Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities: Establish a Long-Term Vision

Training Type: 
Course Status: 
New Course
Date and Time: 
Jul 18 2019 - 2:00pm  EDT
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Budget Officer
City of Kansas City, MO
Director of Certification and Community
What Works Cities
Public Information Officer
San Bernardino County
Who Will Benefit: 

Local government finance professionals who are interested in strengthening their communities' financial foundations

Program Description: 

This webinar will delve deeper into the first pillar of the Financial Foundations Framework.  Pillar 1: Establish a Long-Term Vision encourages local governments to create a shared vision to give people a reason to cooperate.  Using case studies from other local governments, you will learn about the leadership strategies you can employ to develop a compelling long-term vision for your community.

Seminar Objectives: 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the first pillar of GFOA’s Financial Foundations Framework: Establish a Long-Term Vision, including why a compelling vision is necessary for developing a strong financial foundation for your organization
  • Learn how to promote collaboration and balance long-term goals with short-term needs using case studies from other local governments
  • Identify ways your community can connect its long-term plan/vision/goals/priorities to its budget process
  • Learn how communities are using data to inform their planning and decision making and evaluate how well your community incorporates data in its planning and decision making
  • Identify challenges to long-term planning and learn steps some organizations have taken to overcome those