Consultant - Manager Training

Pittsburgh, PA

February 23, 2023


To:       All Consultants – Employee Training.

RE: Request for Proposal – Senior Management Training

Innovation Works, Inc. (“IW”) invites ­­­­­­all consultants who experienced in staff training to submit a proposal for Team Development Training to cover training to build a more cohesive leadership team.  This training is to provide the necessary tools for the growth and success of each of our managers as well as the entire team.  This is a time of change for the organization as we have a new leader.  This is the perfect time to invest in our leadership team.

Innovation Works is a 501(c)(3) organization and has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, IW Management Company, LLC (“IWMC”) and IW Management Company II, LLC (“IWMC II”). IWMC is the managing member of a venture capital fund, Riverfront Ventures, LLC (“RFV”) and maintains control over the RFV.  IWMC II is the managing member of a venture capital fund, Riverfront Ventures II, LLC (“RFV II”) and maintains control over the RFV II. Innovation Works’ mission is to increase the success rate of the region’s technology and technology adopting companies through direct investment, business assistance, and infrastructure development. Underlying IW’s mission is the belief that innovation is a key engine of growth for the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Activities undertaken by IW in pursuit of this mission have resulted in significant community development benefits, including creation of jobs, attraction of investment, and increased competitive advantage for companies located in distressed communities.  

Innovation Works serves the Southwestern Pennsylvania entrepreneurial and technological communities each year with funding from grants, contracts, and returns from investments. We receive state funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development as well as federal funding from agencies including the Economic Development Administration, Department of Treasury, and the Department of Defense.  We have 33 employees located in three locations.  Our annual budget for FY2023 is $19M.

Innovation Works requires the following services:

  1. Prepare invoices for all investments within IW’s salesforce system
  2. Review all business development proposal budgets


All proposals must include:

            a)         Evidence of the firm’s qualifications to provide the above services;

            b)         Background and experience in supporting nonprofit clients;


Your proposal must be received by February 28, 2023.  Send your proposal to Kelley Benson, VP, Human Resources & Inclusion by email – OR you may mail the proposal to Innovation Works, Inc., Nova Tower 2, Two Allegheny Center, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.   Innovation Works will make a decision by the end of February 2023.


If you have any questions or would like further clarification of any aspect of this request for proposal, please contact me at 412-965-0690.  I look forward to receiving your proposal.





Kelley Benson

VP, Human Resources & Inclusion


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