Shipley Reaches Online Professional Development Milestone During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shipley announces that its professional development outreach efforts have reached over 3,500 business professionals since the pandemic began

Kaysville, Utah USA—July 15, 2020—Shipley Associates announced today that they achieved their milestone of reaching over 3,500 business professionals through free educational opportunities for clients, associates, and the greater business development community during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

By participating in and leading client business development events, executives David Bol and Brad Douglas have led a contingent of Shipley and industry subject matter experts in providing timely, global insights about several business development topics, including: Other Transactional Authorities (OTA’s), trends in U.S. and International Government contracting, best practices in virtual proposal development environments, and other related topics.

“Shipley experts have been participating in client events for years, but now with the unique COVID-19 situation we are living in, it has been very fulfilling to increase the pace and investment of our professional development activities” said David Bol, SVP Business Winning Services at Shipley. “While U.S. Government contracting does not always change at a rapid pace, there are always new contracting methods, vehicles, and processes that are critical to understand and new best practices surrounding capturing business in these environments. This is where we look to add value to our clients.”

“Our industry best practices and tools continue to be recognized as the standard for effective business development in competitive environments in the U.S. and globally,” said Brad Douglas, EVP of Global Strategy at Shipley. “We continue to see an increase in international participation and interest in Shipley’s professional development and learning events. With thirteen international offices Shipley’s International Managing Directors have also been heavily involved in helping our clients understand the changes occurring in their particular countries.”

Shipley continues to provide professional development opportunities to clients and the public while COVID-19 related stay-at-home orders are still affecting regular work routines.

About Shipley Associates

Since 1972, Shipley Associates has provided organizations and individuals with business development consulting, proposal development support, and training opportunities focused on winning business in highly competitive environments. With over 400 employees and consultants worldwide, Shipley supports major business development projects from web-based and classroom training to proposal management, writing, and production on over 850 proposal efforts per year.

Shipley, the global leader in business development services, also provides proposal development services to 23 of the top 25 U.S. defense contractors and has worked with 42 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies to improve sales enablement and pursuit win rates.