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Lead the Way to More Wins!

Unlock Your Leadership Potential with APMP's Leadership Academy.

Are you ready to transform your approach to leadership in the competitive world of bids and proposals? 

Look no further than the APMP Leadership Academy

Apply to join a 2025 class of our innovative leadership program for bid and proposal professionals like you! The APMP Leadership Academy is your opportunity to accelerate your career trajectory, give your earning potential a boost, and cement your status as a top-tier leader in the industry

Graduates of this hand-selected cohort will leave with all the expertise they need to be the best leaders they can be through a blend of intimate online classes and real-world implementation. Not only that, but they’ll be awarded a special credential to demonstrate their proven leadership acumen.  

Each cohort of the APMP Leadership Academy will be limited to ONLY 20-30 APMP members!

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What is the APMP Leadership Academy? 

  • The only comprehensive leadership program designed specifically for the bid and proposal industry
  • A six-month hybrid learning journey comprised of live-online learning, as well as offline learning milestones.  
  • Eight digestible modules exploring real-world, industry-specific learning scenarios
  • Designed to fit into the flow of your working life, with the opportunity to implement your learning into your workplace in real-time, regardless of your current position. 

What will you get from the APMP Leadership Academy? 

  • Cutting-edge professional development, where every aspect of the program is tailored to enable you to excel in the bid and proposal field
  • All the support and tools you need to build deep knowledge and broad understanding of critical leadership topics. 
  • The chance to build capabilities beyond the program with collaborative connections with fellow Academy Alumni. 
  • A prestigious and highly-respected industry certification to validate your commitment, passion and capabilities as a Bid and Proposal leader.  

A short-term commitment...


... A lifetime investment.

Leadership Academy Graduate:

With our core cohort-based program, you’ll get:

  • Eight live and online, small-group sessions.
  • Offline learning milestones.
  • Our brand new, exclusive Leadership Certification.

How can you apply?

The program is open to all APMP members!

Whether you’re an existing leader looking to revolutionize your leadership capabilities, or an aspiring leader looking to climb the career ladder, we welcome you to apply.

All you need to do is fill out the form below, letting us know why you are well-suited to this opportunity.

We will be selecting 20-30 applicants to join us on the journey of the APMP Leadership Academy.

Apply now for the chance to:

  • Gain the industry credibility that comes with being chosen to be part of this distinguished cohort!
  • Be among the first recipients of the premier industry-specific leadership certification!

Are you up to the challenge?


All spots for the 2024 cohorts have been selected, but you can sign up to be one of the first to know when applications are open for the 2025 cohorts.

Being an active APMP certified practitioner allowed me to recognize my hidden potential multifold (40u40, BPC Awards, BPC Speaker) and give back to the profession through the APMP community.
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Karthik Koutharapu, CP APMP
Without APMP, I would not have the tools or knowledge of the industry to have the career I have today and the success I have experienced.
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Liz Megli, CF APMP
I love that my high scores in English and grammar from grade school finally paid off! I understand where I fit in professionally with a career that is rewarding on many levels. I owe all of this to APMP!
Bette Sturino, CP APMP
My experience, combined with the APMP Body of Knowledge, helped me obtain both the APMP Foundation exam and the Practitioners exam within a week.
Sonal Bhatnagar, CP APMP, PMP
Acquiring this micro-certification allows me to expand my aperture regarding the collaboration between capture and proposal management to develop more robust, customer-centric Executive Summaries for future pursuits. It allows me to advance my skill set, evolve my knowledge, and reflect my commitment to continuous learning.
Stephen Yuter, ES-M APMP
Achieving certification sends a message to the world that I’m dedicated and accomplished as a proposal manager. I feel proud of earning this title and I encourage others to join our ranks.
Jessica Davis
Jessica Davis, CF APMP
APMP has been instrumental in my success and has given me a framework in which to coach and mentor the bid and proposal stars of the future.
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Ceri Mescall, CPP APMP
The Executive Summaries Micro-Certification exam was easy to follow and clear in what was required. I found the learning materials to be very informative, and they will be a great tool to use while in the exam and for future executive summary tasks.
Sarah Chapman, CP ES-M APMP
I never want to be complacent in my career, so it has been beneficial to have this group of peers who are going through similar trials and tribulations in the proposal world on a day-to-day basis.
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Jill Zander, CF APMP
Acquiring the executive summary micro certification has helped to build my confidence in producing best practice Executive Summaries. I also benefit from the social media badge for my LinkedIn profile and certification to add to my resume. Both of these allow me to verify my Executive Summary capabilities.
Laura Rispin, CP ES-M APMP