Government grants can assist counselors in building their practices, but competition is fierce for such grants and it is difficult to win them. In this presentation, Jason King, Ph.D., DCMHS, ASC, and Russ Gaede, Psy.D., LMHC, discuss how counselors can turn requests for proposal (RFPs) into profitable grants for their agencies or practices. They provide an overview on particular marketing strategies and discuss how to create successful RFP submission content. Dr. King has a private practice in Utah, and he is the clinical director of the Life Enhancement Center in Provo, Utah. Dr. Gaede has a private practice in Utah and is the executive director of the Life Enhancement Center in Provo, Utah. This is the second webinar in a series of seven focusing on how private practitioners can improve their businesses.
Summarize the basic tenets of Jason H. King, PhD and Russell C. Gaede, PsyD webinar presentation.
Provide an overview on securing government contracts.
Discuss marketing strategies and RFP submission content.
Provided is a brief review of accountability and SLO assessment movements in higher education, a general program evaluation model, illustrate ways in which these processes link with the types of data you will utilize in program evaluation, and identify resources for learning more about the big-picture program evaluation process, explore what we mean by SLOs and discuss the process of creating SLOs to guide program and course assessment processes. Attention to curriculum mapping as a means for ensuring that curricula includes the types of experiences students need to develop SLOs, and procedures and tools for crafting broad-based, curriculum-linked, SLO-focused assessment plans.
Understand how to evaluate student learning outcomes in higher education
Examine best practices for engaging in student and program evaluation
Explore the process of creating SLOs to guide program and course assessment processes
Source: Evaluating Student Learning Outcomes in Counselor Education written and edited by Casey A. Barrio Minton, Donna M. Gibson, and Carrie A. Wachter Morris
Securing external funding to support programs or research is crucial to success and sustainability, yet grants are becoming increasingly competitive. This interactive session will highlight current research and provide strategies for identifying a community or research need, finding funding sources, and writing a successful grant proposal. To demystify the process, information will be presented in a practical, step-by-step manner. This session gives you the tools for producing a successful grant proposal.
Participants will learn four effective strategies involved in writing a successful grant proposal including understanding the importance of a compelling need statement, writing goals and objectives, designing programmatic or research methodology and preparing a budget with budget justifications
Participants will be able to identify four funding resources that could be applicable to their proposal or project
Participants will learn three common themes involving counselors’ perceptions of grant writing based on the presenters recent research study: “Perceptions of Grant Funding of Counselors and Counselor Educators: An Exploratory Study"