I am Gary Bandy, a consultant and teacher specialising in public financial management. I have been training people in managing public money for as long as I have been a qualified accountant and it is something I enjoy. I've built up my teaching skills over the years and can provide training in three different ways. First, there are online courses which you can take at your own pace. Whilst online courses are standardised by necessity, if you or your organisation need something specific to your circumstances I can create a bespoke course for you. Finally, I can also deliver one-to-one training in the form of coaching. This is for someone who has identified a personal need for support in developing their financial management knowledge and skills, perhaps to enable them to gain a promotion.
Online training courses
I am currently creating some online courses about various aspects of managing public money. The courses are aimed at anyone who works in the public or charity sectors and has to deal with budgets and spending money. The courses will be available from my Managing Public Money online school. Links to the courses are below.
5 questions to ask about your budget
If you are a manager, councillor, trustee, governor or director of a public organisation or charity, this short course will explain some of the issues relating to budgets. It will show you five simple questions you can, and should, ask about the budgets in your organisation. And, as a bonus, this course includes a free glossary of financial terms.
Bespoke training courses
I have been training people in various aspects of managing public money ever since I first qualified as an accountant. Some of that has been informal and some formal. For more than ten years I have been teaching on masters degree courses at business schools and I can bring all of my knowledge and experience to your organisation in the form of a bespoke course. Courses can be of any length and could cover any aspect of public financial management. The first step in the process would be to identify what your training needs actually are in terms of the transformation you want to see in your staff or volunteers. That is, what is it that you want the staff volunteers to know or have or feel that is different from what they currently know, have or feel.
If you are interested in discussing a potential training course with me please get in touch using the email form below.
I also offer one-to-one training in the form of coaching. If you would like help or support with the financial management aspects of your role then please use the email form to get in touch or click the Ask Me Anything button at the top of the page to book a one-hour conversation with me where we can see if I would be a good fit for you.