Where are We Going? How to Develop Goals for Guiding Budget Decisions

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Session Time: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 3:35pm to 4:50pm

A budget can be simply defined as the financial plan that works toward achieving an organization's goals. Unfortunately, few of us dedicate adequate time and effort to outline these goals. As a result, budget meetings and conversations can often veer towards noble, but unclear objectives or be spent discussing strategies for re-arranging costs with little focus on what will be achieved. In this session attendees will learn how to lay the foundation to engage leaders, elected officials, and the public to keep budget discussions focused on goals and can be used to set the overall direction for budget conversations.