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.
Topic: Building Partnerships through Financial Leadership
Featured Speaker: Martha Fuller, former director of planning and economic development and director of finance for the City of St. Paul
To overcome financial and capacity constraints, governments are increasingly turning to partnerships with private, nonprofit, and other governments. During this summer’s PCFO Forum, Martha Fuller will host a discussion on the financial leader’s role in building these partnerships and discuss strategies for successful collaborations. Martha has a background in public financial management from her work at the City of St. Paul, Minnesota. Martha’s financial leadership experience also includes former private sector roles as CFO at Seattle Seahawks and Executive Vice President of Finance at Vulcan, Inc. Martha will provide examples from her experience working in public and private sector leadership, and engage participants with her wealth of expertise on the topic.
Please note that only public sector chief financial officers/finance directors are eligible to register for this course. Other agency managers/directors may register on the recommendation of their finance officer/director.
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