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 (August). Date and location are TBD at this point. Click below to sign-up and get more information.

Richland, WA Local Gathering - September, Date to be Announced

Meet up in August with your local APMP Pacific Northwest Board and other chapter members in Richland, WA (location and date TBD). To register send us an email.

Portland Local Gathering - Thanks for Attending!

Thank you to those who attended our April 24th gathering. Please stay tuned for other upcoming local gatherings in your area. If you would likes to set one up in your area please email us!

September 9th, 2019 Lunch & Learn

Topic: Basics of Proposal Editing
Samantha Enslen returns as a guest speaker to talk about proposal editing. You don't want to miss this one. Sign up today!

October 8th, 2019 Coffee Talk

Topic: What to do in downtimes
You’ve lost sleep meeting deadlines; you’ve somehow managed to keep multiple teams on track; and basically fretted over every single proposal deliverable. The dust has settled, so now what? What you in down times can be just as important as what you do beforehand.  Join us to discuss. We look forward to hearing from you!

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!

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!

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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