Learning Labs

For SMPS Members Only


Join SMPS on GoToWebinar for our Learning Labs.

This FREE educational series features great topics and respected speakers who can help you build skills to work smarter, advance your career, and build your firm’s business.

Offered every other month and providing 1 CEU, the programs will run between 45 and 60 minutes—to fit into your busy schedule.

Are you a CPSM? When you participate in a lab, you will earn continuing education units toward recertification for SMPS’s Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) program.

It’s simple to participate:
1)    Choose any lab—or choose all of them.
2)    Pre-register.
3)    Look for an email with the access code for the program.
4)    Join us on GoToWebinar on the program date.

Labs are recorded and available in the Learning Labs folder in the Marketing Resource Center on MySMPS after the program.

SMPS Registration and Cancellation Policy

September 2019 Learning Lab | Editing Proposals: Creating Time for Quality

Wednesday, September 18
12-1 p.m. ET

With deadlines all around us, we often have to choose between doing things fast and doing things well. But when it comes to winning work, we can’t sacrifice quality just to get proposals out the door.

During our September learning lab, discover ways to improve the quality of your proposals while still meeting deadlines. Good grammar and well-composed writing help reviewers focus on your firm’s abilities instead of your typos. The lab is ideal for marketers, business developers, and anyone who works on proposals.

Jen McGovern, CPSM, a former copyeditor turned A/E/C marketer, will share tips to streamline your editing processes and tactics for reclaiming time in your proposal schedule to allow for a quality review. You’ll also get tips on how to prepare tools and processes, plan for specific proposals, and still get it all done even when everything is going wrong.


Jen McGovern, CPSM | Mid-Atlantic Regional Marketing Manager, VHB
With extensive editing, writing, and marketing experience, Jen fell into the A/E/C industry in 2012 and found a passion for proposals and infrastructure projects. A prolific writer and presenter, Jen is the President-Elect of SMPS Washington, DC. She also serves on the Marketer Editorial Committee and received her CPSM designation in 2015.