Advanced Technical Writing

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6 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Designed specifically for advanced technical writers, this course will guide you on how to respond to complex USAID bids.

Course overview

Learn how to respond to and win complex USAID bids

Designed with the experienced technical writer in mind, our course will guide you through the process of responding to complex, demanding USAID solicitations. We'll cover hot and emerging topics such as PWS proposals, IDIQs, and co-creation in this engaging and thought-provoking course.

Who is this course for

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Proposal writers who want to learn new techniques to up their win rate.

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Business development teams who want to explore hot topics in the USAID market.

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Experienced technical writers who regularly write complex bids.

What you’ll get out of this course

Understand atypical proposals

You'll learn what kinds of non-standard or unusual types of solicitations you may encounter in the USAID market.

Learn how to respond

Through this course, you'll learn best practices to respond to non-standard USAID solicitations.

Become fluent in complex proposal topics

Grow your skills as a writer to include PWS responses, IDIQs, and case studies.

Get real writing experience

Through homework assignments and in-class activities, you'll get the opportunity respond to real USAID RFPs and get customized feedback from your expert instructors.

This course includes

Interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

3 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Oct 1—Oct 6

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Getting the Most from Design Sessions

  • Week 2

    Oct 7—Oct 13

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Nothing scheduled for this week.

  • Week 3

    Oct 14—Oct 20

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Nothing scheduled for this week.

  • Week 4

    Oct 21—Oct 27

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • PWS Proposal Pt. 1: What to Expect

    • PWS Proposal Pt. 2: Challenges and Solutions

  • Week 5

    Oct 28—Nov 3

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Nothing scheduled for this week.

  • Week 6

    Nov 4—Nov 10

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • How to Write Case Studies

  • Week 7

    Nov 11

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Nothing scheduled for this week.

Meet your instructors

Susanne Barsoum

Susanne Barsoum

After a career as a business development director at Chemonics International, Susanne founded Keylime to make business development more fruitful for everyone through courses like this one. She has worked on hundreds of proposals with a strong win rate. Susanne finds proposal writing the most challenging and intellectually stimulating proposal role. Her experience and networks are primarily in the Middle East, but she has also worked and lived in Nigeria and Haiti, and done assignments globally.

Jordann El Dorry

Jordann El Dorry

Prior to joining Keylime, Jordann was a successful business development director at Chemonics International, USAID's largest implementing partner by volume. During her 11 years at the company she consistently exceeded corporate win rate and sales targets, bringing in more than $600 million in USAID work. She is excited to share some of the tools and strategies she employs to make technical writing a little less painful and a lot more fun!

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Join an upcoming cohort

Advanced Technical Writing

Cohort 2- Fall 2024

$2,000

Dates

Oct 1—Nov 11, 2024

Payment Deadline

Sep 30, 2024
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Bulk purchases

Course schedule

4-5 hours per week
  • Tuesdays from Feburary 26 - April 9, 2024

    9:00 - 10:30 AM EST

    We'll meet weekly, on Monday mornings, over Zoom for 90 minutes.

  • Weekly homework

    1-2 hours per week

    Participants can expect to spend 1-2 additional hours per week on homework assignments to be completed outside of class.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Join an upcoming cohort

Advanced Technical Writing

Cohort 2- Fall 2024

$2,000

Dates

Oct 1—Nov 11, 2024

Payment Deadline

Sep 30, 2024
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Bulk purchases

$2,000

6 Weeks