Breakout Sessions

2017 Breakout Sessions

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*updated May 1, 2017 - subject to change

Thursday, November 9
Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
What's Your Story? How to Leave a Lasting Impression on Your Program Officer Prospect Research/Donor Relations Mid-Career Kelly O'Connor Kay
Creating order out of chaos Other: Strategic Thinking & Project Management Mid-Career Dana Schueler Drummond
Karin Bara
The Art of Crafting a Strong Evaluation Section in Your Grant Proposal Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Pauline G. Annarino, GPC
Building Social (and Financial) Capital in the Rural Environment Consulting Mid-Career S. Kimberly Jones, GPC
Reading Uncle Sam's Mind-7 Secrets of Grant Management for Federal Grant Writers Federal Grants Mid-Career Lucy M Morgan, CPA, MBA
Tapping the Root: Teaching Grant Writing in the Workplace Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Mid-Career Jeanne Donado, GPC
Why Bother? Who Cares? Other: This cover's several tracks Early-Career Beverly A. Browning, MPA, DPA, CSPF
Crafting Great Grant Budgets Grants Management/Budgets Early-Career Cheryl Kester, CFRE
How to Understand Financial Statements without Going bald Grants Management/Budgets Mid-Career Erika Harney, CAE, CFRE, GPA, CVA
Discussion Den: A Grant Consulting Firm: Moving from Subcontractors to Staff Consulting Mid-Career Julie Assel, GPC & Panel
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
"Field of Dreams:" How to Build a Winning Grant Team Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Mid-Career Jodi Samuels
Virtual Reality: Challenges and Best Practices for Working Remotely Consulting Advanced Sharla Trimm, GPC, CGMS
Becca Polar
Lying, Cheating & Stealing - How Misuse and Deceit Will Destroy A Grant Office Grants Management/Budgets Mid-Career Amanda Day, GPC
Shelley Loethen, GPC
Grant Readiness from a Board’s Perspective Other: Board Development Mid-Career Debbie DiVirgilio, GPC
Anticipating the Federal Grant Landscape in 2018 Federal Grants Mid-Career Jessica Bullock
Kristin Raack
Increasing Organizational Grants Capacity Among the Non-Initiated Other: Building Organizational Capacity Mid-Career Sue Green
Tyler Benack
From Compliance to Performance 2017 Federal Grants Mid-Career Karen Norris
The Narrative Thread in Your Grant Proposal - Telling a Compelling Story without Writing Fiction Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Sharon Skinner, MA, GPC
How I Got Here From Where: Becoming a Grant Professional in Higher Education Professional Development Early Career Richard Redfearn, PhD, et al
Discussion Den: Been There, Done That? Why Not Share the Wealth! Professional Development Advanced Andrea Ferreira
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Arts & Culture Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Government Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
K-12 Education Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Higher Education Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Human Services Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Healthcare Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Grant Management Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Consultants Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Tribal Nations Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Sciences Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Public Safety Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Libraries Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
International Development Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Environmental Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Advocacy/Social Justice Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Faith-Based Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels SIG Chair/Board Member
Human Library Professional Development All Levels TBD
Discussion Den: What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You? Proposal Development  Communication Strategies All Levels Bethany Turner, GPC
Trish Bachman
Discussion Den - Coming Soon     TBD
Friday, November 10
Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Hot Topic - Coming Soon TBD
Hot Topic - Coming Soon   TBD
Hot Topic - Coming Soon     TBD
Let's Talk About Budget Grants Management/Budgets Early-Career Arthur Davis
Rick Horton, GPC
Finding Donors - a journey to unite donors with your cause Prospect Research/Donor Relations Early-Career Leah Nosek, GPC
Perfecting Cost Estimating for Accurate Consulting Fees Consulting Advanced Kristin Carter
Get Logical! The Grantsmanship Center Model Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career AJ King
Nobody Knows the Troubles We've Seen: How to (artfully) educate colleagues & bosses on what we do Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Johna Rodgers, GPC
Hot Topic - Coming Soon     TBD
Discussion Den: Ethics Roundtable Professional Development All Levels GPA Ethics Committee
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Elicit Inspired Board Leadership that Strengthens Proposals Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-career Susan Howlett
Successful Consulting Practices to Reduce Your Business "Ebb" Consulting Advanced Topc Maura Harrington
PACT - The Heart of Grantsmanship Other: Grantsmanship Early-Career Heidi Yaple
Project Management: More Collaboration, Less Nagging Grants Management/Budgets Mid-Career Pam McBride, M.Ed.
Dealing with Conflict Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Scott Boozer
Grantwriting in Dialog with Other Fundraising Disciplines Prospect Research/Donor Relations Mid-Career Maureen Stabile
Writing More Compelling Grant Applications using Arguments and Stories Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Early-Career M. Linda Wastyn, Ph.D.
Essentials for Seeking Collaborative Federal Grants Federal Grants Mid-Career Karen Cassidy, GPC
Cheryl Kester, CFRE
Discussion Den: Advancing Ongoing Learning in the Grants Fields Professional Development All Levels GPA's PG&D Committee
Engaging Faculty in Grantsmanship at Liberal Arts Universities Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Whitney Gray
Bethany Haglund
Discussion Den: Grant Portals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Jodi Samuels
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Partnering with Our Peers for Success Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Diane H. Leonard, GPC
Partnering with your Funder for Greater Impact Prospect Research/Donor Relations All Levels Annie Rhodes
Logic Models for the Logic Challenged Federal Grants Early-Career Gail S. Widner, GPC
Apps For Sanity Other Early-Career Stacy Fitzsimmons
Lisa Wagner
Voices from Inside the Beltway Federal Grants Mid-Career Erica Preston
The Grant Professional as Organizational Change Agent Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Kristin Swanson
Mentoring: A Tool for Building You and Others into Better Grant Professionals Professional Development All Levels Mollie Bond
Amanda Paveglio
Data Visualization Basics: Telling your story in charts, graphs, and maps Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Shane Pekny
Human Library Professional Development All Levels TBA
Procurements under Grants: How to Establish a Compliant Procurement System Grants Management/Budgets Early-Career Andrew Mohr, Esq.
Discussion Den: Grants and Development: Integration + Collaboration = More Grants Professional Development All Levels Heather Stombaugh, CFRE, GPC, et al
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
[INSTITUTION TBD] Innovating Grants Management for the DATA Act Federal Grants Mid-Career Adam Roth
When the wheels come off: Tales from a Pit Crew - How to get your grant proposal back on track. Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Karen Watkins-Watts, MBA, GPC
Shawna Erickson
Karen Henry
Well, It's Complicated: A Guide to Managing Federal Grants Federal Grants Mid-Career Kate Mendez
Attaining Your GPC: What You Need to Know Professional Development Mid-Career Meghann Adams, GPC
Nancy Smallwood, GPC
Be Your Own Career CEO ~ How to Develop Your Grant Professional Portfolio Professional Development Early-Career Scot Scala, GPC
Increasing Grant Writing Capacity and Impact in an Environment of Scarcity (One Year Later) Consulting Mid-Career Tara Gohr
Erin Hielkema
Diversified Funding Strategies for Enhanced Human Services Outcomes Prospect Research/Donor Relations Mid-Career Michele Banks
IGNITE The Grant Profession - 8 Topics From 8 Successful Grant Pros Other Mid-Career Amanda Day, GPC; Shelley Loethen, GPC; Johna Rodgers, GPC; Kimberly Hays de Mug, GPC; Erika Harney, GPC; David Broussard, GPC; Sylvia Redic, GPC; Jo Miller, GPC
Human Library Professional Development All Levels TBA
Discussion Den: Writing and Reviewing for GPA Publications Professional Development Mid-Career Journal & SP Co-editors, David Lindeman and Andy Rawdon; Grant News Editor, Heather Stombaugh; Peer Review Managers, Dana Boe and Robyn Gibboney; Board Liaison, Dr. Janell Harvey; Staff Liaison, Kelli Romero; Publications Chair, Barbara Roberts
Discussion Den: GPA's Mentor/Mentee Meet & Greet Professional Development All Levels GPA's Mentoring Task Force
Saturday, November 11
Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Oxford What? Restrictive Who? Or, Who Needs a Writing Refresher? Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Early-Career Gail S. Widner, GPC
Finding and Managing a Qualified Evaluator at the Proposal Stage Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Michael Lesiecki
The Benefits of Becoming a Peer Reviewer Other: Advancing the Grants Profession Advanced Topic Michele Banks
Creating a Professional Development Plan Based on the GPC Competencies and Skills Professional Development Early-Career Julie Assel, GPC
Vetting for Success: Grant Seeking Skills Prospect Research/Donor Relations Early-Career Lydia Howie, MS, GPC
The Google Ad Grants Playbook: Breakthrough Nonprofit Growth On Google's Dime Grants Management/Budgets Mid-Career Josh Barsch
You Want Me to Do WHAT?!? Presentation Skills for Introverts Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC
Elizabeth Wilkinson, GPC
Desperado: Beating Burnout Before It's Too Late Other: Professionalization of the field Mid-Career Johna Rodgers, GPC
Human Library Professional Development All TBA
I don't look good in orange! Helping non-grant people understand grant management. Grants Management/Budgets Mid-Career Denise Folke, GPC
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Grant Writer as Coach Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Early-Career Julie Alsup, GPC
I know I wrote about that before, but where? A case study in building a proposal knowledge base. Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Megan Snedden
Valerie Thomas
On-the-Spot Logic Models for Quick Program Planning Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC
Making Your Proposal Shine: Tips from the World of Professional Copyeditors Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career David Lindeman, GPC
The Key To Your Funding Success: Data Management Strategies & Five Common Mistakes To Avoid Other: Data Management Mid-Career Sonia Gupta Pandit, MPH MBA
A Grants Partnership: Why the Data Matters Federal Grants Mid-Career Jason McGill
Getting Better at Predicting: Tools for Setting Revenue Targets Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Amanda Mason
Tim Calabrese
Getting Things Done: Tips for Managing from the Middle Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Robyn Gibboney, PhD, GPC
Human Library Professional Development All TBA
Finding and Securing Funding for Health Care Projects Federal Grants Early-Career Chris LaPage
 


CFRE & CMP Credits will be announced soon.