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June 2018

Foundations of Proposal Management

June 28, 2018 - June 29, 2018

The Foundations of Proposal Management course offers comprehensive skills in proposal management. The course begins with the Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements analysis. It then proceeds to proposal planning, outlining your document, and developing a proposal schedule. It also covers preparing for and conducting a Kickoff meeting to organize your proposal team, and guiding authors in developing proposal section content. The course then delves into managing your team, and running proposal reviews, debriefs, and production. This course offers a rich…

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July 2018

Advanced Proposal Management

July 10, 2018 - July 11, 2018

This class covers the spectrum of the most important topics, from preparing for a proposal effort and making a bid-no-bid decision, to orchestrating a great proposal kickoff, driving subject matter experts to produce winning content, exhibiting superb leadership and management skills, optimizing proposal team performance, getting the most from the proposal color reviews, and mitigating proposal risks at every stage to reduce stress and increase win probability (Pwin). The course also focuses on measuring and improving cost-efficiency and effectiveness of…

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Writing Persuasive Federal Proposals

July 12, 2018 - July 13, 2018

This one-of-a-kind course shows how to develop compliant and highly persuasive proposal sections in at least half the time that it would normally take. It covers detailed methods for outlining within the sections, developing section content, infusing proper structure and flow, and implementing correct writing processes and section planning techniques. But this course reaches beyond mere compliance. You will acquire techniques and tools that will transform even the most reluctant non-professional writers into prolific proposal authors. You will learn the…

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Competitive Analysis: Black Hat and Price to Win (PTW)

July 24, 2018 - July 25, 2018

Black Hat and Price to Win (PTW) are the backbone of the competitive analysis, and are indispensable in the highly competitive world of winning government proposals.

Many companies forego competitive analysis altogether, and cannot set effective and conscious pricing strategies. Many resort to a guessing game where they guess the salaries and rates or blindly accept target rates from a prime contractor, and face profitability and execution problems later. Since price is a core element of your offering, and outdoing your competition in the technical solution is key to winning, much is lost before the competition even begins.

Our Black Hat and Price to Win two-day course will give you the real tools and skills you can apply immediately to positioning yourself to win against the competition, significantly raising your win probability (Pwin).

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September 2018

Developing a Winning Cost Volume

September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018

It’s a given – price is the most important part of the offer. This is especially true in the days when Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) rules, and even when it is a Best Value procurement, the lowest bidder will most likely get the award. Most companies, however, miss the most important elements of process and deliverable for the cost volume, and fail to shine in an area where they could dominate. Manage the cost volume effectively and maximize your…

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Foundations of Federal Business Development

September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018

This course offers essential skills in professional business development. It begins with an overview of the Federal business development process and what it takes to succeed in the profession. It proceeds to the basics of doing business with the U.S. Government. It then focuses on the nuances of Government contracting that every business developer has to understand in order to win contracts, such as rules of the socioeconomic program for small businesses, and how you can make the program serve…

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October 2018

Proposal Graphics Conceptualization and Design Workshop

October 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

It is impossible to imagine modern sales and marketing without visual elements—and proposals are no different. Graphics serve as one of the most important proposal persuasion elements. Professional graphics artists are not the only ones who need to learn how to conceptualize and design persuasive proposal graphics. It also happens to be an indispensable skill for capture managers, proposal managers, and proposal writers. Desktop publishers and even editors will benefit greatly from expanding their professional range and earning potential. This…

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Desktop Publishing for Proposal Professionals

October 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop teaches valuable skills in designing, laying out, and publishing proposals—presenting your company’s offer in the most professional light to the proposal evaluators. The course begins with a foundation in the tools and features MS Word offers to the desktop publisher, and shortcuts to increase speed and efficiency. The course advances into the selection of color palette and styles, tables of contents, headers and footers, and elements of design to ensure your document is attractive. It culminates in teaching…

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November 2018

Advanced Capture Management

November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018

Masterfully facilitate brainstorming sessions such as Black Hats, Win Strategy, and CONOPS workshops; perform advanced competitive analysis; create advantageous teaming arrangements; apply formulas to solution development; and much more. The course also focuses on measuring and improving cost-efficiency and effectiveness of the capture team. This course takes capture management to the next level showcasing what does it take to maximize win probability and mastermind the most effective win strategy using cutting edge techniques.  This course is for those who have…

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Preparing Winning Multiple Award and Task Order Proposals

November 27, 2018 - November 28, 2018

This course will help the attendees discover the secrets and the exact how-to recipes for winning and making money on the multiple award contract (MAC) vehicles. This class provides the essential knowledge to win MACs, otherwise referred to as Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts (IDIQ), Government wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC), Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA), Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC), Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQC), and others; and teaches you how to win task order proposals that follow. Learn how to win…

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