Professional Development Information
Maximizing Success: Proposal and Project Identification, Development and Planning
Maximizing Success: Project and Project Identification, Development and Planning will help community organizations increase success in their projects through better preparation, application and delivery. The importance of project identification, proposal development and project planning has become even more essential as community organizations are faced with the challenge of individuals moving away from volunteering, leaving new volunteers or staff to complete projects with little or no support.
This seminar teaches the key steps in proposal and project development. Participants will learn an end-to-end process from idea to business case development to communication to review and updating.
This seminar will help participants define the audience and provide guidelines for matching the proposal and project to the audience. Participants will learn the elements of an effective business case for a proposal and project as well as a detailed guide for preparing the document. Success drivers and impediments will be discussed as well as methods for assessing the strategy and alternatives of proposals and projects. The seminar teaches budgeting and stakeholder mapping and management techniques. It explains how to successfully communicate the proposal and project to achieve support. It also teaches techniques for continuous monitoring and updating to ensure returns remain sufficiently positive.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Identifying and qualifying opportunities into viable projects
- Moving new proposals and projects forward using acceptable criteria
- Preparing projects with strong supporting budgets and methodology
- Developing rationale for new strategic proposal and project opportunities
- Using key strategic and budgeting tools to build the business case for your project
- Understand key elements that need to be managed to make a proposal and project successful
- Learn to prepare clear and concise projects and proposals
- Understand the elements of proposal and project development
- Gain skills to help you influence business decisions on proposals and projects
- Learn how to gain commitment of key business resources and stakeholders
- Learn to assess the opportunity and identify impediments to proposals and projects
- Understand how to estimate cost and benefits as well as project costs
- Gain the background on how and why organizations (community / non-commercial) in Newfoundland and Labrador should better prepare for proposal and projects
- Encourage focus on long-term planning and success of the organization through better proposal and project development
- Know how to gain management and stakeholder support for initiatives
- Deploy strategies to support sound financial and human resource management for proposals and projects
Who Should Attend
Non-commercial/not-for-profit organizations such as local development associations, municipalities and their agencies, business or technology institutes, industry/sector associations, economic development associations, local co-operatives, universities, and educational institutions.