Eureka Institute

The Government Operations Agency formally organized its performance improvement efforts under the umbrella of the Eureka Institute. The goal of the Eureka Institute is to institutionalize tools and training that can drive GovOps’ mission to modernize the processes of government through lean, data, leadership, and performance improvement.


Cal- Innovation Playbook for Government Change Agents (Cal-IPGCA)

GovOps is a proud sponsor of Cal-IPGCA. We believe this program puts into effect the innovations and best practices that help develop our leaders in the 21st century.

Applications Due July 31st

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CA Lean Academy

The Lean Academy offers Lean process improvement training at different levels of depth, starting with the one-day White Belt training and extending to the six-month project-based Lean Six Sigma training, which the state offers through contracted experts. The Lean Academy’s White Belt training, which now has certified more than 6,000 state employees, is the foundation of the Eureka Institute’s performance improvement efforts, as it introduces employees to Lean methodologies and expands shared understanding of continuous improvement concepts.

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Leadership Academy

The Statewide Leadership Development Program ensures there is a progressive and integrated process to develop leaders in state service. The program is intended to assist departments in preparing all newly appointed supervisorial, managerial and executive classifications, with their transition into a new leadership role, as well as to continually develop their leadership skills.

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Performance Improvement

Performance improvement focuses on helping departments deliver better results through the systematic and continuous enhancement of their people, their processes and their technology. A strategic plan is central to any performance improvement effort’s success. A good performance improvement plan includes workforce planning, process improvement, leadership development and a decision-making process that includes analysis based on organized operational data.

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Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Council

The Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Council (GRCC) is a member-driven professional council whose purpose is to advance sound governance, risk, and compliance management principles for California public entities. Members share knowledge and resources on these principles and practices to improve operational performance and the delivery of their mission.

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CalData and Open Data

The Government Operations Agency, working with the Department of Technology and the State Library, launched a one-year statewide pilot open data portal that was completed in September 2016.  The pilot portal has transitioned to a new open source platform operated by the Department of Technology in partnership with the Government Operations Agency. The goals, then and now, are to broaden understanding of open data in state government and to demonstrate to state departments the value and benefits of using open data in their regular, daily operations. The agency’s broader goals include fostering the use of data and data analysis in state decision-making and performance assessment.

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