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APMP Career Accelerator Workshop

Friday, December 7
Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102

Who should attend

Introducing APMP’s Career Accelerator Workshop

If you’re ready to take control of your career and steer it in the direction you dream of, take a look at the new APMP Career Accelerator Workshop.

This one-day workshop aims to reinvigorate proposal professionals with practical advice to help them advance their careers. The workshop is designed to help early-and mid-career proposal professionals:

  • Learn to be their own best advocates;
  • Negotiate promotions, salaries, and other benefits
  • Identify trends in the profession and know how to navigate their careers to anticipate these shifts in the industry;
  • Build skills to network effectively;
  • And learn tips and techniques to become the most sought-after proposal professional in your company.

Agenda (as of 9/12, subject to change)

Friday, Dec. 7 Agenda Block Topic Goal(s) of session
7:15am-8:15am Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:15am-8:30am Welcome Remarks (15 mins) APMP Executive Director, Rick Harris, will outline how to take the right step forward in the industry
8:30am-9:30am Session #1 (1 hour) Not Your Major ... But Now Your Career: Taking Control of Your Professional Development
  • Charting an intentional career course
  • Ways to stand out and be recognized
  • Short- and long-term definitions of a “successful” career
9:30am-9:45am Break (15 mins)
9:45am-10:45am Session #2 (1 hour) Selling Yourself: Hard and Soft Skills for Proposal Professionals
  • Navigating workplace challenges
  • Salary negotiations
  • Job transitions and how to manage them successfully
  • Asking for the resources you need to succeed
10:45am-11am Coffee Break (15 mins)
11am-noon Session #3 (1 hour) Resume Builder Working Session: What story does your resume tell and is it the right one?
  • How to avoid cliché and be your own best salesperson
  • How your resume works in conjunction with LinkedIn and other networking efforts
Noon-1:15pm NETWORKING LUNCH (1 hour, 15 mins)
1:15pm-2:15pm Session #4 (1 hour) Ethics in the Proposal Profession
  • Results of APMP’s recent ethics research
  • Q&A session with experts in this realm
2:15pm-2:30pm Break (15 mins)
2:30pm-3:30pm Session #5 (1 hour) It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Work-Life Balance for the Long Haul
  • Deadline management for proposal professionals
  • Creating boundaries and sticking to them
3:30pm-3:45pm Break (15 mins)
3:45pm-4:15pm Session #6 (30 mins) Inspiration and Accountability
  • Life is busy but you CAN stay on track
  • Take-aways and personal accountability planning
4:15pm-4:30pm Final Closing Remarks and Send-off (15 mins) APMP Executive Director, Rick Harris, will leave you feeling positioned for career success

Who should attend the APMP Career Accelerator Workshop?

Drawing on feedback from hundreds of industry professionals, this workshop targets early- and mid-career professionals who have settled into proposal management as their “forever career” and are ready to take control of their next career steps.


APMP is pleased to offer early-bird pricing for the APMP Career Accelerator Workshop until November 6, at 5pm EST. To reserve your seat, register now.

Registration Early Bird (now until 11/6)
After 11/6 at 5pm EST
APMP Members $149 $199
Nonmember/public $199 $249

Questions or difficulty registering? Don’t hesitate to reach out to for support.