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A Budgeting Guide for Local Government 3-Part Series (Fall 2023)

A Budgeting Guide for Local Government 3-Part Series (Fall 2023)

October 31, 2023 | 1:00 PM Eastern Time

ICMA Member

Sale price $395.00 USD

Non Member

Regular price $695.00 USD

Learn the fundamentals that every local government manager should know. Back by popular demand, this three-part webinar series takes a forward-looking, strategic approach to budgeting while showing you how to improve the process and promote economic vitality in your community.

Based on the fourth edition of ICMA’s A Budgeting Guide for Local Government, this series is hosted by coauthor Dr. Michael Overton, associate professor at the University of Idaho, and Scott Huizenga, City Manager of the City of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas.

What You Will Learn:

  • Lessons for budgeting and the budgeting cycle
  • Budget preparation and legislative approval
  • Executive implementation
  • Financial controls, communication, and compliance
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Understanding the overall financial picture
  • Projections and forecasting
  • Capital budgeting
  • Performance measurement
  • Long-term planning

Like the book, this program is designed for local government managers, assistant managers, and department heads who would like to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of the budgeting process.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for local government managers, assistant managers, department heads, and finance staff who would like to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of the budgeting process.

Sessions and Schedule

ALL PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 1:00 TO 2:30 PM EASTERN

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | Session 1: Budget Basics

In the first session of the series, you will discuss what the budget is and what to do with it, the overall budgeting cycle, and the evolution of the budget.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | Session 2: Understanding Financial Management

In the second session, you will discuss the overall financial picture: being aware of the future; projections, forecasts, and financial planning; complying with the rules; and budget and financial policies.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | Session Three: Long-Term Budgeting and Planning

In the third and final session, you will discuss effective capital budgeting, performance measurement, strategic planning, and long-term planning models.

Note: All sessions will be recorded and available on demand shortly after the conclusion of the live event. 

What You Will Need

Required Reading

  • A Budgeting Guide for Local Government, Fourth Edition
    Available in PRINT

About Licenses

This purchase is for a single log-in. There is no limit on the number of staff from your office who can participate in this webinar from an auditorium or conference room. You will need a speaker phone and a computer to view the component.

PRACTICE AREAS: [7] Strategic Planning and [12] Financial Management and Budgeting

TOPICS: Budgeting & Finance and Strategic Planning

JOB TITLES: Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (ACAO), Department Head, and Mid-Management and Entry-Level Staff

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