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GFOA Alberta, in cooperation with Bloom Centre for Municipal Education, is proud to bring back the 10-Part Webinar Series for 2019 as “Webinars-on-Demand”.

Learn the requirements for high quality capital budgeting and planning.  The Capital Budgeting 101 Webinar offers the following:

  • Understand the complexity of a municipality and the role of capital in the delivery of municipal services
  •  Capital Budget vs. Capital Plan 
  •  Basic structure and differences between a capital budget and capital plan (projects and funding sources) 
  •  Interaction between capital budgeting, long-term planning, tangible capital assets and asset management
  •  Essential principles and best practices for good capital budgeting and planning
  •  Annual capital process. How to build a process timeline for success
  •  Capital budget structure – asset category, dept, asset type, funding (template provided) 
  •  Basics of funding – sources and how funding plans are developed
  •  “Capital equation” concept explained
  •  Attributes of an effective and successful process (with examples) 
  •  Capital budget process and timeline(with examples)
  • Prioritizing a capital plan; what criteria are used to base decisions
  • Integrating input from internal and public communication (administrative, council and public engagement)
  • Review of all funding sources (risks and opportunities)
  • Review of debt as a financing source (tax and non-tax supported)
  • How to build a funding plan with a strategic emphasis
  • Cash-flow financing; leveraging future funding sources (example)
  • “Funding pool concept” – forecasting/calculate long-term funding sources
  • “Gap analysis concept”; how to calculate a funding gap in simple form as well as in detail (spreadsheet tool reviewed)
  • Capital business cases


This “webinar-on-demand” option offers the convenience of anytime viewing.  A password will be provided for access upon successful registration and will be valid for 60 days from date of purchase. 

You can either register for this “Single Webinar-on-Demand” for $175  here, or choose to register for the full 10-Part Webinar Series below:


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