600 Maryland Avenue, S.W.,
Washington, DC 20024-2520

customersupport@graduateschool.edu

EMAIL NOW!


Or find a course by:


Grants Performance Management

Home / Course Details

Legend
  • ORegistration open
  • FClass full
  • GGuaranteed to Go
  • RRemote Classroom
Multiple Registrations?
Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
Contract to bring this course to your location

Click here for more information

Course overview

Focus on the unique performance management and measurement issues for grants and grant-funded programs. Enhance your awareness of performance issues relating to both achievement of program goals and effective and efficient management of program resources. Learn to apply a step-by-step, hands-on process on how to develop and use a formalized monitoring function for grants within your agency. Identify monitoring issues and tools applicable for both grantors and grantees, including elements for self-monitoring as well as monitoring of grantees and sub-grantees.
This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Grants Management.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved with administration of grants or grant-funded programs. Participants should be familiar with grants management skills as taught in Introduction to Grants Management (PGMT7101D).

Learning outcomes

  • Establish realistic performance targets
  • Provide performance data in support of performance reports that is clear, concise and accurate
  • Define and prioritize key monitoring processes and procedures
  • Establish a formal monitoring plan for your agency and more

Course outline

< html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

Untitled Document

Day 1:
Lesson 1 - Performance Management

  • Managing and Improving Performance in Government Programs
    • History of performance management in government programs
    • GPRA, PART, and PIC
    • Current events in performance improvement in government programs
  • Basics of Performance Management and Measurement
    • Performance measurement
      • Data selection
      • Data collection
      • Data analysis
Day 2:
  • Performance evaluation
    • Outputs vs outcomes
    • Short-term vs long-term outcomes
  • Performance management
  • Strategic planning and reporting
    • Integrating program performance with agency high-priority goals
    • On-line reporting requirements
  • Practice performance measurement and evaluation

Lesson 2 - Assessing Risk

  • Overview of Risk
  • mpact and Probability
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • Prioritizing and Applying Risk Assessment for Monitoring
Day 3:
Lesson 3 - Monitoring
  • Internal versus External
  • Monitoring Systems
    • Evaluating your monitoring system
  • Monitoring Tools and Activities
    • On-going, desk-review, site visit
    • Checklists
  • Documenting Monitoring Efforts and Results
  • Corrective Actions and Follow-up
Day 4:
Case Study
  • Re-Introduce case study and work through a series of team exercises to identify:
    • Effective versus in-effective performance measures
    • Data selection and collection opportunities and challenges
    • Risks and mitigation strategies
    • Monitoring techniques that could or should have been applied (including assessment of cost/benefit)
    • How to plan to prevent the issues that arose in the case study

Chat Now
Chat