Day 1: Making the Budget Worthwhile through Pre-Budget Program Planning
This workshop explores the financial aspects of a manager's responsibilities. Its focus is on how to link service obligations to fiscal planning and budgeting. It also analyzes the application and appropriateness of private sector financial management techniques in a governmental environment. These processes can be effective tools to improve program performance and justify budget resources.
Day 2: Budgeting for Public Management
This session gives non-financial managers (e.g. elected officials or public employees) a working knowledge of how to use budgets to reach program and financial objectives. Following up on skills and practices derived from the Day 1 workshop, participants track development of a successful and effective program budget. The use of budgets as a management tool to monitor program accomplishments can bring you and your organization outside the boring and formulistic annual budget box. Learn new budgeting formats, improvement opportunities and how to make these changes work.