Writing Successful Proposals *ONLINE*

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Learn the steps in proposal writing and understand the skills you need to create an effective pitch that best represents your winning project for any professional discipline.

Writing Successful Proposals guides participants through the process of building your case and selling your idea. A proposal is often an organization's first impression to a prospective client or funder. Whether you are responding to an RFP, applying for a grant, or submitting a proposal for your product or service, being able to prepare a solid proposal helps you stand out from the competition and increases your chance of success.

This practical, how-to course develops your ability to identify and employ the best-practices of proposal writing. On day one, you will learn the concepts and procedures to write a detailed proposal and on day two, you will put theory into practice by crafting and assessing a business proposal.

This course is designed for business owners, managers, sales professionals and non-profit employees who are responding to RFPs, applying for grants, or submitting sales proposals and want to stand out from the competition.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what should be included in a professional proposal
  • Enhance your ability to write a more compelling proposal
  • Learn how to produce polished proposals for a better chance to win the bid
  • Learn best practices in proposal development and presentation
  • Improve your employees' ability and confidence to contribute to organizational growth and success
  • Introduce techniques to enhance business proposals and generate wins
  • Tips, tools and techniques for creating winning proposals.

What Our Clients Say

Great experience interacting with the content, Instructor, and other Students. I'll be able to 
apply new proposal writing techniques right away! 
Andrew Holm, Spring/Summer 2023 Partcipant

This seminar helped me break down a daunting process into smaller, more managable pieces. Lessons learned will be easy to incorporate into my proposal writing going forward.

Martha was a fantastic instructor- very informative, organized, and knowledgable on the subject. I would recommend this training to others.

Course Endorsements & Partnerships

This course is accredited by the CPSA Institute as providing 14 hours of professional designation units (PDUs) toward the maintenance of any CPSA designation. Learn more about the CPSA Institute professional designations here.

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This course qualifies as credits toward the International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) professional certifications.  

When applying to sit for either the exam for Communications Management Professional (CMP)® or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP)® or to apply for recertification, Gardiner Centre courses can be an integral part of your application package. 

This course qualifies for Professional Development Units (PDUs) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Each course has a specific qualifying factor for PDUs. See the table below for a specific PDU breakdown for this Gardiner Center program.

To learn more about PDUs and how to apply these credits to your active credential please see www.pmi.org.

Talent Triangle Allocations

Qualifying PDU Hours

Ways of Working


Power Skills


Business Acumen




Continuing Education Contact Hours: 14  





Martha Muzychka, ABC

Martha Muzychka, an ABC, MC, and IABC Fellow, serves as the Principal of Praxis Communications, an independent consultancy located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Founded in 2005, her work centers on various areas, including health, gender equity, education, culture, natural resource, and social policy.

 Martha demonstrates strengths in communications, qualitative research, policy analysis, consultation processes, reputation and crisis management, and writing. In her professional endeavors, she explores innovative approaches for communication and engagement, combining a unique community perspective with a solid foundation in strategic communications principles. Her clientele encompasses both large and small organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as across Canada, spanning the government, non-profit, community, and private sectors. Martha brings extensive experience to the table, including public speaking, workshop development and presentation, and group facilitation.

She offers workshops and training sessions to institutions, corporations, and community agencies, covering topics such as business writing, communications and media relations, evaluation and qualitative research methodology, reputation management, social media, design thinking, and creativity in business development. Since 2014, Martha has been a licensed trainer with MDC, delivering key programs like Think on Your Feet, Writing Dynamics, and The Skilled Presenter to professionals.

Martha specializes in creating custom training for various audiences, including corporate, institutional, and community sectors. Additionally, she develops supporting materials like PowerPoint presentation slides, trainer and participant modules, handouts, and evaluation forms, incorporating innovative teaching techniques designed to support adult learners and reinforce learning objectives.

Since 2020, Martha has invested in professional development focused on online facilitation and engagement. She has adapted her existing training programs to virtual environments and implemented these strategies for new training programs.

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