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  • In-N-Out: Here’s What PI Transfers Are All About

    While PI transfers can be a daunting task amidst the everyday work we do, with a detailed plan in place, this process can go smoothly for all stakeholders. This session will help attendees create that detailed plan.

    (90 minutes) Whenever PIs transfer from one institution to another, research administrators at both institutions have work to do!  There are many considerations that must be made to allow for a smooth transition.  This session, geared towards the departmental research administrator, takes an in-depth look at the PI transfer process.  Attendees will leave this session armed with the questions to ask and the things to look out for in order to be prepared to handle a PI that is either coming in or leaving from their institution.  While PI transfers can be a daunting task amidst the everyday work we do, with a detailed plan in place, this process can go smoothly for all stakeholders.  This session will help attendees create that detailed plan.

    Prerequisites
    N/A

    Speakers:

    Tanya Blackwell
    Grants and Contracts Manager, Department of Medicine
    Duke University

    Robyn Remotigue
    Director, Office of Research Services, School of Public Health
    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

    Kay Gilstrap
    Assistant Director of Business Operations, Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine
    Georgia State University

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $125.00
    Non-Member Price: $150.00

    This session will focus on:

    • Transfers IN:  what to do to prepare for new, incoming faculty
    • Transfers OUT: what to do to support the PI that is leaving your institution
    • Communication with all stakeholders
    • Special Considerations:  MTAs and NDAs
    • Tips, trick, and tools for smooth and efficient transitions

    Tanya Blackwell

    Grants and Contracts Manager, Department of Medicine

    Duke University

    Robyn Remotigue

    Director, Office of Research Services, School of Public Health

    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

    Kay Gilstrap

    Assistant Director of Business Operations, Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine

    Georgia State University

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    NCURA webinars use the Zoom Webinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed Troubleshooting Guide.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.
  • Developing Compelling Budget Justifications

    Join us as to learn how to craft a budget justification that not only conforms to Uniform Guidance expectations but also effectively establishes the credibility of the proposed project

    (90 minutes) Budget justifications have taken on increasing significance in recent years, moving from explaining to reviewers the basis of cost calculations to persuading them that the items are critical to the success of the project. In this webinar, you will learn how to craft a budget justification that not only conforms to Uniform Guidance expectations but also effectively establishes the credibility of the proposed project. Infrastructure supports will also be explored, including sample questions, templates, and automation. Inserting a few more specific details in targeted places in the narrative and budget justification can earn the essential benefit of the doubt points that elevate your projects into the “Funded” category.

    Prerequisites
    This session is designed for individuals who have at least a couple years of experience with proposal writing or have responsibility for assisting faculty with proposal development.

    Speakers:

    Jeremy T. Miner, MA
    Director of Grants and Contracts
    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    Irina P. Diaz, BA
    Preaward Specialist
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Dennis J. Paffrath, MBA
    Associate Vice President of Research Administration
    University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 
    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on "Closed Caption" in the Handouts tab to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $125.00
    Non-Member Price: $150.00

    Participants will:

    • Understand the role of persuasion in developing compelling budget justifications.
    • Learn about current and planned infrastructure supports for building better budget justifications.
    • Recognize strategies for ensuring alignment between proposed costs and scope of work, thereby enhancing project credibility.

    Jeremy T. Miner

    Director of Grants and Contracts

    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    Irina P. Diaz

    Preaward Specialist

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Dennis J. Paffrath

    Associate Vice President of Research Administration

    University of Maryland - Baltimore

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    NCURA webinars use the Zoom Webinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed Troubleshooting Guide.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.
  • Participant Support Costs: An Overview of Dos and Don’ts

    Join us to discuss the rules and regulations governing participant support costs. We will talk about how to budget, set up, and manage participant support costs. We will also touch on audit considerations.

    (90 minutes) Participant support costs require special treatment and clear communication throughout the award life cycle.  This webinar will help you understand what participant support costs are and why they are special.  We will discuss the rules and regulations governing participant support costs.  We will talk about how to budget, set up, and manage participant support costs.  We will also touch on audit considerations. So if there have been instances where you’ve struggled to confidently validate the allowability of participant support cost or if you could simply use a refresher on the fundamentals, then the Participant Support Costs webinar is for you. No matter if you reside in pre, post, or the department, this webinar will provide you with the knowledge and fundamental framework needed to manage participant support costs going forward.

    Prerequisites
    Participants should have introductory knowledge of the award life cycle and sponsored administration terminology.

    Speakers:

    Jaquion Gholston 
    Associate Director of the Sponsored Accounting Office 
    Stevens Institute of Technology

    Jennifer Rodis 
    Policy & Planning Analyst 
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Sonya Stern, MBA, CFRA
    Director of Sponsored Project Administration
    University of Vermont

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 
    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on "Closed Caption" in the Zoom webinar room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $125.00
    Non-Member Price: $150.00

    • Provide participants with an overview of what participant support costs are and why they are special
    • Learn about regulations governing participant support costs
    • Learn how to budget, set up, and manage participant support costs
    • Learn how to prepare for an audit of sponsored projects with participant support costs 

    Jaquion L. Gholston

    Associate Director of Sponsored Accounting Office

    Stevens Institute of Technology

    Jennifer Rodis

    Policy & Planning Analyst

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Sonya Stern, MBA, CFRA

    Director of Sponsored Project Administration

    University of Vermont

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    NCURA webinars use the Zoom Webinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed Troubleshooting Guide.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.
  • Avoid “Returned without Review….” An In-depth Look at Agency RFPs

    Join us as we delve into a robust discussion on one of the best tools you can utilize in your quest for success – the Request for Proposal (RFP).

    (90 minutes) Successful proposal submission requires research administrators at both the central and departmental levels to have a solid understanding of sponsor guidelines.  Efforts to minimize the risk of receiving a proposal as “returned without review” are essential to achieving the goal of getting a complete and compliant package out the door on-time. As proposal development can be a labor-intensive and often frustrating endeavor, having a strong comprehension of an agency’s requirements is an important job skill. 

    Join us as we delve into a robust discussion on one of the best tools you can utilize in your quest for success – the Request for Proposal (RFP). Topics to be discussed will include the importance of the RFP and its requisite components.  We will review a diverse pool of RFPs and highlight similarities and identify those components that are unique to specific agencies.

    Speakers:

    Shelly Berry-Hebb
    Associate Director for Proposal Services
    Texas A&M University

    Tony Ventimiglia
    Acting Executive Director of Research Administration Services
    Auburn University

    Hagan Walker
    Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs
    Prisma Health

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 
    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on "Closed Caption" in the Zoom webinar room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $125.00
    Non-Member Price: $150.00

    Attendees will:

    • Learn about the importance of an agency’s Request for Proposal (RFP)
    • Become familiar with the components of various agencies RFPs
    • Be able to identify essential RFP elements
    • Learn best practices for reading and interpreting agency guidelines

    Shelly Berry-Hebb

    Associate Director for Proposal Services

    Texas A&M University

    Shelly Berry-Hebb, CPRA, is an Associate Director for Proposal Services at Texas A&M University.  Prior to her leadership role, Shelly processed proposals for 23 years.  She has extensive knowledge with USDA and NIH submissions.  Shelly leads a team of 20 proposal administrators who serve various members of The Texas A&M University System including, Agrilife Research and Extension, The Health Science Center, and Regional Campuses.  She is a past Chair for NCURA Region V and currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Research Administration Certification Council (RACC).

    Tony Ventimiglia

    Acting Executive Director of Research Administration Services

    Auburn University

    Tony Ventimiglia is the Acting Executive Director of Research Administration Services at Auburn University where his responsibilities include oversight of the Offices of Sponsored Programs and Proposal Services and Faculty Support. Tony has over twenty years of experience in research administration and has volunteered in various capacities within NCURA at both the regional and national level, including as NCURA Secretary (2016-2017) and President (2019). Tony has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Joseph's College (Political Science) and a Master of Professional Studies from SUNY Stony Brook (Public Affairs). He can be reached at ventiaf@auburn.edu.

    Hagan Walker

    Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs

    Prisma Health

    Hagan Walker, PhD, MBA, serves as the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs for Prisma Health through its research partnership with Clemson University. She has nine years’ experience in Research Administration. In her current role, Dr. Walker provides comprehensive grant management support to faculty and staff with a focus on growing the research enterprise for the academic health center. She can be reached at haganw@clemson.edu.

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    NCURA webinars use the Zoom Webinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed Troubleshooting Guide.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.
  • Excel Tips for Pre- and Post-Award Administrators

    Join this webinar to learn how to use tables, formulas, pivot tables, and conditional formatting that will help you navigate your path to success.

    (90 minutes) Do you use Excel to analyze and report data? If so, you’ve probably asked yourself, "Why does this take so long? Is there a better way?" If you use Excel for budget development, you have probably asked yourself, "How can I develop a budget more quickly/accurately?" In this intermediate-level session, you will learn how to use tables, formulas, pivot tables, and conditional formatting that will help you navigate your path to success. This is a 90-minute session and participants should bring their own laptop to the workshop. Excel templates will be provided on the day of the workshop for participants to use as they follow-along. Adequate time will be provided for participants to personalize the templates for use back home. 

    Speakers:

    Diane Meyer
    Pre-Award Project Manager
    Grants Hub
    Iowa State University

    Rebecca Hunsaker
    Executive Director of Research Management
    College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
    University of Maryland, College Park

    Level: Intermediate
    Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic knowledge of Excel formulas and functions.

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 
    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on "Closed Caption" in the Zoom webinar room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $125.00
    Non-Member Price: $150.00

    Participants will:

    • Examine formatting conventions that effectively communicate key information and/or highlight variances in reports. 
    • Learn how to use select Excel functions, formulas, and tools for reporting. 
    • Learn how to use select Excel functions, formulas, and tools for budgeting. 

    Diane Meyer

    Pre-Award Project Manager

    Grants Hub
    Iowa State University

    Rebecca Hunsaker

    Executive Director of Research Management

    College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
    University of Maryland, College Park

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.


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    • Audits: What's Hot

      Join this webinar to discuss audit issues through a combination of audit trends, review of Federal audit reports, and a discussion of day-to-day best practices.

      (90 minutes)This webinar is a professional development opportunity that focuses on a recap of the NSF, NIH, NSF Covid audit initiative and other OIG Audit work plans and recent audit results and settlements. This webinar provides an in-depth look at audit issues through a combination of audit trends, review of Federal audit reports, and a discussion of day-to-day best practices.  

      Speakers:

      Jeff Seo
      Assistant Vice Provost for Research Compliance
      Northeastern University

      Jeffrey Silber
      Senior Director, Sponsored Financial Services
      Cornell University

      Roseann Luongo
      Higher Ed Consulting Manager
      Huron 

      Level: Intermediate
      Prerequisites: Participants should have an introductory knowledge of sponsored administration and associated terminology.

      Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 
      Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on "Closed Caption" in the Zoom webinar room to access this feature. 

      Member Price: $125.00
      Non-Member Price: $150.00

      Participants will gain an understanding of the basis of the year in audit findings, provided in the context of audit themes and preventative measures, through interactive discussion and the use of source materials.

      Jeff Seo

      Assistant Vice Provost for Research Compliance

      Northeastern University

      Jeffrey Silber

      Senior Director, Sponsored Financial Services

      Cornell University

      Roseann Luongo

      Higher Ed Consulting Manager

      Huron

      Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

      You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

      Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

      The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

      We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
      • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
      • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
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      • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
      • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
      • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.


        For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

      • Successfully Managing Your Institutional Research Portfolio

        A Three-Part Online Series for the Senior Research Officer (SRO) at Your Institution Vice President - Vice Provost - Vice Chancellor for Research

        A Three-Part Online Series for the Senior Research Officer (SRO) at Your Institution Vice President - Vice Provost - Vice Chancellor for Research

        Part I: The Important Role the SRO plays (30 minutes)
        Part II: Legal and Regulatory Framework (30 minutes)
        Part III: Leading the Research Enterprise (30 minutes)

        In 90 minutes, four leaders in the profession will guide you on what you need to know, what you need to be asking and who you need to be talking with. The program can be experienced online through NCURA's online learning platform or you can download the MP4.

        "A visionary SRO has an unique opportunity to implement changes that could transform their institution's research enterprise for generations.  However, the SRO also has an immense responsibility for ensuring that the research conducted at their institution is compliant with all legal and regulatory requirements.  This three-part series from NCURA should be required viewing for all SROs, whether new to the role or a bit more seasoned, to help them fully understand how, and the degree to which, their vision for excellence in research depends upon excellence in research administration."

        Craig A. Reynolds
        Assistant Vice President for Research - Sponsored Projects Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) | University of Michigan "

        $295 for NCURA Members
        $490 for Non members

        Not a member yet? Join NCURA for $190, enjoy a year of NCURA member benefits and then receive the member rate!

        Judy Fredenberg

        Assistant Vice President for Research (emeritus)

        University of Montana

        Dan Nordquist

        Associate Vice President for Research and Deputy Vice President for Operations

        Washington State University

        David Richardson

        Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

        Ara Tahmassian

        Chief Research Compliance Officer

        Harvard University

        This course is worth .15 CEU's. You will be able to print your certificate from this page after completing all three parts.

        Includes one CEU certificate per registration. Group CEU requests are not available.

        If you are experiencing technical difficulties we recommend testing your browser in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
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      • Navigating “It Depends…”

        Join this webinar to discuss strategies for coping with the vagaries of our profession.

        (90 minutes) Everyone loves flexibility, nuance, and individuality until it comes time to make a decision. Research administrators spend a lot of time navigating the gray, interpreting vague regulations, accommodating non-standard situations, and considering special requests for exceptions. In this webinar, we’re going to discuss strategies for coping with the vagaries of our profession. We’ll consider why different institutions establish different rules, why central offices sometimes make “inconsistent” decisions, and why project-specific needs often confound our best efforts to routinize. Registrants will be polled prior to the webinar to identify any specific issues that they would like to discuss.

        Speakers:

        Angela White-Jones
        Director, Master of Research Administration (MRA) Program and the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration Programs
        University of Central Florida

        David Mayo
        Senior Director for Research Administration
        California Institute of Technology
        NCURA Distinguished Educator

        John Hanold
        Director, Sponsored Programs, Vice President for Research
        The Pennsylvania State University

        Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 
        Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on "Closed Caption" in the Zoom webinar room to access this feature. 

        Member Price: $125.00
        Non-Member Price: $150.00

        Participants will:

        • Discuss reasons why different institutions implement different rules.
        • Consider the challenges inconsistency creates for multi-institutional and interdisciplinary collaborations.
        • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of implementing flexible approaches to project-specific needs.
        • Consider when and how to grant exceptions (and how to document the bases for such exceptions).
        • Discuss “inconsistent” approaches to managing intellectual property, publication rights, F&A waivers, and other challenging issues.

        Angela White-Jones

        Master of Research Administration (MRA) Program and the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration Programs, School of Public Administration

        University of Central Florida

        David Mayo

        Senior Director for Research Administration

        California Institute of Technology

        NCURA Distinguished Educator

        John Hanold

        Director, Sponsored Programs, Vice President for Research

        Pennsylvania State University

        Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

        You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

        Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

        The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

        We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
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        • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
        • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
        • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.


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        • Is Remote Working....Working?

          Join this webinar to acknowledge how work is progressing as a research administration community and to discuss new challenges that may appear as we re-enter the workplace.

          (90 minutes) How is remote working really working?  Join this webinar to acknowledge how work is progressing as a research administration community and to discuss new challenges that may appear as we re-enter the workplace. Whether your institution has been completely virtual or had a balance of presence, the paradigm of remote work has brought creative solutions to communications, technology, and work/life balance. 

          Speakers:

          Rochelle Barry, MSW
          Office of Research, Closeout Manager
          Georgia Institute of Technology 

          Kathryn Wrench, MBA
          Associate Director for Research Services, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
          Wayne State University

          Heather Offhaus, MM
          Director, Grant Services & Analysis
          University of Michigan, Medical School

          Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 
          Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. 

          Member Price: $125.00
          Non-Member Price: $150.00

          Participants will:
          • Gain perspective of other’s experience during conversion from traditional brick and mortar office to full telecommuting. 
          • Perform self-inventory of work/life stressors associated with work from home.  
          • Evaluate effective management/employee communications through observation.  
          • Consider challenges associated with a hybrid workforce as institutions re-open. 

          Rochelle Barry, MSW

          Office of Research, Closeout Manager

          Georgia Institute of Technology

          Kathryn Wrench, MBA

          Associate Director - Research Services, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

          Wayne State University

          Heather Offhaus, MM

          Director, Grant Services & Analysis

          University of Michigan, Medical School

          Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

          You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

          Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

          The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

          We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
          • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
          • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
          • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
          • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
          • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
          • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.


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          • Data Security in a Remote Environment

            Join us to discuss the common non-technical issues experienced during the pivot from the traditional office environment to working from home.

            (90 minutes) This session will focus on the common non-technical issues experienced during the pivot from the traditional office environment to working from home.

            Topics will include:

            • Working from Home Policy Document
            • Setting up a home office, ergonomics, equipment, requirements for VPN, 2 Factor Authentication,
            • Privacy considerations (e.g., Data on home system, cell phones subject to audit)
            • Freedom of Information Act requests (FOIA) - Keep personal & university data separate
            • Use of Microsoft Teams - Is that environment ok for Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU) information?
            • Remote desktop to Office or applications on home equipment?
            • Resource Availability at home; sharing Broadband/WIFI with family / apartment, etc.

            Speakers:
            Chris Carsten, eRA Systems Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs, Colorado State University
            Stephen Dowdy, Director of Research Systems & Integration, University of Maryland
            Nicole Quartiero, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, CSU Pueblo
            Jon Peterson, Network Administrator, Colorado State University
            Ron Splittgerber, Director, Research Services, Colorado State University

            Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 
            Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the chat box in the webinar room to access this feature. 

            Member Price: $125.00
            Non-Member Price: $150.00

            • Setting up a secure home office (WiFi WPA2-PSK(AES), other devices using home network) and using secure connections (VPN, 2 Factor Authentication)
            • Setting up a secure document storage & sharing resource
            • Understanding privacy issues, Freedom of Information Act requests and their impact when using personal computer, cell phone
            • Communication apps and security in a virtual world (Microsoft Teams, Zoom)
            • Understanding remote desktop v. home computer applications (MS Office)
            • Looking ahead to Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements

            Chris Carsten

            eRA Systems Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs

            Colorado State University

            Stephen Dowdy

            Director of Research Systems & Integration

            University of Maryland

            Nicole Quartiero

            Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

            CSU Pueblo

            Jon Peterson

            Network Administrator

            Colorado State University

            Ron Splittgerber

            Director, Research Services

            Colorado State University

            Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

            You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

            Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

            The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

            We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
            • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
            • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
            • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
            • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
            • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
            • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.


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