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Grants Management: Writing Goals and Objectives Well

Course CategoryGrants

Event calendar iconJuly 26 - 28, 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

In this session, you will acquire the necessary skills to write clear goals and SMART objectives that will help program implementers succeed in the future. Through examples and practice, you will be able to enhance your work plans, making it easier to evaluate your progress towards achieving your mission. This course is ideal for administrative and program staff of organizations involved in grant implementation. Please bring copies of your grant work plans, evaluation plans, and reporting requirements.

The course will span over two days, with 3-hour morning sessions and afternoon workshops. You will learn how to improve your work plans through clear writing and have the chance to create goals and objectives for your program while reviewing your current work plans.

This course will take place on July 26-27, 2023, USVI time. Wednesday -Thursday, July 26-27, 2023 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM. The structure of this course is 3-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.


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 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 26 - 28, 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.