Grants and Proposals

In this one-day boot camp, you'll examine your personal writing process and develop a strategy for writing proposals and other persuasive documents faster and more effectively. You’ll consult with the instructor on your own proposals and work through exercises designed to make you a better proposal writer.

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Compare grants and proposals and describe the preliminary stages in writing each
  • Describe how to organize information in a grant or proposal
  • Explain the importance of invention, drafting and revision in the grant- and proposal-writing processes
  • Explain how to use rhetorical context-audience, purpose and occasion to focus a grant or proposal
  • Describe the roles of internal and external audiences, and develop strategies for dealing with each
  • Develop timelines for writing grants/proposals
  • Write a case using the elements of argumentation: ethos, logos and pathos
  • Select the most appropriate proposal format for your project

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 1 Vlad Konieczny $166.95 40 Register


Vlad Konieczny, BA, MA, is a freelance writer and instructor with more than 25 years of writing and teaching experience. He has worked in corporate, government, university, association and non-profit environments. As a freelance writer, he has written major publications for many clients including the Vancouver School Board, the Justice Institute of B.C., Vancouver General Hospital, ICBC and The Real Estate Foundation of B.C. As director of development publications at Simon Fraser University, he was responsible for writing proposals ranging from $5,000 to $1 million-plus. He also wrote and edited all publications pertaining to university advancement, including marketing materials, case statements, speeches and reports. Vlad has taught in this program since 1992.

He is also the author of two books: Glenn Gould: A Musical Force and Struggling for Perfection: The Story of Glenn Gould. Currently, he is working on a graphic novel for Penguin/Random House.



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