Budgeting and Forecasting

Budget Process 101

In-Person Training

March 28, 2022

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT

March 29, 2022

8:30-4:30 p.m. CT

GFOA Chicago Office
203 N LaSalle St, Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois

  • Field of Study: Finance
  • Credits: 16.00
  • Prerequisite: none

The typical government budgeting process spans many months, and individuals from all departments and levels of the organization participate. To ensure that all stakeholders support the final budget and execute it effectively, the budget process must provide for sufficient collaboration and be perceived as fair. This course, which is designed for budget managers, budget analysts or others involved in preparing a budget, will walk through a typical local government budget process, with special emphasis on how GFOA's Financial Foundations Framework can be utilized to address common budget pitfalls. You will learn how to design a budget process, identify appropriate roles for key stakeholders, and organize work effort for your budget team. The course will cover all aspects of the budget process, including establishing a vision and priorities, engaging with the public, developing the annual budget, maintaining relationships, and monitoring the budget throughout the year.

Please note that all visitors to GFOA's office must show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Member Price: $640.00
  • Non-member Price: $870.00