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Writing Successful Proposals and RFPs

Presenter: Dr. Mark Decker

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Syracuse, NY

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
801 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315-475-3000

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
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

Architects
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA Learning Units

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 7.0 continuing education hours to architects in most states, including New York.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700). HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects.

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). The AIA does not classify the subject matter of this program as HSW. Architects must be aware of the limitations on non-HSW coursework. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

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 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.