Institute focuses on financial management skills

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Nominations are open for this year’s Financial Stewardship Institute. This professional development program is comprised of a series of eight workshops that focus on “why we do what we do and what we do” when it comes to stewarding the finances of the University of Oregon.

The annual program is available to UO faculty and staff to enhance skills in strategic thinking, proactive risk management and decision-making around budget and finance issues. Campus subject matter experts in financial stewardship will lead the sessions.

The workshops feature topics such as budget planning, contracting, sponsored projects administration and financial reporting and analysis. More information about the program is available on the Financial Stewardship Institute webpage.

All faculty and staff are eligible for nomination. Participants can be self-nominated or suggested by others.

To complete the process, nominees and their supervisors must sign and return a financial stewardship nomination form, which is available on the course registration page in MyTrack. Nominations are due Sept. 20. Selected participants will be notified one week prior to the launch of the series, which starts in October.

Registration for this program is managed through a nomination process to provide representation from many departments across campus with different levels of experience and to ensure participants meet the program requirements. 

Sessions are offered at no cost to participants, who are expected to attend and engage in all eight sessions and participate in a small group consulting project.