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.
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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 […]
A full review of the Bloom financial professional development program, and highlights of the six key streams of professional development required for municipal finance including: Leadership/Management, Budget, Reporting, Treasury/Risk, Audit, and Technical/Skills. Recommended for financial officers wanting to learn new skills and get ahead in their career. A full review of the Bloom financial professional […]
In challenging times a key financial leadership requirement is understanding what financial leadership means and what is expected. Learn how financial leadership can significantly enhance a municipality’s ability to reach strategic and service delivery goals, while gaining important knowledge and skills enhancing personal abilities and career opportunities. This session is for financial officers wanting to […]
The current crisis situation is extremely challenging from a public engagement perspective for municipalities. It’s very important to recognize effective public engagement is two-way and that we must find innovative ways to engage, inform, educate and listen. The municipal annual report is just one of many opportunities we as municipal professionals have to proactively craft […]
Properly understanding what a crisis is and how it will affect your organization and stakeholders is critical to the development of a crisis leadership strategy. Learn what competencies are specific to leading in a crisis compared to those required in leading in “business as usual” circumstances. Crisis leadership preparedness and success, leadership and emotional intelligence, […]
The first step in overcoming a crisis is understanding the importance of leadership and the critical role it plays in the successful combat of crisis. Emotional intelligence, the ability to communicate and the poise to pause – consider and not overreact. These are a few of the attributes that make a leader successful in times […]
Cash flow analysis is a critical step in optimal cash management for municipalities. Being able to properly understand cash inflows (primarily taxes, utility and user fees) is necessary to meet all financial obligations and to invest for optimal returns. Check out the GFOA Alberta website and Bloom CME website.
Having a long term financial plan is critical for success in today’s challenging municipal environment. A long term financial plan considers the current financial strength of an organization and combines strategy with forecasting. This fosters and enables the development of policies, principles and action plans in support of the long term financial sustainability of a […]