Lunch & Learns

Our Lunch & Learns are every second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November from noon to 1 pm Pacific Time.

Coffee Talks

Our Coffee Talks are every second Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December from 9am - 10am Pacific Time.

Local Gatherings

Next gathering will be in Richalnd, WA (October 23) at Barnard Griffin Winery and in Seattle, WA (November 1) at Bahama Breeze. Click below to sign-up and get more information.

Richland, WA Local Gathering - October 23 4-6PM

Meet up on October 23rd from 4-6PM with your local APMP Pacific Northwest Board and other chapter members at Barnard Griffin Winery in Richland, WA (878 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352). A glass of delicious Washington State wine and an appetizer are on us. To register send us an email.

Seattle, WA (Tukwila) Local Gathering - November 1, 6-8PM

Want to meet all of your Board of Directors? Meet up in November with APMP Pacific Northwest Board and other chapter members in Tukwila at Bahama Breeze (15700 Southwestern Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188 206-241-4448 ) on Friday, November 1st from 6-8pm. A drink and appetizer are on us! To register send us an email.

November 12th, 2019 Lunch & Learn

Topic: "Proposal Professional as Journalist" or "Moving Forward with or without Business  Development Insights"

Frequently in small organizations, proposal development professionals are faced with generating responses to Federal or private-sector solicitation documents without having detailed insights from business development or capture management staff regarding the customer’s mission, operational environment, relevant technologies, or governance framework. In fact, don’t even expect to have these insights hand-delivered to you. Becoming a “proposal journalist” will help you to get smart on your own, surmount these hurdles, and contribute to an increased probability of winning (Pwin). There is a plethora of Web-based resources available to build your customer- and technology-specific competencies and confidence. This is not to say that you can Google your way to sustained proposal success. Nonetheless, through mining relevant public-domain plans, white papers, handbooks, analyst reports, and congressional testimony, you can gain an amazing amount of insight, as well as ideas for graphics concepts. Honing your skills as an information miner will yield significant proposal-applicable dividends. Applying a Think-Draw-Write methodology to what you learn will help you to become much more self-sufficient as a proposal professional. 

Dr. Robert Frey will return as our guest speaker. Register today!

December 10th, 2019 Coffee Talk

Topic: Onboarding New Proposal Writers
We spend a lot of time and energy scouting, vetting, and interviewing new employees. We need to spend as much time and energy helping them succeed after they are hired. Join us as we discuss onboarding new proposal writers and other proposal professionals. What are the some of successes you have had? What are he challenges?

January 14th, 2020 Lunch & Learn

Topic: Real Solutions to Unrealistic Schedules

Ring in the 2020 Lunch & Learn Lineup with return speaker Mike Parkinson. He will talk about Real Solutions to Unrealistic Schedules, a popular session at BPCon 2019. Register today!

February 11th, 2020 Coffee Talk

Topic: Salary Survey Results and Discussion
Salaries vary as widely as roles in the proposal profession. APMP has done a fantastic job of providing regular compensation reports and benchmark studies to help us gain a sense of where we currently are among our peers and the national average. Join us in discussing this crucial topic.

May 12th, 2020 Lunch & Learn

Topic: Targeting in The Federal Government

Kevin Jans, summary to be announced. Register today!

July 14th, 2020 Lunch & Learn

Topic: TBD

Bruce Farrell, synopsis to be announced. Register today!


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