I’m very excited to announce Bloom has entered into a partnership with the Canadian Association of Government Finance Officers! Bloom is now the proud presenting sponsor of the 2020 National Conference and official education partner of CAGFO. We are very excited to bring our course curriculum to municipalities nationwide after a very successful CAGFO pilot! […]
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Today’s municipalities face challenges like never before. Democratic shifts, inflation fluctuations, world events, infrastructure deficits, resident wants, and of course, pandemics. Municipalities require the ability to analyze their external and internal environment for opportunities and challenges. This critical information supports evidence-based decision making, and supports strategic planning, business planning, as well as budgeting and operational […]
We are lucky in life when we find a career we love. I found on Tuesday night, when your son who is soon off to university says he wants to tag along to watch dad present, it becomes priceless! Thank you to the Town of Bonnyville Council for your hard work in creating a thrilling […]
Being a municipal CAO is one of the most challenging leadership positions in any organization, private or government. To run a municipality, you have to have political acumen, strong leadership ability and a fundamental understanding of multiple departments. Politics, legislation changes, world events, crisis, resident wants and demands – the list of challenges for a […]
When developing policy, we have to think not just about the policy itself but also the steps required for policy process and procedures. Without these steps, policies rarely get put into practice effectively. Please join us for this week’s webinar – Financial Policy 101 for municipal finance professionals.
A key to individual and organizational success. In today’s challenging municipal world, developing people is more important than ever. Success personally and organizationally is directly dependent on the abilities of the elected officials and administrators leading and working for municipalities. Understanding the focus areas of development importance is a good start to the development of […]
CAGFO and Bloom CME professional development. Thanks everyone for tuning in for our Canada wide, coast to coast webinar on priority based budgeting. A special thanks to Jeff Dyck, acting CFO for Parkland County, for joining us and sharing your knowledge and experience on priority based budgeting. Your thoughts and insights added great value for […]
Thank you Councillor Wayne Rothe of the City of Spruce Grove, Alberta for taking the time to write an insightful article for the upcoming Bloom newsletter.