Student Workshop ~ Budgeting Systems and Budget Players
Facilitated by Jim Marshall, Senior Policy Fellow, JSGS
Friday January 25, 2013
Start Time: 1:00 PM - End Time: 3:00 PM
|Campus:||University of Regina campus|
|Regina Location:||Education Building, Room 388, University of Regina, Main campus|
|Description:||This workshop provides participants with an understanding of different types of budgeting systems that governments use and the roles of different decision-making bodies in setting government budgets. Topics will focus on important budgeting principles and the stages common in budget development processes, from the initial establishment of broad priorities, through the budget review process, budget implementation and to the final stages of results reporting. This workshop will also discuss the role of program managers in managing resources throughout the budget year and the processes in place to ensure budget decisions are met and financial plans are responsive to rapidly changing program demands.|
Students will learn the process for inputs into budget decisions, how to interpret budget decisions and their role in monitoring budgetary outcomes.
The key goals of the workshop are:
1) to familiarize students with different budgeting systems and their strengths and weaknesses;
2) to learn the basic principles in the budget decision-making process;
3) to learn the roles and responsibilities of various players in the budget process.
Registration Fees and Eligibility Criteria:
~ Workshop is free of charge
~ Registrants must be current (not graduated) JSGS students
~ Registrants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and parking