2022 Grants Management and Data Visualization
In Person Workshops

Pricing Scholarships Hotel Session Descriptions Speakers

Earn up to 24 Specialized Knowledge CPE credits!

Pre-registration closed on September 22, 2022. 
Onsite registration will NOT be available. 

Join WACUBO for two workshops in Salt Lake City, UT! Each workshop will be one and a half days long. You may register for one or both of the Grants Management and Data Visualization workshops.

2022 Grants Management | Andres Chan & Ken Erickson 
  • Monday, October 3, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM MT**
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM MT
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2022 Data Visualization* | Lauralea Edwards
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM MT
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM MT**
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*Attendees will need to bring a laptop for this hands-on workshop.


 Registration Rates
on or before August 3
after August 3
One Workshop*
$525 $625 $725
Two Workshops**
$675 $775 $875


*Lunch will be provided for all workshop attendees for Grants Management on Monday, October 3 and for Data Visualization on Wednesday, October 5.
**Lunch is ONLY provided on Tuesday, October 4 to attendees who are registered for both workshops. Lunch is not included on Tuesday, October 4 for the single workshop attendees.


Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City 
15 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Room Rate: Starting at $169 plus tax per night with limited amounts available from Sunday, October 2, 2022–Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

Parking: Valet parking is available for $28 per night with in and out privileges

Reservations: Call 801-595-0000 and say you are with WACUBO. Or reserve your room online today.

Reserve Your Room Today!*

Special room rates have been extend through September 19, 2022
In order to reserve a room at the group rate, you must enter dates between October 2 and October 6. 

*If you are having trouble with your reservation, please reach out to Jo Higgins at 801-990-9715 for assistance. If you are wanting the group rate, you must reserve your room between October 2 - October 6.

Travel: Taxis from the airport usually cost between $20-$30. Commuter train, TRAX light rail cost $2.50 each way on the Green Line. The Gallivan Plaza Station is right outside the side door of the hotel.

Terms, Conditions, and Policies

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received by Wednesday, August 31, 2022 will be refunded, less a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Substitutions can be made at any time. If you have any questions, please contact the office at [email protected].

Event Code of Conduct:

WACUBO events are community events intended for education, networking, and collaboration. We value the participation of everyone and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout all events hosted in the WACUBO space. To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, Business Partners, organizers, and volunteers at any virtual event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. In registering for and/or participating in this event, you consent to comply with the following Code of Conduct. 

Examples of encouraged behavior that contributes to a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for everyone at the event
  • Showing empathy towards other participants

We do not tolerate the following:

  • Spam (verbally or in chats), including saying or re-posting the same word/content repeatedly in order to disrupt the conversation
  • Harassment, bullying, and intimidation
  • Harassment and bullying are defined as:
    • Negative comments about race/ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical appearance, citizenship, or other protected categories
    • Intimidation or threats, including sharing images or text especially to threaten
    • Unwelcome sexual attention, including sharing images or text especially to sexually harass
    • Threatening or other endangerment of minors or any persons
    • Any activity meant to convey or cultivate hostility
    • Ad hominem insults or other attacks
    • Encouraging the above behavior

COVID-19 Code of Conduct:

WACUBO has established this COVID-19 Code of Conduct to serve as a guideline for the conduct of anyone attending or participating in this WACUBO workshop, as well as the consequences for not adhering to the protocols. We expect you to follow this code so that you and other participants can enjoy this WACUBO workshop with respect for the rights of others. Violating any portion of the Code of Conduct may result in removal from event activities without refund or warning and exclusion from attending future events. 

Read the full COVID-19 Code of Conduct

You must agree to the following policies when you register for this workshop. Please review them before registering.

Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Related to COVID-19:

WACUBO has taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, other attendees, exhibitors, and staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting WACUBO events and activities. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. I acknowledge that participation in this WACUBO workshop brings some risk and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own wellbeing. I will follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, and all posted instructions while attending this WACUBO workshop. I understand, agree and hereby consent that my failure or disregard to follow all protocols in effect and required by WACUBO, CDC and the venue provider during my attendance at WACUBO is hereby sufficient grounds to be excluded from attending the event by WACUBO or an event authority, and I hereby consent in advance to leave and exit the event, without protest or refund, upon request by WACUBO or an event authority due to my refusal to follow said protocols.

Face Mask/Covering Policy:

Wearing a mask at this WACUBO workshop is a personal choice and we ask that everyone makes their choice responsibly. Given the number of individuals attending, we strongly encourage participants to wear masks throughout the event. All attendees should be mindful and respectful of other attendees' health choice.

Assumption of Risk:

I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself in order to attend this WACUBO workshop and enter into the workshop premises. The workshop is of such value to me that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to attend in person. 

Waiver, Release, and Indemnification:

As a condition of my participation at this WACUBO event, I, do hereby expressly waive any rights against and release and hold harmless WACUBO and any of its officers, employees, affiliates, contractors, agents, heirs, legal successors, and assigns (collectively “WACUBO”) from and against any and all claims, suits, demands, losses, damages, expenses, or liability of whatever kind or nature (collectively “liability”), under any theory of law or equity, that may arise during or as a result of my presence at the premises, including but not limited to any such liability related to or arising out of illness, injury, or death associated with infection of COVID-19 or complications, symptoms, or other effects resulting from contracting COVID-19. I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless WACUBO and all other Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including attorney fees, fees and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this Agreement, and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers, arising out or resulting from any claim of a third party related to the Activities. 

I understand, and it is my express intent, that this release and waiver of liability releases WACUBO from such liability even if such liability results from or is caused by the sole or contributory or active or passive negligence, strict liability, or other legal fault of WACUBO or any third party. I also understand and agree that WACUBO does not assume any responsibility or obligation to provide financial or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability assistance in the event of injury or illness. In the event that I or my family member is injured, becomes ill, or suffers complications due to COVID-19, allegedly as a result of my participation in a WACUBO event, I agree to release and hold harmless WACUBO in the same manner and to the same extent as set forth above.

Scholarship Opportunities

WACUBO offers professional development scholarships to employees of WACUBO member institutions. These scholarships will go toward all or a portion of the registration fees of an annual conference, professional development workshop, or other WACUBO sponsored professional development programs.

WACUBO Members: Professional development scholarships available!

Learn More & Apply

Scholarships DO NOT cover other expenses (e.g. travel, incidentals, etc.).

Session Descriptions

This workshop will take place in the Mountain Time Zone.

Grants Management October 3, 2022 | 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
October 4, 2022 | 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge Program Level: Basic 12 CPE Credits


This workshop is designed to provide business officers a solid grants management and administration foundation. Understanding key concepts, overarching policy, related methodologies, and identifying value-added activities are key to successfully managing sponsored research.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session participants will:

  • Apply applicable guidance with elements of sponsored agreements.
  • Improve internal controls to assist the compliance process.
  • Develop an understanding of methodologies used to monitor service/recharge centers.
  • Refine cost proposal process and related negotiations.
  • Apply elements of federally negotiated fringe rates, proposals, and related issues.
Data Visualization October 4, 2022 | 1:00 AM–5:00 PM
October 5, 2022 | 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge Program Level: Basic 12 CPE Credits


Colleges and universities are increasingly reliant on data to inform and solve problems. As a result, business officers need to understand how to identify and utilize key metrics.

This technical workshop walks through the data life cycle from gathering data, organizing it in a meaningful way, exploring the data for insights, using metrics to solve problems using data visualization, and presenting data to top level administrators.

Time and guidance will be provided to experiment with the techniques covered in the course. We will use Tableau, an industry-leading software for data visualization. No prior knowledge is required. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session participants will:

  • Gain familiarity with general principles of selecting metrics and visualizing data
  • Apply principles for using data to brief senior leadership
  • Utilize methods for exploring a dataset
  • Practice creating visualizations and dashboards in Tableau


Cheryl Wiescamp, Fort Lewis College[email protected]

CPE Credits - Group Live

The Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

·         Apply applicable guidance with elements of sponsored agreements.

·         Improve internal controls to assist the compliance process.

·         Develop an understanding of methodologies used to monitor service/recharge centers.

·         Refine cost proposal process and related negotiations.

·         Apply elements of federally negotiated fringe rates, proposals, and related issues.