Breakout Sessions

2017 Breakout Sessions

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*updated July 25, 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 Lateefah Thomas, GPC
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
Friday, November 10
Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Grants.gov Presents: Workspace & Online Forms at a glance Federal Grants All Career Levels Tricia Glass
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
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, Ed.D
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
Just Breathe: Mindfulness for Grant Pros Consulting Mid-Career Dr. Judy Riffle
Dr. Teri Davis
Dr. Suzanne E Bott
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
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
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION POINTS!

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Conference has been approved by GPCI and CFRE as providers for continuing education points!


Professionals holding the GPC can earn 12 CEUS in Category 1: Education if they attend the entire conference.

·  Thursday, November 9, 2017 = 5
·  Friday, November 10, 2017 = 5
·  Saturday, November 11, 2017 = 2






Full participation in Grant Professionals Annual Conference is applicable for 11.25 points – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

·  Thursday, November 10, 2016  = 3.75
·  Friday, November 11, 2016 = 4.75
·  Saturday, November 12, 2016 = 2.5