Education and Trainings

Office of Sponsored Programs

Education and Trainings


We have recently partnered with grants compliance experts, Thompson Information Services. Since 1972, thousands of professionals in business, government, law and academia have relied on Thompson Information Services for the most authoritative, timely and practical guidance available. Throughout the years, these professionals have come to rely on Thompson for help complying with the ever-changing regulatory mandates facing their organizations in a variety of areas.

With the OMB’s Uniform Grant Guidance having gone into effect in December 2014, it is crucial that anyone working on federal grants at CDU is properly trained to comply with these complex and often confusing new rules. The Office of Sponsored Programs has teamed up with Thompson Information Services in delivering trainings to Principal Investigators, Program Managers, Grant Administrators, Grant Account, Internal Auditors and others here at CDU.
To confirm your attendance for the upcoming trainings, please R.S.V.P to: Diane Ross-Nelson, (323) 563-5843 or via email at .

For information on prior trainings or to listen to the audio recordings,  please contact Perrilla Johnson-Woodard at (323) 563-5973 or via email at

*Upcoming Trainings

2017- Compliance Supplement: What You Need to Know - Grants Development & Management
Date:  November 1, 2017
Time:  10:00am – 11:30am
Location:  Cobb Building RM 131

No More Excuses:  Making Substantial Progress Towards Achieving Grant Objectives
Date:  November 16, 2017
Time:  10:00am – 11:30am
Location:  Cobb Building RM 281

Funding Reduction Readiness: Strategies for Sustaining Grant Funding Amid Possible Spending Cuts
Date:  Thursday, November 29, 2017
Time:  10:00am – 11:30am
Location:  Cobb Building, 2nd Floor, Board RM 261

Post-Award Fundamentals – Award Closeout
Date:  Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time:  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:  Cobb Building RM 261

Prior Grants Management Trainings


Grants Management Training Title

Thursday, October 26, 2017  Pre-Award Fundamentals: Budget Development
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Grants Allowability and Selected Items of Cost Under the Uniform Grant Guidance
Wednesday, October, 11, 2017 Preparing for an Audit under the Uniform Grant Guidance and 2017 Compliance Supplement: New Strategies and Techniques
September 21, 2017 Site Visits: How to Prepare, Impress and Come Out Finding-Free   
September 12, 2017 What to Watch For: Key Risk Areas and Pitfalls for Federal Grantees  
July 15, 2917 Grant Funding for State and Local Governments: Overseeing Subrecipients and Contracts
July 26, 2917 The Relationship Between Proposal Writing and Compliance and Performance
July 19, 2917 Risk Evaluation Requirements Under the Uniform Grant Guidance – 1.5 CPE
July 11, 2917 IUnderstanding the Impact on Federal Grants and the Transformation of Federal Spending Grants Development & Management – 1.5 CPE
June 22, 2017 Improper Payments Under the Uniform Grants Guidance Grants Management Webinar
June 21, 2017 Updating Your Closeout Procedures Under The Uniform Grant Guidance Grants Management Webinar
June 13, 2017 New GAO Revisions to the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS): Understanding the Yellow Book Exposure Draft - Grants Management | Webinar
May 24, 2017 Financial Management Under the Uniform Grant Guidance
May 16, 2017 Resolving Audit Findings In The Uniform Guidance Era: A Briefing for Grant Recipients and Subrecipients - Grants Management - 1.5 CPE, 1.5 GPCI CEU
May 9, 2017 Indirect Costs & Cost Allocation Plans: Options & Requirements Under the Uniform Guidance
Grants Management - 1.5 CPE, 1.5 GPCI CEU
Thursday, May 4, 2017 Pre-Award Fundamentals: Proposal Submission & Readiness
April 19, 2017 Grant Applications That Win Funding: How to Write for Your Grant Reviewer Grants Wednesday, April 19, 2017
March 30 2017 Purchasing Using Federal Grants: Understanding the Uniform Guidance Requirements
March 30 2017 Post Award Fundamental - Cost Allowability in 2017: Understanding OMB’s Federal Award Cost Principles
March 30 2017 Federal Grants Forum: Irvine, CA  - Grants Development & Management
March 21, 2017 Preparing for an Audit Under the Uniform Grant Guidance: New Strategies and Techniques
March 14, 2017 Risk and Integrity Assessments Under FAPIIS - What You Need To Know – Grants Management Webinar
March 9, 2017 Procurement Under the Uniform Guidance Beware – The Two Year – Grants Management Webinar
Fiscal Grace Period Ends In 2017

February 22, 2017

Grant Writing in 2017 - Strategies for making your Application Standout - Presentation - 2-22-17 (002)

February 22, 2017

Subrecipient Monitoring Controls - Breaking Down and Analyzing Your Processes for Compliance - 022817

February 22, 2017

Enough Talk Already! Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves and Write A Grant Proposal - Grant Writing in 2017 - Strategies for making your Application Standout Grants Management | Webinar |

February 14, 2017

nternal Controls: What They Are and How to Ensure Compliance Grants Management





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