Skip to main content

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.

GPA logo


GPA Annual Conference

November 2-5, 2022 | Louisville, KY & Virtual 

Management Concepts is looking forward to seeing all of our GPA friends in person at the 2022 Annual Conference. Stop by our booth in the exhibit hall, and mark your calendar to attend our session.

Conference Audience

Attend Our Session

Stop Screaming Into the Void: Cultivating Productive Relationships with Federal Grantors
Date: Friday, November 4
Time 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Presenters: Sarah Hluchan & Holly Mooney

We're all doing 14 things at once and federal grantors are no exception. Communicating with federal grantors can be stressful, but it is essential to the success of your project. It's important to remember that while you come from different places and have different responsibilities, you have a common goal- you both want your program to succeed and benefit your recipients.

In this session, we will take a close look at the importance of building a solid grantor/grantee relationship. You will learn strategies for effective communication, leveraging core techniques of emotional intelligence designed to help you build and maintain strong relationships. We'll explore how to best communicate whether in person, on the phone, or through email, when to communicate, and what to communicate (hint: it goes beyond basic reporting). You will also learn strategies for navigating tense conversations and building confidence and trust in relationships. We'll also touch on how to effectively communicate with subrecipients and subcontractors, including techniques for getting what you need, setting expectations, and cultivating a positive, productive relationship.


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


Holly Mooney

Holly Mooney
Grants, HR, and Emerging Technologies
Curriculum Manager


Vera Medici

Vera Medici
Senior Marketing Manager, Partnerships & Events

Janaya Wiliams

Janaya Wiliams
Business Development Manager


Get the latest in Grants news and additional topics of your choice by subscribing to our blog. Visit the Perspectives Blog >>


GPA Annual Conference

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

Management Concepts was pleased to see our grants friends online and in person at the 2021 Annual Conference.

Read the recap "GPA Annual Conference 2021: Going Places" on the blog.


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.