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Grant Professionals Association

Strategic Partnership

Management Concepts is proud to partner with the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), supporting  GPA’s commitment to high-quality education for their members. Management Concepts grants curriculum serves federal grants managers, pass-through entities, and recipient organizations, with over 30 courses in our grants portfolio, and premium content available to GPA members.

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Free eBook: Navigating the Uniform Guidance

Whether you’re new to grants or need a trusty reference, our eBook, Navigating the Uniform Guidance, will familiarize you with the structure of the Guidance and how each federal agency applies the Guidance.

Here’s a peek at the table of contents:

  • How the Uniform Guidance Simplifies Grants Management
  • Lifecycle as an Organizing Principle
  • Citing and Finding Citations within the Uniform Guidance
  • Common Questions and Where to Look for Answers
  • Finding Answers Beyond the Uniform Guidance

The final Uniform Guidance from OMB contains many significant changes that impact grants management and reporting. Don’t go at it alone; download our guide to help you navigate the changes in effect as of November 12, 2020.



Navigating the Uniform Guidance


GPA Annual Conference

November 3-6, 2021 | Seattle, WA & Virtual

Management Concepts is looking forward to seeing all of our GPA friends at the 2021 Annual Conference. Stop by our booth in the exhibit hall, and mark your calendar to attend our session.


Attend Our Session

Avoiding Waste, Fraud, and Abuse - Effectively Managing High-Profile Grant Awards
Date and Time TBA
Presenter: Sarah Hluchan

This session gives professionals the tools to understand, identify, and prevent waste, fraud and abuse while managing high-profile grant awards. During the global pandemic, the Federal government has issued more than $1.9 trillion dollars in stimulus funds through the CARES Act and other legislation. This has resulted in new grant awards – and new oversight challenges. Already several agency Inspectors General have identified potential instances of fraud, waste, and abuse of this funding. 

The presentation will include:

  • Understanding what is waste, fraud and abuse – including examples
  • Identifying potential issues – using examples and lessons from the Recovery Act
  • Discussing how to manage sub-recipients to reduce risk of waste, fraud and abuse
  • Reviewing best practices for effectively and accurately managing grant funds
  • Identifying resources for learning more

Visit Our Booth

Stop by our booth for information on our newest courses to support your professional development.

Whether you are a federal employee, work for a pass-through entity or recipient organization, Management Concepts can provide the solid foundation you need in grants requirements, regulations, and best practices. Enroll in our Grants Management Certificate Program™,  the grants industry standard for comprehensive professional education, or earn continuing education credits to maintain your existing certifications. Visit Grants & Assistance  to browse our courses and tracks.

Meet Our Staff

Talk to us at the conference or send an email any time.

Sarah Hluchan

Sarah Hluchan
Product Management Director, Grants & Assistance

Vera Medici

Vera Medici
Events Marketing Manager


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2nd Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

December 16, 2020 | Virtual

2020 was a remarkable year, and while we couldn’t mingle in person, we were pleased that hosting the happy hour virtually enabled more of our partnership members, who are spread out across the country, to join us.

Chief Executive Officer Mike Chamberlain spoke to attendees on behalf of GPA.

For our charity selection for 2020, we encouraged our partnership members to donate to their local food banks to support those in need in their own communities.

View photos  from the 2020 Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social on our Facebook page.

Holiday Special

GPA Annual Conference

November 4-6, 2020

Management Concepts was pleased to attend and exhibit at the first ever virtual GPA Annual Conference. While we wished we could have interacted with our grants friends in person, we still enjoyed conversations at our virtual booth and interactions in other educational and networking sessions.

As in past years, all Management Concepts grants courses are available online, but this year that made our training courses all the more valuable. Browse our Grants & Assistance courses for federal, pass-through, and recipient organizations.

Read the conference recap on the blog.

GPA Conference

1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

December 12, 2019

Management Concepts was pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of all of our partner organizations — including GPA — by hosting our first-ever partnership appreciation event. All members of our partner organizations were invited to attend and enjoy an evening of refreshments, networking, and festivities, while also supporting a good cause. This year we selected So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) . We raised money and collected much-needed non-perishable food and toiletry items to help fight homelessness and poverty.

View photos  from the Holiday Charity Social on our Facebook page.

1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

GPA Annual Conference

November 6-9, 2019

Management Concepts exhibited and presented a session at the 2019 GPA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. It was great to reconnect with GPA members from across the country and welcome them to our hometown.

In our Federal Grants Update session, “Uniform Guidance: What’s New and What’s Next,” our expert instructor and SME, Karen Norris, presented the many changes concerning the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 updates, implementation of 426 data elements, and the shift to

Read more on our blog:
Grants Uniform Guidance Updates — What you need to know (published January 23, 2020)
Getting it Right – Federal Grant Time and Effort Reporting (published October 15, 2019)
Suffering from #NGMA2019 and OMB Overload? (published May 9, 2019)

GPA Annual Conference

GPA Annual Conference

November 7-10, 2018

The 2018 GPA Annual Conference took place in chilly Chicago, IL, and our promotional winter gloves were a great success! But it wasn’t just the giveaways that brought GPA members to our booth. We were busy informing attendees about the variety of grants course offerings available, while also affording them an opportunity to speak one-on-one with our two presenters.

Lahaja Furaha, Practice Director, Human Capital Services, presented “Culture — A Driver of Organizational Performance and Engagement” incorporating interactive elements throughout the session, which engaged the audience and brought a lot of energy to an early Friday morning session.

Erica Preston, Product Director for Grants, employed her usual tongue-in-cheek humor in her session “Washington: Swimming through the Federal Grants Swamp,” which included the latest developments and ins-and-outs of grant management in the federal government.

Read the conference recap on the blog >>

GPA Annual Conference

Instructor Opportunities

Management Concepts is recruiting experienced individuals to work on a contract basis as instructors, subject matter experts, and support client engagements. For details and available positions, visit or stop by our booth.

Who We Are

For over 45 years, Management Concepts has designed and delivered scalable, customized, and targeted learning solutions for the Federal Government. From individual course delivery to comprehensive organizational plans, our singular focus is identifying and addressing workforce skill gaps.

How to Buy from Us

As a leading service provider for the Federal Government, Management Concepts is accessible to our customers through a number of contract vehicles including: General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) contract, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Multi-agency Contracts (MACs), and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). For additional information, click here.