CETCIL Project Management Workshop (May 23-25, 2022)

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CETC IL Project Management Workshop
May 23-25, 2022

The Current and Emerging Threats to Crops Innovation Lab management hosted a free Project Management Course May 23-25, 2022 organized by Michigan State University.

This course featured a panel of experts, followed by the opportunity for participants to ask questions. It was an opportunity for the global community to learn how to effectively run a project.

Securing and managing funding for research projects is an essential skill any successful researcher needs to acquire. To build this capacity, our lab is offering a 3-day virtual training workshop in project management. The training will provide a broad overview on a wide variety of topics related to project planning, design, and implementation, and writing grant proposals for a variety of funding agencies.

  • Day 1: Pre-Project: Setting the stage covered project management aspects and activities prior to receiving a grant, including finding funding, writing a winning grant proposal, and project planning and design.
  • Day 2: During the Project covered project implementation, including project startup, adaptive management, impact evaluation, budgets, and financial management and reporting.
  • Day 3: Communication & Follow-Up covered data management, real-time data visualization and analysis, project communication and publications, and sustainability.

 
The event recordings are posted here, where participants can continue the conversation, interact with our presenters, and ask additional questions. Recordings and other training materials are available in both French and Spanish in addition to English. (Some materials are still being processed.)

2022 CETC IL Project Management Course Curriculum.pdf

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Day 1: Pre-Project: Setting the Stage

Project management aspects and activities prior to receiving a grant, including finding funding, writing a winning grant proposal, and project planning and design.

Materials:
Day 1 Chat
Day 1 Transcript (English)
Day 1 General Q&A and Resources (English)




Session 1: Introduction to the USAID/CETC Innovation Lab and the Course

Panelists:
• Dr. Angela Records (USAID)
• Dr. David Hughes (PSU CETCIL)
• Dr. Callista Rakhmatov (MSU)
• Dr. Karim Maredia (MSU)

Materials:
• Session 1 Slides (English)
• Session 1 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 1 Video (English)


 

Session 1 Video (French)


 

Session 1 Video (Spanish)




Session 2: Finding Funding & Writing a Winning Grant Proposal

Panelists:
• Dr. David Hughes (PSU CETCIL)
• Dr. Hannah Burrack (MSU)
• Dr. Callista Rakhmatov (MSU)

Materials:
Session 2 Slides (English)
Session 2 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 2 Video (English)


Session 2 Video (French)


Session 2 Video (Spanish)




Session 3: Planning and Design of a Project, Part I: Leadership and Team Building, Preliminary Work

Panelists:
• Dr. Russ Freed (MSU Professor Emeritus)
• Dr. Paige Castellanos (PSU CETCIL)
• Dr. Rebecca Irvine (University of Michigan)

Materials:
Session 3 Slides (English)
Session 3 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 3 Video (English)


Session 3 Video (French)


Session 3 Video (Spanish)




Session 4: Planning and Design of Project Part II: Research & Project Design

Panelists:
• Dr. Angela Records (USAID)
• Ms. Annalyse Kehs (PSU CETCIL)
• Ms. Wincate Mukami (DT Agro Consultancy)

Materials:
Session 4 Slides (English)
Session 4 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 4 Video (English)


Session 4 Video (French)


Session 4 Video (Spanish) (Please note that there was an audio problem for several minutes in the beginning of the video.)




Day 2: During the Project

Project implementation, including project startup, adaptive management, impact evaluation, budgets, and financial management and reporting.

Materials:
• Day 2 Chat
• Day 2 Transcript (English)
• Day 2 General Q&A and Resources (English)




Session 5: Holding the Project startup/kickoff meeting

Panelists:
• Dr. Deanna Behring (PSU CETCIL)
• Ms. Annalyse Kehs (PSU CETCIL)
• Dr. Kurt Richter (MSU)

Materials:
Session 5 Slides (English)
Session 5 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 5 Video (English)


Session 5 Video (French)


Session 5 Video (Spanish)




Session 6: Agreements, Workplans, Budgets, and Sub-awards

Panelists:
• Mr. Scott Frump (MSU)
• Dr. Corey O'Hara (iDE Global)

Materials:
Session 6 Slides (English)
Session 6 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 6 Video (English)


Session 6 Video (French)


Session 6 Video (Spanish)




Session 7: Project Implementation, Adaptive Management, and Impact Evaluation

Panelists:
• Ms. Annalyse Kehs (PSU CETCIL)
• Dr. Rimnoma Serge Ouedraogo (PSU CETCIL)
• Dr. Arie Sanders (Zamorano University)

Materials:
Session 7 Slides (English)
Session 7 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 7 Video (English)


Session 7 Video (French)


Session 7 Video (Spanish)




Session 8: Financial Management/Grant Management and Reporting to Funder

Panelists:
• Mr. Scott Frump (MSU)
• Dr. Nouhoun Zampaligre (Livestock Innovation Lab)
• Ms. Melissa Ishler (PSU CETCIL)

Materials:
Session 8 Slides (English)
Session 8 Slides (French)
Session 8 Slides (Spanish)
Session 8 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 8 Video (English)


Session 8 Video (French)


Session 8 Video (Spanish)




Day 3: Communication & Follow-Up

Data management, real-time data visualization and analysis, project communication and publications, and sustainability.

Materials:
Day 3 Chat
Day 3 Transcript (English)
Day 3 General Q&A and Resources (English)




Session 9: Information and Data Management

Panelists:
• Mr. Derek Morr (PSU CETCIL)
• Ms. Wincate Mukami (DT Agro Consultancy)
• Mr. Romaric Tiendrébéogo (PlantVillage Burkina Faso)

Materials:
Session 9 Slides (English)
Session 9 Slides (French)
Session 9 Slides (Spanish)
Session 9 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 9 Video (English)


Session 9 Video (French)


Session 9 Video (Spanish)




Session 10: Real-time data visualization and data analysis

Panelists:
• Mr. Derek Morr (PSU CETCIL)
• Mr. Edward Amoah (PSU CETCIL)
• Mr. Peter McCloskey (PSU CETCIL)

Materials:
Session 10 Slides (English)
Session 10 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 10 Video (English)


Session 10 Video (French)


Session 10 Video (Spanish)




Session 11: Outreach, Communications, and Publications

Panelists:
• Ms. Mercyline Tata (PSU CETCIL)
• Ms. Holly Whetstone (MSU)
• Mr. Martin Aketch (iShamba)

Materials:
Session 11 Slides (English)
Session 11 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 11 Video (English)


Session 11 Video (French)


Session 11 Video (Spanish)




Session 12: Sustainability

Panelists:
• Dr. Neil Hausmann (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
• Dr. Keith Cressman (UN FAO)

Materials:
Session 12 Slides (English)
Session 12 Q&A (English)

Videos:
Session 12 Video (English)


Session 12 Video (French)


Session 12 Video (Spanish)




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