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December 4, 2013

This weekly news update provides the Government Resource Planning (GRP) community with a brief overview of recent FreeBalance developments and relevant industry news.

Join FreeBalance at the 2013 ICGFM Winter Conference in DC

One outcome of the global financial crisis has been recognition that Public Financial Management is critical to management of the fallout as well as to prevent future crises.   With greater attention, new approaches to the core elements of the PFM cycle have been employed and interest has grown in the experience of countries around the world in meeting the challenges of effectively managing resources in a manner that is transparent.   At its winter conference, ICGFM will explore the innovations in PFM that have emerged as well as practices that are recognized as effective. 
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Lessons Learned from FMI PD Week 2013

FreeBalance attended the Financial Management Institute of Canada Professional Development Week in Ottawa this week. FMI is focused on financial management in government. The annual event draws thousands of public servants. Find out what we learned on the FreeBalance blog. 
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Harvard Kennedy School: Leadership Decision Making Course

FreeBalance’s Doug Hadden attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Education course on Leadership Decision-Making: Optimizing Organizational Performance. It was fascinating and useful course with rich content and experts with real-life experience. The mix of lectures, case studies, exercises, interviews, videos and discussions made the course very valuable. There are some interesting takeaways that for those of you who may want to know more before attending. 
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The State of Public Financial Management Reform

There were some interesting observations about Public Financial Management (PFM) reform at the recent Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure Conference (CAPE) held in London at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and shared on line. 

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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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