Monthly Archives: June 2018

Career Tools: Mentor, Advocate, Or?

by Tara Rethore, CEO of M. Beacon Enterprises LLC Mentorship is a fairly common tool for professional development, as part of both formal mentoring programs (e.g., APMP-NCA’s Mentor-Protégé Program) and self-initiated personal development plans. An effective mentor is usually a more experienced person who guides someone along her/his professional journey based on her/his experiences and

By |2020-04-04T14:27:43-04:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: eZine, Featured Article|0 Comments

Leadership and Professional Development

by Rebecca Link, APMP-NCA Chapter President This has been a busy quarter for our local APMP chapter and even busier for APMP International as they prepared for their annual Bid and Proposal Conference held in San Diego. Out of the many themes that the conference offered to its attendees, one stood out to me as

By |2020-04-06T05:59:27-04:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: eZine, President's Corner|0 Comments

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

by Hélène Courard, APMP-NCA Vice President, JD, CF APMP Fellow As a proposal professional, it should come as no surprise that I believe the approach to one’s career development should be driven in the same way as proposal development. Just as you would never start writing a proposal without having developed a proposal development plan

By |2020-04-06T06:00:21-04:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: eZine, From the Desk of the Vice President|0 Comments

Where Can I Go To Get Free or Low-Cost Graphics?

by Mike Parkinson, APMP CPP Fellow I have the honor of teaching graphics, PowerPoint, and solutioning around the world. In my workshops, participants and I share our favorite free and low-cost stock image websites. The following is a list I compiled from recommendations and from my experience with the sites. To save time and money

By |2020-04-06T06:01:12-04:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Ask the Graphics Guru, eZine|0 Comments

APMP Certification

by Maryann Lesnick, CPP APMP, PMP, CSM APMP Certification is the global standard for developing and demonstrating proposal management competency, offering the world’s only industry-recognized certification program for bid and proposal professionals.  If you are pursuing a career in proposal management, you should obtain and maintain at least a Foundation Level Certification; it is even

By |2020-04-04T12:16:44-04:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: eZine, Regular Article|0 Comments

Proposal Manager: From Good to Great

by Lisa Pafe, CPP APMP Fellow, PMP At the 2017 APMP Bid and Proposal Con, my colleague and I facilitated a workshop on Proposal Manager: From Good to Great. Our findings and audience feedback confirmed that Proposal Managers of any merit continually strive to improve their abilities. This article examines the research on going from

By |2020-04-04T12:18:50-04:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: eZine, Regular Article|0 Comments

Your Team as Your Textbook: Knowledge Sharing on Proposal Teams

by Mary Claire Tracy, CF APMP As proposal management professionals, we have ample opportunities for continuing education and professional development. We can attend conferences, online courses, workshops, seminars, and so on; the list is endless.  Often, however, we don’t recognize one of the most valuable learning resources we have—each other. Learning how to tap the

By |2020-04-04T12:17:59-04:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: eZine, Regular Article|0 Comments

Is Consulting Your Next Best Career Move?

by Chris Simmons, Founder and Principal, Rainmakerz Consulting LLC [su_note note_color="#d7d7d7"]This is the first in a multi-part series of articles on the pros and cons of a career in BD/Proposal consulting. This article explores the benefits consulting has to offer and the rationale for considering a consulting career.[/su_note] One of the most common challenges consistently

By |2020-04-04T12:19:27-04:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: eZine, Regular Article|0 Comments

5-Fact Friday – June 15, 2018 Issue

June 15, 2018 Issue: Call for Articles, New on the Blog, Happy Father's Day, B&P Resources, MAC Save the Date Call for Articles! The Fall eZine Are you an expert in “Proposal Innovations?” Consider submitting to the Fall issue of our Chapter eZine, Executive Summary. You’ll gain exposure to over 1,500 of our members! Share

By |2020-10-09T12:53:20-04:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Archived News|Tags: |0 Comments

Chapter Chatter – The President’s Press

What a great time at Bid and Proposal Con in San Diego! I love this event because it really does have something for everyone. If you are looking to learn skills, get information, become involved in the APMP community, or grow your network, this conference is the place to be. I love seeing people from

By |2020-05-05T09:23:48-04:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments
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