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August 26, 2020  |  1:00pm - 2:00pm

Live Webinar
Designing an Adaptable Grants Management System

We invite you to join us live on Wednesday, August 26th, for a discussion with REI Systems! This webinar will feature how to design a grants management system for adaptability in changing times - a system that is needed now more than ever..

 

 

 
     
 

 

 

 

July 29 - 31, 2020 
Grants Curriculum
Introduction to Grants Management (GRNT7015D)

Gain an overview of Federal grants topics and terminology, roles and responsibilities, and rules and regulations – including the new Uniform Administrative Requirements at 2 CFR 200, commonly called the Super Circular.


August 11 - 12, 2020 

Project Management
Principles for Managing Projects (PGMT7012A)

This engaging introductory course is ideal for those seeking to understand the principles of managing projects in a professional setting. Participants discuss critical concepts in the lifecycle of a project, examine the importance of different project roles, apply core project management tools using a working project, discuss effective ways to identify and manage key stakeholders and more. Participants depart with a straightforward framework to effectively manage projects and key skills to support project success.


August 11 - 13, 2020 

Grants Curriculum
Auditing Grants (AUDT7407G)

Gain an awareness of the unique challenges faced by grant and program managers; the entities receiving the grants; and auditors, and an overview of the grants process.

 

August 17 - 19, 2020 
Program and Management Analysis
Data Collection Methods (PGMT8011A)

Discover how the data can shape the results and reliability of a management study or audit. This interactive course provides knowledge and practical techniques for collecting good primary data. Learners develop tools for collecting primary data and practice data collection methods for observations, interviews and questionnaire surveys. Each day participants will plan and carry out data collection projects to gain experience with each method. This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Program and Management Analysis.


August 19 - 21, 2020 

Grants Curriculum
Introduction to Grants Management (GRNT7015D)

Gain an overview of Federal grants topics and terminology, roles and responsibilities, and rules and regulations – including the new Uniform Administrative Requirements at 2 CFR 200, commonly called the Super Circular.

 


August 19 - 21, 2020 
Grants Curriculum
The Effective Grants Manager (GRNT7025D)

Explore the critical steps toward increasing economy, efficiency and effectiveness of grants and grant-funded programs, and explore current issues and events in grants management along with how to successfully prepare for a grant audit.


August 21, 2020 

Project Management
Project Leadership (PGMT8010A)

This course focuses on the leadership aspects of project management.


August 24 - 26, 2020 

Grants Curriculum
Grants Performance Management and Monitoring (GRNT7035D)

Focus on the unique performance management, measurement, and monitoring issues for grants and grant-funded programs, and enhance your awareness of performance issues relating to both achievement of program goals and effective and efficient management of program resources.



August 26 - 27, 2020 
Program and Management Analysis
Data Analysis and Storytelling (PGMT8050A)

Don't just show the numbers. Let us prepare you to communicate the story behind the data. Data storytelling is an emerging field that is frequently associated with analytics and data science. It offers a structured approach to communicate data findings in a way that significantly improves audience understanding. Participants in this hands-on workshop analyze data, construct narratives and design visuals that help decision makers connect the dots

 

August 28, 2020 
Project Management
Stakeholder and Communications Management (PROJ9215A))

Communicating and working effectively with project stakeholders can be one of the most challenging aspects of managing projects. The Project Stakeholder & Communications Management course focuses on tools for effective communications planning, including how to analyze and respond to stakeholder needs. The course introduces the concept of interest-based negotiation (IBN) and outlines an IBN process for achieving and maintaining stakeholder agreement as the project progresses.

 

September 1 - 3, 2020 
Grants Curriculum
The Effective Grants Manager (GRNT7025D)

Explore the critical steps toward increasing economy, efficiency and effectiveness of grants and grant-funded programs, and explore current issues and events in grants management along with how to successfully prepare for a grant audit.

 

September 9 - 10, 2020 
Project Management
Principles for Managing Projects (PGMT7012A)

This engaging introductory course is ideal for those seeking to understand the principles of managing projects in a professional setting. Participants discuss critical concepts in the lifecycle of a project, examine the importance of different project roles, apply core project management tools using a working project, discuss effective ways to identify and manage key stakeholders and more. Participants depart with a straightforward framework to effectively manage projects and key skills to support project success.

 

September 10 - 11, 2020 
Program and Management Analysis
Data Analysis and Storytelling (PGMT8050A)

Don't just show the numbers. Let us prepare you to communicate the story behind the data. Data storytelling is an emerging field that is frequently associated with analytics and data science. It offers a structured approach to communicate data findings in a way that significantly improves audience understanding. Participants in this hands-on workshop analyze data, construct narratives and design visuals that help decision makers connect the dots

 

September 14 - 16, 2020 
Program and Management Analysis
Data Collection Methods (PGMT8011A)

Discover how the data can shape the results and reliability of a management study or audit. This interactive course provides knowledge and practical techniques for collecting good primary data. Learners develop tools for collecting primary data and practice data collection methods for observations, interviews and questionnaire surveys. Each day participants will plan and carry out data collection projects to gain experience with each method. This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Program and Management Analysis.

 

September 15 - 17, 2020 
Grants Curriculum
Grants Performance Management and Monitoring (GRNT7035D)

Focus on the unique performance management, measurement, and monitoring issues for grants and grant-funded programs, and enhance your awareness of performance issues relating to both achievement of program goals and effective and efficient management of program resources.

 

September 21 - 23, 2020 
Grants Curriculum
Introduction to Grants Management (GRNT7015D)

Gain an overview of Federal grants topics and terminology, roles and responsibilities, and rules and regulations – including the new Uniform Administrative Requirements at 2 CFR 200, commonly called the Super Circular.

 

September 28 - 30, 2020 
Grants Curriculum
Auditing Grants (AUDT7407G)

Gain an awareness of the unique challenges faced by grant and program managers; the entities receiving the grants; and auditors, and an overview of the grants process.

 

September 30, 2020 
Project Management
Stakeholder and Communications Management (PROJ9215A))

Communicating and working effectively with project stakeholders can be one of the most challenging aspects of managing projects. The Project Stakeholder & Communications Management course focuses on tools for effective communications planning, including how to analyze and respond to stakeholder needs. The course introduces the concept of interest-based negotiation (IBN) and outlines an IBN process for achieving and maintaining stakeholder agreement as the project progresses.

 
     
 

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020  |   2 PM ET
Webinar
Grant Management During COVID-19:
Leveraging Lessons of the Past to Expedite Recovery

With an unprecedented amount of funding to distribute to the highest number of applicants you’ve ever experienced, your list of challenges has grown exponentially over the last couple of months. In these uncertain times, there’s no guide or playbook to pull off your bookshelf to enact a quick plan. What we do have are key lessons learned from over a decade ago with the Recovery Act, which can be applied as a guide on how to create a similar structure to best achieve the recovery outcomes desired.

Join Adam Roth, Founder and President of AmpliFund, and Hudson Hollister, Founder and CEO of HData to learn from these lessons of the past to expedite your community's recovery.

 
     
     
 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, July 30, 2020  |   1 PM ET
Webinar
FEDERAL INTEREST AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

This webinar discusses the federal government’s interest in the real and personal property that grant and cooperative agreement recipients acquire and improve with federal funds. FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler discusses the concept of “federal interest,” including what it is, how it is created, and its implications on recipients’ property. In addition, Scott discusses the requirements under the Uniform Guidance pertaining to use, management, and disposition of grant-funded real and personal property.


Thursday, August 20, 2020  | 
1 PM ET
Webinar
THE ALLOWABLE COST SYSTEM

Fundamentally, a grant from the federal government is simply an agreement by the government to reimburse an non-federal entity for certain costs of certain activities.  The limits of the government’s agreement are expressed primarily through the federal cost principles, and are defined as “allowable costs.”  Join FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler to evaluated and discuss the scope and limitations on reimbursable costs, and key risk areas inherent in this system.


August, 26 - 28, 2020 

Workshop  |  Virtual Classroom
FEDERAL FUNDING ACADEMY
FTLF’S SIGNATURE FEDERAL GRANT MANAGEMENT TRAINING

A three-day overview of the federal grants system, covering everything from the legal underpinnings of the system through procurement and subaward requirements, cost issues, and audit resolution.

Federal Grants attorneys Ted Waters and Scott Sheffler and independent grants consultant Jerry Bertrand dive deeply into and lead you through in-depth discussions of regulatory language and effective implementation – particularly when the regulations are ambiguous. Impacts of the CARES Act and other COVID-19 pandemic-related declarations, funding, and flexibilities will also be examined and explained.


September 16 - 17, 2020 

Workshop  |  Virtual Classroom or Washington, DC
FEDERAL FUNDING 2.0
Advanced Concepts for Grant Management

This two-day federal grant management training builds upon FTLF’s Federal Funding Academy, diving deeply into more advanced concepts and issues in the areas of cost allocation and contract and subrecipient management, while also providing an introduction to the various “national policy requirements” that attach to funding in most federal grant programs.


Thursday, September 24, 2020  | 
1 PM ET
Webinar
COST ALLOCATION AND INDIRECT COST RATES

One of the most challenging compliance obligations of federal grantees is ensuring that they charge only “allocable” costs to their federal awards.  At its core a very straight-forward concept, in practice cost allocation can prove a complex endeavor.  From direct allocation, through cost allocation plans, and federally approved indirect cost rate agreements, an understanding of cost allocation principles aids grantees in efficiently and properly recovering project costs from the federal government.  Join FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler to build from cost allocation basics to intermediate allocation concepts, examine practical examples, and walk through the indirect rate agreement negotiation process.


Thursday, October 29, 2020  |  1 PM ET

Webinar
INTERNAL CONTROLS

With the advent of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (“Uniform Guidance”), the government highlighted the obligation of grant recipients to maintain adequate internal controls. The concept of internal controls is not, however, always well understood; and certainly is operationalized differently in each recipient organization. Join FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler to discuss core internal control concepts, common risk areas, and compliance program strategies from a risk management perspective.


Thursday, November 19, 2020  | 
1 PM ET
Webinar
MANDATORY DISCLOSURES

All Federal grantees must report certain activities potentially affecting their Federal award, including fraud and fraud-like matters, certain conflicts of interest, and relevant criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings.

Before the Uniform Guidance, much of this reporting was voluntary, but with the promulgation of the Uniform Guidance in December 2014, OMB has moved from voluntary disclosures to mandatory reporting (2 C.F.R. § 200.113) and has begun to call for self-reporting of certain conflicts of interest in grant-supported transactions (2 C.F.R. § 200.112).  As of January 2016, mandatory reporting expanded further with requirements under the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (“FAPIIS”).


Thursday, December 10, 2020  | 
1 PM ET
Webinar
THE SINGLE AUDIT UNDER THE UNIFORM GUIDANCE

All medium and large grantees must undergo the Single Audit Act annual audit process (often referred to as the “Uniform Guidance”, “A-133” or “Subpart F” audit). The Single Audit is the federal government’s most important tool for testing your compliance with the terms of your awards. Moreover, it is a major annual expense for your organization.
In this webinar, FTLF Attorney Scott Sheffler and CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner Carol Barnard will provide an in-depth look at this process from both the grants accounting and legal perspectives. Join us to ensure you understand the process, your rights, and your obligations.

 
     
     
 





July 15, 2020
Federal Grants Update 2020
Virtual Course

Numerous recent laws and government directives are impacting Federal grants management, including proposed updates to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200 and other Parts). This one-day overview of the current grants environment will help build your understanding and ability to deal with what is on the horizon in the grants realm

Link: https://www.managementconcepts.com/course/id/2020
July 15 - July 16, 2020 

Internal Controls for the Federal Grants Community
Virtual Course

Internal controls are integral to effective grants management. In order to conduct effective internal controls, grants managers need a foundational knowledge of Government Accountability Office (GAO) standards, risk management, and requirements outlined in 2 CFR 200. You will practice applying these concepts by reviewing sample policies for compliance and developing an internal control process to use on the job.

Link: https://www.managementconcepts.com/course/id/2068

July 24, 2020 
Federal Grants Update 2020
Virtual Course

Numerous recent laws and government directives are impacting Federal grants management, including proposed updates to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200 and other Parts). This one-day overview of the current grants environment will help build your understanding and ability to deal with what is on the horizon in the grants realm.

Link: https://www.managementconcepts.com/course/id/2020

July 31, 2020 
Federal Grants Update 2020
Virtual Course

Numerous recent laws and government directives are impacting Federal grants management, including proposed updates to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200 and other Parts). This one-day overview of the current grants environment will help build your understanding and ability to deal with what is on the horizon in the grants realm.

Link: https://www.managementconcepts.com/course/id/2020