Partner Events






October 6, 2021  |  9:00AM – 10:00AM (ET)
Delivering Results by Prioritizing Customer Experience

HHS designated the agency for the Grants Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) to transform government-wide grants management end-to-end. Created by the Office of Management and Budget, QSMOs are tasked with offering and managing a marketplace of systems and service solutions to improve customer satisfaction, automate processes, modernize technology, standardize data and related processes, and achieve efficiencies in time and money related to the grants management life cycle.
For this upcoming GMB we will discuss how QSMO is delivering results by prioritizing customer experience.

Attendees will walk away with:

  • How to use your customer's experience as a lens to help deliver your mission
  • A better understanding of the needs, challenges, and objectives of customers and partners
  • Tips for how to use the needs and perspective of your customer to shape priorities and future work








December 1 – 3, 2021  |  The Cosmopolitan Hotel – Clark County, NV

BruMan Fall Forum 2021
Stimulus Funds and UGG, and You and Me, So Happy (Back) Together

Are you ready to finally connect in person with your colleagues from around the Nation to learn what other states, colleges, districts and charters are doing with the new sources of stimulus funds? Well, here is the good news. The BRUMAN team will be hosting its Fall Forum in person, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Clark County. Yes, we will be back together, face to face, with no Zooms, Teams, or other virtual training. So if you are tired of sitting in front of your computer screen, day in and day out, we urge you to step away from the screen and join us for great discussion, laughs, and best practices at the premier professional development training. You’ll get your questions answered, and you’ll be able to once again network with your colleagues. As an added bonus, each registered forum attendee will receive a copy of our 5th Ed. Administrator’s Handbook on EDGAR!

 We are limiting attendance to ensure attendees are comfortable and have face time with our attorneys. We strongly recommend that you reserve your place as early as possible to avoid being placed on the waitlist.



October 21  |  1:00-2:15 PM ET
Procurement Standards

An area of constant compliance focus, the federal procurement standards continue to evolve.  This webinar will walk through the core requirements of the federal procurement standards and will highlight key new aspects with the 2020 updates to the Uniform Guidance.

FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler will concisely address procurement considerations from the underlying legal requirements impacting grantee processes to the core competition requirements, preferences for small businesses and domestic sources, and new limitations on purchases of certain telecommunications equipment and services from Huawei Technology Company and certain other entities.  Tying the various requirements together into a logical and systemic whole, Mr. Sheffler will address the procurement standards from the practical perspective of a grantee’s need not just for compliance, but also efficient and repeatable systems.


November 10  |  1:00-2:15 PM ET
Responding to Audit Findings

The federal grant system is, at its core, a “trust but verify” system in which compliance is driven by after-the-fact review of grantee actions.  Often, such after-the-fact reviews are in the form of Single Audit Act annual audits or Office of Inspector General audits.  

In this presentation, FTLF Managing Partner Ted Waters and Partner Scott S. Sheffler bring their day-to-day practice in resolving audit findings to bear for an in-depth discussion of risks, strategies, and opportunities in the audit process.  Based upon the legal underpinnings of the federal grant system and government rights to impose remedial measures, Mr. Waters and Mr. Sheffler provide practical guidance on the “do’s and don’t’s” in audit resolution.


December 9  |  1:00-2:15 PM ET
The Single Audit Under the Uniform Guidance

As our first year of audits in the “year of coronavirus” nears its end, join CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner Carol Barnard of Aronson LLC and FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler for a discussion of the Single Audit Act annual audit.

All medium and large grantees must undergo a Single Audit Act annual audit (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, so it is important to get it right.

In this webinar, Scott and Carol and will provide an in-depth look at this process from both the grants accounting and legal perspectives, covering key topics like:

  •     The federal purposes and authorities for such audits
  •     Grantee obligations during the audit process
  •     What to expect from auditors and federal agencies during an audit
  •     Join us to ensure you understand the process, your rights, and your obligations.


December 14 - 16  |  9:00 AM-3:00 PM ET
Live, 3 Day Federal Grants Management Training
Federal Funding Academy

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 Practice Group 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 be examined and explained.

At this highly interactive and at times humorous training session, you'll have plenty of opportunities for discussion with Ted, Scott, and Jerry. Take advantage of this opportunity to have your questions answered and to directly apply the knowledge you've gained from the training session.










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Project Management


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PROJ8990T001 - Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016

This introductory course provides core knowledge and practice exercises for participants to directly operate Microsoft Project 2016. Participants use the software to develop a usable project plan, schedule tasks, manage project resources, and more. Participants navigate the Microsoft Project 2016 environment by defining a new project plan, organizing and linking project tasks, optimizing the critical path, setting the project baseline, adding and managing resources to the project plan, setting up resource calendars, resolving resource conflicts, customizing Gantt charts, creating timelines, custom reports and more.Management Analysis.