Conferences & Training

Preconference Workshop Community College Grant Professionals: Navigating the Future

Nov. 1, 2017
The Liaison
Washington, D.C., United States
1 - 4 p.m. Eastern

Preconference Workshops

Choose from three workshops to start your conference!


Compression Planning for Community College Grant Professionals

Compression Planning® is a seven-step visual planning process that community college grants offices across the country use to quickly develop those hazy ideas into fundable proposals. Join this hands-on session and learn how to adopt the process to develop projects and grant proposals as well as manage funded grants.

Speakers: Polly Binns, Principal, Binns Drennon LLC; Karla Hibbert-Jones, Director, Grants Development Office, Sinclair Community College; Shane Kirby, Director, Grants Office, Columbus State Community College; and Neil Herbkersman, Owner, Benchmark Grants, LLC

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How to Develop a Winning Title III or Title V Grant

Title III and Title V grants have become very competitive. Learn how to overcome basic eligibility challenges and the Hispanic percentage threshold for Title V. Identify challenges for developing a successful proposal and find out how to avoid them. Learn how to facilitate a comprehensive development plan, identify major problems of the institution and design appropriate activities to correct deficiencies. Discover what elements you should include in each section of the proposal to meet readers' expectations and learn how to address absolute and competitive priority points in your proposal.

Speakers: Mike J. Gaudette, President, Lighthouse Consulting, Inc.; and Barbara Norris-Coates, President, Barbara Norris-Coates, Inc.

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How to Ensure Strong Internal Controls Under the UGG For Audits and Program Monitoring Reviews

The Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) provides insight into required internal controls for protecting federal funding from fraud, waste and abuse. In addition to internal control requirements in the Green Book and other guidance documents, the UGG includes various requirements for written policies, procedures and other instruments to ensure strong internal controls are in place to prevent, detect and correct deficiencies and noncompliance in federal awards. This session focuses on those requirements and provides attendees with the information needed to ensure these controls are in place, and avoid audit and program review findings and the liabilities associated with those findings. Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding on strong internal controls and requirements for written controls under the UGG.

Speakers: Steven Spillan, Associate, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC; and Michael Brustein, Partner, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

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