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October 2017

Preparing Winning Multiple Award and Task Order Proposals

October 5, 2017 - October 6, 2017

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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Proposal Graphics Conceptualization and Design Workshop

October 19, 2017 @ 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 20, 2017 @ 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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Proposal Editing Workshop

October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Every proposal needs an editor to get it in the customer-ready shape. Unlike regular editing, however, proposal editing requires skills that normally take a long time to master by trial and error unless you take this course. It covers everything from developing the professional attributes of an editor, to estimating your workload correctly, figuring out the optimum workflow, integrating changes, and adding value to the content you've edited through incorporating compelling language. It will help you remove irrelevancies and puffed-up…

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November 2017

Advanced Proposal Management

November 14, 2017 - November 15, 2017

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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Advanced Capture Management

November 16, 2017 - November 17, 2017

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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December 2017

Proposal Win Themes Development

December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop offers valuable skills in win themes development as the most important element of proposal persuasion. The course walks you through the purpose of win themes and their building blocks. It then advances beyond the mere basics in order to explain everything needed to develop effective proposal win themes. It shows how to write win themes that are memorable and capable of influencing your customers so that they feel compelled to select your company. You will also acquire techniques…

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Foundations of Capture Management

December 5, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Your chances of winning Government proposals without capture are the same as cutting classes during the semester and hoping to get an A on the final exam. Foundations of Capture Management course will arm you with real knowledge and tools you can apply immediately to capturing contracts and dramatically improving your odds of winning. Master techniques for customer engagement, intelligence gathering, win strategy development, competitive analysis, teaming, solution development, and more. This is an interactive 2-day workshop that is 50…

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Foundations of Proposal Management

December 7, 2017 - December 8, 2017

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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Writing Persuasive Federal Proposals

December 12, 2017 - December 13, 2017

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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