Budgeting Best Practices: Public Participation in Budgeting

Training Type: 
Live Training
Date and Time: 
Aug 21 2017 - 8:30am to Aug 21 2018 - 4:30pm  PST
Region: 
Pacific
Location: 

Sacramento, CA (Hyatt Regency Sacramento)

1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States
Level: 
Intermediate
Field of Study: 
Finance
CPE Credits: 
8
Member Price: 
$370.00
Non-Member Price: 
$550.00
Prerequisite: 

Experience and knowledge in local government budgeting.

Who Will Benefit: 

This session is designed for any local government finance personnel interested in achieving more public participation throughout the budget process.

Program Description: 

The GFOA best practices are the gold-standard for how governments should run their budgeting process. This course will provide participants with an overview of the most important best practices, such as adopting financial policies, long-term financial planning, and budgeting for results and outcomes. The instructors will facilitate participants through a discussion about how they have been able to apply the best practices at their organizations, the challenges they have encountered, and the solutions they might employ. Attendees will leave the course with a customized list of actions they can take to further their organizations’ use of the best practices.

Seminar Objectives: 
  • Thoroughly understand the core components of the GFOA best practices which are most relevant for budgeting.
  • Communicate effectively about the best practices to others. 
  • Make the case for using best practices with their jurisdictions’ governing body.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement within their own organizations.
  • Take concrete actions to realize those opportunities for improvement.