11 Oct Managing Up
One of the greatest challenges we face as grant professionals is getting the information and resources needed to craft project ideas and develop competitive proposals. This information is often spread across multiple people and departments…from finance to program managers to senior level staff and CEOs. This session will teach what it means to manage up and across, and how to do it with exercises and real-life examples. We will discuss in-depth two specific management tools that can help you effectively manage others during the project development phase and through proposal completion to help everyone succeed. You will walk away with key tools to help you get what you need, when you need it and increase your productivity!
The participant will learn:
- How to define what managing up and across is;
- To gain and improve skills to effectively manage up and across, including exercises to practice
- How to implement new tools to better manage others in the grants process.
This training aligns with the Grant Professional Certification Institute’s Competencies and Skills and is approved for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
GPCI Competency 3: Knowledge of strategies for effective program and project design and development
- Skill 1: Identify methods of soliciting and incorporating meaningful substantive input and
contributions by stakeholders.
- Skill 2: Identify methods of building partnerships and facilitating collaborations among co-applicants.
GPC Competency 7: Knowledge of practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers
- Skill 3: Identify strategies that grant developers use in building social capital to benefit their communities and society.
Who Should Attend: Grant Professionals
Level of Experience: Beginner/Intermediate
Tracey Diefenbach, GPC, Assistant Director Assel Grant Services
Tracey Diefenbach is the Assistant Director for Assel Grant Services and a Grant Professional Association Approved Trainer. Prior to joining the team, she was the Director of Grants for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri for over eight years, helping to secure over $15 million in government, foundation and corporate funding. Tracey has over 14 years of experience in research and writing grants focused in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Region and a strong background in youth services, including mentoring, positive youth development, and homeless youth services.