Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Writing Winning Proposals
BC Housing: 4 Group B CPD Points
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Regus Metrotown
2600-4720 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC
V5H 4N2
Please see note on parking below
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Registration Deadline
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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? 


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


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

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

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or for more information.


All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration
ICBA Member $230.00
Non-Member $270.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Register 2 employees and SAVE 10% off each additional registration!
7:30am - 8:00am
Registration and Breakfast for Writing Winning Proposals
8:00am - 12:00pm
Writing Winning Proposals Course
Additional Information

Directions to Metrotower II


By Skytrain: The Metrotower Office Complex is conveniently located a 1 minute walk from the Metrotown Skytrain Station located on the Expo- Line.


By Car:  The Metrotower Office Complex features convenient accessibility from Downtown Vancouver and all the surrounding communities with its main entry off of Central Boulevard.  It is also connected to many major thoroughfares including Willingdon, Kingsway, McKay, Imperial and Patterson.  The central location also provides close proximity to Highway 1, Boundary Road, and Marine Drive.




Parking for this workshop will be located in the Metrotower III Tenant Visitor Pay Parking in the Metrotown underground parkade between the Central Boulevard and Mackay Avenue exits.  You can follow the signs to “Urban Planet”,  “Sport Check”. Please note that this lot is a pay parking lot.   Please remember your license plate number and give it to the ICBA staff member when you check into the course.  ICBA will be paying for all parking.


Look for these signs:



To get to Metrotower II from the underground parking you will want to use the escalator entrance near the pay stations.  You will go up 2 short escalators to the bus loop.  You will then go to the escalator located over the Waves coffee bar.  Once at the top of the large escalator, you will turn left towards the Metrotower walkways.  Walk through the lobby of tower I and continue down the hallway into the Lobby for tower II.  Once in the tower II lobby, use the elevators on the right to get to floor 26.

Cancellation &
Refund Policy



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 per day 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.




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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