Urban Forum Webinar on Forecasting

Training Type: 
Course Status: 
New Course
Date and Time: 
Dec 20 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm  EST
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City Economist
City of Portland, OR
Who Will Benefit: 

Budgeting, accounting, and other financial professionals who develop, review, or utilize forecasts.

Program Description: 

Forecasts are essential for all types of governments to project and help communicate potential challenges impacting their organization. Development of forecasts and the assumptions used to develop should be carefully considered in the process of developing the forecast, but of equal weight is how the forecasts will be used and communicated by the organization to benefit its operations and long-term resiliency. This one-hour training session will include recommendations for producing a responsive forecast and also insert examples from GFOA best practices and real life examples.

Registration fee is waived for Urban Forum Members.

To register for the webinar as an urban forum member, please e-mail Matt Bubness with your name, title, and organization.

If you are not currently a member of GFOA’s Urban Forum and are currently an active GFOA member and employed by a jurisdiction from a metropolitan area with over 1 million population, please complete the registration form.

Membership in the Urban Forum is free.

Seminar Objectives: 

Those completing this seminar will be able to:

  • Understand GFOA’s recommendations for developing forecasts and long-range financial projections
  • Learn how to forecast for more challenging and complex events
  • Understand more about developing a good process for developing forecasts and communicating with various stakeholders
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