SMPS Pittsburgh Webinar: Making Sure Your Entire Proposal Screams "PICK ME"

January 22, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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11 Stanwix Street, Ground Floor Training Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

When reviewing proposals, the selection committee only has one question: Why is your firm the best fit for our project? But as proposal writers juggle multiple deadlines, input from many parties, and a laundry list of proposal requirements, the answer to that important question gets buried. During our January webinar, we’ll discuss how to structure your kick-off call to set the foundation for a tailored proposal, methods for tailoring boilerplate content, and how to cut away the fluff from proposals—so reviewers focus on why your firm is the best fit for the project.

It’s time to stop focusing on quantity over quality and focus on letting your main ideas shine through to strengthen your proposals. Presenter Jen McGovern, CPSM, will share best practices gained through preparing and reviewing hundreds of proposals for public and private clients worldwide. Participants will leave the webinar feeling prepared to tailor every section of their proposals, taking their next submittal to the next level.

Presenter: Jen McGovern, CPSM - Mid-Atlantic Regional Marketing Manager, VHB

As mid-Atlantic regional marketing manager for VHB, Jen McGovern, CPSM, knows what it takes to put together a strong proposal. She oversees the marketing efforts for seven offices across three states and the District of Columbia, which means she has prepared and reviewed hundreds of proposals, making sure each represents the firm’s brand and voice. Jen is the director of career advancement for SMPS DC, and achieved her CPSM designation in 2015. When she's not dreaming of RFPs, she paints her nails ... occasionally to match her PowerPoints.

Date: January 22nd, 2020

Time: 3:00-4:30PM

Location: WSP, 11 Stanwix Street (Ground Floor Training Center), Pittsburgh, PA  15222


Members $15

Non-Members $20

Are you an SMPS Member of another chapter? Let us know so that we can help you register under the member rate. Email us at [email protected]

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund by contacting Laura Sesack, [email protected] If you paid by credit card, your card will be credited. If you paid by check, a refund will be mailed to you within 10 business days. Pre-registered “no-shows” are responsible for the full cost of registration plus a service charge and will be billed accordingly.

Who Should Attend:

  • A/E/C professionals looking to win more proposals
  • Marketing professionals who want to learn best practices for tailoring proposal information


Benefits of Attending:

  • 1.5 CPSM CEU’s
  • 1.5 AIA LU’s

During this webinar, participants will understand:

  • How to hold a kick-off meeting that sets the foundation for a strong proposal
  • Which items to add to your proposal to go beyond compliance and tell a strong story
  • How to identify areas where cutting away text will make your main ideas shine, and how to cut that text
  • How to partner with technical staff to get tailored information needed to create a compelling proposal


$15.00 Members

$20.00 Non-Members

$15.00 Out-of-State SMPS Member