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1:00 pm EDT  |  August 30
Webinar

Continuing Resolution

Do you understand what employees can and cannot do during a funding gap and government shutdown? Join us for a refresher on the do’s and don’ts of conducting business during a Continuing Resolution.

August 8-9  |  September 20-21  |  October 17-18  |  December 1-2
Virtual

Relationship Building for Successful Grants

Grants management is a partnership. To be successful, grantees and grantors must work together and understand each other. Communication between grantees and grantors is a critical—and often overlooked—part of effective stewardship of grant funds. This course will look at how to build relationships, understand other points of view, and communicate effectively. You will develop an understanding of the importance of managing relationships to improve the performance of federal grants.

September 15-16  |  October 19-20  |  November 14-15  |  December 19-20
Virtual

Developing and Leveraging Risk Assessments for Grants Management

Grants management is a partnership. To be successful, grantees and grantors must work together and understand each other. Communication between grantees and grantors is a critical—and often overlooked—part of effective stewardship of grant funds. This course will look at how to build relationships, understand other points of view, and communicate effectively. You will develop an understanding of the importance of managing relationships to improve the performance of federal grants.

August 1-2  |  September 14-15  |  October 17-18  |  November 16-17  |  December 14-15
Virtual and Remote

Detecting and Preventing Fraud on Federal Grant Projects

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that billions in Federal grant awards are susceptible to waste, fraud, and abuse. Grant recipients and other grants personnel must be vigilant in detecting and preventing fraud in grant administration. You will gain an understanding of potential fraud risks inherent in various programs and entities and learn techniques to mitigate those risks. Case studies will enhance your learning, enabling you to practice identifying and preventing fraudulent activities.This is an elective course in all tracks of the GMCP™.

July 21-22  |  August 4-5  |  August 18-19  |  August 29-30  |  September 29-30
October 6-7  |  October 27-28  |  November 17-18  |  December 22-23
Virtual and Remote

Monitoring Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Federal Personnel

You will develop working familiarity with a risk-based approach to monitoring, apply techniques for assessing recipients, and gain insight into potential problem areas in grants administration. These insights inform how you can ensure proper spending of Federal funds on approved activities. This is a core course in the Federal Track of the GMCP™ and is frequently scheduled with Introduction to Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Federal Personnel.

July 27-28  |  August 10-11 (Classroom: Denver, CO)
August 17-18  |  August 22-23
(Classroom: Denver, CO)
September 8-9  |  September 21-22  |  October 5-6 | October 13-14 
October 24-25
(Remote: Washington, D.C.)  |  November 9-10
November 16-17
(Remote: Washington, D.C.)  |  November 30-December 1
December 14-15
(Remote: Washington, D.C December 29-30
Virtual, Remote and Classroom

Cost Principles for Federal Grants: 2 CFR Part 200 (Subpart E) and FAR 31.2

Successful grants managers understand how the Federal cost principles affect their awards. Gain a firm grounding and practical experience in the concepts central to cost principles by applying them to different recipient types. Use the cost principles throughout the grants lifecycle: budget development and review, spending decisions, and site visits and desk reviews or audits. This is a core course in all tracks of the GMCP™.

11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT  |  July 28
Virtual

Inspiring Connections, Care and Collaboration on Remote & Hybrid Teams Webinar

How do you know you have a connected team? How do you build trust and foster engagement for optimal performance? Join us Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m. ET as our panel addresses how to cultivate awareness and improve engagement on your team. Managers and employees will learn how to:

  • Connect and care when working in hybrid or remote setting
  • Ensure inclusivity across teams
  • Re-examine onboarding practices for new team members

This interactive discussion will feature Mika J. Cross, Jen Marr and Ray Crawford, all prominent workplace experts bringing years of insight and experience.

August 10-11 | September 15-16 | October 3-4 | November 2-3
Virtual

Audit of Federal Grants and Assistance Awards

Auditors, funders and recipients need to understand how well federal grants are managed and perform. Audits provide a mechanism for monitoring grants, ensuring that recipients meet financial and performance goals, and correct issues. You will build foundational knowledge of the audit process, and examine several audit types, including the single audit. You will also examine roles, responsibilities and relationships of all those involved in audits, as well as a comprehensive view of all parties’ perspectives.

August 12 | August 26 | September 15
Virtual

Federal Grants Update 2022

This one-day course is designed to help grant professionals stay up to date on the changing regulatory and legislative requirements for managing grants. This course reviews the significant updates made to 2 CFR 200 in 2020, as well as the effects of legislation including the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan.

August 19 | September 12 | October 7 | November 4
Virtual

Ethics in the Grants Environment

Ethics training for federal agency grants personnel is not only vital to effectively monitoring awards,it is also required by law. The Office of Government Ethics requires federal agencies to provide annual ethics training for all employees. You will go beyond basic ethics training and learn about standards of conduct, managing and avoiding conflicts of interest, privacy protection requirements and lobbying restrictions within the context of federal grants.

August 1-2 | August 22-23 | September 21-22 | October 3-4 | October 11-12 | November 21-22 | December 19-20
Virtual

Internal Controls for the Federal Grants Community

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.

August 8-9 | September 8-9 | November 7-8 | December 12-13
Virtual

Evaluating Financial Capabilities of Grant Recipients

Grant funders, both federal and pass-through, need tools and know-how to assess the financial capabilities of their recipients — before, during and after a federal grant award. The ability to know when and how to evaluate recipients, conduct risk assessments, and monitor activities through financial statements, audit reports, and cost analysis is vital to both a recipient’s success and yours. You will learn to apply effective methods and leverage the tools and resources to take on the responsibility of protecting grant funds.

August 1-2 | September 14-15 | October 17-18 | November 16-17 | December 14-15
Virtual

Detecting and Preventing Fraud on Federal Grant Projects

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that billions in federal grant awards are susceptible to waste, fraud and abuse. Grant recipients and other grants personnel must be vigilant in detecting and preventing fraud in grant administration. You will gain an understanding of potential fraud risks inherent in various programs and entities and learn techniques to mitigate those risks. Case studies will enhance your learning, enabling you to practice identifying and preventing fraudulent activities.

 

 
     
 

 

 

 

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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.managment analysis.

October 18-20
Course
Introduction to Grants Management

August 16-18  |  November 14-16
Course
Effective Grants Manager

September 13-15  |  December 12-14
Course
Grants Performance Management and Monitoring

August 16-18  November 29-December 1
Course
Auditing Grants

September 13  October 4
Course
Managing Multiple Priorities

October 19-21  November 16-18  December 13-15
Course
Clear Writing through Critical Thinking

August 24-25
Course
Positive Approaches to Difficult People

August 16-18  |  October 18-20
Course
Briefing Techniques

September 22-23  October 28-29
Course
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016

August 8-10  September 19-21  |  October 17-19  November 7-9
Course
Project Management Essentials

August 25  |  November 29
Course
Overview of Project Management

 

 

 
 
 
     
 

 

3 p.m. ET | August 10
Webinar
Effective Subrecipient Monitoring for Recipients of
Treasury’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Recipients of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, created under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2), may provide critically needed pandemic response and recovery services directly or by making subawards to nonprofits and other private sector subrecipients. Recipients may obligate SLFRF funds through the end of 2024. Program rules require recipients to manage and monitor their subrecipients to ensure compliance with SLFRF award conditions.

1 p.m. ET | August 11
Webinar
Earmarks are Back: What are They,
How Do They Work, What are the Terms?

Join us for this webinar as we discuss the return of earmarks to the Congressional appropriations process. We will cover what earmarks are, a look at the terms and conditions imposed by HHS and other federal agencies in administering Congressional earmarks and thoughts about how your Institution should formulate a strategy for getting on the list so to speak.

August 17-19, 2022
Workshop
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.

1 p.m. ET | August 25
Webinar
The Allowable Cost System

Fundamentally, a grant from the federal government is simply an agreement by the government to reimburse a 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 evaluate and discuss the scope and limitations on reimbursable costs and key risk areas inherent in this system.

3 p.m. ET | August 31
Webinar
Increasing Affordable Housing Inventories with SLFRF Funds

Treasury’s SLFRF program Final Rule, effective April 1, 2022, reiterated that recipients of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund may pay for programs or services that address housing insecurity, lack of affordable housing, or homelessness. Program rules require compliance with capital expenditure rules, procurement and management requirements and additional reporting requirements for applicable to certain housing expenditures.

1 p.m. ET | September 22
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 straightforward 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.

1 p.m. ET | October 13
Webinar
Federal Procurement Standards

Based upon straightforward principles of competition and transparency, the federal procurement standards are one of the areas of the federal grant management regulations that contains numerous specific rules and remains an area of compliance focus for auditors and agency reviewers. In this webinar, FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler will concisely address procurement considerations, building from the underlying legal principles to the key specific regulatory requirements.

1 p.m. ET | November 10
Webinar
Cost Share and Program Income

Though technically distinct regulatory concepts, the issues of cost share and program income are two sides of the same coin in the federal-grantee relationship. This webinar will discuss the key requirements relating to each, including common compliance considerations. To truly control one’s cost share and program income situation, one must build from their existing knowledge base of allowable costs and cost allocation to clearly define relevant “scopes of grant projects” within their own corporate structure.

1 p.m. ET | December 8
Webinar
Corporate Structure and IRS-Related Considerations for Non-Profit Federal Grantees

The federal grant management requirements take into account, and are even derived in many ways, from related concepts in federal tax regulations and not-for-profit corporate governance structures. The relationship can often be seen when preparing one’s IRS Form 990 or considering the establishment of a subsidiary for-profit or not-for-profit affiliate. In this webinar, FTLF Partners Scott S. Sheffler and Michael B. Glomb will discuss common areas of overlap and the relationship between the two, including areas where similar terminology may have different meanings or where adopting consistent approaches can simplify practices and where transactions with affiliates may have additional implications.

December 13-15, 2022
Workshop
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.

January 26-27, 2023
Workshop
Federal Research Grants Compliance

In an era of heightened federal funding agency scrutiny, research grant administrators must understand the federal research grant framework. Over two days, FTLF attorneys will cover the essential research grant lifecycle, including compliance risks, concerns, and strategies. From pre-award planning through closeout and audits, our attorneys will discuss the current issues research institutions face and the latest developments in grant law.