Welcome Reception & Policy Area Networking Dinner ... Break. 10:15 â 11:45 a.m.. Gateway East. Build Your Network: Connect & Explore Ideas with Other ...
INTRODUCTION TO STATE BUDGETING 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.
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 Analyst Professional Development Seminar participants.
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Gateway East
Build Your Network: Connect & Explore Ideas with Other Analysts Goals • Build a national network of colleagues you can turn to for information and advice. • Ask questions and explore ideas in discussion groups. • Learn about other state’s budget processes.
Class of 2018 Group Photo
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Park View
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Analyzing Budget Requests: Introduction Michael Maul, Associate Director, Virginia Department of Planning & Budget Goals • Examine techniques used in analyzing budget requests such as determining need, looking at spending trends, seeking alternatives, challenging the base, using performance measures, and comparing to national standards and trends.
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 – 4:45 p.m. Gateway East
Analyzing Budget Requests: Case Studies Michael Maul, Associate Director, Virginia Department of Planning & Budget Goals • Use case studies to demonstrate the techniques previously discussed. • Build relationships with other state budget analysts.
Networking Dinner (on your own) Participants can meet informally with other analysts and enjoy dinner at restaurants in downtown St. Louis.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Park View
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Gateway East
What You Need to Know to Succeed Abby Comm, Budget Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration – Division of Budget Carissa Ralbovsky, Supervising Budget Examiner, Maryland Department of Budget & Management – Office of Budget Analysis Goals • Ask questions of senior level budget analysts about issues and concerns specific to the role of a budget analyst. • Discuss ways to adapt to the job, avoiding common pitfalls, building credibility as an analyst, and other issues as suggested by participants.
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Gateway East
TIPS FOR CLEAR & CONCISE WRITING Pam Kilpatrick, former Assistant State Budget Officer, North Carolina Office of State Budget & Management
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Gateway East
EXCEL FUNCTIONS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT Chris Bramlett, Senior Budget Analyst, Missouri Division of Budget & Planning Elias Tsapelas, Budget Analyst, Missouri Division of Budget & Planning
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.)