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Grant Writing Certificate Program

Grant Writing Workshop


Five-Day Certificate programs for beginning and advanced Grant Writers!

REGISTER ONLINEFor all courses. During registration, you can select which course(s) you would like to register for.

Introduction to Grant Writing for Educators and Librarians  (Limited to 12 online spots!)
No prior experience in grant writing is required.
June 14-18 / Registration information coming soon!
9 am - 4 pm 
Registration fee: $469
Offered Online via Zoom

Course Description: This workshop will help educators, both teachers and administrators, as well as library personnel understand grant writing essentials beginning with searching for grants all the way through follow-up after receiving a grant. Participants will draft materials for a hypothetical or actual grant and receive feedback from the instructor and other participants in order to build skills with key steps in grant writing. The workshop will cover the latest trends, such as the demand for better designed evaluations, and provide grant writing tools for participants to improve their organization's grant writing efforts. The workshop will include examples and materials from education and library grants.

Grant Writing in Action: Skills and Abilities (Limited to 12 online spots!)
Monday, April 5, Monday-Tuesday, April 12-13 and Monday-Tuesday, April 19-20, 2021
9 am - 4 pm 
Registration fee: $559
Offered Online via Zoom

Course Description: This workshop will help participants improve their grant writing knowledge, skills, and abilities by developing draft materials for each of the common components found in grant proposals. Participants will develop those materials for use in a grant application by their organization. The workshop will cover topics such as designing logic models, evaluations, and Gantt charts as well as providing useful tools, such as group exercises to facilitate idea generation, for participant use in their organizations.


Paul Dezendorf, MBA, Ph.D., CHES
Master of Public Administration (MPA) program - College of Arts and Sciences / WCU.
Master of Health Sciences (MHS) - School of Health Sciences / WCU.
Dr. Dezendorf has taught grant writing in the MPA program since 2007 as well as teaching grant writing in the MHS program. 

Please Note: Participants will receive a link to a Zoom session for our virtual offerings a few days prior to the training. You will need to download Zoom onto your Laptop or PC prior to the training. You will also need a reliable internet connection, and a camera and audio on your laptop or PC. It is not recommended to use a Smartphone for the training.

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