Conference Agenda

A tentative schedule for the Spring 2018 conference can be found below:

Track A – Grant Writing

Presenter Topic
Debbie Douma
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Grants, Pensacola State College
How to get a TRIO grant WITHOUT having Prior Experience Points
Carlton Daley
TRIO Student Support Services Project Director, Miami Dade College
TRIO Programs: Updates, Tips, Tricks
Raymond Smith
Federal Project Officer, U.S. Department of Labor’s Division of Special Initiatives and Demonstrations (Grants: YouthBuild, Earmarks, Community-Based Job Training Grants, TAACCCT, H1-B, Prison Reentry)
USDOL Grants: Pre- and Post-Award Primer
Raymond Smith Apprenticeships
MDC RD Staff and Internship Alumni RD Internship: How to Train College Personnel to Help Build Out Your College’s Grant Writing Capacity
Julie Assel, Grant Consulting Services Advancing Grant Readiness and Encouraging Faculty Involvement

Track B – Foundation

Adlar Garcia
Director of Alumni Relations, Miami Dade College Foundation
Alumni Engagement
JP Morgan Intentional Board Growth
JP Morgan Creating a Fundraising Board
Carla Crossno
CEO, Hatched
MDC Foundation Staff DSO Roundtable
Khalid Yasin
Director, PFM Asset Management LLC
Sustainable & Impact Investing

Track C – Interdisciplinary/Grant Management

Russell Correa
Principal, Zeta Consulting Group
The Psychology of a Reviewer
Angela Estacion, Senior Research Associate; Dr. Joseph McCarry, Senior Research Associate; &Jenna Tyrell, Research Associate
Effective Research and Evaluation
Joshua LaFon, EMSI EMSI Analyst Tool
MDC Title V Project Directors Title V Project Directors Panel: How Grant Writing Affects Grant Implementation
Volunteer Florida with Corporation for National and Community Service, Florida Humanities Council Meet the Public Funders Panel
Varun Ramberran
Grant Compliance Officer, Miami Dade College
Post-Award and Compliance Updates

MDC will also host a series of optional Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus tours for individuals arriving early on Wednesday, April 11 or leaving later on Friday, April 13.

Optional Campus Tours

Wednesday, April 11
Miami Culinary Institute

The Miami Culinary Institute at Miami Dade College offers an associate in science degree in Culinary Arts Management and quality noncredit food and wine programs for culinary enthusiasts. Mixing a blend of classic skills and innovative techniques used by the world’s best chefs, the curriculum also addresses the environmental, social, and economic implications involved in our food sources, cooking techniques, and waste-disposal methods. Housed in a LEED-certified facility, the Institute boasts a state-of-the-art food and wine demonstration theater and a gourmet restaurant offering spectacular views and a trailblazing New World fusion menu. Learn more.

Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives
From international crises to kid’s birthday parties, from sports championships to roadside tourist spots, the history of Florida and her people is preserved in millions of feet of film and thousands of hours of videotape in the collections of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives. Watch fascinating clips from the Wolfson Archives’ vaults, then walk through the vaults where the collections are preserved. Discover compelling visual records of Florida’s history and learn how the Wolfson Archives collects, preserves, and presents these historic materials to media producers, scholars, students and the public at large. Learn more.

Friday, April 13 
Museum of Art + Design (MOAD)
Exhibit: By The People: Designing a Better America 
The first design exhibition scheduled in the MDC Museum of Art and Design after its April 2018 reopening, By the People: Designing a Better America will explore the challenges faced by urban, suburban and rural communities in the U.S. and its bordering countries. Based on more than two years of field research—traveling to shrinking post-industrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, border regions, areas impacted by natural and man-made disaster, and places of persistent poverty, this exhibition presents collaborative designs for more equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities. Learn more.

Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC)
MAGIC is a 9,000 square feet, state-of-the-art facility designed to mirror a working animation studio like industry-blockbuster, Pixar. The entire facility is wireless and committed to achieving a nearly paperless status. The space includes the Gallery, the Open Lab, classrooms, Audio Suite, Incubator, Color Correction Suite, and a Motion Capture Studio. Named one of the top schools in animation and visual effects, MAGIC is leading the way for colleges and other institutions of higher education in the gaming and animation fields. Take the tour and find out what is MAGIC. Learn more.