Strategic Planning and Budgeting

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Just about every organization has something called a strategic plan, but few truly have a plan to use that information in a strategic way throughout the budget process. This session will go beyond the buzzwords, consulting jargon, and “pretty pictures” to discuss how to really develop and implement a strategic plan that can be used to guide an effective budget process. Speakers will discuss how to define goals, best utilize citizens, the role of elected officials, and how to transition from long-term strategic objectives to resource allocation.