Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Writing Winning Proposals and Effective Reports
Date
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Location
Accent Inn Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5C 6N5
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Early Bird Deadline
Register on or before Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 to receive special pricing.
Event Description

How do I write a compelling and winning proposal that clearly and concisely articulates the core benefits for a client? How do I ensure that my proposal is competitive? What do I need to focus on when creating reports for my clients?

 

This two-part course will help you to develop the confidence and writing skills necessary to write effective proposals and reports. Through a series of hands-on workshops, you will learn the key elements of writing and submitting winning proposals and reports, and how to tailor your content for audiences who are in your field, and non-technical audiences in other fields.

 

In the Writing Winning Proposals workshop, you will:

  • Learn about different types of proposals, from formal Request for Proposals (RFP) and related requests from vendors, to less formal proposals, estimates, and quotes
  • Understand how to differentiate your proposal from others by articulating your competitive advantages
  • Apply specific techniques across the planning, drafting, and revising stages for your proposal
  • Understand what clients are looking for when they are evaluating your proposal

In the Writing Effective Reports workshop, you will:

  • Learn about different types of reports, from formal technical reports to informal short reports
  • Understand how to tailor your reports for senior management and other audience groups
  • Avoid common mistakes
  • Learn to craft a report work plan and structure your key sections and content

Note: You can register for just one out of the two seminars, or register for the entire day.

Registration for Writing Winning Proposals ONLY

Registration for Writing Effective Reports ONLY

 

Instructor: Eric Tung is Business Communications Instructor at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, and an English Instructor at UBC’s Extended Learning, where he teaches business and technical writing courses. Eric also designs and delivers customized technical writing and coaching workshops to engineering, construction, and consulting firms. He has written numerous proposals on behalf of clients and prior to being a consultant, evaluated proposals.

 

In addition to teaching and coaching, Eric is a business transformation and change management consultant, where he advises firms on large-scale organizational-wide changes. Eric’s clients range from smaller consulting firms to larger organizations such as the City of Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, TELUS, BC Pension Corporation, BC Safety Authority, and Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.

 

Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795.

Pricing
All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket
* Early Bird Price Special
On or before Nov 8, 2017
Regular Price
After Nov 8, 2017
Attendee Registration
ICBA Member $380.00 $420.00
Non-Member $440.00 $480.00
Agenda
7:30am - 8:00am
Registration and Breakfast for Writing Winning Proposals
8:00am - 12:00pm
Writing Winning Proposals Course
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Registration and Lunch for Writing Effective Reports
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Writing Effective Reports Course
Cancellation &
Refund Policy

COURSE REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS & REFUNDS:

 

Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.

 

Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.

 

Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.

 

Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.

 

COURSE CANCELLATION BY ICBA:

 

ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

 
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