Webinars 2016, Hosted in Denver

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Previous webinar offerings this year:
Webinar Handouts, (posted as released by National, generally 24 hours in advance)

OMB Uniform Guidance: Impact on the Grant Community,  Nov. 4, 2015 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs

Grants management reform is here, and you need to begin now to adjust your procedures to shift their focus from “process” to “performance.” On Dec. 26, 2013, Office of Management Budget issued a new set of regulations covering federal grants. The document has been dubbed “the Super-Circular” because it revised virtually all of the general grant regulations: the administrative rules, the cost principles, and the single audit requirements. These new rules went into effect in December 2014. All persons who deal with federal grants will need to be aware of and ready for the coming changes. This web conference will present:

  • The federal shift from compliance to performance
  • New focus on risk
  • New time and effort certification
  • New rules on procurement
  • Written controls on cash management and allowability
  • New rules on travel, meals, and conferences
  • New controls on computers
  • Conflicts/fraud/gratuity rules
  • Administrative costs/indirect costs
  • New rules on audits/monitoring
  • Changes to close-out/management decisions
  • OMB & COFAR plans for the future


  • Charles W. Hester, CGFM, CPA

Charles (Chuck) Hester, Sr. served as the Western District Inspector General and Audit Manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) until his retirement in 1995. Chuck is an instructor for various organizations, including Graduate School’s Government Audit Training Institute in Washington, and the Pacific Islands Training Institute in Honolulu. Chuck has also taught for AGA’s Education and Research Foundation, the California Association of State Auditors, and various other accounting and auditing professional organizations.

Ethics in the Workplace, Dec. 2 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs

Being ethical and understanding ethics and ethical principles is of growing importance in today's workplace, in both the public and private sectors.
We will discuss various ethical situations that arise as well as the risks and rewards of being ethical. We will talk about the appropriate actions to take and the correct methods to use.
This webinar will cover the approaches to ethical challenges in the workplace. We'll discuss policies, procedures and the methods to handle situations and ethical challenges that we encounter. This webinar will be interactive and practical—no theory. Participants will be able to ask questions throughout the webinar.


  • Leon Young, Consultant and Educator, Leon Young Seminars

Evidence Based Policymaking — Making the Right Decisions to Improve Programs, Jan. 13, 2016 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs

Governments at all levels make budget and policy choices each year that have long-term effects on the services provided and dollars spent delivering those services to the public. Studies have shown that government leaders can make better decisions and achieve better results by using rigorous evidence to inform, enable and operate programs more strategically. Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative has developed a framework for governments to build and support a system of evidence-based policymaking. Two researchers from Pew will discuss the framework and share examples of how it is being used across government entities.


  • Torrey Silloway, Manager, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Gary VanLandingham, Director, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Robert Shea, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP
(Cancelled due to local Blizzard event)

April 27 - Grants (replacement session for the canceled event March 23)
The Brave New World of Grants Under the Uniform Grant Guidance

April 27 | 12–1:50 p.m. ET | 2 CPEs | ACCG (Governmental Accounting)

Participants will learn about the new GAO and UGG internal control standards and requirements. The discussion will show how to use established principles of project and performance management to fulfill new Uniform Guidance Requirements.


  • Andrea Brandon, MPA, Director, Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Theresa Falance, PMP, Director of Performance Management at Kforce Government Solutions 
  • James McKay,  Senior Director Grants Management Line of Business, Kforce Government Solutions (KGS)
Program Level:  Overview
Prerequisite:  None
Advance Preparation:  None required
Field of Study:  Accounting (Governmental)

Cancelled due to local PDT conflict - will add an additional webinar next chapter year.
Webinar Handouts, (posted as released by National, generally 24 hours in advance)