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Session Description

Intrapreneurship for Proposal Teams: Understanding, Cultivating and Sustaining Creativity for Your Group and Your Organization

Proposal teams are fertile ground for innovation. Not only can your group innovate with your own work, but you can become an internal model of innovation - "intrapreneurs". How do we harness this for better proposals and stronger bid teams? This interactive workshop simulates the conditions under which intrapreneurship happens most often and most naturally. We will examine a model for establishing the habits and practices of intrapreneurship in the proposal team first. Then we will see how it can grow organically throughout your organization, with the proposal team at its center.

Presenter Bio

Michele Rochon
Senior Marketing Coordinator
Stantec

Michele Rochon has led proposals for 15 years in senior management roles for four global engineering/consulting firms: AECOM, Tetra Tech, WSP and presently, Stantec. These proposals included public and private sector submissions in the water/transportation infrastructure, oil and gas, buildings, and mining sectors. Michele achieved Foundation Level Accreditation with the APMP in 2007, and went on to lead global proposal teams primarily for civil engineering and consulting projects for several years. Michele’s articles on best practices and innovation have appeared in Architecture, Engineering Business publications, the APMP Journal and a variety of publications in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction sphere. Michele has delivered dozens of workshops and webinars on proposal writing, storytelling, editing and business strategy. Rochon has a playful and innovative approach to proposal work that delights and inspires many professionals around the globe.

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