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Course CategoryGrants

Event calendar iconAugust 27, 2024

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This course will be delivered on-site in Palau.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

Course Description

The Grants Management Skills course will focus on the use of communication, leadership, and teamwork skills for improved program outputs and outcomes. This course will be informative for administrative, finance, and program staff from organizations that are involved with grant implementation. Participants will be provided information about how to improve the acquisition process and avoid common grants management and financial management issues. Students will gain knowledge on how to find resources and learn about what is necessary to stay in compliance with managing grants.  This course “builds” from each day to the next.

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of communication for conflict management
  • Use their leadership skills to improve the performance of projects
  • Work well on a team for successful outcomes
  • Be aware of the tasks that should be performed during the acquisition process.
  • Implement effective strategies for managing your grant
  • Identify and resolve common grants management issues

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










August 27, 2024

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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CPEs - 8 Credit Hours

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On-Site, Palau

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Republic of Palau, Palau

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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.