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Strategic Budgeting

By Tim Duhamel

Learn how to marry the strategic plan and budgeting process to achieve strategic outcomes and service delivery improvements, improving the relationship with both council and the public as strategic goals become realities.

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Course Content

  1. Strategic approach to budgeting – Municipal budgeting is most effective when goals are clearly articulated
  2. Strategic streams – Three streams of strategy should be considered when planning the budget process
  3. Priority based budgeting – Learn how it can be utilized to support strategic goals
  4. Strategic stakeholders – Integrating strategy effectively into a budget process requires an in-depth understanding of budget stakeholders
  5. Situational strategy – Learn how to identify situational issues and utilize the budget process strategically
  6. Strategic plan utilization – All municipal budget processes should start with the strategic plan

Course Info


Price:$125.00

PD Credits: 1.5

Category: Technical

Updated: April 5, 2023

Duration: 1:23:12


Course Synopsis

Strategic Budgeting

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

Strategy defined means planning to achieve a specific purpose.  Municipal budgeting is most effective when goals are clearly articulated.  Learn how to marry the strategic plan and budgeting process to achieve strategic outcomes and service delivery improvements.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to incorporate strategic goals into the municipal budgeting process

  • Learn about the three strategic streams and how to improve the budget process by planning effectively for each stream

  • Learn how priority based budgeting can be utilized to support strategic goals in the budget process

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Who Should Attend?

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

Elected officials, CAO’s, planners, and finance officers will benefit from having a fundamental understanding and core knowledge of all financial processes.

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