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Grants Management: Writing Good Goals and Objectives Well

Course CategoryGrants

Event calendar iconMarch 02 - 03, 2023

Event time icon8:30 a.m.

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This course will be delivered on-site in CNMI.

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Course Description

This session will demonstrate how to write clear goals and SMART objectives to set program implementers up for success in the future.  Participants will gain skills through examples and practice to improve their work plans, making evaluating progress toward their mission easier.  This course will be informative for administrative and program staff from organizations that are involved with grant implementation. Participants should bring copies of their grant work plans, evaluation plans, and reporting requirements.

The structure of this course is 4 hour morning sessions over a two-day period followed by afternoon workshops. This 2-day half-day workshop will provide information about how to improve work plans through clear writing. There will be opportunities to create goals and objectives for your program and review current work plans.

Will learn icon What You Will Learn

After successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Review their grants goals and objectives for greater clarity
  • Implement tactics for effective work plans
  • Learn techniques on how to update their project/program narrative

Who Should Attend

This training is most relevant for staff involved in a grant's programmatic implementation.

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For all on-site training in the insular areas, the Graduate School USA's Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) works closely with local training hosts to ensure that participants, instructors, and training support staff enjoy a safe learning experience. Please note the following:

  • Full details of PITI-VITI's health and safety guidelines are available here.
  • Local health and safety guidelines for the government of CNMI, which will be hosting this training, is available at
  • Please contact PITI-VITI Admin at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Info icon Tuition Fees

With funding support from the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs, courses are available free of charge for government accountability professionals within the insular areas. The course fee is waived and there is no cost to register and attend, Professionals who do not meet the above criteria, please contact [email protected].










March 02 - 03, 2023

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


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CPEs - 8 Credit Hours

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On-Site, CNMI

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Multi-Purpose Center - Beach Rd, Susupe, Saipan 96950, CNMI

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David Rykken

David Rykken

Washington, DC

David Rykken has more than 25 years of experience in public service working with all levels of government. He has worked for HHS at headquarters in DC for the last 15 years as a Supervisory Management Analyst, a Senior Emergency Management Specialist, and a Supervisory Public Health Advisor.