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The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.
Task 2: Orient the Project Team
Guideline: At its first meeting the project team should have an orientation session reviewing its purpose, role, and task. In designing the program the grant seeker should include an overview of the team's charter, the anticipated time line for completing its work, and team dynamics. Presenting the orientation program should be the role of the designated lead project person. In doing so the project lead might concentrate on the project specifics and utilize a person experienced with group dynamics to focus on the interpersonal interactions among team members. The length of the session of can be mitigated by providing background material to team members to review in advance. Orienting the project team gives its focus and direction, two conditions necessary for a successful team effort.