Building a Better Budget Document

Training Type: 
Course Status: 
Repeat Offering
Date and Time: 
Feb 21 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm  EST
Field of Study: 
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Senior Program Manager
Who Will Benefit: 

Finance officers, budget staff, and other individuals responsible for preparing the budget document for a government.

Program Description: 

This Internet-training course provides and overview of each of GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Program’s 27 criteria, using practical examples drawn from the thousands of budget documents submitted to the program. The budget document, serving as a critical planning, communication, and accountability tool, contains a wealth of information. Speakers will provide practical tips on how to convey your message effectively and communicate your government's budget information.

Seminar Objectives: 

Those completing this seminar will be able to:

  • Understand how a budget document can be used as a policy manual, operations guide, financial plan, and communication tool
  • Learn effective strategies for effective communicating financial information to the public, elected officials, and other stakeholders
  • Combine key information from both the capital and operating budget
  • Develop effective departmental and program summaries for the budget document
  • Display information about organizational structure and positions
  • Utilize performance measures in budget presentation
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