Two Upcoming Professional Development Workshops, George Washington University Washington, DC

Building Blocks for Research Administration
Content Level: Beginner
July 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
George Washington University
Washington, DC

REGISTRATION FORM

Presenters:
Erin Bailey and Tim Schailey

Course Description:  This full-day workshop will provide knowledge, strategies and tools to effectively manage sponsored projects.  We will discuss the federal regulations upon which institutional compliance is based;  the administrative concepts of proposal submission; costing issues; the concept of effort; post award management; project closeout; compliance and audits.

Learning Objectives:

The purpose of this Workshop is to:

  • Provide participants with a broad overview of the various aspects of Research Administration;
  • Overview of preaward processes;
  • Gather basic understanding of post award such as allowability of costs, effort reporting, cost sharing, close out, audits.

Prerequisites:  Basic understanding of the management of sponsored projects.

Who Should Attend?:  This workshop is targeted to personnel in all areas of Research Administration who would benefit from a better understanding of the various concepts of Research Administration.


Contracts:  Common Issues and Best Practices for All Sponsor Types
Content Level: Intermediate
July 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
George Washington University
Washington, DC

REGISTRATION FORM

Presenters:
Charles Bartunek and Jill Frankenfield

Course Description: Do you freeze whenever you hear the word RFP or receive a contract to negotiate and review?  In this workshop, you will learn common clauses that slow down contract negotiation and their relevance to your pending contract.  Additionally, you will learn tools to help you during all stages of contracting: proposal submission (including exception letters),contract negotiation, and award management for all sponsor types including flow-through contracts.  Attendees will participate in case studies to apply the concepts discussed in the workshop.

Learning Objectives;

Participants will learn:

  • The basic parts of an RFP and how to address possible contract issues at proposal stage
  • Tools to negotiate federal, federal flow-through, and other types of contracts
  • The importance of, and best practices to address, the most problematic clauses in contracts
  • Post Award Management tips and tools

Prerequisites:  Basic understanding of the management of sponsored projects.
Who Should Attend?

  • Beginner/intermediate research administrators