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GCA Chapters is a national trade association dedicated to connecting businesses and non-profits with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities to develop new markets and secure winning bids with federal, state, and local governments. Turn your company into the type of qualified diverse supplier government agencies and private industry want to solicit.

Platinum Membership
$1,197
Gold Membership
$497
Silver Membership
$297
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All Training Pass – Classroom Instruction, Live Virtual Training, and Digital Knowledge Vault $299 All Training Pass – Classroom Instruction, Live Virtual Training, and Digital Knowledge Vault $299 All Training Pass – Classroom Instruction, Live Virtual Training, and Digital Knowledge Vault $299
One (Transferable) Ticket to the National Conference + introductions to members/alliance partners $2,995 50% Discount toward a National Conference Ticket $1,500
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Business Document Templates $1,000
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Coaching: Two Hours (Choose a Category) $1,000 Coaching: One Hour (Business Development) $500
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Total Value $5,294 Total Value $2,299 Total Value $398

Membership Benefits


All Training Pass

Members get FREE access to training events that teach a broad range of topics — from business skills to technical solutions for complex bidding procedures and proposal management. Seminars are arranged on a regular basis. Every member gets access to an All Training Pass (ATP) which guarantees FREE access to instructor-led training, virtual training, and our Digital Knowledge Vault.

Coaching

Members enjoy access to coaches and subject matter experts that will walk them through the complex process of setting an organization up for successful bidding. Coaching is a one-on-one or group engagement that begins with leveraging competitive advantage and ends with a winning contract. Already a successful bidder? Our coaches will teach you how to increase your win ratio and bring your business to the next level.

Resources

Membership grants access to business document templates, discounted support services such as Relationship Marketing, Proposal Management, Proposal Writing, Capture Management, Contract Management, GSA Schedule Services, and federal, state, and local certifications such as 8a, HUBZone, WOSB, SDVOSB, VOSB. Full benefits discounts exceed $10,000 for essential contracting services. Our software and informational bundles will guide you through the bidding/proposal process.

National Conference

Members are invited to join us for our annual National Conference (2019 dates and location TBD). Attendees will have access to guest speakers, workshops and seminars to help develop your business for the private and government sectors, tips to help you leverage your competitive advantage as a diverse supplier, and much more. This multi-day event is an invaluable networking and knowledge building opportunity you can’t afford to miss!

Government Contracting by the Numbers


The federal government is the largest consumer in the world with over $500 billion of annual contract awards to the commercial sector via contractors, grants, and opportunities. Yet fewer than 1% of companies ever successfully win a U.S. government contract.

  • $3.8 trillion federal budget
  • $500 billion spending
  • 85,000+ agencies
  • $47 billion – only one bidder
  • $1.2 awarded daily
  • $180k average contract
  • 571,000+ DOD facilities
  • $20 billion in credit cards
  • <2% of companies registered
  • <1% of companies awarded
  • 35% subcontracting goal
  • 23% set-aside goal

Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Administrative Skills

  • How to Be a Great Assistant
  • Techniques of the Great Administrative Professionals (I)
  • Techniques of the Great Administrative Professionals (II)
  • Business Protocol and Etiquette
  • International Business Protocol
  • Business Planning Workshop
  • Financials Made Easy
  • Financials for Non-Financial People
  • The Secrets to Financial Success
  • First Impressions — The Receptionist
  • Develop Effective Surveys & Questionnaires
  • Effective Meetings
  • Plan a Master Event
  • Dress For Success
  • Managing Your Manager
  • Sales & Use Tax

Change Management

  • John Kotter’s 8 Steps “To Do” Change
  • Change Management
  • Change Anything
  • Just Jump—Innovation
  • Innovation—Everybody’s Business
  • Teleworking

Communication Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed Customer Service (2 day)
  • Memory Power
  • Six Secrets to Thinking On Your Feet
  • Dealing With Difficult People
  • Dealing With a Difficult Workforce
  • Communicating with Tact & Professionalism
  • Skillful Listening
  • Communication Skills for Women
  • Generations in the Workforce
  • Emotional Intelligence (2 day)
  • Crucial Conversations (2 day)
  • How to Communicate & Collaborate on a Team
  • Terrific Telephone Skills

Computer Skills

  • Computer Accessibility
  • Microsoft Office Suite Overview
  • Microsoft Access (I-III)
  • Microsoft Excel (I-III)
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word (I-II)
  • Sharepoint (I-III)
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Adobe Creative Suite Overview
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator

Conflict & Stress Management

  • Remain Stress Free & Healthy
  • Stress and How It Affects Your Health
  • Work is the CureTM (ask about our six month health program)
  • Managing Emotions Under Pressure
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Dealing with Criticism & Discipline
  • Optimism in the Workplace

Diversity

  • Promoting Respect in the Workplace
  • Working in a Multi-Cultural Workplace
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Generational Blending in the Workforce
  • Sexual Harassment Training for Employees
  • Sexual Harassment Training for Managers

HR Law

  • HIPPA
  • Safety, OSHA & Workers’ Comp
  • HR Law
  • Sexual Harassment: Promoting Respect in the Workplace
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • Personnel Law for Managers
  • Smart Hiring Skills: Recruiting
  • Interviewing & Hiring the RIGHT People
  • How to Legally Terminate Employees with Attitude Problems
  • FMLA – The Family Medical Leave Act
  • Reasonable Accommodation with ADA
  • Human Resources Management
  • Substance Abuse Training for DOT
  • EEO

Leadership Skills

  • Mentor Match I&II
  • DISC Behavior Profile
  • Creative Leadership for Managers
  • Team Building & Coaching
  • Techniques to Become an Excellent Mentor
  • Teambuilding, Mentoring, & Coaching
  • Leading When Not In Charge
  • Effective Teams
  • Crucial Accountability (2 day)
  • Influencer (2 day)
  • Thought Patterns for High Performance (2 day)
  • John Maxwell Leadership Training
  • Developing Your Employees

Presentation Skills

  • Speak with Clarity & Confidence
  • Become a Master Public Speaker I
  • Become a Master Public Speaker (Advanced) II
  • Presentation Skills I
  • Presentation Skills II
  • The Art of Self Promotion
  • Briefing Strategies

Project Management

  • Root Cause Analysis & Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking & Creative Problem Solving
  • Process Improvement (2-3 days)
  • Basic Tools for Process Improvement
  • Facilitation Skills (2 days)
  • Project Management Leadership (2 days)
  • Project Management I
  • Project Management II (2 days)
  • Project Management III (2 days)
  • Facilities Management
  • EVMS

Sales Skills

  • The Art of Self Promotion
  • Seven Phone Calls Networking
  • Networking 101
  • Breaking Through to Tangible Goals
  • It’s a Small World—Advanced Networking Skills
  • Closing the Sale
  • ABC: Always Be Closing
  • Elevator Speeches that Work
  • Working the Room
  • Jump Start Your Business
  • Generating & Qualifying Internet Leads
  • Social Media Marketing

Supervisory Skills

  • Criticism & Discipline for Managers & Supervisors
  • Train the Trainer I
  • Train the Trainer II
  • Unacceptable Employee Behavior
  • 10 Essential Skills for Today’s New Supervisor
  • Be the Best Supervisor
  • Transitioning from Staff to Supervisor
  • Essential Skills for First Time Supervisors
  • Successful Performance Management
  • Performance Management, Coaching, & Discipline
  • Interviewing Sills
  • Coaching Skills for Managers Supervisors

Time Management

  • 10 Golden Rules of Time Management
  • Managing Multiple Priorities
  • Multiple Projects & Tight Deadlines

Writing Skills

  • Effective Business Writing, Grammar & Proofreading (2 days)
  • Grammar & Proofreading The Fun Way
  • Writing for the Marketplace
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Writing & Mistake Free Grammar (2 day)
  • Contemporary Email
  • The Importance of Elevator Speeches
  • Reader-Centric Writing
  • Plain Language

Coaching


This powerful coaching program will help your organization fast track into the government market. A contracting coach will work with your team (of up to six people) on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to help you identify and track opportunities, write winning proposals, and win government contracts based on 902 compliance steps. Choose from two program options based on your expertise and commitment level.

  • Training on concepts, techniques, strategies and learning the “Governese” language
  • Comprehensive approach, not just about chasing after contracts
  • Building your contracting department (team)
  • Assessment of your government contract readiness
  • Strategy development
  • Opportunity sourcing: finding forecasts, historical data, current opportunities
  • Relationship and marketing guidance
  • Proposal writing techniques and proposal guidance through the process
  • Project management guidance
  • Contract management and close up

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