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.
- 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
Who Should Attend:
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.
About the Instructor
Michael Overton, Ph.D., co-author of the fourth edition of ICMA’s A Budgeting Guide for Local Government, uses his public sector experience to identify research topics that matter to government entities. His research focuses on the intersection of local government management and fiscal policy.
PROGRAM DETAILS (Full Schedule and Details)
ALL PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 1:00 TO 2:30 PM EASTERN
Session One – 06/06/2023: Budget Basics: the budget, the budgeting cycle, and the evolution of budgeting
Session Two – 06/13/2022: Understanding Financial Management: the financial picture, projecting the future, policies and rules
Session Three – 06/20/2023: Long-term Budgeting and Planning: capital budgeting, performance measurement, long-term planning
A Budgeting Guide for Local Government, 4th ed., is required reading. The book can be purchased via ICMA's online bookstore.
$395 (member; this is a group rate for all staff)
$695 (nonmember; this is a group rate for all staff)
This purchase is for a single log-in. There is no limit to the number of staff from your office participating in this webinar from an auditorium or conference room. In the room where staff will participate, you'll need a phone and a computer to view the Web component.
Addresses ICMA Practices for Effective Local Government Management and Leadership:  Strategic Leadership;  Strategic Planning;  Policy Facilitation and Implementation;  Financial Management and Budgeting