national association of state budget officers

Gateway West. Key Communication Skills. Pam Kilpatrick, former Assistant State Budget Officer, North Carolina Office of. State Budget & Management. Goals.

ANALYST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR AUGUST 22-24, 2018 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Seminar Check-In 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Networking Excursion – Gateway Arch Forge relationships with state budget analysts from around the country as you journey to the top of the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch.

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Seminar Check-In

6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Park View

Welcome Reception & Policy Area Networking Dinner Participants will have dinner in groups to network and discuss issues specific to their program areas and agencies. This dinner will be held with the Analyst Professional Development Seminar participants.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Park View 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Gateway East


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Gateway East

Fiscal State of the States: Examining Current Budget Trends John Hicks, Executive Director, NASBO Goals • Learn about NASBO’s resources for analysts. • Understand the current state fiscal landscape. • Examine challenges states are facing related to revenue and spending pressures. Joint session with Introduction to State Budgeting Seminar participants.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Gateway West

Key Communication Skills Pam Kilpatrick, former Assistant State Budget Officer, North Carolina Office of State Budget & Management Goals • • •

11:45 a.m.

Learn best practices for writing clear and concise emails, memos and more. Enhance your presentation skills. Discuss ways to prepare for different audiences including the Governor, budget director or a legislative committee.

Class of 2018 Group Photo

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Park View

Networking Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

How to Run an Effective Meeting Pam Kilpatrick, former Assistant State Budget Officer, North Carolina Office of State Budget & Management Goals • • •

Learn what you should (and shouldn’t) do to run an effective meeting. Tips for leading a working group. Discuss strategies for effective meetings with different groups including internal management, agency leaders, legislators and public constituents.

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.


2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Gateway West

Using Data & Evidence in State Budgeting National Overview Kathryn White, Senior Policy Analyst, NASBO Goals • Learn the current landscape of how states are using data and evidence in budgeting, management, and strategic planning. • Understand key terms and definitions related to data-driven, evidencebased strategies in government. Selecting Performance Measures Carissa Ralbovsky, Supervising Budget Examiner, Maryland Department of Budget & Management Goals • Learn how a state selects performance measures and understand the role played by the budget office in the process. • Practice how to help agencies choose appropriate metrics that provide actionable feedback. Analyzing Data Pete Bernardy, Statewide Results Management Coordinator, Minnesota Management & Budget Goals • Learn the practical ways that a state can integrate performance data and evidence-based policymaking into the budget process • Practice how to consume performance data and evidence in reviewing agency budget requests Key Resources and Organizations Goals • Learn about key national organizations and resources that can assist states in implementing data-driven, evidence-based strategies • Provide feedback on NASBO’s working inventory of state-level initiatives

5:00 p.m.

Networking Dinner (on your own) Participants can meet informally with other analysts and enjoy dinner at numerous restaurants in downtown St. Louis.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Park View


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Gateway West

Takeaways: Share Examples of State Efficiencies and Savings John Hicks, Executive Director, NASBO

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.


9:45 – 11:30 a.m. Gateway West

Pulling Together a Proposal: Case Study Moderator - TBD Goals • In a team setting, practice developing a recommendation to be included in the Governor’s budget. What processes did you apply? What issues were considered? • Use case studies to increase your “analytical firepower”. • Build relationships with other state budget analysts.

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Gateway East

Seminar Conclusion and Closing Remarks (Certificates of completion will be awarded. Leaving early is strongly discouraged.)

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