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Managing and Transforming Conflict for Grant Success

Description:
We've all encountered obstacles to get the information you need to prepare grant proposals.  How often have you muttered, "Work with me, people!!"? 

People have different reasons for acting (or not acting) the way they do, and by being self-aware and understanding the motivations and styles of others, we have the power to transform conflict into collaboration. 

The overall goal of "Managing and Transforming Conflict for Grant Success" is to build the capacity of grant writers to view their workplace colleagues as strategic partners, understand their styles and motivations to develop stronger collaborative work relationships.   At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1) identify the basic work styles and what motivates them
2) identify communication and style preferences according to work style
3) identify personal barriers to workplace collaboration
4) take back to their office a short list of easy-to-implement action steps to improve grant collaboration in the workplace. 

This workshop will impart to attendees the importance of internal collaboration in the grant development process to forge strong relationships that will carry through to program implementation, evaluation, and grant reporting processes.    By engaging workplace colleagues as strategic partners beyond the tactical, grant seekers can foster relationships that will be mutually beneficial and strategic.

GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application 
Strategies for effective program and project design and development 
Organizational development as it pertains to grant seeking 
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers 

Speaker: 
Ms. Mostowy has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in all aspects of resource development.  She has also managed a nonprofit organization, ensuring financial stability.  Kara teaches classes on topics including nonprofit finance and various aspects of resource development at conferences as well as various university and college settings.  She has held the CFRE credential since 2001.  She earned her Masters in Nonprofit Management from Robert Morris University.