Series offered on development opportunities in administration


A series of workshops on professional development in administration is being offered by the Professional Development and Research arm of Binghamton University’s School of Education and Human Development.

Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of how to develop administrative and supervisory skills and meets course requirements for the Certificate in Administration Program.

The workshop schedule and topics are:

• March 25  – Assessing Program Outcomes. This class offers practitioners a set of practical tools for providing quantifiable results for programs. Topics focus on how to design and conduct outcome evaluations tailored to the organization’s information needs and program objectives. 

This class will be taught by Dr. June Mead, a child, youth, and family evaluation specialist in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University. She is also director of research and program evaluation for Halley Research, LLC, an independent consulting firm. Mead has taught at both Syracuse University and Binghamton University. This workshop will be held in classroom facilities on the third floor of 218 - 222 Water Street in downtown Binghamton. Registration costs are $129.

• April 21 and 28 – Program Development . These classes offer participants an opportunity to learn and practice program development skills in managing the needs of clients and customers within the structure and constraints of an organization. The programs will offer insight into the process of program development, which includes needs assessments, setting an action plan, implementation, monitoring and modifications. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about specific tools and apply the concepts in this process through the development of an actual program plan.

These classes will be taught by Denise Dyer, a community program specialist for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. She has conducted a variety of workshops for community, state and national organizations and been instructor of both credit and non-credit courses for the School of Education and Human Development at BU. Registration costs are $258.

• May 13 – Writing Winning Grant Proposal -Step 1. This workshop provides individuals with an overview of grant funding. It will focus on the fundamentals of grant funding sources and writing a winning grant proposal. This class will help participants identify components of a grant proposal and learn how to express the needs or problems the grant will address.

The class will be taught by Allison Alden, director of the professional development and research division in the School of Education and Human Development at BU. She has taught for both the Division of Human Development and the Division of Education and has been active for nearly 20 years in grants administration and grant writing. Registration costs are $129.

• May 18  – Writing Winning Grant Proposals - Step 2. This workshop examines proposal ideas, funding sources, researching data, writing the grant application, budget, and follow-up in creating a winning grant proposal. This class will emphasize grant objectives and evaluations where actual grant proposals will be examined and critiqued. Topics discussed will be common evaluation questions from federal RFPs and foundation funding guidelines with appropriate responses developed. Participants are expected to have some relevant skills in the grant-writing process, acquired through coursework or direct experience.

This workshop will be taught by Daniel McCormack, who has been successfully writing grants for 30 years. He currently teaches graduate courses in grant writing at BU and has recently retired as project director for the Student Support Services Project at the University. Registration costs are $129.

All sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continuing Education Units (CEU) are issued after the completion of each workshop. Continuing Professional Education Units for Public Accountancy (CPE) are offered for the courses and are issued after the completion of each workshop.

For more information, or to register, contact the SEHD Division of Professional Development and Research at 607-777-4447, via e-mail at or on the Web at

Last Updated: 9/17/13