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Capture and proposal innovations: Heed the law of physics

A law of physics states that “an object at rest tends to remain at rest, and an object in motion tends to remain in motion.” Scientists call this tendency inertia. The same holds true for our professional growth. When we do the same thing day after day, our aspirations wither on the vine. When you enable stagnation by remaining at rest, you end up making yourself and those around you miserable. Are you stuck in your cubicle or war room staring at the four walls and wondering how to ignite fresh career growth? So many of us think that being a great capture or proposal professional involves a lot of time at the office. We tell ourselves that now isn’t the right time to try something new, that we’re too busy to find time to work out, much less explore new career avenues. Somehow, it’s never the right time to … Continue reading Capture and proposal innovations: Heed the law of physics

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APMP NCA mentorship program – a chance to pay it forward

December 4 was a great milestone in APMP-NCA history—our chapter kicked off a new mentorship program to pair experienced capture and proposal professionals with less-experienced protégés. Lohfeld Consulting Group Principal Consultants Lisa Pafe and Kristin Pennypacker volunteered to serve as mentors to two novice proposal coordinators who are employees of our customers—Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc. (VETS) and Ace Info Solutions, Inc. (AceInfo). The 9-month program pairs 12 mentors with 12 up-and-coming proposal professionals to help them prepare for APMP certification, share lessons learned, work together on particular areas of interest, learn more about all that our Chapter offers members, and network with other APMP-NCA members. Paired mentors and protégés will keep a log of achievements and report to the program bi-monthly. Each mentor earns CEUs and receives a stipend of $200 to spend on educational materials, professional events, shared meals, and other expenses. Protégés additionally benefit from 4–8 hours … Continue reading APMP NCA mentorship program – a chance to pay it forward

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