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Budgeting Basics for Public Managers


Focus on pre-budget program planning as an annual process that translates policy objectives into fiscal terms. Learn the elements of effective pre-budget planning and how it differs according to type of management values held in the organization. Class discussion and case examples link multiyear planning and annual budgeting.


Day 1: Making the Budget Worthwhile Through Pre-Budget Program Planning
Explore the financial aspects of a manager's responsibilities. Focus on how to link service obligations to fiscal planning and budgeting. Analyze 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. Follow up on skills and practices derived from the Day 1 workshop, and 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.

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This program can be applied toward the:

This is a required 2-day workshop for candidates to obtain a Certificate.
Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $330
CEUs: 1.2
Email us with your interest, contact:
Shirley J. Burks (Bufford), Program Director,, 414-227-3157


Public Admin. Summer 2015
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