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This fast paced 3-day hands-on virtual education program will provide a comprehensive understanding of government certifications and contracting. If you're a small, women-owned or minority business seeking to get in or amp up your government contracting game this program is for you!

Take your knowledge to the next level when it comes to government certifications and contracts by learning:

  • Certification options, the benefits of certification, and the steps to become certified.
  • the purpose of a capability statement and how to market your business to the government.
  • how to pitch to land your first or next government contract including components of a successful bid, types of contract awards, and the bidding process.

This program will be hands-on and participants will:

  • complete an application for a small business certification
  • complete a capability statement questionnaire and begin drafting their capability statement.
  • receive templates, resources, and contacts at local and state agencies

Program Schedule:
The training will be virtual through WebEx and the sessions will meet from 9 am - 12:15 pm. Those applying must be able to attend all training dates:
- Tuesday, April 23, 2024
- Wednesday, April 24, 2024
- Thursday, April 25, 2024

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Speaker: LaPronda I. Spann, Principal, Lain Consulting, LLC

LaPronda is the Principal and Chief Visionary Architect of Lain Consulting LLC, an award winning, certified minority owned-business enterprise and full-service consulting firm specializing in diversity certification support services, supplier growth planning, program development and government contracting. Since 2012, LaPronda has been responsible for the successful procurement of $2.3 million in grants and contracts from public and private foundations, local and state government for local and regional clients as well as Lain Consulting.

If you are not ready or miss the application period for the 2024 program and have interest in a participating in a future cohort please submit a future interest form to ensure you receive notification when program applications reopen.

Updated 2/26/2024 9:26:00 AM | rhode