The Long Term Financial Planning Workshop, sponsored by the GFOA, will be held May 10 - 12, in Edmonton. The workshop will provide technical knowledge and the students will be better equipped to design a long-term financial planning process that is responsive to municipalities current realities and available resources. Registration for the Workshop is $1,275.
This workshop is designed for local government finance professionals and will be of interest to finance officers and staff, budget preparers, senior management and other responsible for, or interested in local government long-term financial planning.
The Long-Term Financial Planning workshop builds on the Alberta Intermediate Budget course, Municipal Budgeting Alberta 'Best Practices' and advanced budget course, Budget Analyst Academy. References to relevant background material in the respective training manuals will be made as appropriate, and it is recommended that these course be taken prior to attend this Long-Term Financial Planning workshop.
This workshop is based on the processes and best practices outlined by GFOA International in the book “Financing the Future: Long-Term Financial Planning for Governments” and in their best practice standards. This book along with a comprehensive course manual covering all workshop material is provided. Advance review of these materials is not required.
In addition to gaining technical knowledge the student can expect to gain an appreciation that long-term financial planning is modular in nature and can be approached in a number of ways. As a result students will be better equipped to design and lead a long-term financial planning process that is responsive to the municipalities current realities and available resources.
Darlene Smereka is requesting to attend this workshop in lieu of the Annual GFOA Conference.