Financial Management for Centers for Independent Living
PURPOSE: This three-week course is designed to instruct centers for independent living in the critical importance and "know how" of sound fiscal management.
COURSE LEVEL: Introductory to Intermediate
TARGET AUDIENCE: CIL executives, financial managers, and other managers, as well as board members. The course may also be of benefit to SILC staff and members.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Through this course you will learn:
- key components of sound fiscal management
- appropriate roles for board and staff financial oversight
- how to develop budgets
- how to understand fiscal reports and use them in effective program management
- how to identify fiscal risk management controls
FORMAT: Participants will read assignments in the online course manual, complete daily exercises, review supplemental materials through the course website, and interact with the instructors and other students in an online discussion forum. Students will have an opportunity to learn about and share best practices. Students can ask and receive responses to their questions about sound financial management from the instructors and from their peers. Please plan on dedicating one to two hours per day for the class.