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Professional Development Program

The Virginia Government Finance Officer’s Association (VGFOA) has partnered with Virginia Tech's School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA) and Office of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) to design and deliver a new series of educational programs focused on addressing a variety of topics critical to today’s government finance professionals.

In the initial year of the partnership, Virginia Tech will offer four in-person workshops and three online webinars to address topics such as government/policy, compliance, trends, budgeting, payroll law, procurement, leadership, and technology. Workshops will be designed in collaboration with VGFOA leadership, In-person workshops will be held at Virginia Tech venues located across the Commonwealth. These programs will strengthen the current offerings of VGFOA, building on the Association’s history of providing relevant and timely professional education offerings to its members through conferences and the VGFOA certification program.

About Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

The School of Public and International Affairs is home to the Graduate Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Financial Management that provides masters level education in financial management for career and pre-career students. The Center for Public Administration and Policy oversees the Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management and the Master of Public Administration.

Virginia Tech’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) supports the university-wide mission to advance engagement responsibilities of the university. CPE provides program development and logistical services related to the design, development, and delivery of professional courses, meetings, and conferences. CPE fosters the exchange of knowledge and experience through its programs, collaborating with Virginia Tech faculty and external partners to address the diverse needs of professionals, organizations, and communities.