NERAOC, May 3-6, 2015
NERAOC, May 3-6, 2015
NERAOC, May 3-6, 2015
University of California
NERAOC, May 3-6, 2015

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Concurrent Session A: Monday, May 4, 1:00-2:15 PM

1. New Attendees: The History of Land Grant Institutions: What NERAOC can do for me
2. Financial: NIFA Federal Assistance Policy Guide (Post Award Management)
3. Grant: Award Types and Their Complexities
4. Admin: Leadership is an Attitude
5. Special Interests: Ergonomics in the Workplace
6. Minority Serving Institutions: History of the 1890s Land-Grant Universities: 125 Years Since the Passage of the Second Morrill Act
7. Human Resources: The 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity I
8. Diversity/Civil Rights: Civil Rights Challenges

Concurrent Session B: Monday, May 4, 2:45-4:00 PM

9. New Attendees: Effective Communication
10. Financial: Tracking Revenue Generation
11. Grant: Managing International Projects
12. Admin: REEport: Smart Practices
13. Special Interests: NIFA Grants Modernization Status: Selection of SAP's Grantor Management Solution
14. Minority Serving Institutions: Coaching for Performance
15. Human Resources: The 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity II
16. Diversity/Civil Rights: Using Media to Engage in Critical Conversations About Race

Concurrent Session C: Tuesday, May 5, 8:30-9:45 AM

17. New Attendees: Exploring the Grant Budget Narrative (Part I)
18. Financial: REEports: Financial Report (Former AD-419)
19. Grant: NIFA Federal Assistance Policy Guide (Pre-award/Closeout)
20. Admin: OGFM Update
21. Special Interests: Behavioral Interventions: Violence Risk and Threat Evaluation and Management
22. Minority Serving Institutions: 1890 Capacity Building and Facilities Grants
23. Human Resources: Hot Topics in Employment Law
24. Diversity/Civil Rights: Best Practices: Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Concurrent Session D: Tuesday, May 5, 10:15-11:30 AM

25. New Attendees: Exploring the Grant Budget Narrative (Part II)
26. Financial: Audits: Lessons Learned
27. Grant: Indirect Cost
28. Admin: Shared Service Centers
29. Special Interests: Effectively Leveraging Social Media for Outreach and Engagement
30. Minority Serving Institutions: Communicating Our Story: Program Impacts
31. Human Resources: Mental Illness in the Workplace
32. Diversity/Civil Rights: Workplace Bullying: Define, Recognize and Respond

Concurrent Session E: Tuesday, May 5, 1:30-2:45 PM

33. New Attendees: Introduction to REEport
34. Financial: Automated Standard Payment System (ASAP) and the Payment Management System (PMS)
35. Grant: Tapping into Non-Federal/State Funding
36. Admin: Farm Bill Impacts on NIFA Grant Programs
37. Special Interests: Risk and Safety Audits of Research and Extension and Cooperative Extension: Finding and Outcomes
38. Minority Serving Institutions: 1994 Best Practices, Opportunities and Challenges
39. Human Resources: Juggling the Competing Demands of Compliance in HR/Administration
40. Diversity/Civil Rights: Creating and Maintaining Civility in the Workplace

Concurrent Session F: Tuesday, May 5, 3:15-4:30 PM

41. New Attendees: NIFA Grant Application Systems Simulations
42. Financial: Responsibility Centered Budget Management (RCM): Bigger Budget, Less Money–Wait, What?! [This session was cancelled due to illness.]
43. Grant: Time and Effort Reporting
44. Admin: Farm Bill Update Part II
45. Special Interests: Leading From Any Chair
46. Minority Serving Institutions: Strategic Planning for 1994 Land Grants
47. Human Resources: Federal Benefits Update
48. Diversity/Civil Rights: Diversity Change in Higher Education: Where are we in our journey?

Concurrent Session G: Wednesday, May 6, 8:30-9:45 AM

49. New Attendees: Before You Spend A Dime: Grants Management 101
50. Financial: Introducing the Supercircular: 2 CFR 200 and its Impact from a Federal and State Perspective
51. Grant: Capacity Grants
52. Admin: How Federal Excess Property Facilitates Research at Universities
53. Special Interests: Real Colors: Personal Assessment
54. Minority Serving Institutions: Tribal Life Cycle (Pre & Post Award Management)
55. Human Resources: Employee Engagement: It Begins with Me
56. Diversity/Civil Rights: Unintended Bias Mistakes, Where Does it Come From?

Concurrent Session H: Wednesday, May 6, 10:15-11:30 AM

57. New Attendees: Management Basics of Off-Campus Ag Centers
58. Financial: Managing Internal Controls [Please contact Steve Kleiber if you have any questions about his presentation.]
59. Grant: Post Award Management
60. Admin: Impact Reporting
61. Special Interests: Innovative and Organic Approaches to Mentoring
62. Minority Serving Institutions: 1890 Project Management 101
63. Human Resources: Appreciation in the Work Force
64. Diversity/Civil Rights: Civil Rights Requirements: Comparison of Extension and Research

Concurrent Session I: Wednesday, May 6, 1:30-2:45 PM

65. New Attendees: NIMSS Overview
66. Financial: Internal Service Centers Recharge
67. Grant: Matching and Cost Share for Non-Capacity and Capacity
68. Admin: The New eXtension: A New Model, A New Opportunity
69. Special Interests: Communicating in Partnership
70. Minority Serving Institutions: Moving from Diversity to Inclusion in the Workplace
71. Human Resources: Building Effective Teams
72. Diversity/Civil Rights: Civil Rights: Don't Panic Over Civil Rights Reviews

Concurrent Session J: Wednesday, May 6, 3:15-4:30 PM

73. New Attendees: Understanding the Affordable Care Act: What it Means To Me
74. Financial: Multi-Year Financial Reporting: Funding Sources, Assumptions, Allocations, Forecasting and Modeling
75. Grant: The Do's and Don'ts of Grants: Federal and State Perspective
76. Admin: Land-Grant Impacts Portal
77. Special Interests: Crisis Communication: Turning Adversity into Opportunity
78. Minority Serving Institutions: Developing Leaders at MSIs: The LEAD21 Program
79. Human Resources: Background Investigations: Employment and Volunteers
80. Diversity/Civil Rights: Recruitment: Maintaining Diversity in Tight Budgets

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