This course trains students for the refreshed Foundation exam based on the APMP Body of Knowledge (BoK). The competencies are classified into five groups: sales orientation, information research and management, planning development, and management. The course explains best practices for implementing the competencies and provides constructive exercises and practice test questions.
|8:00||Introductions and background|
|1:00||Exam preparation and review|
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Lisa Pafe teaches our proposal review seminar, proposal writing class, GWAC/IDIQ class, and APMP Foundation Certification class. She brings 25 years’ experience in management consulting, marketing, business development, project management, and proposal management. Her experience also encompasses project management, business process improvement, and organizational change management. She is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Fellow with Professional-level certification (CPP APMP). She is a trained Internal Auditor for ISO 9001:2008. She holds a Masters of Information Systems from The George Washington University School of Business and a Masters of Public Policy from Harvard University. Lisa has managed hundreds of winning government proposals and brings extensive experience in all aspects of business capture and proposal operations.
Lisa is the 2016 APMP National Capital Area (NCA) Chapter President and previously served as Vice President and Chair of NCA’s Speaker Series Planning Committee.
Brenda Crist teaches our Winning Business for Federal Contract Project Managers class, Proposal Writing, and APMP Foundation Certification classes. She serves as a senior capture and proposal manager, helping clients work with their staff and partners to create winning, well-written proposal solutions. She offers hands-on experience from leading and conducting systems and network management projects for many civilian and military clients.
Brenda stays current with the latest procurements, their requirements, and industry best practices. Brenda served as the 2010 President and formerly as 2009 Vice President and Professional Day Chairperson for the APMP-NCA Chapter. She has been an active member of APMP-NCA since 2003, serving as Professional Day Chair of Publicity, Speakers Program, and Chairperson for the 2006, 2007, and 2008 events, respectively.
Brenda was inducted as an APMP Fellow in June 2011 and also received the Steven S. Myers Award for 2011 APMP Chapter Chair of the Year.
Maryann Lesnick teaches our Proposal Management, Strength-based Winning, and APMP Foundation Certification classes. She brings more than 25 years of experience in BD; proposal management, writing, and editing; capture management; project management; and quality management for both federal and commercial sectors. She holds APMP Professional-level certification (CPP APMP) and is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She is also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).
Maryann has been active with APMP for the past 16 years, served on the Board of Directors of the National Capital Area (NCA) chapter for 8 years, and served as the 2014-2015 President of that chapter—the largest chapter in the United States. She also served on the Board of Directors for APMP International (2015-2017).