December 12 and 13, 2017
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix-Scottsdale
Phoenix, Arizona (Hotel deadline is November 13!)
Two-Day OMB Uniform Grants Guidance Training
Don’t miss your last chance in 2017 to attend the “Navigating the OMB Super Circular” training! During the two full days of training in Phoenix on December 12 and 13, 2017, you will undertake an in-depth exploration of the administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards under the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance.
Are your grants at risk? Grants management challenges and the requirements of the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (a.k.a. the “Super Circular” or the “Omnicircular”) continue to evolve. The Super Circular touches every facet of Federal grants management, and not following the Uniform Grants Guidance can result in serious compliance issues, including disallowances, suspensions, and even termination of your grant funding. By attending the two-day “Navigating the OMB Super Circular” training conference in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, you will learn about the key grants administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards under the Super Circular in detail, including recent changes to the Uniform Guidance. You will also explore common grants compliance problems and how to avoid them while staying up-to-date on legislative, legal, and administrative developments affecting grants management.
After attending this intensive training in Phoenix on December 12 and 13, 2017, you will know how to navigate the Super Circular to better manage your grants, avoid issues, and stay in compliance with current requirements. In addition, you will have multiple opportunities to get answers to your most pressing questions about grants management over the course of both days. Space is limited, s0 register today to avoid missing your last opportunity of the year to attend “Navigating the OMB Super Circular.”
December 7 and 8, 2017
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center
New Orleans, LA (Hotel deadline is November 6!)
Exclusive Annual Federal Grants Training Opportunity!
By attending this two-day conference in New Orleans on December 7 and 8, 2017, you will learn about the OMB Super Circular’s major requirements, recent changes to the Uniform Grants Guidance, and other important developments affecting the OMB Super Circular and Federal grants management.
Are you up-to-date with the latest developments affecting Federal grants management and the requirements of the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (a.k.a. the “OMB Super Circular”)? Grants management rules continue to evolve and failure to keep up with these changes can result in serious compliance problems for your organization and even loss of your grant funding. Attend the annual Federal Grants Management Update and OMB Super Circular Training in New Orleans this December 7-8 to make sure that you understand recent changes and that your grants remain in compliance with current requirements. In addition to learning about the latest developments in grants management, you will also learn about the OMB Super Circular’s most important requirements and explore hot topics in procurement, time and effort reporting, and audit readiness, that continue to cause problems for grant-funded entities of all types. Whether your organization is a direct grantee, subrecipient, or pass-through entity, this exclusive, two-day training will help you keep up-to-date on Federal grants requirements under the Super Circular while preparing for the challenges that await the Federal grants community in 2018.
During this exclusive two-day training, which features an updated curriculum for 2017, you will learn about recent developments in grants management and how these changes, including amendments to the OMB Super Circular, affect all grant-funded entities and what your organization should be doing to prepare for 2018. Topics that you will explore include the following:
- Recent changes to the OMB Super Circular (Uniform Grants Guidance);
- Impact of recent legislation as well as court decisions and administrative actions on Federal grants management;
- Administrative requirements under the Super Circular and challenges in implementation;
- Procurement standards under the Super Circular, recent changes affecting procurement standards, and common problems in implementing the new standards;
- Time and effort reporting requirements under the Super Circular;
- Personnel cost issues and common problems under the Uniform Guidance;
- Navigating the requirements of the Super Circular’s unified cost principles;
- Single Audit Act (Subpart F) audits, reporting, and resolution under the Uniform Guidance;
- Revisions to the Audit Compliance Supplement and how to prepare for your next audit; and,
- What grant-funded organizations should expect in 2018 and the steps to take now.
This year’s Federal Grants Management Update and OMB Super Circular Training conference will discuss these topics and more to provide you with the understanding of the Super Circular’s major rules and the latest information about Federal grants management that you need to stay in compliance with grants requirements. You will also have ample opportunities to ask and get answers to your Super Circular and grants management questions.
October 26 and 27, 2017
The Tropicana, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada
Make sure that you understand the requirements of the revised Head Start Performance Standards and know how to implement good governance practices and strong management systems by attending the Head Start and Early Head Start Governance and Management Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 26 and 27, 2017.
Governance and management are the twin engines that drive high-performing Head Start and Early Head Start agencies. Stay on track to achieving sustained program success by attending the annual Head Start and Early Head Start Governance and Management Institute to learn the major requirements of the new Head Start Program Performance standards and the keys to implementing effective governance and management systems. The last year has brought a new management and governance framework, new Head Start Program Performance Standards, a new monitoring protocol, and new initiatives. As Head Start requirements and best practices evolve, understanding the rules and having effective governance and management are more important than ever. When you attend this unique two-day Governance and Management Institute, you will ensure that you and your agency are up-to-date on governance and management requirements, the new Performance Standards, monitoring changes and current focus areas, and the latest best practices.
With all the changes to Head Start and Early Head Start over the last year, the Governance and Management Institute features a revised and updated curriculum for 2017. Over the course of two days, you will learn about Head Start and Early Head Start governance and management issues in detail, including:
- Major rules of the revised Head Start Program Performance Standards;
- Requirements of the revised Head Start and Early Head Start management systems framework;
- Roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body and Policy Council under the Head Start Act and revised Head Start Program Performance Standards;
- Management responsibilities under the revised Performance Standards and Head Start Act;
- Achieving a good working relationship between management and governance in Head Start and Early Head Start agencies;
- Oversight and program planning obligations and relationship to service delivery;
- Effective communications systems;
- Recordkeeping, reporting, and the role of data in Head Start management;
- Human resources issues (including management staff qualifications);
- Best practices in Head Start and Early Head Start governance and management;
- Fiscal management under the new Head Start Program Performance Standards;
- Application of Part 75 to Head Start and Early Head Start programs;
- Revised Head Start and Early Head Start monitoring system;
- Implementing effective internal controls;
- Common Head Start and Early Head Start governance and management issues (and how to avoid them); and,
- Answers to frequently asked governance and management questions.
There will also be extensive opportunities for you to get answers to your individual questions about Head Start and Early Head Start governance and management requirements and best practices throughout both days of the Institute.
September 21 and 22, 2017
Marriott Courtyard San Diego Downtown
San Diego, California (Hotel deadline is August 31!)
Full, Two-Day OMB Uniform Grants Guidance Training
By popular demand, we have added additional dates for our “Navigating the OMB Super Circular” training. Now you can learn about administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards to keep your grants on safe ground and far from problem territory, by attending the two-day conference in San Diego on September 21 and 22, 2017.
Grants management challenges and the requirements of the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (better known as the “Super Circular” or “Omnicircular”) continue to evolve. The Super Circular touches all phases of grants management, and failure to follow the Super Circular’s requirements can result in serious compliance problems and even loss of your grant funding. Therefore, to effectively manage your grants and avoid these issues (regardless of whether your organization is a grantee, pass-through entity, or subrecipient), you must understand the Super Circular and how to navigate its requirements. This special training will not only explain for you the Super Circular’s requirements, but will also go beyond the basics to address common issues and how to avoid them as well as recent legislative, policy, and legal developments to help you stay up-to-date on current grants requirements.
By attending this two-day conference in San Diego on September 21 and 22, you will learn how to navigate the Super Circular to better manage your grants, avoid problem territory, and keep your grants on solid ground. In addition, you will have multiple opportunities to get answers to your most pressing questions about grants management.
August 10, 2017 (Meeting Your Match: Cost-Sharing and Related Issues)
August 17, 2017 (Head Start Human Resources Fundamentals)
2:00 p.m. EDT – 1:00 p.m. CDT – 12:00 p.m. MDT – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Stay up-to-date on key Head Start requirements!
Register for the remaining entries in the “Head Start Smarts: Back to School Webinar Series” on August 10 and 17, 2017, to make sure that your agency starts the new program year in compliance with current Head Start and Early Head Start requirements.
Our “Head Start Smart: Back to School Webinar Series” will continue in August with two, additional 90-minute webinars. On August 10, 2017, join us for “Meeting Your Match: Cost-Sharing and Related Issues,” to learn about the Head Start match requirement, what does and does not count as match, and common issues faced in trying to meet cost-sharing requirements, in addition to issues concerning program income and fundraising. The series will conclude on August 17, 2017, with “Head Start Human Resources Fundamentals,” during which you will learn about changes to key components of human resources management from basic staff qualifications and background checks to standards of conduct and required training and staff development.
By registering for these 90-minute webinars, in addition to receiving the latest information about these important Head Start and Early Head Start standards, you will have the opportunity (during each webinar) to ask individual questions about program requirements.