Discussion Den

We are expanding the very poplular Discussion Den format for the 2016 Conference. The Discussion Den is an opportunity to learn about a specific topic of interest in a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere. We will be hosting four discussion dens and the "den" can be found in Edgewood. There will be a few table and chairs provided for you to move around to make it easier to have an intimate conversation over the proposed topics.



Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 3:45 pm
Grants and Development: Integration + Collaboration = More Grants - Do you ever wonder if your grants and development teams speak different languages? If so, join as the team dispels myths and stereotypes, because development and grant pros are more alike than not! Led by Heather Stombaugh, CFRE, GPC; Helen B. Arnold, CFRE; David Lindeman, CFRE, GPC; Lisa Chutjian, CFRE; Ericka Harnvey, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA; and Susan Caldwell, CFRE there is much to be learned from all!


Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:30 am
Managing Up - Whether you are a team of one or 100, you need the skills and confidence to manage and influence all members of your team. We will explore communication strategies based on real-life grant experiences. Bring your experiences and join facilitator Erica Preston for this lively discussion.

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm
Ethics - Cheryl Weiner and Matthew Stombaugh, members of the GPA Ethics committee, will be discussing ethics and how that affects you, what and how you should act as a GPA member and as a grant professional. Bring your stories and situations you may have been a part of to share and learn from.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 9:00 am
GPA Mentoring Program 101 - 
During the 2015 conference, GPA members started discussing the need for an official Mentoring Program. Now in 2016, we're on the verge of launching  such a program, and we want to give you a preview! GPA Mentoring Program 101 gives you a peek at the guidelines and application forms. Learn about the benefits for mentors and mentees. We will gather your questions and provide answers. The program officially launches when we have 10 committed mentors. Join Dale Braden, Lauren Daniels, GPC and Amanda Paveglio for this lively presentation.