Successful Grant Writing: Leveraging Cross-Functional Teams To Support Competitive Proposals

Wednesday, October 12 ~ 3:00-4:00pm (Eastern)

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Challenge - Developing successful and competitive proposals

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Key Takeaway

The presenters will highlight the positive impact of collaborative and diverse cross-functional teams on institutional projects and initiatives. Other takeaways include sharing best and promising practices for developing grant proposals that leverage a team-based approach.

Overview

Currently, there are a growing number of competitive state and federal grants available, and many colleges are not culturally or operationally structured or prepared to explore and actualize these opportunities. My colleagues and I have participated in various grant development presentations called Writing to Win, which provides a formulaic approach to developing successful and competitive proposals. Reflection of our latest work and the work of other institutions highlights that successful development goes beyond the simple formula but is linked to collaboration and diversity of individuals within the development team.

The webinar provides a guided approach to developing cross-functional and inclusive teams and working environments to support grant project development. An essential aspect of the webinar will cover the different components of grant proposals and provide a variety of strategies and promising practices to best leverage stakeholder strengths in support of meaningful and impactful projects.

Objectives

  • Describe the components and characteristics of an inclusive and cross-functional development team
  • Outline the factors associated with SMARTIE goals
  • Facilitate meaningful conversations around data and information
  • Articulate the components needed to support successful and competitive grant proposals
  • Faculty Members
  • Administrators
  • Classified Professionals
  • Student Services Professionals
  • Business Services Professionals
  • Any educator interested in learning more about writing successful and impactful grant proposals
Aeron Zentner

Dr. Zentner's occupational background consists of over a decade of research, analytics, business intelligence, strategy, and development in public higher education and in various business sectors. He currently serves as the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness (e.g., research, analytics, evaluation, assessment, planning, grant development, accessibility, and accreditation) at Coastline College.

Dr. Zentner is a part-time faculty of business law, SQL database development, forecasting and planning, supply chain management, data science, and data analytics for more than five years in undergraduate and graduate programs.
During his time in research, Dr. Zentner has led the completion of thousands of analytics and research projects, served as a Co-PI on different grants, supported the development of more than 100 grant proposals, and has more than 50 research publications. Additionally, he also serves as college research and planning consultant and editor/author for SAGE publications and other publishing houses in the topics of data analytics, data information systems, and organizational management. Dr. Zentner also serves as the chair of the Research & Ethics Review Board (IRB equivalent) at his current and previous institutions.


Dr. Zentner's educational credentials include a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) with an emphasis in Strategy and Innovation, a Master of Science in Administration (M.S.A.), a Master of Science in Leadership (M.S.L.) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Business Administration (BA). He also has professional certificates in data science, executive data science leadership, leading breakthrough innovation, innovation leadership, disruptive strategy, qualitative research methods, foresight practitioner, contract law, root cause analysis, total quality management, six sigma, project management, supply chain management, and CITI IRB: research with human subjects.

Bio current as of October 2022.

Darian Aistrich


Mr. Darian Aistrich’s occupational background consists of more than two decades of professional work within the two-year public California college system in the areas of grant development and grant administration, at the foundation, State, and Federal levels. Some notable agencies Mr. Aistrich has assisted in securing awards from are California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), California Department of Education (CDE), Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and U.S. Department of Education (ED). Mr. Aistrich supports ongoing grant operations with budgets totaling in the millions of dollars.

Mr. Aistrich’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Studies (B.S.) from CSU, Dominguez Hills. He has extensive experience with pre- and post- award grant operations; a firm understanding of ever-changing grant regulations and requirements; a sound process for grant development - from idea cultivation through project implementation; and expertise in other fiscal and programmatic aspects of grants.

Bio current as of October 2022.

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