Chefs vs. Cooks: Applying a Problem Solving Approach to Public Finance

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Within their organizations, GFOA believes finance officers should approach their jobs like chefs (innovating, experimenting, and strategizing), rather than like cooks, (following a strict protocol to produce a pre-determined outcome). A finance officer who operates like a chef is well-positioned to lead the organization through different types of challenges, serving as a problem solver to best apply a range of skills across a variety of current demands. In this session, learn how you can change your approach to "cooking,” better leverage your skills, and increase your value to the organization.

Speakers

Stacey Teachey

Stacey Teachey

Financial Strategy Manager, Town of Cary, NC

Scott Huizenga

Scott Huizenga

Director of Management and Budget, City of San Antonio, TX

Tara Baker

Tara Baker

City Treasurer, City of Guelph, ON