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OD: Scenario Building Strategies for Community College

Recorded December 8, 2009


Learn how other community colleges have successfully put together effective strategic plans and budget processes that assisted them through turbulent times. Hear how institutions built a variety of budget scenarios based on a variety of factors, created an informed budget and set of assumptions, and were equipped to handle significant budgetary changes when variables began to shift. In addition, a unique budget integrative modeling tool, created “in-house” by a community college, will be presented to highlight forecasting, scenario building and lessons learned.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to develop an effective strategic plan that accommodates a variety of budgetary factors
  • How to utilize AQIP in the strategic planning processes
  • How to prepare business office staff and other institutional constituents for a variety of budget assumptions and factors
  • How one “homegrown” tool has elevated budgetary conversations on their campus and assisted in scenario building

Who Should Participate?

  • Community Colleges
  • CFOs
  • Controllers, Director of Budget, Finance
  • Treasurers
  • Directors of Strategic Planning

Meet the Presenters:

  • Mark Polatajko, Vice President, Administration & Finance
    Cuyahoga Community College District Office
  • Jennifer Spielvogel, Vice President, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at Cuyahoga Community College
  • Cathy Perry-Jones, Vice President, Finance & Administration
    Northwestern Michigan College

Course Information:

  • Course Level: Overview
  • Length: 100 minutes
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Fees

    Member: $0.00
    Non-Member: $49.00

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