Capital Financing in Local Government

This course reviews the authorized debt financing and other capital financing options available to local governments in North Carolina. It reviews the legal authority and procedures for each capital financing option (current revenues, savings, special levies, and borrowing money) and discusses common practical and strategic issues. Note that the focus of the course is on state law authority only. It does not address marketing issues related to issuing debt. 

Class Details:

REGISTRATION CUT OFF: SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION POLICY-100 Percent: If you miss one session, you will not be eligible for the course certificate. Participants will need to fully attend all 11 Zoom sessions and complete all prework on time. Be sure to check your calendars.  Do not schedule work or personal appointments during class time

PREWORK: Participants will be required to complete some pre-work before the course begins

ASSIGNMENTS: Participants will be required to complete assignments between classes

DATES/TIMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays on the following dates. All session times are 9:30am – 11:30am. (Be sure to clear your calendar for these dates/times and check the attendance policy above)

  • September 14 & 16
  • September 21 & 23
  • September 28 & 30
  • October       5 & 7
  • October     12 & 14
  • October     19 

ZOOM PREP: The link to join the online Zoom sessions will be provided closer to the first day of class. See below to prepare for the Zoom sessions. Doing this will take care of 90 percent of the Zoom instructions and troubleshooting issues. 

  • Click HERE to download Zoom if you don’t yet have it on your computer. Select the download for “Zoom Client for Meetings”.
  • Click HERE to update to the current version of Zoom. This will ensure you have the most up-to-date features to optimize your online learning experience.
  • Be sure you have a Zoom account created.
  • Your computer should be equipped with a microphone to speak, speakers to hear, and a camera.
  • See your IT department if you need help with any of these Zoom items above.

MATERIALS: Instructions to access materials and other related items such as PreWork, Zoom and Sakai information will be provided closer to the first day of class

CPE: Recommended22 Hours 

 

Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

Additional information

Knowledge and experience level: The workshop offers intermediate to advanced instruction, presenting concepts and information at a level equivalent to university graduate education. Participants should have at least one and preferably two or more years of experience in local government budgeting, finance, or management.

Certification: Completion of this course fulfills one of the core course requirements for the Local Government Finance Officers' Certification Program.

CPE Credit: Recommended Continuing Professional Education -22 hours

Teaching Methods: Lectures, exercises, and case studies

Advanced Preparation: Pre work to be assigned prior to class 

Other courses required for NCLGBA Certification: 

Budgeting in Local Government 

Performance Measurement in Local Government

Practical Analytic Techniques for Local Government 

see HERE for more information about obtaining the Budget Certification 

 
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    September 14 - October 19, 2021
    Via Zoom
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before September 06, 2021 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after September 07, 2021, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    $425.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

Please go ahead and prepare the following: 

Zoom Prep: The link to join the online Zoom sessions will be provided closer to the first day of class. See below to prepare for the Zoom sessions. Doing this will take care of 90 percent of the Zoom instructions and troubleshooting issues. 

  • Click HERE to download Zoom if you don’t yet have it on your computer. Select the download for “Zoom Client for Meetings”.
  • Click HERE to update to the current version of Zoom. This will ensure you have the most up-to-date features to optimize your online learning experience.
  • Be sure you have a Zoom account created.
  • Your computer should be equipped with a microphone to speak, speakers to hear, and a camera.
  • See your IT department if you need help with any of these Zoom items above.

Materials: Instructions to access materials and other related items such as pre-work, Zoom, and Sakai information will be provided closer to the first day of class.

 

 

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Susan Hutchinson

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
919.966.4171