Human Library


Visit the GPA Human Library and ask our Librarian to "Check Out" one of our leading authorities in the grants profession. You will have the opportunity to spend 15 minutes asking any questions you may have about the grants profession or their area of specialty. Should your resource not be reserved for the next fifteen minutes, you have the option to check them out for an additional 15 minutes. 

The Human Library will be located in Zermatt/Gstaad. Our "resources" will be available at the times they are listed below. More resources will be added as they are confirmed.


Resources Available Thursday, November 8 from 10:45 AM - 12:00PM:
Kent Hornberger, GPC - Transition into a Consultant - full or part-time, How to become a grants instructor or adjunct faculty member at an IHE, How to set your consultant fees

Jodi Pearl, GPC - Healthcare, Government grants, Pre-Award, Getting more involved with GPA, Preparing for the GPC Exam

Phyl Renninger, Ph.D., GPC - Consulting, Multi-Agency Partnerships, Managing multiple cultures for a proposal, writing for professional publications, burning issues (Phyl loves to talk grants!)

Sharon Skinner, MA, GPC - Indirect Costs, Compelling Storytelling, Site Visits, and Pass-Throughs


Resources Available Thursday, November 8 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM:
Gayla Rawlinson Maynard, GPC - Funding Research, Federal Grants, Grant Budgets - LIne-item budgets & budget narratives, Foundation Proposals, Corporate Proposals, Bid Proposals, Grant Collaboratives, and The Grant Team

Sylvia Redic, GPC - Policy Development, Government, Planning, Zoning, Economic Development and Government Stakeholders/Partnerships

Resources Available Friday, November 9 from 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM:
Amanda Day, GPC - Federal & State Grant Applications, Federal & State Grant Management, Davis Bacon Wage Act Requirements, Juggling all grant stuff as a one woman (full-time employed) grant office, grant training, grant consulting

Ericka Harney, CAGS, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA - Grant Consulting, Strategic Planning, Nonprofit Administration, Board of Directors/Governance, Nonprofit career paths/Resume reviews/credentialing/graduate programs, soft skills/public speaking, and teaching/training development

Kim Joyce, GPC - Consulting and Project Management

Resources Available Friday, November 9 from 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM:
Maura J Harrington, GPC - Consulting, Grant Writing for International NGOs (USAID, USDA, etc.), Grant Writing coaching, Government (healthcare sector), and Foundation grant writing

Nathan Medina, GPC - Foundations, Research, Site Visits and Managing data on grant activities

Richard Redfearn, PhD - Budget: direct costs & indirect costs, general proposal writing & editing tips, and career management: handling difficult people & finding the next job

Resources Available Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM:
Cheryl Kester, CFRE, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer - Federal Grants, Consulting, Rural Health and Arts/Arts Education

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer - Federal, Consulting, Pre-award, Post Award, Consulting, Training, Proposal Development, Grant Teams, Board of Director Involvement in Grant Process, Project Management, and Mock Review

Micki Vandeloo, GPC - For-Profit and NonProfit Manufacturing and Technology, Federal Grants (particularly Dept of Commerce and USDA), grant/incentive/partner research, and GPF (The Grant Professionals Foundation - Micki is happy to answer questions regarding the Foundation as well)

Resources Available Saturday, November 11 from 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM:
Johna Rodgers, GPC - Program Design, Education, Federal, OMB guidance, Consulting, Burnout, Boss-Grant Pro Relationships, and Day-to-Day Ethics

Jodi Samuels, PhD - Foundation Grants, Building Teams, Mentors, Grants Management Tools & Tips, Health Care Trends

Scot Scala, GPC - Strategically guiding the board of directors to assist with grant process, effectively using case studies to design grant proposals, startegies for launcing and sustaining a grants consulting business, ethics in grantsmanship, and communicating with prospective funder...how and when