The new “super-circular” change how grant management is done at non-profit organizations, state, local and tribal governments, and institutions of higher education.
So you may be wondering about how to make this big change relevant to the people working directly on the Federal awards (and also the people working indirectly on the grants.)
Here are our top three tips for making this type of Federal grant management training relevant to the grant professionals working on Federal awards:
Tip #1: Ensure the training applies to things that people care about
Sometimes we forget why we got into grant management in the first place in the overwhelm of compliance, monitoring and a mountain of regulations.
Federal grants provide the opportunity to “do more good” in our communities and the world.
(And often these objectives couldn’t be achieved without the funding support of the Federal government.)
It comes down to this simple truth: Being a grant professional allows you to make a bigger difference in the world.
And it follows…that getting more Federal grants amplifies your ability to make an even bigger difference.
So if your Federal funding is at risk…because people are not up-to-date on the new regulations, take steps to change that.
Protect your current grants and get positioned to receive more by investing in a well-trained workforce.
Tip #2: The training must be relevant for skill development
Sure, skill development includes learning the ins and outs of the new grant regulations.
(And having a knowledgeable trainer is a key component of that…but that’s not all.)
Do you ever feel a bit isolated working in grant management?
In a prior article, we looked at how most of our grant community prefers to learn in a live instructor led environment. (Survey says 8/10 people prefer live to self-paced.)
Training that connects to other grant professionals increases the relevance because it demonstrates how real people are using their grant management skills in the real world and gives you the opportunity to discuss what skills are important for being a confident grant professional!
Tip #3: Encourage people to apply the training in their day-to-day lives
COFAR and OMB have made it a top priority to ensure that grant staff receives the training they need to properly administer their responsibilities for safeguarding Federal dollars and meeting performance objectives for the award.
But how do you make sure people apply the training once they have taken it?
Here are some ways to do this:
- Make sure they have the resources to connect the training to real-life circumstances in their day-to-day life as a grant professional.
- Provide support and clarification after the training ends to ensure the proper application of the grant regulations.
- Include real-world examples and stories to reinforce the point of various regulations and show the “why” behind the rules.
(This is why we include full access to “Ask the Trainer” e-mentoring services for one year after your Grant Management Boot Camp experience. We understand that questions will come up, and we want you to feel comfortable asking questions, clarifying points that aren’t clear and getting personal attention during your learning experience.)
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We offer two days of LIVE personalized, interactive sessions and more…
- Full access to “Ask the Trainer” e-mentoring for one year, so you can ask questions, clarify points that aren’t clear and get personal attention during your learning experience
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- 12 Contact hours of training
- Printable Certificate of Completion upon successful completion *
Ready to Improve Your Grant Management?
How about you?
Would you like to meet other grant professionals and build a well-trained workforce for Federal grant management?
This live instructor-led seminar supports the Federal government’s emphasis on a well-trained workforce in the following ways:
- Employees new to grant management will learn the skills they need to successfully manage federal awards.
- Experienced grant professionals will keep up-to-date on changing regulations, deepen their expertise and gain a renewed feeling of confidence in their abilities.
The benefits of a well-trained workforce include:
- Improved risk profiles, potential access to additional funding, strengthened program oversight, and better grant outcomes.
- Better working relationships with Federal agencies and the opportunity to make a bigger difference in the lives of more people with great grants management.
Our LIVE training seminar makes it simple to get the grant management training you want…and get it completed quickly.
Would you like to be a better grant manager?
We have another grant management training seminar coming soon.
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Hope to see you there!
Lucy Morgan CPA, MBA
CEO, Compliance Warrior
Author of “Decoding Grant Management-The Ultimate Success Guide to the Federal Grant Regulations in 2 CFR Part 200” The 2nd Edition is now available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle versions.