

Steve Montague, Partner of Performance Management Network Inc. is a credentialed evaluator, a Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society and has over three decades of experience as a practitioner in performance measurement and program evaluation as a management consultant, an adjunct professor and as an evaluation manager in a major Canadian federal government department. Mr. Montague has managed major and minor projects analyzing a wide variety of programs for Canadian federal, provincial, United States, Scottish and Australian governments, as well as conducting work for the OECD, the World Bank, the European Union and the United Nations. He has published articles on measurement and evaluation in journals in Canada, the US and Europe and facilitated numerous presentations, panels and workshops on evaluation, performance management and information management. He was awarded the Contribution to Evaluation Award by the Canadian Evaluation Society in 2015 and the Carl Boudreault award for contribution to the Local National Capital Evaluation Society chapter in 2007. Steve is also a founding member and has been a three-time President of the Performance and Planning Exchange.

Module 2: RBM Functions and Tools: Eric Champagne

Dr. Eric Champagne is a Professor of Public Administration at the School of Political Studies and Director of the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa. Before joining the University of Ottawa, Dr. Champagne spent several years at the World Bank working as a program manager and public sector reform specialist and as a strategic advisor to the Government of Canada on issues related to governance and public sector management. Dr. Champagne’s main fields of research and teaching include public sector management and governance; program evaluation; public policy development; multi-level governance in the areas of public infrastructure, transportation, and digital transformations that focus on a broad range of approaches and tools to improve public policy implementation and results. In 2020, he won the Pierre De Celles Award for Excellence in Teaching Public Administration presented jointly by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA). He is also an instructor at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute and at PPX where he develops and teaches courses for practitioners in the field of public sector management and governance.

Joint Audit and Evaluation

Interview with Natalie Lalonde, Director-General Internal Audit and Evaluation Bureau, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and Elena Petrus, Director of Evaluation, Internal Audit and Evaluation Bureau, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Benefits Realization Management

Interview with Melanie Winzer, Sr. Director of Project Management and Portfolio Project Planning at Public Services and Procurement Canada and Vice President of PPX