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 ProgrA.M.s has teA.M.ed up with Thompson Information Services in delivering trainings to Principal Investigators, ProgrA.M. 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

Are Your Policies & Procedures Aligned with the Uniform Guidance?
Date:  Thursday, September 5, 2019
Time:  10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  To Be Determined
CPE credit available for attending

Intro to Indirect Cost Recovery
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time:  10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: To Be Determined
CPE credit available for attending

Pre-Award Fundamentals:  Using Arguments to Write More Compelling Grant Applications
Date:  Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: To Be Determined
CPE credit available for attending

Prior Grants Management Trainings


Programmatic Internal Controls and the False Claims Act
Date:  Thursday, August 1, 2019

President’s Management Agenda – More Than Goal 8
Date:  Tuesday, August 6, 2019

What You Need to Know About the All New (2019) Compliance Supplement
Date:  Thursday, August 22, 2019

Budget + Compliance = Impact: Developing and Managing Grant Budgets That Do More Than Just Add Correctly
Date:  July 11, 2019

Post-Award Compliance: When Legal and Grants Issues Intersect
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Pre-Award Fundamentals:  Preparing Your NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
Date:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Budget + Compliance = Impact: Developing and Managing Grant Budgets That Do More Than Just Add Correctly
Date:  July 11, 2019

Post-Award Compliance: When Legal and Grants Issues Intersect
Time:  10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Implementing Federal Purchase Limits for Federal Assistance
Date:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019

DOJ’s Use of the False Claims Act: How Grantees Can Mitigate Their Risks
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Subrecipients in Grant Projects: Avoid Common Pitfalls and Maximize the Partnership to Achieve Outcomes
May 21, 2019

Pre-Award Fundamentals:  Proposal  Readiness and Submission
Date:  Thursday, May 30, 2019

Pre-Award Fundamental: Data Mining for Grants
Date: 04/16/19

Post-Award Fundamentals:  Subrecipients in Grant Projects
Date: 04/18/19

Top 10 Mistakes in Organizational Policies and Procedures That Put You at Risk for Noncompliance
Date:  March 19, 2019

Dial M for Memo:  Early Warning on Upcoming Grant Reforms
Date:  March 5, 2019

ost-Award Fundamentals:  Avoiding, Addressing and Mitigating Risk of Unallowable Costs and Disallowances
Date:  Thursday, February 28, 2019

Post Award Noncompliance and Audit Resolution
Date: February 5, 2019

Connecting Data Standardization and Data Analytics to Grants Management
Date:  Thursday, February 14, 2019



Grants Management Training Title

January 22, 2019 Work Smarter, Not Harder: Strategically Planning your Grant Proposals
December 13, 2018 Are Your Policies and Procedures Aligned with the Uniform Guidance?
December 11, 2018 Employee, Contractor, or Subrecipient?  A Compliance-Based Decision Making Process for Non-Federal Entitles
December 05, 2018 2018 Trends in Grants:  What’s Happened So Far, What’s to Come
November 7, 2018 2018 Yellow Book Revisions: What You Need to Know
October 4, 2018 Grant Funding for State & Local Governments: Overseeing Subrecipients & Contracts
October 9, 2018 Take a Proactive Approach to Incident Response: Save Money and Protect your Reputation
October 4, 2018 Best practices for data protection once it leaves your hands
September 12, 2018 Site Visits: How to Prepare, Impress and Come Out Finding-Free
August 30, 2018 Pre-Award Fundamentals – Reviewing a Request for Application (RFA) from an Agency Perspective
August 22, 2018 SPIN Training for PIs (World Largest Database of Sponsored Funding Opportunities)
August 21, 2018 IT Considerations in Grants Management
July, 19, 2018 Pre-Award Fundamentals – Grant Submission via Workspace
July 25, 2018 Evaluating and Enhancing Financial Management Systems
June 10, 2018 From DATA Act to GREAT Act: Transforming Federal Grant Reporting
June 07, 2018 The Relationship Between Proposal Writing and Compliance and Performance
June 14, 2018 2018 Compliance Supplement:  What Has and Hasn’t Changed
June 20, 2018 Improper Payment Under the Uniform Guidance
April 24, 2018 Preparing for a 2018 Audit Under the Uniform Grant Guidance – New Strategies and Techniques
April 19, 2018 Internal Controls: Your First Line of Defense
April 10, 2018 Subrecipient Monitoring Controls – Breaking Down & Analyzing Your Processes for Compliance >
March 15, 2018 Post-Award FundA.M.entals - How to Use Communication and Marketing Strategies to Win More Grants





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