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Monday, November 13, 2006

Events of Note

Date: Dec 4 - 5, 2006
Location: Washington, D.C.
Event: Ethical Decision Making for Financial Managers
Sponsor: Management Concepts
Description: This 2 day course is designed for federal financial management personnel and others interested in ethics in the federal government. Discuss ethical challenges encountered by government financial personnel and apply the principles of federal ethics to a range of scenarios to propose valid courses of action.
Contact Information: Customer Service { finmgmt@managementconcepts.com } 703-790-9595
Web site: { http://www.managementconcepts.com }


Date: Dec 4 - 7, 2006
Location: Washington, D.C.
Event: Budget Formulation
Sponsor: Graduate School, USDA
Description: Budget execution is not a science but a refined art. Master the skills necessary to build an accurate and defensible budget compliant with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) strict standards. Learn how strategic planning and performance measures are the keys to compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act and why federal budgets need to be mission driven. You also explore effective techniques for estimating the costs of a program by object classes, formulating a solid budget, the relationship between current-year and prior-year budgets and how to comply with the requirements of OMB Circular A-11. You learn to use the documentation that you have developed during earlier budget phases to prepare, present and defend your organization's budget. This class is also scheduled in Atlanta, GA for December 11 - 14, 2006.
Contact Information: Alyssa Barnes { Alyssa_Barnes@grad.usda.gov } 404-586-6383
Web site: { http://www.grad.usda.gov }

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