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Strengthening Australia's Public Sector Financial Management (Melbourne)
Eugene O'Connell
The Coaching Collective
Eugene O'Connell, The Coaching Collective

Eugene has been a trusted trainer and advisor for various organizations around the globe in both the public and private sector, with strong focus on the finance sector. Organizations that have consulted his service include UK Department of Work and Pensions, UK Ministry of Transport, UK Ministry of Defence, Kuala Lumpur City Government, UBS Asia, Takeda Asia, Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission, Bank of America.

 

Besides being a member of European Coaching and Mentoring Council, Eugene is also an Accredited Advanced Coach by the prestigious European Mentoring Coaching Council.

 

With 25 years of working experience in middle and senior level management across a wide range of international organizations including RBS Greenwich Capital, Tokai Bank Europe, and Prudential Bache Securities, Eugene possesses extensive knowledge on financial analysis and management procedures, budgeting and performance management. With considerable organizational skills as well as deep knowledge of international markets, he managed and organized investment-banking teams on three continents. Eugene was invited to be a keynote speaker at Gambia ECOWAS HR Conference 2015 and to provide his expertise as Financial Lecturer at Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria.

 

Throughout his working years, Eugene has dedicated his time to train, coach, and mentor leaders. Employing the many techniques of his profession where appropriate, he actively listens to his clients and helps them to find the path which best helps them attain the organizational and personal goals they need to achieve.

Program Summary

In this comprehensive 2-day program designed for public sector professionals on the state and local levels, Eugene O’Connell will show you how to redesign your financial management system to achieve a stable fiscal foundation and sound financial strategies, giving your agency the ability to deliver more cost-effective governmental projects by controlling and monitoring costs more prudently, reducing the fiscal risks involved and tapping on new sources to generate additional revenue.

 

Drawing lessons from international case studies of world class government in UK and around the world, this program will show you how to adopt Private Finance Initiatives to leverage on private sector funding and expertise to generate more cost savings, reduce risks and enhance the quality of your public deliveries. You will also learn how to master Beyond Budgeting model as a proven budgeting technique to increase responsiveness and maximize cost savings. This course will also reveal to you new sources to generate additional revenue to be financially sustainable, and meet the increasing demand for improved public deliveries.



Programs, dates and locations are subject to change. In accordance with Clariden Global policy, we do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national or disability in admission to our programs.

Introduction

Australia public sector is heading toward a rather risky position due to its current spending habit. Net public debt is forecasted to rise from about $286 billion to about $325 billion between 2016 and 2019. S&P has warned that Australia might even lose its AAA ratings if the government budget shows no sign of improvement. To ensure sustainability in the long term, transformative actions are strongly needed.

 

This comprehensive 2-day program led by Eugene O’Connell will show you how to redesign your financial management system to achieve a stable fiscal foundation and sound financial strategies, that will allow your agency to deliver more cost-effective governmental projects by controlling and monitoring costs more prudently, reducing the fiscal risks involved and tapping on new sources to generate additional revenue.

 

Drawing lessons from international case studies of world class government in UK and around the world, this program will show you how to adopt Private Finance Initiatives to leverage on private sector funding and expertise to generate more cost savings, reduce risks and enhance the quality of your public deliveries. You will also learn how to master Beyond Budgeting model as a proven budgeting technique to increase responsiveness and maximize cost savings. This course will also reveal to you new sources to generate additional revenue to be financially sustainable, and meet the increasing demand for improved public deliveries.

What You Can Expect

  • Discover the stepping stones for strategic financial reforms
  • Enhance public sector deliveries, generate cost savings and reduce fiscal risks with Private Finance Initiatives
  • Improve budgeting techniques with Beyond Budgeting model to control cost while improving deliveries
  • Generate additional public revenue from new sources
  • Utilize Agile Management to improve financial resource management in the long term
  • Master financial tools to ensure a performance-based financial management framework
  • Explore the impact of emerging fiscal trends on public financial management from around the world

Who Will Benefit Most

This program is designed for public sector professionals at the state and local levels who want to improve the effectiveness of their organization, department, and team through better performance and financial management decisions, processes, and assessment.

Program Outline

09:00 - 17:00 / 29 March 2017

Day 1

 

Session 1: PFM Reform – Building Capacity to Match Commitment

  • Strengthening institutions to promote fiscal discipline
  • Strategic Orientation alongside operational efficiency
  • Seeking better value for money

 

Session 2: Outsourcing- Quick Solution or Long-term Problem?

  • Engagement models crucial
  • Ensuring successful vendor delivery outcomes
  • Why balanced risk is so important

 

Session 3: Private Finance Initiatives

  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • The UK Model of PFI – Case Studies
  • Why the balance of risk is so important

 

Session 4: Handling Increased Demand with Less Resources

  • The challenge and promise of Agile working
  • Dealing with never ending crises
  • Why Commercial acumen helps you

 

 

 

09:00- 17:00 / 30 March 2017

Day 2

 

Session 5: Beyond Budgeting

  • Limitations of traditional budgeting
  • Techniques to increase responsiveness and cut costs
  • Budgeting for 2020

 

Session 6: How to Generate Additional Revenue

  • Local Government use of assets
  • Social economy and social enterprise
  • New sources of revenue

 

Session 7: The Key Elements of a 'Performance-Based' Public Sector Financial Management Framework

  • Private sector lessons
  • Performance Orientation
  • Macro-Fiscal Forecasting

 

Session 8: Emerging Fiscal Trends: Implications for Public Finance Management

  • Increased transparency
  • Fiscal Risk Management
  • No single best practice

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Venue: Royce Hotel Melbourne
Date: 29 - 30 March 2017
Faculty: Eugene O'Connell
Early Bird 1: AU$2,695 (23 January 2017)
Early Bird 2: AU$2,895 (20 February 2017)
Regular Fee: AU$2,995
Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat
(1 discount scheme applies)
Contact: zachariah@claridenglobal.org
 
 
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