Discussion Den

The Discussion Den is an opportunity to learn about a specific topic of interest in a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Five discussion dens will be hosted in two areas throughout the conference - In the either Zermatt/Gstaad or Alpine I. There will be a tables and chairs provided for you to move around to make it easier to have an intimate conversation over the proposed topics.



Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Ethics Roundtable - This session is a stimulating discussion of GPA's code of ethics and the dilemmas faced by your peers. Bring your questions, scenarios, and thinking cap for this insightful and challenging discussion.

Led by members of the GPA Ethic's Committee


Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm
What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You?  - Do you reach for books to learn or relax or something in between? Join us as we discuss ways to combine your love of reading with your love of grant writing. 

Led by Bethany Turner, GPC, Owner & Lead Consultant, bmtconsulting & Trish Bachman, GPC, Consultant, The Write Stuff Delware, LLC


Friday, November 9, 2018 at 9:00 am
GPA's Approved Trainer Process - Join a panel of Approved Trainers who will talk about how being an approved trainer has benefited them professionally as well as personally.

Led by Katherine F.H. Heart & Lucy M. Morgan, GPC, MBA - Both GPA Approved Trainers


Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:45 am
Transforming Grants Management Systems through User-Centric Design - 
User-centric design begins and ends with a keen understanding of the users. Help identify Grantee pain points in the current grants processes and assist in developing solutions that work for you.

Led by: Jason McGill, Director of Partner Services, 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, GrantSolutions Center of Excellence

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:45 pm
GPA's Mentor/Mentee Meet & Greet - Are you a GPA Mentor? Are you a GPA Mentee? Meet your match in person during the networking and discussion opportunity. Want to learn more about GPA's Mentoring Program? Come talk to one of GPA's Mentoring Task Force Members.

Led by: Mollie Bond, GPA's Mentoring Task Force Chair