December 2017

Writing Effective Proposals and Reports

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Julie Killin at 604.558.6656 to register. Please note that a limited number of registrations will be available at the door.
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:00 PM: Writing Effective Proposals and Reports
Location: Best Western Chateau Granville 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6
Presenter: Eric Tung, MA, 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 Nov 22, 2017

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 November 22, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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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? 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 willl 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 will 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 is not required.


In this seminar, you will:
  • 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, MA
Principal Consultant, Prolepsis Consulting

Eric Tung has a Master of Arts in English from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is an English Instructor at the UBC Writing Centre, where he teaches academic, professional, and business writing courses. Some of the courses he teaches include Report and Business Writing, Writing Proposals, and Writing for Engineers in the Workplace. 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. He advises firms on their communications strategy, and writes proposals and business plans for his clients.

Eric is also a Business Transformation and Change Management Consultant, specializing in change management strategy and implementation, stakeholder engagement, organizational readiness assessments, leadership coaching, facilitation, instructional design, training, and technical and business communications.

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