September 2015

Writing Effective Proposals and Reports Seminar

Please Note
This seminar is full. Please note there will be no registrations accepted at the door. Please contact Shirley Chow at [email protected] or 604.412.4865 to be placed on the wait list.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Writing Effective Proposals and Reports
Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel 1180 W. Hastings Sreet Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5
Presenter: Eric Tung, M.A. Principal Consultant, Prolepsis Consulting
Credit: 6.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $395.00 + GST = $414.75 until Sept 8, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Non-Member Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Student Member Price: $247.50 + GST = $259.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 08, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Note: ** 3 minutes walk from Burrard Skytrain Station or 10 minutes walk from Waterfront (Expo or Millenium Line) Skytrain Station/Canada Line. ** Hotel valet special parking rate $20 per day inclusive. Public parkade next to hotel.
Writing Effective Proposals and Reports Seminar. How can I learn to write a compelling and winning proposal that clearly and concisely articulates the core benefits for a client? How can I ensure that my proposal is competitive? For reports, what do I need to focus on when creating reports for senior managers and executive leaders?

This seminar is for engineers and geoscientists who wish to develop the confidence and writing skills necessary to write effective proposals and reports. Through a series of hands-on workshops, you’ll learn the key elements of writing and submitting winning proposals and reports, and how to tailor your content for both technical and non-technical audiences. In addition, you’ll learn to determine what your clients (internal and external) are looking for, and how they will evaluate your proposal or review your report.
A good command of the English language. Previous experience in writing proposals or reports not required.
 In this seminar, you'll:
  • Learn about different types of proposals and reports, and what you need to do during the planning, drafting, and reviewing stages;
  • Learn how to write clearly and concisely;
  • Ensure that your proposal stands out and articulates your company's key competitive advantages;
  • Learn to create reports for senior management and executive leaders, and other specific audience groups;
  • Avoid common mistakes for proposals and reports;
  • Understand what clients are looking for when they are evaluating proposals;
  • Participate in hands-on workshops.
Target Audience
Engineers and geoscientists who either currently, or will, in the future, need to respond to Request for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications, and other related Proposal requests from their clients. This session is also for employees who will need to put together reports that are geared for senior management and executives.
Eric Tung, M.A. – Principal Consultant, Prolepsis Consulting
Eric Tung has a Master of Arts in English from the University of British Columbia. He is an English Instructor at the UBC Writing Centre, where he teaches academic, professional, and business writing courses, including Writing for Engineers in the Workplace, a course designed specifically for engineers. He is also an Instructor at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches Business Communications at the Beedie School of Business. As a Principal Consultant at Prolepsis Consulting, Eric designs and delivers customized business, proposal, and technical writing workshops to various organizations, including engineering and consulting firms.
Eric is also a Change Management Consultant and specializes in change management strategy and implementation, stakeholder engagement, coaching, facilitation, instructional design, training, and technical and business communications. He has extensive experience in the municipal, utilities, academic, and technical sectors.

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