Workshops and Webinars

Budget Analyst Academy

June 11, 2014 - June 11, 2014

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of budget model and process options, key concepts and components that will support you to develop and tailor a high-quality budget for your government.

GFOA Alberta has just completed the development of its 3-day Budget Analyst Academy designed to provide finance professionals with an in-depth understanding of budgeting and how it fits with, and supports, achievement of broader organizational goals and priorities. The course presents a comprehensive and practical budget development model and provides a variety of supporting templates and a 145 page Course Manual covering all areas of budgeting from preparation to development to budget monitoring & evaluation. Specific topic areas explored during the course include: use of departmental business plans, public participation, financial policy, long-term debt, asset management & capital planning, multi-year budgeting, budget document format & content and budget presentation.

Participants will have the option to download the documentation to their laptops, iPads and other devices, or choose to print off the documentation as their preference.

The course instructors are both Chartered Accountants with over forty-five (45) years of combined experience in local government finance and have taught a wide variety of financial courses. Expect both instructors to supplement course material with real-life experience; illustrative examples; practical tips and advice.

Costs will be $1,200 plus GST for Members and $1,500 plus GST for non-Members. The location for this workshop will be the Red Deer Lodge, 4311 - 49 Avenue, Red Deer, AB.

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Alberta Conference

May 25, 2014 - May 28, 2014


GFOA Alberta

The dates have been set! The 2014 GFOA Alberta Conference will be May 25 to 28, 2014 at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, 3310 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta. The early bird deadline will be April 25, 2014. This conference is being co-hosted by The City of Red Deer and Red Deer County.

Golf will be held at the River Bend Golf Club on Sunday, May 25th with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. An alternative to golf, a Sylvan Lake Cruise, is available as an option for those looking for something a little different, also on Sunday, May 25th! Pricing for the Sylvan Lake cruise will be $65/ea, which includes busing, the cruise itself and dinner afterward.

The theme this year will be "The Heart of Leadership - Mind Over Matter".

You can reserve your rooms now at the conference rate of:

Sheraton Red Deer Hotel: $129 (Deluxe King or Deluxe 2-Queen). Please call toll free: 1-800-662-7197 or local: 403-346-2091 and mention you are with the GFOA Conference.

Black Knight Inn, 2929 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer: $110. Please call toll free: 1-800-661-8793, or direct: 403-343-7400 and quote the group number 61251.

Sandman Hotel, 2818 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer: $105. Please call toll free: 1-800-726-3626 and quote group confirmation number 233982.

Please note that all meals, including the gala dinner, are included in the conference registration fees. Additional gala dinner tickets are available to purchase for spouses and guests.

In order to qualify for the 'MEMBER' rate, be sure to LOGIN as a 'MEMBER' BEFORE filling out your Conference Registration by clicking on the red "REGISTER NOW" button below.

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