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Using Project Management to Improve Grant Administration

April 27 - 29, 2021

10:00 a.m.

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Using Project Management to Improve Grant Administration

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10:00 a.m.

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Course Description Course Description

Successful grants often utilize project management skills. Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve goals and meet successful criteria within a specified period of time. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints. For grants, this information is usually described in project documentation, created at the beginning of the development process. The primary constraints are scope, time, budget. A secondary challenge is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and apply them to meet pre-defined objectives.


This 3-day virtual course will provide information about how to use program management to improve grant implementation. Get results using time-tested strategies and practical, hands-on tools to execute and succeed in project management. You’ll learn how to scope projects effectively, improve time budgeting and resource allocation, and get the project done on time and within budget to manage grants successfully. 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.

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 can contribute to the success of a grant
  • Improve your relationships 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 who are involved in the programmatic and/or financial management of a grant.

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]

Instructor

Susan Murphy

David Rykken

Washington, DC

David Rykken has more than 20 years of experience in public service working with all levels of government. He has worked for HHS at headquarters in DC for the last 12 years as a Supervisory Management Analyst, a Senior Emergency Management Specialist and a Supervisory Public Health Advisor.  Previously, he served as the Chief of the Ancillary Services in the Republic of Palau.

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