Hyatt Hotel (Miami International Airport)
October 20, 21, & 22, 2008 * Cost: $400.00
Whether you are a beginning grant writer who’s just
getting started or a seasoned pro ready to move to your next level of performance, the FIU Metropolitan Center can help you get
The FIU Metropolitan Center program in Grant writing for the Spring Calendar. This
three day certificate program to become a grant specialist will touch
upon developing a proposal concept, research and development,
administering grants once received, programmatic marketing skills,
hints on how to lobby state and federal legislative officers,
establishing collaborative research partnerships and the use of the
latest technology in grants writing and administration.in conjunction
with several community partners is introducing a new certificate
teaches the participant the basic techniques of researching private
foundations as well as the proper way of contacting the given source.
They then see if the foundation matches up with the needs of the
If you need to locate and respond to competitive
Requests for Proposals (RFPs), this workshop may be for you. Designed
for those with little or no grant experience, the Grant Seeking
Workshop will cover the following topics:
Learning How to Find Grants that Meet Your Agency Needs;
Getting the Inside Edge; Creating Winning Strategies; and the Nuts and
Bolts of Proposal Writing.
Five ”free” sources and five fee-based services to support their
Five ways to
get an inside edge when preparing a proposal;
common mistakes found in grant proposals;
strategies for creating winning proposals; and
important nuts and bolts of a proposal.
Certified Grants Specialist
Participants to the training can become a Certified
Grants Specialist through the FIU
Metropolitan Center three-day detailed
training presents an in-depth explanation of the grant development
process from start to finish.
The workshop format will feature both lecture sessions
and group activities throughout the week long training. Participants
will attend several group sessions enabling them to meet and interact
with others who have similar interests and needs. Specifically, class
participants will assemble to identify potential grant-writing partners
and grant reviewers from their state and local area and to discuss
relevant grant issues and strategies with other professionals from
similar disciplines (such as education, mental health, social service,
health care, law enforcement, etc.)
Upon completion of this three-day workshop, participants
will be required to successfully complete a test in order to authorize
certification. This seminar addresses both practical and conceptual
aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Emphasis is
given to idea development, identification of the appropriate granting
agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies of proven
value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers.
Topics will include operational and capital campaign
strategies, overview of planned giving structures, review of available
funding sources and the preparation of a grant proposal.
ACADEMY FOR STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
“Excellence and Ethics in Management”
COURSE SCHEDULE - Academy
XXI [Sessions are
from 8 amto 12 noon]
and Sustaining a Supportive Environment and Leadership
Oct. 3 and 4 Ralph Lewis, Merrett Stierheim and Paul
2. Strategic Planning and
Oct. 17 and 18 Ralph Lewis, Ellen Liston, Donna Ginn, Roger
Carlton, Randy Witt, Howard Piper
and Frank Nero [Panel discussion on Friday.]
Benchmarking Best Practices and Process Analysis
24 and 25 Christine Heflin and Bill
4. Performance Measurement and
Contracting for Performance
31 and Nov. 1 Charles Bens and John Flint
5. Using Performance Results
14 and 15 Ralph Lewis and Charles Bens
6. Performance Based Budgeting
Nov. 21 and 22 Michael
Levinson and Ellen Liston
PERSON: Judith Cannon, Academy Manager, 305.255.8100
LOCATION: Florida International
Wolfe University Center, Room 155,
N.E. 151st Street
& Biscayne Blvd.
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Organization & Job Title:
Telephone #: _________________________Facsimile #:
FEE PER PARTICIPANT: $600 entitles participant to 48
hours of training through the six modules that comprise the Academy for
Strategic Management. Payment: directly to Florida
MAIL: to the Metropolitan Centerat FIU, 150 S.E.
Suite500, Miami, Florida 33131.
registration/invoice to payment. Immediately send, via facsimile, a
copy of the registration/invoice to: 305.255.8106 and Judy will
reserve your space in class. Thank you! Questions?
Call Judy at: 305.255.8100.
January 13, 14 and 15, 2009
from 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: FIU, Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151st Street, Room WUC 155
program is a fast-paced interactive course, which explores techniques
to achieve professionalism in administrative support staff. The
course will cover topics that will help the participants improve
their daily work skills, interpersonal skills, and task skills to
increase performance and improve productivity while enhancing their
Dealing with Change in the Work Environment
Developing Your Self-Esteem
Improving Communication Skills
Business Telephone Etiquette
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Time Management and Organizing Your Work
Who Should Attend
support staffs who want to focus on their relationship to their
role, their responsibilities and their challenges.
Win and Keep Customers”
November 4, 5, and 6, 2008
from 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: FIU, Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151st Street, Room WUC 155
clearly the essentials of delivering good customer service.
Certificates of completion offered to all
those completing all three sessions. Upon completion you will receive
a certificate when all three days of the program is completed.
the end of the program, you will be able to:
the internal and external customer
a service interaction that demonstrates eagerness to serve
that they value both the internal and external customers
able to recognize and avoid “emotional leakage”
good listening skills and customer focused communication skills
effectively different customers, such as a friendly person, the angry
person, and the threatening person
customer problems more effectively
your part in the service chain and its importance to them, their
department, and the organization
how your position or job function impacts customer satisfaction
specifi c customer needs that they and the organization fill
with different personality types
responsibility for your own success
their awareness of the causes of anger and hostility
the skills that can transform a confrontation into a positive
effective telephone techniques and manners in a business situation
members who provides a service or product to external or internal
workshop presenter is Gay Lynn Williamson Grigas. Ms. Williamson-Grigas
has a diversified portfolio of training programs that make her an
excellent addition as a facilitator to any training program.
Participants find her classes stimulating, entertaining, and engaging
and have asked if she could teach other courses in our training
program. Her training programs are well organized, well planned,
researched and delivered in a very professional manner.
Tuesday and Wednesday,
October 28 & 29, 2008 from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: FIU, Biscayne
Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st Street, Room: WUC 155
This two-day program is
designed to inform public sector administrators and staff about records
management and maintenance under the laws of Florida and about new
technologies and management systems in the field of records management.
The program is composed of four (4) three-hour modules:
The program is composed
of four (4) three-hour modules:
Focuses on the basics of
records management and maintenance, including public records law in
Florida, privacy vs. right-to-know, and records retention and
Addresses file management
and design, and include an historical look at file management,
equipment and supplies, information storage, and retrieval systems.
Covers imaging and focuses
on the legalities and standards related to Microfilm and optical
digitizing, computer retrieval systems, and cost analyses.
preparedness/recovery system and contemporary records management issues
including off-site storage, facilities management, and vital records. A
one-hour question and answer and session will be included at the end of
The instructor for this program
is Mr. Steve M. Lewis, Vice President-Government Sector, at Florida
Data Bank, Incorporation. Mr. Lewis has over 21 years of
experience-managing Florida’s public records, including 14 years with
the Secretary of State in the Records Management Program. He has logged
over 1,000 hours in public speaking and training related to the issue
of public records management in Florida.
permitted without penalty 5 or more business days prior to the start of
your scheduled training course. Participants who cancel their
enrollment less than 5 business days prior to the start date will be
charged $100.00 of the course fee.
Classes are subject to
cancellation. If you are registered in a course that is cancelled, you
will be notified with an offer to reschedule or receive a refund.
Individuals who fail to show for a class in which they are enrolled
will be charged a $50 no-show fee.
Nothing can stop the
man with the right
mental attitude from
achieving his goal;
Phone: ____________ Fax:
Please circle program(s) of choice.
for Strategic Management Program $600.00
Writing Certification Conference $400.00
Service Certification Program $280.00
Management Certification Program $250.00
Professional Certification Program $330.00
Please make checks payable to:
Florida International University
FIU Metropolitan Center
150 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 500
Miami, FL 33131
All payments should be received prior to start
date of program.