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Using Cultural Understanding to Reduce Grants Management Issues


Event calendar iconFebruary 24 - 26, 2021

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This virtual course will be delivered regionally via Zoom.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

This course is limited to public sector and non-profit professionals working for insular governments in the Pacific and Virgin Islands.

Course Description

This 3-day virtual course will go over recent audit findings related to grants management and provide program managers tools to better understand what is needed to address issues and prevent repeating the same mistakes. This course will remind you what is needed to stay in compliance for grants management by highlighting actions required by the uniform guidance and provide strategies and suggestions on how to improve outcomes through better communication and understanding.   Some practical tools will be shared to help you update your policies and procedures. Attend and learn about how to better communicate with your project officer and finance personnel to be able to provide the necessary information to more successful in grants management. This course “builds” from each day to the next.  Participants should plan to attend the entire course or risk becoming lost because they have skipped a session.

The structure of this course calls for 2-hour daily virtual sessions over a three-day period.

Event will learn icon What You Will Learn

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

  • improve their communications with their project officer
  • communicate more clearly to provide information necessary to lesson audit findings;
  • better understand the perspectives of the finance and audit staff
  • learn strategies to improve performance on grants management

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Personnel from governmental departments and agencies, component units, universities, and non-profit organizations including accountants, grant and program managers, procurement, budget and administrative staff.

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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].










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February 24 - 26, 2021

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10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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CPEs - 6 Credit Hours

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Virtual Delivery

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Course Description


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Susan Murphy

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.

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