Tackling the Elephant in the Room: 7 Ways to Lead Change in a Change-Resistant Environment

The far-reaching changes in 2 CFR Part 200 aka the Uniform Guidance started a climate change driving more accountability and performance into the world of federal grants. Rapid advances in technology from Grants.gov Workspace to The DATA Act require new ways of thinking and doing long-standing processes. Whether you are early in your career or an experienced Federal grant manager with years of service, these transformations mean greater challenges for grant professionals tackling shifting priorities and leading change in their organizations.

This presentation will show you seven ways to lead change in a change-resistant environment. Grant professionals will discover change management concepts and strategies that encourage collaboration, communication and a culture of innovation. We will examine the latest techniques for responding to increased compliance requirements such as The DATA Act. Grant developers will also benefit from a clearer understanding of the how successful change management can support effective grant design and development.

In this session, Lucy will walk through the basics of implementing successful change management at your organization. Discover how change management affects employees and why change management is so important to organizations relying on a piece of the more of the $600 billion dollars awarded by the Federal government each year.

GPCI Competencies Addressed:
Strategies for effective program and project design and development
Post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers

Lucy Morgan is a GPA Approved Trainer with over a decade in the field of grant management. She is a CPA, MBA, Speaker, Author of 3 books and a leading authority on Federal grant management for non-profits, institutions of higher education and state, local and tribal governments. She has written over 250 articles on grant management topics which are featured in LinkedIn, various E-zines and on the MyFedTrainer.com blog. She regularly trains grant professionals from across the United States.