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3 Year Operating Forecast

By Tim Duhamel

A 3 part webinar series to build a tool to meet your municipality’s operating plan forecasting needs!  Develop the forecast process and customize the template.

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Course Content

    Day 1
  1. Basics of Forecasting
  2. Forecasting Analytics
  3. Developing the forecast process
  4. Gathering the critical inputs
    Day 2
  1. Review of the forecast inputs
  2. Tool basics (basic build)
  3. Tool component review (tax revenue, reserve transfers, expenses, debt servicing, etc.)
    Day 3
  1. Tool Template review
  2. Customizing the template to your municipality
  3. Inputting data

Course Info


PD Credits: 4.5

Category: Planning

Day 1

Updated: May 21, 2019

Duration: 1:27:21

Day 2

Updated: May 23, 2019

Duration: 1:35:53

Day 3

Updated: May 24, 2019

Duration: 52:56

Course Synopsis

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of

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About the Author

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of Municipal Education.
He is a municipal veteran whose career has spanned over 21 years.
His passion is creating educational material and conducting lectures for municipal professionals. He has lectured as far away as Kiev, Ukraine for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

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Course Description

Under the new MGA all municipalities must complete a three-year financial plan.  To meet compliance, all municipalities must have the capability to develop a three-year operating budget forecast.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate an easy-to-use tool for operating budget building and forecasting

  • Learn how to identify risks, opportunities and challenges in your municipality’s operations

  • Forecast tax growth and future tax increase requirements

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Who Should Attend?

Any municipal financial professionals and senior executives from small, medium, or large municipalities.

All municipal financial officers will benefit from having a fundamental understanding and core knowledge of all financial processes.

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