Best Practices and Effective Budget Presentation

Training Type: 
Live Training
Course Status: 
Repeat Offering
Date and Time: 
Jun 6 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm  PDT
Jun 7 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm  PDT

Seattle, WA (Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport)

1053 Lake Washington Boulevard North
Renton, WA 98056
United States
Field of Study: 
CPE Credits: 
Member Price: 
Non-Member Price: 

Basic understanding of budget development.

Senior Program Manager
Finance Director
City of Redmond, WA
Who Will Benefit: 

This seminar is designed for budget and finance staff involved in preparing budget documents for local governments. Those involved in communicating budgetary data to citizens also will profit from the seminar, as should individuals from legislative, rating-agency, or interest-group backgrounds.

Program Description: 

This two-day seminar is designed to provide participants with practical, hands-on guidance on: 1) how to implement the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Best Practices in budgeting; and 2) how to improve the effectiveness of a local government's budget document. The program also incorporates the criteria used in the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program. Numerous examples are drawn from the GFOA's book-length publication, Building a Better Budget Document, which is furnished on site to all participants as part of their course materials.

Seminar Objectives: 

Those who successfully complete this seminar should be able to:

  • Implement GFOA Best Practices in budgeting
  • Develop a budget document utilizing GFOA’s Best Practices
  • Identify the criteria of the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program.     

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to the course.