Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Writing Effective Letters, Scope Documents, Reports, and Proposals
Gold Seal: 1 Credit * BC Housing: 7.5 CPD Points
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Coast Langley City Hotel & Convention Centre
20393 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC
V3A 7N2
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Registration Deadline
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Event Description
What are key elements of an effectively written document? What should I focus on in my letters, bids, proposals, work plans, reports, and documentation? 
Potential clients often judge you based on whether you can clearly articulate the services you provide. Clients may skim your documents, so you need to ensure that your content is organized and that your key points stand out. Your writing ability is important.
This seminar is focused on helping you to do exactly that: to write more effectively. You’ll learn to tailor your writing for your audience and purpose. You’ll apply the strategies required for effective scope documents, letters, and reports. In addition, you’ll also incorporate key principles for editing and revising your documents.
We’ll cover multiple topics, including:
1. Planning your scope documents
2. Writing effective letters
3. Responding to bids and proposals
4. Structuring your reports and project documentation
Instructor: Eric Tung is an English Instructor at UBC and SFU, where he teaches academic, professional, and business writing courses. He has been teaching for a decade and advises firms on their change management processes and implementation, and also on complex business documents, such as proposals and technical reports. In addition, Eric designs and delivers customized business, proposal, and technical writing workshops to engineering and consulting firms.

What previous participants said:

“I thought I did not need to take this course at first. After today, I have a better understanding of how to prepare my documents.”

“I found this to be very informative.”

“All was valuable, makes me rethink how I write.”


Contact & Support

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




All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $420.00
Non-Member $480.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Register 2 employees and SAVE 10% off each additional registration!
8:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 4:30pm
Course (Lunch included)
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.



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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