Ken Merwin | President/Polaris Systems – Proposal Management
Why The Mid-South Chapter of APMP
I am often asked about the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) and the Mid-South Chapter (http://apmp-rhythmharmony.org/). Chief questions include: who are we and why should I join the chapter and attend the meetings? APMP is the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, tenders, and presentations. APMP promotes the professional growth of its members by advancing the arts, sciences, and technologies of winning business. As our name implies, our Chapter covers the Mid-South region. Here are three good reasons for joining the Chapter and attending the monthly meetings.
1 – Networking with proposal professionals in the Mid-South Region. Each month we get a chance to reconnect with old friends, make a few new ones, and learn about potential employment opportunities. I cannot think of a better way to discover what is happening in the proposal development community.
2 – Strengthen your skills with training, education, and certifications. This is my favorite. Each meeting provides a different speaker to bring new a prospective to my chosen profession. Topics cover the spectrum from Commercial to Aerospace proposals, oral presentations and winning proposal techniques, to APMP certifications. I get a chance to learn new approaches and tips for improving my proposal development skills every month.
3 – Access hundreds of best practice articles, presentations, and member searches. There is a wealth of information on the APMP website. You can find industry information, surveys and research, white papers and industry briefs, webinars, and the APMP Body of Knowledge (BOK). If you need it, you can probably find it here.
Give the Mid-South Chapter of APMP a chance and join us for our next meeting!
- Who: Proposal and Business Development Professionals
- What: Monthly APMP Meeting