Fundamentals of Local Government Budgeting - August 17 -26, 2020

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As finance officers deal with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 recession and participate in broader conversations on the role of government and its ability to provide services equitably, a local government’s ability to budget will be critically important. This virtual training will emphasize the fundamental components of a local government’s budget policies and processes along with best practices and techniques required for effective budgeting.

Each training module/day will focus on a specific topic and feature both presentation and interactive discussion/exercises. Attendees will go through the basic structures of a local government budget, learn how budgeting can be better used to promote long-term planning, process improvement, and community outcomes. In addition, the course will cover specific techniques for developing the budget, communicating budget messages, and identifying strategies for approaching cutback budgeting to deal with the current crisis.

  • Fundamentals of Local Government Budgeting - August 17, 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Who Will Benefit: Finance and budget professionals desiring to learn budget fundamentals as well as approaches to budgeting in light of COVID-19.

    Seminar Objectives:

    • Learn the basic structure of a government budget (i.e., funds, departments, accounts, programs, projects, etc.) and how budgeting principles relate to accounting and financial reporting
    • Understand why budgeting is important and the connection to long-term planning and performance management
    • Learn how to perform basic revenue and expenditure analysis
    • Understand the various methods local governments use to develop a budget
    • Learn techniques for personnel budgeting and capital budgeting
    • Identify strategies for public engagement
    • Develop strategies for effective communication and presentation of the budget
    • Identify methods to monitor and evaluate budgetary performance
    • Learn about GFOA’s Fiscal First Aid techniques and how to balance the budget in a recession









     

  • Fundamentals of Local Government Budgeting - August 18, 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Who Will Benefit: Finance and budget professionals desiring to learn budget fundamentals as well as approaches to budgeting in light of COVID-19.

    Seminar Objectives:

    • Learn the basic structure of a government budget (i.e., funds, departments, accounts, programs, projects, etc.) and how budgeting principles relate to accounting and financial reporting
    • Understand why budgeting is important and the connection to long-term planning and performance management
    • Learn how to perform basic revenue and expenditure analysis
    • Understand the various methods local governments use to develop a budget
    • Learn techniques for personnel budgeting and capital budgeting
    • Identify strategies for public engagement
    • Develop strategies for effective communication and presentation of the budget
    • Identify methods to monitor and evaluate budgetary performance
    • Learn about GFOA’s Fiscal First Aid techniques and how to balance the budget in a recession









     

  • Fundamentals of Local Government Budgeting - August 19, 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Who Will Benefit: Finance and budget professionals desiring to learn budget fundamentals as well as approaches to budgeting in light of COVID-19.

    Seminar Objectives:

    • Learn the basic structure of a government budget (i.e., funds, departments, accounts, programs, projects, etc.) and how budgeting principles relate to accounting and financial reporting
    • Understand why budgeting is important and the connection to long-term planning and performance management
    • Learn how to perform basic revenue and expenditure analysis
    • Understand the various methods local governments use to develop a budget
    • Learn techniques for personnel budgeting and capital budgeting
    • Identify strategies for public engagement
    • Develop strategies for effective communication and presentation of the budget
    • Identify methods to monitor and evaluate budgetary performance
    • Learn about GFOA’s Fiscal First Aid techniques and how to balance the budget in a recession









     

  • Fundamentals of Local Government Budgeting - August 24, 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Who Will Benefit: Finance and budget professionals desiring to learn budget fundamentals as well as approaches to budgeting in light of COVID-19.

    Seminar Objectives:

    • Learn the basic structure of a government budget (i.e., funds, departments, accounts, programs, projects, etc.) and how budgeting principles relate to accounting and financial reporting
    • Understand why budgeting is important and the connection to long-term planning and performance management
    • Learn how to perform basic revenue and expenditure analysis
    • Understand the various methods local governments use to develop a budget
    • Learn techniques for personnel budgeting and capital budgeting
    • Identify strategies for public engagement
    • Develop strategies for effective communication and presentation of the budget
    • Identify methods to monitor and evaluate budgetary performance
    • Learn about GFOA’s Fiscal First Aid techniques and how to balance the budget in a recession









     

  • Fundamentals of Local Government Budgeting - August 25, 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Who Will Benefit: Finance and budget professionals desiring to learn budget fundamentals as well as approaches to budgeting in light of COVID-19.

    Seminar Objectives:

    • Learn the basic structure of a government budget (i.e., funds, departments, accounts, programs, projects, etc.) and how budgeting principles relate to accounting and financial reporting
    • Understand why budgeting is important and the connection to long-term planning and performance management
    • Learn how to perform basic revenue and expenditure analysis
    • Understand the various methods local governments use to develop a budget
    • Learn techniques for personnel budgeting and capital budgeting
    • Identify strategies for public engagement
    • Develop strategies for effective communication and presentation of the budget
    • Identify methods to monitor and evaluate budgetary performance
    • Learn about GFOA’s Fiscal First Aid techniques and how to balance the budget in a recession









     

  • Fundamentals of Local Government Budgeting - August 26, 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Who Will Benefit: Finance and budget professionals desiring to learn budget fundamentals as well as approaches to budgeting in light of COVID-19.

    Seminar Objectives:

    • Learn the basic structure of a government budget (i.e., funds, departments, accounts, programs, projects, etc.) and how budgeting principles relate to accounting and financial reporting
    • Understand why budgeting is important and the connection to long-term planning and performance management
    • Learn how to perform basic revenue and expenditure analysis
    • Understand the various methods local governments use to develop a budget
    • Learn techniques for personnel budgeting and capital budgeting
    • Identify strategies for public engagement
    • Develop strategies for effective communication and presentation of the budget
    • Identify methods to monitor and evaluate budgetary performance
    • Learn about GFOA’s Fiscal First Aid techniques and how to balance the budget in a recession









     

  • Fundamentals of Local Government Budgeting Series Survey and Certificate

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Please complete the session evaluation to help us plan future training. This will unlock your CPE certificate.

    Each completed section on Monday and Tuesday in weeks one and two is worth  2.5 CPE credits. Each Wednesday session is worth 2 CPE.  If you attendee all 6 live sessions you earned 14 CPE credits in the field of Finance. Viewing an archived segment does not earn you CPE credits.

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  • LM

    Any idea when the last three days recordings will be posted? We are in the middle of a City Hall remodel and we lost internet during the move/relocation into our new offices.  

    Thank you!

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  • LN

    P.s you can ignore the email I sent you. This is probably the more appropriate place to post my question.

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  • LN

    Hi Katie, I was wondering if there is list of participant contacts from this course that is available to share (with consent). I've had lots of great discussions in the Breakout Room and on the side. It would be nice to stay connected with colleagues I've met here. 

    Like you said, its been a therapeutic session...the struggle is real in Finance/ Budgeting.

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  • Katie Ludwig

    Here are a couple of recent webinars and other resources that might be helpful regarding the COVID-19 situation:
    https://www.gfoa.org/materials...
    Economic Indicator Dashboard:
    https://www.gfoa.org/economic-...
    COVID-19 Forecasting for Finance Officers:
    https://www.gfoa.org/materials...

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  • JV

    how can I view the recorded sessions?

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  • Katie Ludwig

    Click on the day you want to view and then click on "contents."  Then click on Day 1, Day 2, etc.  You should then see the recording toward the right of the screen.

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  • JV

    thank you!! :)

  • SW

    When will Day 3 be available for viewing?

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  • Katie Ludwig

    Hello.  Day 3 is now available for viewing.

    Thanks,

    Katie

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  • JU

    Good morning,

    Is today's presentation available for download?  I've tried accessing it with no luck.

    Thanks, Jenny

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  • Mike Mucha

    Slides will be posted by Noon EDT

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  • Mike Mucha

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