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Budget Justification and Presentation

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Nov 14 - Nov 16, 2017
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 G
Feb 06 - Feb 08, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
Apr 24 - Apr 26, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
Jun 26 - Jun 28, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
Jul 17 - Jul 19, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
San Diego , CA $829 O
Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
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Course overview

Build a strong foundation in the principles of effective budget justification and presentation, focusing on analysis of budget submissions and preparation of narrative descriptions. Become prepared to use results-based budgeting to justify a program consistent with the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and the 2010 GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA). Learn many presentation tips that help you stay focused and will contribute to positive outcomes.

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competencies:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Budget Concepts, Policies, and Principles 3 4
Budget Formulation, Justification and Presentation 3 20

Who should attend?

Anyone who is involved in justifying or defending requests for budgetary authority. Participants should be familiar with budget principles as taught in Federal Budget Process (BUDG7103D), Introduction to Federal Budgeting (BUDG7001D), Budget Formulation (BUDG7101D), and Budget Execution (BUDG7100D). Level: Intermediate.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain federal budget justification events and their relationship to the budget process
  • Describe and justify programs in terms of inputs, outputs, outcomes, costs, and benefits
  • Explain the effects of the economy and politics on budgetary changes
  • Develop program goals, outcomes, performance measures and budget justifications
  • Use performance-based budgeting to justify a program, consistent with the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act and the 2010 GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA)
  • Prepare and deliver oral briefings/testimony

Course outline

Syllabus -- Budget Justification and Presentation, BUDG7102D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of three

  • Brief Review and Overview
    • Terms and concepts
    • The budget process and participants
    • Trends

  • Justification and Budget Process
    • When?
    • What?
    • A-11
    • A political process

Day two of three

  • Preparation
    • Audience analysis
    • Opposition analysis
    • Rehearsal
    • Review existing documentation
    • Determine what to include

  • Measurement
    • Mission-driven
    • Strategic focus
    • Performance
    • Customer-focused

Day three of three

  • Communication (Oral)
    • Briefing techniques
    • Roleplay
    • 2 or 3 group simulation
    • Multi-media
    • 2 or 3 times for oral presentation

  • Communication (Written)
    • Political/economic conditions

  • Follow-up
    • Getting a decision
    • Responding to a decision

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