Budgeting for Public Managers
Date July 20, 2023
Location UW Extension, 6737 W Washington St #2135, West Allis, WI 53218
Deadline July 19, 2023
Being an effective public manager requires understanding the profession and the impact of a changing managerial environment. Step outside your daily duties to explore the history and characteristics of American public administration in this self-paced online course. Explore how the profession is changing, how your position is affected by trends outside the organization, and what issues you need to monitor in the coming year.
CPM Competency: 2.5 Describe financial management processes, including budget preparation and monitoring, and purchasing, procurement and grant management.
Desired Learning Outcomes:
1. Explain the basic concepts and terminology of government budgeting and finance.
2. Explain the purposes of a budget for a public agency, including its role as a policy document,
management tool, resource allocation plan, and a financial plan.
3. Describe the roles and responsibilities of managers, elected officials and the public in the development, adoption, implementation, and monitoring of a public budget.
4. Explain the basics of the governmental accounting and financial reporting systems.
5. Identify the essential steps, documents, and critical decision points in the budget development process.
6. Describe and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of different budget types and systems.
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