Managing Court Financial Resources

 
Price: $595.00
Location:
Online
Instructor(s):
Jacobson, Van Bever
Class status:
Active

Certification Eligibility: This course meets a requirement for Level I of the Certified Court Manager Program (CCM)

REGISTRANTS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE MATERIALS FOR THE DURATION OF 90 DAYS FROM DATE OF REGISTRATION AND RECEIPT OF PAYMENT

Description:

Explore the building blocks of financial reporting and budgeting. Experience an encounter with The Dark Side by going inside the mind of the funding authority. Become familiar with financial reporting and auditing basics. Improve and defend your court’s budget and resources in an economic climate in which courts are competing with other agencies for scarce resources. Understand the balance between judicial independence and fiscal responsibility, and learn practical steps courts can take during difficult fiscal times.

Course participants will engage in discussions and exercises designed to develop a broad conceptual understanding of how to manage a court’s financial resources. Topics to be addressed include:

The judicial branch position in the governmental budget process
Financial reporting

  • How to understand the mind of the funding authority
  • Government responsibility for financing courts
  • The link between strategic planning and budgeting
  • Budget planning, preparation, internal review, presentation, execution, and monitoring—the full cycle

This online course is designed to be self-paced and to build a sequential understanding of managing court financial resources and the skill sets necessary to effectively plan, prepare, present and monitor your court’s budget. The course is organized into a series of 9 units containing video segments, readings, a PowerPoint presentation and self-assessment exercises addressing unit competencies. Course assignments are reviewed by faculty with feedback to reinforce the learning objectives. Threaded discussions and email offer the opportunity to discuss performance issues with faculty and other course participants.

Participants have access to the course materials for three months from the date of registration and payment. In order to receive certification credit for Level I of the Certified Court Management Program CCM, participants will be required to do the following:
 

  1. Complete all assignments and quizzes with a minimum of 70% accuracy.
  2. Complete and submit all course assignments.
  3. Complete and submit the course evaluation survey.
  4. Request a certificate from the ICM Registrar via email.

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