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Project Management Essentials for Grants

Course CategoryGrants

Event calendar iconJuly 24 - 26, 2023

Event time icon11:00 p.m.

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This course will be delivered on-site in US Virgin Islands.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

Course Description

Project management involves leading a team to achieve specific goals and meet success criteria within a set timeframe. The main challenge is to accomplish all project goals while working within constraints such as scope, time, and budget. These details are usually outlined in project documentation created at the start of development. Another challenge is to optimize input allocation to meet pre-defined objectives.

This two-day course teaches program management techniques to improve grant implementation. You'll learn time-tested strategies and practical tools to effectively scope projects, allocate resources, and stay within budget and timelines.

The structure of this course is 3-hour morning sessions over a two-day period followed by 2-hour afternoon workshops. This 2-day workshop will provide information about how to improve work plans through clear writing.


Will learn icon What You Will Learn

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

  • Understand the core concepts that apply to a Product Manager role
  • Know the difference between Product Management & Project Manager
  • Help lead a product Team and learn how your team contributes to the success of a grant
  • Improve your relationship with stakeholders in your job as a grant Manager
  • Implement tools that are used for project management

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 US Virgin Islands, 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].










July 24 - 26, 2023

11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.


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CPEs - 10 Credit Hours

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On-Site, US Virgin Islands

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13D INNOVATION CENTER AND CENTER FOR STUDENT SUCCESS (Formerly Known as West Bay) 2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802-9990, US Virgin Islands

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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.