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CAPTURE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT | Introductory

How to Design a Black Hat Workshop that Gets Results

Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Back Bay D

Brian Lindholm

Melynda Benlemlih
This Black Hat workshop design session walks participants through steps to create interactive, visually engaging, data-rich workshops to improve competitive analysis, teaming decisions and win themes. Based on fundamental elements of innovation, adult learning, and design thinking, this methodology addresses challenges such as incumbentitis, data blind spots and stretched resources. Attendees learn methods for optimal scheduling, participant selection, pre-work, and how to use interactive and visual tools. A mock design session takes attendees through building a proposal scenario to demonstrate what participants experience in a workshop. Take-aways include tools and templates to immediately put into action.

Brian Lindholm is CEO of FedSavvy Strategies, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in competitive intelligence, market research and capture support. He is called upon by Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike to identify opportunities, develop strategies and improve business processes resulting in empowerment and sustainability. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Psychology and an MBA from George Mason University concentrating in Marketing and Business Development.

Melynda Benlemlih is a Principal Human Capital Consultant at C2 Technology, Inc. a human capital consulting firm where she specializes in group process design and facilitation. Whether it’s developing strategies, products, communications, proposals and grants, or processes, Ms. Benlemlih designs and delivers methods to increase her clients’ dynamic decision-making abilities and shorten the cycle to propel action. She uses human-centered design methods that leverage divergence and diversity, innovation and creativity to enables teams to achieve breakthrough thinking.Ms. Benlemlih has over 18 years of experience helping organizations in the public and private sectors, both domestic and abroad. She received her Master’s degree from The Ohio State University in Adult Education and Workforce Development and her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Science from Bowling Green State University.

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