Leadership, Ethics, and Trust, Compensation and Benefits, Financial Foundations Framework

Fostering an Engaged Public Finance Workforce


August 29, 2023

2 p.m.-3 p.m. ET

  • Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
  • Credits: 1.00
  • Prerequisite: None

One of the biggest challenges facing local government today is attracting and retaining talent with demand for finance professionals far outpacing the supply. However, there are a number of strengths for state and local public finance work including embracing and celebrating talents that a demographically varied workforce brings to the table, job security, and a sense of purpose and shared values. Fostering a robust and engaged workforce is possible and requires proactive measures from the organization.

This webinar will review the data on government finance workforce challenges and then focus on how to improve employee engagement in the workplace. Better employee engagement reduces turnover of your existing staff and makes your workplace more attractive to potential new staff.

Please join us to hear from GFOA's Executive Director, Chris Morrill, and Senior Manager of Research, Shayne Kavanagh, on how to create a more engaged workforce.

Who Will Benefit: Budget Manager, CFO/Finance Director, Controller, Department Director

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the current demographic trends in public finance related to diversity in gender, age, and geography.
  • Describe the solutions to improving the hiring and recruitment process for the finance office.
  • Explore ways to keep employees engaged and create pathways for career development.

  • Member Price: $35.00
  • Non-member Price: $70.00