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INTRODUCTION TO STATE BUDGETING SEMINAR AUGUST 24-25, 2017 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Meet in hotel lobby at 6:15 p.m.
Networking Excursion – DC Monuments at Night Forge relationships with state budget analysts from around the country on this fun networking excursion. Dinner is on your own prior to the tour.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Seminar Check-In & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
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.
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Speed Networking: 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 2016 Group Photo
12:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: What You Need to Know to Succeed 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.
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Making the Connection: Ensuring Useful Content and Clear Communication Harvey Lillywhite, Co-Director, Quality Communications Group, Inc. Goals Learn how to generate content that connects with readers by targeting and then addressing their important questions. Gain helpful tips for managing sentences for conciseness and clarity.
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.
4:15 – 5:00 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.
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Reception & Policy Area Networking Dinner Participants will have dinner in groups to network and discuss issues specific to their program areas and agencies.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
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.
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Seminar Conclusion and Closing Remarks (Certificates of completion will be awarded. Leaving early is strongly discouraged.)