Association of 
Proposal Management Professionals 

Events

Upcoming events are listed below. To view past presentations, click that link in the left-hand navigation bar.

Upcoming events

    • 06 Aug 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:59 PM (CDT)
    • HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston
    • 41

    Topic: Using Stories in Proposals-A Cross Industry Inquiry

    How do organizations use stories in their competitive bids? What types of stories do they use? How do organizations gather these stories? How do they store and access them? Are the stories repurposed for non-proposal uses within the organization? Can capture/proposal team members cite instances in which the use of stories has made a competitive difference?

    To learn the answers to these questions, Julie Wickert has interviewed proposal professionals from organizations across a variety of industries. Interview subjects include those who compete in federal, state/local, and commercial procurements. They work directly for small or large organizations or serve as consultants. This session presents the results of Julie’s inquiry and identifies common threads among practices interviewees describe. Participants are invited to consider whether their own organizations might gain a competitive edge by adopting some of the ideas presented.

    Julie is a longtime proposal manager and writer who has worked both as a direct employee and a consultant for tiny to Fortune 500 companies. Her favorite role on a proposal team is to proactively capture the stories that differentiate the bidding entity from competitors undefined customer success stories, anecdotes that illustrate the exceptional effectiveness of the proposed solution or team, narratives that illuminate past performance metrics.

    Meeting fee includes lunch:
    • $25 for APMP Members
    • $35 for Nonmembers
    • $20 for Students with Student Identification
    Seating is limited so please reserve early! Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the meeting date to receive a full refund. Please email the Program Chair with your cancellation. Otherwise, fees are not refundable and will be invoiced accordingly.


    • 03 Sep 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM (CDT)
    • HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston
    Members are encouraged to sit in at Greater Houston Chapter Board meetings to gain an understanding of what happens behind the scenes.

    Because these meetings are planned for small attendance, reservations are requested to ensure appropriate space is available for guests. The fee for lunch is $20 and is not payable online at this time; this is the usual type of lunch buffet that is served as General Membership Meetings.

    Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the meeting date. Otherwise you will be billed and responsible for reimbursing the chapter the $20 lunch fee.

    Please email the Program Chair with your reservation and/or cancellation at least 48 hours before the meeting date.

    • 05 Nov 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM (CST)
    • HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston
    Members are encouraged to sit in at Greater Houston Chapter Board meetings to gain an understanding of what happens behind the scenes.

    Because these meetings are planned for small attendance, reservations are requested to ensure appropriate space is available for guests. The fee for lunch is $20 and is not payable online at this time; this is the usual type of lunch buffet that is served as General Membership Meetings.

    Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the meeting date. Otherwise you will be billed and responsible for reimbursing the chapter the $20 lunch fee.

    Please email the Program Chair with your reservation and/or cancellation at least 48 hours before the meeting date.

© APMP Greater Houston Chapter
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software