What Public Officials have said........
Posted on the State Municipal Leagues Message Board:
One of the most worthwhile workshops Ive attended on finance. Len Wood makes good sense and gives you the tools to evaluate your organizations financial matters and implement change.
The workshop was excellent. Its obvious the seminar leader, Len Wood, has a wealth of experience relevant to the concerns of any elected official. The handbook is particularly useful.
The workshop allowed me to make informed suggestions for the preparation of next years budget.
At last, after your financial workshop, I feel competent in evaluating a city budget! It was easily understood, logical, and ingeniously presented.
After 35 years in private industry, I find the public sector to be inefficient in many ways. Your workshop helped me understand some of the reasons for this. I hope to be more patient and not so autocratic.
There seems to be no real alternative to learning public agency financing than just jumping in with both feet. Lens responsibility workshop has brought clarity and reason to such mysteries as budgets, investment reports and audits. Its direct, relevant and user friendly...even to the novice.
As an elected official Len Woods seminar provided an opportunity to listen and discuss the budget process from various perspectives. Both his seminar and book made this subject comprehensive and manageable.
I found the Elected Officials Financial Responsibility Workshop to be enlightening and I am sure I will wear out the Elected Officials Handbook.
Excellent Workshop that clearly delineated the roles and responsibilities of an elected official regarding financial matters. Is recommend it to any newly elected official entering into their first budget cycle.
Hardy amen to your gospel of fiscal propriety. The Elected Officials Financial Responsibility has set a standard of excellence to which all politicians should aspire if we are ever to reverse our free fall down the fetid sewer of economic disaster.
Thank you for the great job you did on our City Council Team Building and Goal Setting Workshop. I think it is working for us.
Thank you for having conducted the best Commissioners Workshop the City of Commerce has ever had. I have received nothing but excellent comments about your work from the workshop participants. I appreciate the professional and responsive manner in which you prepared for the workshop by meeting with City staff, City Council and Commissioners. The Commissioners workshop was very organized, achieved the goals we set for the workshop, and kept all the participants active. The workshop left everyone feeling good about their participation and about the value of the weekend effort.
I would like to express our thanks for the excellent program that you conducted. I received nothing but outstanding comments regarding our session. Through the exercises and the materials provided, we now have an improved understanding and perspective of our roles and responsibilities. Perhaps, most important was the understanding of team dynamics, the importance of working as a team, and the challenges that are before us as we mature through the various stages of team development.