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Writing Successful Proposals and RFPs

Presenter: Dr. Mark Decker

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Baltimore, MD

Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys
100 Village Square, 5100 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone: 410-532-6900

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm


Proposal Types and the Writing Process

   Proposal types and formats:  Internal, external, unsolicited, solicited
   Proposal content
   The writing process
   Exercises to help you retain and use what you’ve learned


Planning and Creating the Successful Proposal

   Preparing a capture plan
   Forming a proposal-writing team
   Examining solicitation documents and successful proposals for helpful information
   Exercises to help you plan a successful proposal


Drafting Proposals and RFPs

   Creating a proposal outline
   Structure and organization
   Writing process
   Specific suggestions for drafting various proposal components
   Writing tips for drafting RFPs and other solicitation documents
   Exercises to help you draft a successful proposal


Revising and Editing the Successful Proposal

   Assembling a review team
   Overview of the review process
   Editing for length and structure
   Editing for grammar, spelling and punctuation
   Editing collaboratively
   Exercises to help you polish your proposal

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.0 MD Category B PDHs
     7.0 PDHs in Other States

Architects
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours*
     7.0 AIA Learning Units

*Important Maryland architect details inside

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.0 Maryland Category B PDHs to professional engineers in Maryland. Maryland engineers are allowed a maximum of 6.0 Category B hours of coursework per reporting period .Engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states may claim up to 7.0 PDHs for completing this seminar.

This course also offers 7.0 continuing education credit to architects in many states. The American Institute of Architects has approved this course for 7.0 Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Important Maryland architect information:Because these LUs are not deemed HSW, this course is not eligible for Maryland architects or architects licensed in other states that require all HSW coursework. Refer to specific state continuing education rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects via its affiliation with the AIA. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education credit.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers:

Dr. Mark Decker

Dr. Mark Decker is associate professor and assistant department chair at Bloomsburg University’s English Department, where he teaches Technical Writing and Writing Technical Manuals in support of the Professional Writing minor. Dr. Decker has PhD and MA degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University (2001, 1997) and he graduated summa cum laude in English from Utah State University (1995). While an undergraduate, Dr. Decker worked for several years as a staff writer for Aerotech News and Review, an aerospace and defense industry trade newspaper published in Lancaster, California. During graduate school, Dr. Decker was a member of the Leonhard Center for Technical Writing Initiative, a collaboration between Penn State’s Department of English and College of Engineering designed to promote an exchange of ideas between technical writing instructors and the scientific and engineering communities. Dr. Decker also taught Business Writing, Technical Writing, and an Advanced Technical Writing course that enrolled graduate students from technical and scientific disciplines. After graduate school, Dr. Decker spent four years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he taught Technical Writing in support of that school’s major in Technical Communication and served as the advisor for the student chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Dr. Decker has given presentations at several national and international conferences and has published both a book and a co-edited book as well as several scholarly articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia chapters.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.