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VGFOA Professional Development Program

Financial Resiliency and Innovation Workshop
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
VT Richmond Center
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23294

This interactive course will provide essential tools for building financial resiliency and advancing innovation to equip organizations to withstand acute shocks and chronic stresses, while maintaining and improving essential services, and recovering quickly and effectively.  These techniques will empower organizations to thrive on change, augment outcomes and successfully achieve their strategic goals.  Participants also will share hot topics, exchange emerging practices, and discuss how you are building cultures of innovation to address your organizations’ most pertinent challenges.

Items to Bring to the Workshop:  Bring your organization’s current Budget, Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Strategic Plan and Financial Policies, and paper and pencil to gather new ideas from other localities.  Also come with topics for the Idea Exchange!



Session Description


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Light Breakfast


9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Overview of the Day

Dr. Stephanie D. Davis, Associate Director, Virginia Tech

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Building Financial Resiliency

Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey, Visiting Professor of Practice, Virginia Tech

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.



10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Financial Resiliency – Review Your Own Organization

Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Topics for Idea Exchange

All Participants

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.



1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Six Qualities of Organizational Innovation

Ms. Sallie Ann Burnett, Community Relations Director, Alliance for Innovation

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.



2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Roundtables and Idea Exchange

All Participants

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up and Adjourn



CPE Credits Earned –7.5 hours

Cost $50

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Questions?  Contact Stephanie Davis, Program Director,