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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.

Prior to working for HHS, David was the Chief of the Ancillary Services in the Republic of Palau.  In addition to his experience in health care administration, he has spent several years doing overseas development work in African and Asian countries and has taught business and English courses in Indonesia, Thailand and Turkey. 

David has a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Leadership and Management from the Fiji School of Medicine, an MPH in Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina and a Diploma from the United States Naval War College as well as a BA from St. Olaf College and a teaching certification in ESL.

David has organized and conducted HSEEP, NIMS, OSHA, Hazmat, Grants Management, First Responder, Communications and other competency-based trainings. He has taught all of the Graduate School courses that lead to the Certificate in Grants Management and stays current on issues related to oversight and monitoring of contracts and grants.

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The Grants Management Overview course will provide updated information about grants guidance, including the responsibilities of recipients and key tasks that must be completed during the project period.  This course will be most informative for administrative and program staff who do not have extensive experience in grants management.

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This course will provide information about how to use program management to improve grant implementation. In addition, a sample work plan will be provided and discussed. The webinar will be most relevant for staff who are involved in the programmatic and financial management of the grant.

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This course will provide information about the steps that need to be taken to make changes to the grant as well as the concept of carryover and explain how to prepare a carryover request. The webinar will be most relevant for staff who are involved in the programmatic and financial management of the grant, particularly staff that prepare the budget.

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The Grants 101 course will provide basic information about grants, including the responsibilities of recipients and key
tasks that must be completed during the project period. This course will be most informative for administrative and
program staff from organizations that were awarded a new grant in FY 2020 or FY 2021. It will also be relevant for new
staff on existing grants who do not have extensive experience in grants management.

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This 3-day virtual course will provide information about how to access guidance on compliance, how to update program/project narratives and how to avoid financial pitfalls. In addition, this course will provide information about how to prepare a continuation application, the steps that need to be taken to make changes to the grant as well as the concept of carryover and explain how to prepare a carryover request.

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The Introduction to Grants Management course will provide basic information about grants, including the responsibilities of recipients and key tasks that must be completed during the project period. This course will be most informative for administrative and program staff from organizations that were awarded a new grant in FY 2020 or FY 2021. It will also be relevant for new staff on existing grants who do not have extensive experience in grants management.

 

 

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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.

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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

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This 3-day virtual course will focus on performance as well as compliance.  Participants will be shown how to update: program/project narratives, continuation applications and carryover requests.  In addition, participants will learn how to do post award actions and understand what the grantor is looking for in reports and audits. 

 

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The Grants Management refresher course will provide updated information about grants, including the responsibilities of recipients and key tasks that must be completed during the project period.  This course will be most informative for administrative and program staff from organizations that were awarded supplemental funds or a new grant award.  It will also be relevant for new staff on existing grants who do not have extensive experience in grants management.

 

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