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FY16 Institute Free Course Descriptions

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Simplified Purchase Agreement (SPA) Training

The GPO SPA Program offers a streamlined agency procurement option for projects under $10,000 using GPO-approved contractors. Under SPA, agencies solicit bids and issue print orders directly to the chosen contractor. This free 2 hr course provides the mandatory training for agency staff who will sign SPA work orders. The course is also open to anyone interested in learning more about the SPA Program.

GPO Central Office SPA training is provided the second Thursday of each month and lasts from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Upon registration for SPA training you will be contacted by an Institute staffer for scheduling.

Cost: FREE

How to Plan and Create Cost-effective Print and Digital Communications Products

This half-day seminar provides a detailed overview of the "and" communications strategy for Federal agencies. That is, a cost-effective and practical approach to appropriately leveraging both print "and" digital communications channels to reach your audience in a time of tight budgets.

This seminar consists of two parts:

  • A detailed "how to" discussion of the full range of digital publishing alternatives, including e-books, innovative print-on-demand models, and other hybrid publishing options.
  • A substantive and sample-rich discussion on controlling costs on the print side of the "and" strategy and the decisions you can make in the planning phase to develop the most cost-effective print publication for your specific audience needs.

This seminar is important for Federal employees responsible for the development, marketing, and dissemination of Federal content.

Date TBD
9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: FREE

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