Financial Management in Practice

for Elected Members

Lift performance, instil strategic thinking and raise awareness for your role and
responsibilities as an elected member through financial management training.

This complimentary Financial Management in Practice training program has been developed specifically for local government leaders. The program will enhance leadership capabilities and support you with financial management and strategic decision making.

Through a collaborative engagement, Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC), the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DSDILGP) and the University of Queensland (UQ) have developed a sponsored training program with a specific purpose to build capability across the local government sector.

The workshop combines class discussions with practical exercises, giving you the opportunity to apply the techniques you learn in a real-life context. The material is presented in an easy-to-understand manner and contextualised for the Queensland public sector.

Expressions of interest are being accepted until Thursday 12th August 2021. To submit your council’s interest, follow the prompts below.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Topics covered

Part one

  • Strategic vision and sustainability
  • Service standards
  • Project management
  • Asset management

Part two

  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Management reporting
  • Understanding financial statements
  • Cash and debt management

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed to assist newly elected and returning Mayors and Councillors who are responsible for financial reporting, financial risk management and/or project evaluation. No prior knowledge of the topics is assumed, although participants with prior experience may find the workshop useful to refresh or extend their knowledge.

Complimentary

The workshop has been sponsored by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Queensland Treasury Corporation.

Duration

  • 1 full day*, or
  • 2 x ½ days delivered virtually

*We can travel anywhere in Queensland, at no cost

Requirements

A minimum of 10 participants is required. A maximum of 25 participants in each workshop.

We encourage neighbouring councils to join combined workshops sessions to enhance experience sharing and networking opportunities. This option is available for both face-to-face and virtually lead deliveries.

Submit your expression of interest below or contact our education team on 1800 974 551 by Thursday 12th August 2021.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Commissioned by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning