Continuing professional education in public financial management tends to focus on technical, day-to-day issues and not on these strategic concerns. Today's challenges for public sector finance leaders create an opportunity to hone leadership in our organizations and communities.
The Public Sector Chief Financial Officer Forum (PCFO Forum) is designed to fill this critical need for executive-level professional development. Meetings include an expert presentation on an executive-level leadership challenge in contemporary financial management, followed by a roundtable discussion. The PCFO Forum provides a unique platform for public sector financial leaders to learn about emerging issues, share innovative practices, and network with their peers.
WFOA Pre-Conference PCFO Forum
Topic: The Finance Officer’s Role in Economic Development
Speaker: Alice Ostdiek
Most communities are interested in a vibrant economy and their local governments are interested in supporting economic development. This economic development involvement can take many forms. Some involve just providing a healthy development climate while others are more proactive. The role of the finance officer in these efforts can vary widely as well. More often however the finance officer is called upon for expertise with regard to managing risks, financing public improvements and developing public-private partnerships. This session will explore the roles of the finance officer, review legal parameters and best practices.
Please note that this PCFO Forum is a pre-conference session for the WFOA Annual Conference. You do not need to participate in the full conference to register for the PCFO Forum.