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Acquisition, Communication, and Leadership Skills for Grants

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This course will be delivered on-site in Marshall Islands.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

Course Description

The Acquisition, Communication, and Leadership Skills for Grants course emphasizes using effective communication, leadership, and teamwork skills to enhance program outputs and outcomes. During the course, participants will learn how to improve the acquisition process and avoid common grants and financial management issues. It is crucial to recognize how communication can aid in managing conflicts. Utilize your leadership abilities to enhance project performance, collaborate efficiently with your team for successful results, implement practical strategies to manage your grant, and address common issues that may arise.

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

  • Comprehend the fundamental ideas relevant to communications.
  • Differentiate between leadership and teamwork skills
  • Enhance relationships with stakeholders
  • Improve program outputs and outcomes
  • Identify and resolve common grant management issues
  • Describe organizational processes that must be put in place to effectively manage the grant.

Who Should Attend

APIPA conference sessions are intended for island government accountability professionals.  Audit, budget, finance, accounting, and related management and staff members will find interest and value in this presentation.

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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 Marshall Islands, which will be hosting this training, is available at
  • Please contact PITI-VITI Admin at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.










August 30, 2023

6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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CPEs - 8 Credit Hours

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On-Site, Marshall Islands

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Marshall Islands Resort, Marshall 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.