Strict budget management doesn’t lead to optimal use of resources – if there is a set budget, a department may feel like it has to spend it all, or they may miss a valuable opportunity because it’s too expensive.
But what is the alternative?
Beyond Budgeting encourages organisations to get rid of the guidelines and processes around finance and budgets, and to be flexible and adjust to the organisation’s needs. It aims to help organisations become more agile and efficient - as well as more humane. Our exciting range of speakers will prove that yes, this really is possible, with case studies from Buurtzorg, WL Gore, and more!
While in day one you will hear case studies and practical examples from organisations who have tried, tested, and implemented these ideas, in the second day, our interactive workshop will give you the tools to do it yourself. Henry Stewart and Anders Olesen will answer all of your questions about how to get started, convince others, and start your journey Beyond Budgeting.
Our exciting range of speakers includes:
Bjarte Bogsnes, Author and Chairman of the Beyond Budgeting Institute
John Seddon, Author and Managing Director of Vanguard Consulting
Henry Stewart, CEO of Happy and author of the Happy Manifesto
Anders Olesen, Director of the Beyond Budgeting Institute
with many more still to be announced!
Workshop - 7th February
On 7th February you will have the opportunity to learn the practical ways to implement the ideas from the conference, in a full day workshop hosted by Henry Stewart and Anders Olesen.
They will help to answer all of your questions, including: how do you get started? How can you stop your organisation overspending? How can you convince others in your organisation – and more importantly, the CEO?
The workshops will be hands-on, with lots of small sessions and working in small groups throughout the day. You will learn from your own experiences, as well as each other.
Who is Beyond Budgeting 2017 designed for?
The event is designed for anyone who currently manages a budget - including Managers and Directors who have budgets, Finance Managers, and those who run their own business. Commercial, public sector and charity sectors will all find the principles practical.
When and where is Beyond Budgeting 2017?
The Beyond Budgeting 2017 Conference takes place on 6th February - doors open at 09:30 for a 10:00 start, and the event will end at 17:00 with optional networking drinks afterwards. The workshop takes place on 7th February, from 09:00 to 17:00.
Both events will be hosted at Happy's offices in Aldgate, central London.
Is lunch included?
Both days include all refreshments, including teas (including a variety of speciality teas), coffees, fruit juices, filtered water, biscuits and nibbles. You will also receive a hot buffet lunch, with a choice of two main courses and dessert.
Vegetarian options are served as standard, but do let us know before the conference if you have any allergies or other dietary requirements.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The conference will be held at Happy's offices in Aldgate, central London.
Full address: 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE
The easiest way to get here is by Tube. Happy is within walking distance of Aldgate East Station (Hammersmith and City, District Lines), Aldgate Station (Metropolitan, Circle lines), Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street.
There are also regular bus routes that pass by the offices, as well as secure bicycle parking for Happy's staff and conference attendes. Visit Happy's website for detailed directions and information.