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  1. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Torryn P. Brazell, CMP,GPC, ACA, CAEExecutive Director, Natl. Grants Management Association February 27, 2008For more information: www.ngma.org

  2. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ CGMS® Presentation Summary GENERAL What is the CGMS® Credential and the Program Objectives? GOVERNANCE How will the CGMS® Program be administered? KNOWLEDGE STANDARDS What is the Grants Management Body of Knowledge (GMBOK)? TIMEFRAME What is the CGMS® development timeline?

  3. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ WHAT IS NGMA?The National Grants Management Association Non-Profit Made Up of 1,000+ Grants Management Professionals MISSION: To Enhance and Improve the Grants Delivery Process Through Education, Training & Networking      Headquarters: Reston, Virginia Established: 1991 Annual Conference: In Its 29th Year      Annual Membership Dues: $95

  4. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ CGMS® Commitment Statement The CGMS® Program is …Participatory The CGMS® Program is …Consultative The CGMS® Program employs proven techniques and best practices utilized by other rigorous and highly-regarded certification programs.

  5. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ What are the CGMS® Program Objectives? To distinguishgrants management as a profession.

  6. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ To identifyprofessional standards used throughout the grants management profession, including best practice applications from Federal, state and local governments; universities/academic institutions; tribal entities & non-profit organizations.

  7. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ To recognize members of the grants management profession who have demonstrated a specified level of knowledge essential to the practice of grants management from both a grantee and grantor perspective.

  8. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ How Can Achieving the CGMS® Credential Help You Professionally? The CGMS Credential will be recognized. Employers, peers, and others will recognize that you have attained a specific knowledge-level of the grants management life-cycle by having passed a rigorous exam.

  9. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ The CGMS Credential will enhance individual performance.Achieving the CGMS® designation will advance your knowledgeand help you achieve higher levels of excellence in grantsmanagement. Obtaining the credential is not simply a one-timeeffort, but an ongoing commitment to professional growth.

  10. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ The CGMS Credential will be portable. The CGMS® Credential is independent of the type of organizationin which you are currently working and/or may be working for in the future.The CGMS® Program will cover grants management tasks and practices used by all organizational types, thus providing a broad spectrum of knowledge-based professional standards employed by the grants management industry as-a-whole.

  11. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ How will the CGMS® Programbe Administered? www.grantsmanagementcouncil.org Governance of the CGMS® program will be executed by the National Grants Management Certification Council (NGMCC). NGMCC’s MISSION To independently guide and operate the CGMS® Certification Program.

  12. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ COUNCIL COMPOSITION The Council is made up of subcommittees by function type (i.e., Exam, GMBOK, Courseware) and comprised of: Industry leaders who have strong grants management backgrounds From different organizational types From different geographical areas To continue Council work, members are required to earn the CGMS® Credential.* Subsequent Council members will be individuals who are already certified and who have strong industry backgrounds.

  13. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ What are the Key Functions of the COUNCIL? Development and Maintenance of the Grants Management Body of Knowledge (GMBOK) Development & Maintenance of the Certification Exam Certifying Training Materials and Courseware

  14. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ What is a BOK? What is a “Body of Knowledge”?A term used to represent the sum total of all knowledge in an area of expertise, most notably professional bodies. Knowledge “exists” in two basic forms: Explicit knowledge – easily codified and shared asynchronously Tacit knowledge – experiential, intuitive, and communicated mosteffectively in face-to-face encounter. “Knowledge in Organizations – Definition, Creation and Harvesting” – Harvard Graduate School of Education Some knowledge believed to be tacit can be transformed into explicit knowledge, producing a body of knowledge.

  15. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ BOK Continued • BOKs are developed by professional organizations wanting to: • advance professional practice • set standards, and • offer a “credential” related to BOK mastery • Some examples… • Project Management Institute (PMI)PMBOK (project management) • Institute of Electronics Engineering (IEEE)SWEBOK (software engineering) • Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR)CFABOK (financial analysis)

  16. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ What is the GMBOK? The GMBOK covers all relevant methods, information, policies, regulations, and knowledgerelated to both grantee and grantor tasks and activities administration. It coversbest practices utilized in federal, state, local, universityand non-profitgrant administration and management.

  17. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ GMBOK Development Stages “By its nature, tacit knowledge is difficult to convert into explicit knowledge. Through conceptualization, elicitation, and ultimately articulation, typically in collaboration with others, some proportion of a person's tacit knowledge may be captured in explicit form. Typical activities in which tacit knowledge is captured as the first step towards the conversion are in dialog among team members, in responding to interview questions or through the elicitation of stories.” …article on Knowledge in Organizations published by the Harvard Graduate School of Education

  18. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ GMBOK DEVELOPMENT SO FAR …- Established the NGMCC- Interviewed & Evaluated Certification Firms- Obtained proposals from Certification Firms for GMBOK- Chose Certification Firm for GMBOK Development

  19. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ GMBOK DEVELOPMENT • SO FAR …Held Strategic Planning Discussions • Scope of Certification • Stakeholder Perspectives Represented in Job Analysis Task Force (JATF) • Guiding Development Document Completed for the Job Analysis Task Force (JATF) • Identified Available Literature Describing Work of Grants Managers • TO DO….Validate the Competency Areas and Practice Levels Using Qualitative Validation Methods

  20. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ GMBOK 2-Day Job Analysis Task ForceMarch 14-15, 2008 – McLean, VA Determined Ten (10) Subject Matter Experts in the Industry – PANEL #1 - Reviewed resumes - From all phases of grants administration - From all contexts (federal, state, local, university, non-profit; and geographical) - Completed in-depth phone interviews COMPOSITION: 3 Federal, 2 State, 2 Local1 University, 1 Tribal, 1 Non-Profit

  21. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ March 14-15, 2008 – Task Force MeetingRefine Job Analysis Finalize draft of actual skills, tasks and areas of knowledge necessary to perform grants administration using a “job analysis” process Determine Competency Areas Determine Practice Levels/Groups under each Competency This is the “core” of the GMBOK development. It is time-consuming but critical and essential to the success of the CGMS® credentialing program.

  22. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ April & May 2008 Panel #2 – 20 Participants – Webex Participation Review Panel #1 draft of actual skills, tasks and areas of knowledge necessary to perform grants administration using a “job analysis” process Review Panel #1 Competency Areas Review Panel #1 Practice Levels/Groups under each Competency COMPOSITION: 5 Federal, 4 State, 4 Local3 University, 3 Non-Profit, 1 Tribal

  23. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ June & July 2008 Validation Survey Pilot Testing 1. PILOT TEST Web-based Validation Survey, disseminating URL link to key project leadership for review/comment. 2. Feedback used to revise final survey in preparation for pilot testing of survey instrument.

  24. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ June & July 2008 Validation Survey – 1,000+ Participants 3. Request rating scales in connection with survey instrument through dissemination of FINAL Survey Link to 1,000+ grants management specialists: COGNITIVE 1) I do not use the knowledge 2) I recognize/recall the knowledge 3) I apply/integrate the knowledge FREQUENCY 1) Never 2) Annually / Semi-Annually / Quarterly 3) Monthly or Almost Monthly 4) Weekly or Almost Weekly 5) Daily or Almost Daily

  25. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ August & September 2008 PUBLIC COMMENT of GMBOK Evaluate the GMBOK Through Public Comment Process. EXAMINATION PROCESS Survey data is analyzed to determine PERCENTAGE OF EXAMINATION to cover each major topic area, plus Frequency of each specific knowledge base that is used and the Cognitive Level at which they are used. ** Survey ratings are also used to develop hypothetical test specifications, consisting of percentage weights for each topic area.

  26. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ November/December 2008 Release of GMBOK in Publication Form. Anticipate frequent updating of GMBOK due to the ever-changing nature of the grants management industry.

  27. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ Additional Implementation Timelines Fall 2008 – Available Courseware and Training Materials Scanned Fall 2008 – Application of Intent Form (to sit for examination) Available Fall 2008 – Code of Conduct & Ethics Statement Available Fall 2008 – Policies & Fees Announced Winter 2009 – Best Test of Exams April 2009 – Test of Examination @ Annual Conference June 2009 – FIRST GROUP OF CGMS PROFESSIONALS ANNOUNCED!

  28. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ COURSEWARE & EXAM INFORMATION ** Exam based on the GMBOK ** • Certifying Training Materials and CoursewareEncourage creation (or modification) of GMBOK courseware and exam prep materials; officially certify the training materials and courseware that meet stated criteria based on the current version of the GMBOK. • Development & Maintenance of the Certification Exam • Exam designed by exam creation professionals (psychometricians*), who also direct the Council in determining the passing exam grade based on analysis of exam answers.

  29. The Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS®) Credential Developed for Grants Managers by Grants Managers __________________________________________________________________________ Questions about the CGMS? Please send your questions toinfo@grantsmanagementcouncil.org