Best Practices & Effective Budget Presentation: February 10-11, 2014

No Prerequisite/No Advanced Preparation 
Course Level: Intermediate 
CPE Credits: 16
2 Days
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Who Will Benefit
This seminar is designed especially for budget and finance staff involved in preparing state and local governmental budgets. Those involved in communicating budgetary data to citizens also should profit from the seminar, as should individuals from legislative, rating-agency, or interest-group backgrounds.

This two-day seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to acquire hands-on, practical advice on how to implement best practices in budgeting and improve the effectiveness of a state or local government’s budget document. Numerous examples are drawn from governmental budget documents to show best practices and how to present in an effective manner.

Seminar Objectives
Those who successfully complete the seminar should be able to:

  • Identify the specific criteria that must be met if the budget is to be effective as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device
  • Explain the intent and application of each of these criteria 
  • Utilize best practices in budgeting to improve decision making
  • Leverage best practices in budgeting to manage an effective budget process, prioritize spending, and allocate resources most effectively
  • Learn how to use analytic and decision tools to assist in budget preparation   

Registration Fees

GFOA member:  $580     Nonmember:  $790