Proposal Engineering For Non-engineers Training Course By Tonex
Proposal engineering for non-engineers training course will give you an overview of the proposal process. If you are a senior manager or a member of the financial section of an engineer firm who is not familiar with engineering concepts yet involved in writing the proposals, this training course is perfect for you.
Proposal engineering for non-engineers training course will teach you how to write a winning engineering proposal, without having an engineering degree. Like all other types of proposals, winning engineering proposals are persuasive and interesting but easy to read. They demonstrate clear objectives, specific time frames, reasonable budget requests, and doable deliverables. Through the engineering for non-engineers training course, TONEX offers your organization access to our experienced instructor engineers who will teach your staff the key proposal writing techniques needed to develop a fully-compliant and winning engineering proposal.
Throughout the proposal engineering for non-engineers training course, we give you a perspective of how an engineering proposal would look like, what are the steps, what type of material you would need to include, and how you can write one.
As you may already know, some of the proposals are submitted internally to win an internal organizational budget or to get the management approval, while others are to submit to external funding agencies or clients. Even though each of these proposals would have their own unique content written specifically to persuade their audience, they all have some general contents in common. During the proposal engineering for non-engineers training course, we will help you to first learn how to write an engineering proposal in general and then teach you how to tailor it based on your needs.
Winning a grant is not only about writing a good proposal. Proposal writing is one stage of a process including planning, research, building networks, and outreach to potential funders. As difficult as it is to seek money, it is also difficult to trust an organization to donate the money. The proposal engineering for non-engineers training course will help you understand the concerns of potential funders and try to address their concerns in your proposals. At TONEX, our experienced instructors have the experience of being on the both sides of money seeker and money donor, which made them pros in both. Therefore, they can give you a great perspective of what potential funders and proposal evaluators are looking for when they read your proposals.
An ideal partnership occurs when one party has the ideas and the capacity to do a particular work, but no budget to proceed, while the other party has the money to spend but not the other resources necessary to complete the work. A winning engineering proposal, which is properly written and is reached to the proper hands, can bring these two parties together to build a successful partnership. The proposal engineering for non-engineers training course intends to teach you how to seek potential partners who are right for your goals and, once you found them, how to present yourself to gain their trust, especially if they are engineers and you are not.
At TONEX, we introduce you to engineering proposals step by step. We also introduce you to common reasons a proposal might get rejected and teach you how to avoid them. While there are general templates for different types of proposals, the process of writing a successful proposal and requesting for funds is not a rigid formula that you memorize and apply for all the proposals. The process of writing engineering proposal is more like a thought process than a writing process; it initiates with an idea and then needs to be developed and elaborated properly and effectively in order to accomplish its goals.
Different types of engineering proposals demand their unique approach of writing; academic research and educational proposals, start-up fund-raising proposals, governmental grants, etc. require different methods of writing, as their audience, their goals, and their outcomes are going to be completely different. For instance, if you are collaborating in an engineering proposal with educational goals, you need to show how the money will affect the educational purposes, whereas if you are raising money for a start-up, you will need to assure your potential investors that their investment will generate revenue of which they will benefit too. We understand that it might be difficult for someone with no technical background to write an effective technical proposal. Therefore, at TONEX, we will help you identify your proper audience and write in a way their attention is attracted.
According to the National Science Foundation website, the best proposals are those to which the reviewers respond, “of course, I wish I had thought of that”. It is also pointed out, at the NSF guidance for writing proposals, that the proposal must be written down to details in order for the evaluators to understand:
- the objectives of the project
- the capacity of the people involved in the project to accomplish the promised goals
- the national influence of the project
- cost effectiveness of the project
- evaluation plans
During the proposal engineering for non-engineers training course, we will help you to develop all of these stages and become an expert in it.
Who Should Attend?
Proposal engineering for non-engineers training is a 1-day course suitable for all individuals involved in engineering fields, but with a non-engineering background, who seek funding sources. It is ideal for:
- Senior managements at engineering firms
- Executive managers of academic institutes
- CEOs, CFOs, controllers, accountants of engineering organizations
- Scientists involved in interdisciplinary projects who have to write joined proposals with engineers
- All non-technical individuals interested in writing technical proposals
What Will You Learn?
Below are the topics will be covered in this short training course:
Overview Of Engineering Proposal In A Non-technical Language
Internal vs. External Proposals
How To Respond To An RFP
Elements Of Proposal
Statement of Need
Budgeting And Costs
Appendices And Supporting Materials
Packaging The Proposal
Proofreading And Editing
Post Proposal Writing
Post Proposal Writing