Professional Development

Proposal Writing (E1761C)

This course will take participants through each step of the proposal writing process, from understanding why they are writing a proposal; to gathering information; to writing and proofreading; to creating the final, professional product.

A good proposal doesn’t just outline what product or service you would like to create or deliver. It does so in such a way that the reader feels it is the only logical choice.

By the end of this Course, participants will be able to:

· Identify the purpose of a proposal
· Identify different types of proposals
· Identify and perform the steps in the proposal writing process
· Perform a needs analysis and write a goal statement
· Prepare a proposal outline
· Improve their writing skills with a variety of techniques
· Use appropriate resources and ghosting to build a strong case
· Add illustrations to their proposal
· Proofread and edit their proposal
· Add the finishing touches to create a professional-looking final product

Course Modules:
Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Understanding Proposals
What is a Proposal?
The Proposal Writing Process
Types of Proposals
About Requests for Proposals
Module Two: Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Beginning the Proposal Writing Process
Identifying Your Purpose and Your Audience
Performing a Needs Analysis
Writing the Goal Statement
Module Three: Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Preparing An Outline
A General Format
Special Sections
Creating a Framework
Getting Down to Details
Module Four: Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Finding Facts
Identifying Resources
Using the Internet as a Resource
Organizing Your Information
Module Five: Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Writing Skills (I)
Spelling and Grammar
Working with Words
Constructing Sentences
Persuasive Writing
Mastering Voice
Module Six: Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Writing Skills (II)
Creating Paragraphs
Creating Strong Transitions
Building to Conclusions
Module Seven: Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Writing the Proposal
Educating the Evaluator
Ghosting the Competition
Using Illustrations
Module Eight: Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Checking for Readability
Checking for Clarity
Reading for Your Audience
Using the Readability Index
Module Nine: Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Proofreading and Editing
Proofreading Like a Pro
Editing Techniques
Checking the Facts
The Power of Peer Review
Module Ten: Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Adding the Final Touches
Our Top Typesetting Tips
Achieving a Professional Look and Feel
Creating the Final Package
Module Eleven: Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve:
Words from the Wise
  • Proposal Writing
  • Coursebook
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever