An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

~ Benjamin Franklin

 

Knowledge truly is power. Enhancing skills, building capacity and sparking ideas is the surest way to achieve municipal sustainability.

BLOOM is reaching out to municipalities across Canada to spread a love for learning and the excitement for solutions that follows.

Courses in finance, environment, communications, planning and more will help your municipality to thrive.

 

Upcoming webinars:

Ethics Essentials in the Municipal Sector

October 9 – October 10, 2019  |  10:00 – 12:00 MST

Two webinars covering municipal ethics from 10:00 pm to 12:00 pm on back to back days.

Course Synopsis:
Municipal Ethics

Register through the GFOA Alberta website (within Alberta):

Click here to register through GFOA Alberta

Register through the EventBrite website (outside Alberta):

Click here to register through EventBrite

Financial Policy Development 101

October 16, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:30 MST

  • Review of best practices related to policy development
  • Fundamentals of writing and concise policies
  • Critical financial policies for municipalities
  • The webinar will cover the requirements for 3 main policies:
    1. Debt Management 2. Restricted Surplus/Reserves 3. Year-End Surplus
  • Templates for policy writing will be provided

Course Synopsis:
Policy Development 101

Register through the GFOA Alberta website (within Alberta):

Click here to register through GFOA Alberta

Register through the EventBrite website (outside Alberta):

Click here to register through EventBrite

Improving Financial Reporting Processes

November 13, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:30 MST

  • Understanding the risk of error, omission and fraud in key accounting and financial reporting processes
  • Introduction of risk based approach to improving reporting processes
  • Tools and templates to improve audit documentation and increase audit efficiency
  • Practical tools and templates to help assess and mitigate the risk of error and fraud in your municipality’s financial reporting

Register through the GFOA Alberta website (within Alberta):

Click here to register through GFOA Alberta

Register through the EventBrite website (outside Alberta):

Click here to register through EventBrite

Audit Essentials (Repeat)

December 11, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:30 MST

  • Review of audit theory and best practices
  • Project plan/audit calendar overview
  • What questions will the auditor have and how to be prepared for them
  • Review of key working papers

Register through the GFOA Alberta website (within Alberta):

Click here to register through GFOA Alberta

Register through the EventBrite website (outside Alberta):

Click here to register through EventBrite

Reporting Essentials: Chart of Accounts / Municipal Structure

January 22, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:30 MST

  • Best practices for chart of accounts
  • Chart of accounts as an improvement project (effective and efficient)
  • Using a chart of accounts effectively in your ERP or financial systems
  • Municipal structure best practices for accountability
  • Effective report structure for administration, council and the public

Register through the GFOA Alberta website (within Alberta):

Click here to register through GFOA Alberta

Register through the EventBrite website (outside Alberta):

Click here to register through EventBrite

BLOOM can customize courses for your needs.

Some topics include:

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municipal transit
municipal industry
municipal event