APMP Florida Sunshine October/November 2018 Newsletter
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Our Next Meeting

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 12-1PM ET

Register for our FREE webinar!
"Accelerate Your Growth by Targeting Your Pricing"

Jenny Clark of Solvability will explain indirect rates such as Fringe, Overhead and General & Administrative (G&A). She will talk about what these costs are, the competitive ranges, and how your knowledge of cost and pricing strategy can deliver more contract awards!  She'll share her spreadsheets for wrap rates, multipliers and indirect rate models to guide your growth.

Webinar ID: 569-525-987

2018 Award Nominations due October 31, 2018
Each year we recognize members of our chapter who achieved advanced levels of APMP certification (Practitioner or Professional level), ancillary professional certifications (PMP, Contract Management, etc.) or advanced degrees.

Additional information about the awards and nomination forms for our named awards can be found on our website at: For additional information or to nominate someone (including yourself!), contact our Promotions Chair, Ruth Turman,
Please submit nominations for this year’s Honors class by October 31, 2018. Honorees will be announced at our December 2018 meeting.

Membership Highlights

Since we are a virtual chapter, we'd like you to get-to-know your fellow chapter members from all over the globe. Please contact to share your story/picture to have it highlighted on our social media and in our newsletter(s). 


October/November 2018 Member Highlight
Name: Vinent Overmyer, CP APMP

Title: Proposal Analyst Sr. 

Company: Kforce

Statement: Completing the APMP PPAQ Self-Assessment was a huge personal goal of mine for 2018. I’m very proud to now officially hold the Practitioner certification and will lend my input and process best-practices to my teammates as they navigate along their APMP journeys.

Happy Hour! 

Join us for our first member-initiated Happy Hour in Tampa at Kona Grill:

Thursday, November 1, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

There will be a canned food drive for Metropolitan Ministries. Each attendee receives 2 drink tickets and free appetizers. Looking forward to seeing you!

Charline Divine Certification Scholarship
  • One scholarship will be awarded to one APMP member in good standing in every chapter in a calendar year, starting in 2019.
  • The Scholarships will be reviewed and judged by a panel of five APMP Certification scholarship judges. They will include APMP Fellows, Charlie Divine and the Executive Director. Judges will be asked to recuse themselves if they are considering a candidate in their chapter.
  • APMP will launch the scholarship announcement in October of the previous year and selection will be completed by February of the following year. Winners will be announced prior to Bid & Proposal Con in the year during the scholarship.
  • The scholarship will cover the exam fee only or the Certification (Foundation, Practitioner or Professional) of their choice. Any additional travel, training fees, training materials or other expenses will be the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.
  • All member recipients must commit to maintaining their APMP membership for a period of at least one year after their scholarship is awarded.

Please complete the application by Friday, November 16 at 5:00 pm

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.

Social Highlights 
We're on social media A LOT! We enjoy sharing articles and resources with our community that assist in your personal and professional development. 
  • Here are some GREAT tips you can use on how to edit PDFs in Word.
  • The Training Magazine Network has access to lots of free webinars - including our chapter friend, Mike Parkinson.
  • Still working on that practitioner certification? The NEW exam is coming soon which will replace the legacy assessment method. The Practitioner OTE will be a multiple-choice exam based on a scenario provided. Members will use their industry knowledge and professional experience to match the correct answer to the scenario situation. 
We're also preparing for our 2018 video production which will be released on all social outlets the first quarter of 2019. Please submit pictures or video to us to be added to the video. We want to share all you've done in 2018! 
Stay connected on social media! Our links are below. We look forward to connecting with our chapter members! For more information on how to get involved with our chapter or APMP, contact us HERE
Get Ready for B&P Con 2019! 
Save the Date!
May 20-23, 2019.
Hurricane Michael greatly affected many of our chapter members. Visit our Facebook page to see how to assist.
Nominate for the 2018 Awards!
Nominations must be received by
October 31, 2018
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