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September 2021

Proposal Win Strategy and Win Themes Development

September 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This training offers valuable skills in proposal win themes development as the most important element of persuasion. As a core component of win themes development, this course also covers win strategy development techniques indispensable in government capture management. Learn the purpose of win themes, their types, and building blocks. Use them correctly at every stage of the capture and proposal process.

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Proposal Editing

September 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This class teaches how to edit government proposals while working with a proposal team. Unlike regular editing, proposal editing requires additional knowledge of government RFPs, proposal process, working under tight deadlines, challenges of multiple authors' voices, and other skills that normally take a long time to master by trial and error unless you take this course. Not another English grammar class, this course teaches proposal-specific professional editing skills to improve your proposals' Pwin.

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Foundations of Proposal Management

September 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - October 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Foundations of Proposal Management training provides must-have skills in managing government proposals. It includes the proposal process, federal RFP analysis, and steps of the proposal development process from kickoff to color reviews (Pink Team, Red Team, Gold Team, White Glove) and submission. The class focuses on agile proposal management principles beyond traditional reviews that work in the current page-limited, short-deadline environment.

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October 2021

Competitive Analysis: Black Hat and Price to Win Analysis

October 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - October 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This training covers Black Hat and Price to Win (PTW) analyses that are the backbone of the competitive analysis, and are indispensable in the highly competitive world of winning government proposals. Master the techniques for identifying competitors; using sources for quantitative and qualitative information; organizing Black Hat sessions; devising competitors’ approach; performing SWOT analysis; postulating competitors’ win strategies; following a disciplined PTW development process; performing labor rate analysis; and more.

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Proposal Graphics Conceptualization and Design

October 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course provides the skills necessary to conceptualize proposal graphics that convey your winning solution to government customers. In addition to brainstorming on a graphic idea, this training shows you how to design an action caption, sketch a graphic concept, deliver a specific visual message to the government customer, and use professional graphic design principles and resources to make your graphics look attractive.

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Desktop Publishing for Proposal Professionals

October 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Government proposal desktop publishing teaches valuable skills in designing, laying out government proposals in MS Word. Present your company’s offer in the most professional light to Federal evaluators. The course covers tools and features MS Word offers to the desktop publisher, and shortcuts to increase speed and efficiency. It covers color palette and styles, tables of contents, headers and footers, and elements of design to ensure your proposal is attractive.

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How to Develop a Compliant Proposal

October 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am - October 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

A compliant and high-scoring proposal starts with a well-thought-out outline. This course dives into the intricacies of developing proposal outlines, annotating these outlines, preparing compliance and cross-reference matrixes, and preparing storyboards or work packages the right way. It starts with analyzing different types of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Quote (RFQ) formats to show how various customers may organize the requirements.

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November 2021

Advanced Capture Management

November 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - November 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

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 Government Proposals

November 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - November 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This proposal writing course shows how to develop compliant and highly persuasive proposal sections in half the time, to increase your government proposals' win probability. Learn to outline within the proposal sections for compliance and responsiveness, brainstorm as a group and individually to develop proposal section content, infuse proper structure and flow into your sections, and implement the correct writing process. Learn proposal persuasion techniques.

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Preparing Winning Multiple Award and Task Order Proposals

November 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - November 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This Advanced Capture Management course is for federal business developers and capture managers to learn advanced techniques for government customer engagement and sales, intelligence gathering on opportunities, win strategy brainstorming, and facilitation of competitive analysis, Black Hat, and solution development (CONOPS) workshops. This is the ultimate course for positioning to win government contracts through a rigorous capture planning process.

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December 2021

Winning Government Cost Proposals

December 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - December 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Developing a Winning Cost Volume course helps you increase your federal contract win probability. We focus on government contract evaluation, pricing fundamentals such as cost buildup and cost volume elements, price strategy, developing basis of estimate (BOE), coming up with assumptions, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), cost volume narrative, winning in lowest price technically acceptable proposals (LPTA), and much more.

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