Proposal Writing Career Workshop

Interested in pursuing a career as a proposal writer?

Are you intrigued by the idea of becoming a proposal professional but unsure about how to begin your journey?

In this three-hour session, you’ll be introduced to intriguing aspects of the proposal profession and gain valuable insights from experienced proposal writers.


This course is worth 3 Gold Seal Hours.

Proposal Writing Career Workshop will help you understand:

  • What a proposal writer does
  • Fundamentals of the Construction Industry
  • Collaborative Development and Project Management
  • Professional Growth and Stress Management

CCA Member $190 (+GST) Non-Member $290 (+GST)

November 9, 2023 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Virtual Instructor Led Training

Additional Details

Course Syllabus:


  • What has brought you to this session?
  • What do you find interesting or appealing about the proposal profession?

What Does a Proposal Professional Do?

  • What are the specific responsibilities of a propsal professional in the construction industry?
  • How do proposal professionals contribute to the bidding and project acquisition process?

Construction Industry Understanding

  • Fundamentals of Construction Concepts, Terminology, and Processes
  • Different Construction Methods, Materials, and Project Types
  • Effective Communication: Written and Verbal Skills
  • Conveying Complex Technical Information to Diverse Audiences

Crafting Compelling Proposals

  • Technical Writing for Persuasive Proposal Development
  • Addressing Client Needs and Project Requirements in Proposals
  • Tailoring Proposals to Meet Client Expectations and Stand Out from Competitors

Collaborative Development and Project Management

  • Collaboration with Various Departments: Engineering, Design, Finance, Legal
  • Coordinating Multidisciplinary Teams for Cohesive Proposal Development
  • Applying Project Management Principles to Meet Proposal Submission Deadlines

Professional Growth and Stress Management

  • Strategies for Personal and Professional Growth in Proposal Management
  • Managing Stress in the Fast-Paced Construction Industry

Testimonials and Feedback

  • Testimonials from various proposal professionals in the industry.
  • Discussion content information.
  • What is next?

This course is delivered in partnership between your local construction association and other associations throughout Western Canada. You’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.

Amy Spark 

My favorite quote ” the proof is in the pudding”

When it comes to pursuit and marketing, the only way to be successful is with a strong process and a unified team response which is also adaptable and scalable to the opportunity.

Amy is a strong pursuit and marketing professional with over 12 years of experience supporting various industries including pipeline, heavy civil, highway maintenance and construction, industrial, healthcare, major infrastructure, and utilities. Amy possesses extensive experience in the management of small and large-scale proposals. She recognizes the industry shift to create customized content in a competitive market in addition to the need to make proposals and marketing a collaborative effort.

Amy is passionate about learning and teaching others in our industry. In the last four years, Amy has graduated from Digital Publishing and Graphic Design in addition to other certifications related to proposal and market management. Currently, Amy facilitates technical writing and grammar workshops aimed at empowering others to gain confidence in their technical writing.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future. Unless otherwise stated, every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a paid participant. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in removal from course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.