Either experience with a government budget process or upper level, non-financial management level staff from a government organization working closely with the budget.
Upper level management and/or budget staff seeking ways to improve their budget process through better planning, stakeholder engagement, and other advanced techniques.
The typical government budgeting process spans many months, and individuals from throughout the organization participate, from elected officials to mid-level managers. Hence, the process needs to be carefully managed – and not just to complete the technical steps necessary to arrive at a legal budget. The process must also provide for sufficient collaboration and be perceived as fair. This is important if stakeholders are to support the resulting budget and execute it effectively. This advanced course, based on the NACSLB Best Practices in State and Local Government Budgeting, will take you through all of the stages of the budget process from preparing stakeholders to participate to evaluating and adjusting the process after it is finished. Participants will leave the course with an understanding of actions they can take to implement best practices in their budgeting processes.
Those who successfully complete this seminar should be able to:
- Learn about advanced techniques for government budgeting
- To provide participants with specific opportunities to improve their own budget processes
- To provide collaborative opportunities, with peers, to design approaches to implementing these best practices