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APMP Canada Chapter Member Survey

Matt Down

La traduction française suit le texte anglais.

In an effort to make membership in the Canada Chapter of the APMP more valuable to you as a proposal management professional, our chapter has created a survey to understand your needs and wants. Specifically, we want to know about your APMP certification status and goals, your preferences for webinars and in-person networking events, and what you’d like to learn about through Maple Leaf Chapter events.

Please take the small amount of time required to fill out the survey. Your responses will help our chapter create more valuable, meaningful opportunities for networking and learning. The APMP Canada Chapter should work for you, and we’d love to hear what you have to say!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FKCR3CD

Afin d’augmenter la valeur de votre participation à titre de professionnel de la gestion des propositions aux activités de la Section Feuille d’érable de l’APMP, nous avons créé un sondage pour comprendre vos besoins et vos attentes. Nous souhaitons notamment connaître votre statut de membre et vos objectifs en matière d’accréditations professionnelles de l’APMP, vos préférences pour les webinaires et les événements de réseautage, ainsi que ce vous aimeriez apprendre lors des événements de la Section Feuille d’érable. 

Prenez s’il vous plaît le temps nécessaire pour compléter ce court sondage. Vos réponses nous aideront à créer de meilleures occasions de réseautage et d'apprentissage. La Section Feuille d’érable est à votre service et à votre écoute!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FK8TL6M

Introducing the 2017 / 2018 Maple Leaf Chapter Executive

Matt Down

It is my pleasure to introduce your 2017 / 2018 Maple Leaf Chapter team. Our term runs from June to June of each calendar year. Executive elections are held in May of each year.

Our goal is to continuously improve the membership experience. We accomplish this by providing relevant educational opportunities through webinars, by providing opportunities for peer networking through local networking events, and to facilitate professional development by acting as a resource to answer questions and help facilitate your professional certification goals through the APMP.

We encourage you to provide us feedback and reach out with any questions. We are here to serve the membership. You can reach us at: info@apmp-Canada.ca.

The current executive is as follows. We’ve provided a link to each Executive’s LinkedIn profile:

Chair – Blake Inkster https://www.linkedin.com/in/blake-inkster-cp-apmp-b83407/

Treasurer – Krysta Cadden https://www.linkedin.com/in/krysta-cadden-cp-apmp-8a509a11/

Secretary – Kelly Meier https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-meier-cf-apmp-b9851a52/

Webmaster – Matt Down https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-down-cf-apmp-16360213  

Memberships – Mark Grambo https://www.linkedin.com/in/markgrambo/

Professional Development / Ontario Chair – Mary Anne Heckbert https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-anne-heckbert-cf-apmp-14a47a59/

Communications – Julie Wilson https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-wilson-589a5719/

Western Regional Chair (Manitoba and Westward) - Natasha Tucker https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashatucker/

Québec Chair – Marie-Eve Ducharme https://www.linkedin.com/in/meducharme/

Executive Roles & Responsibilities

Chair: Will lead the board and oversee all chapter activities. Primarily, the Chairperson will ensure that the chapter provides APMP with all reporting requirements specified by the Charter Chapter Guidelines.

Secretary: Will oversee the preparation of all reports. Specifically, the Secretary will: write and disseminate meeting minutes, and submit copies with the annual report, as required; develop and disseminate evaluation forms for each event, and collate and report feedback to the other Board members; and create a comprehensive annual report that will summarize both the fiscal and operational status of the Chapter at each year’s end.

Treasurer: Will supervise all fiscal operations and will serve as the primary point of contact to the APMP CFO. The Treasurer will, with the assistance and guidance of the Chairperson: establish and maintain a chapter checking account; develop and maintain transaction logs; verify bank statements, and identify and attempt to investigate and resolve any discrepancies; identify opportunities for fundraising; provide semi-annual reports to the APMP CFO on the Chapter’s activities, including supporting bank statements, receipts, and other documentation; contribute to the annual report, providing an annual fiscal summary; endeavor to maintain the Chapter’s fiscal solvency; and communicate/network with other APMP chapter treasurers to identify opportunities for improvement.

Webmaster: Owns the Maple Leaf Chapter’s web presence at http://www.apmp-mapleleaf.org/ Responsible for brand, style, updates and maintenance of the Chapter website.

Professional Development: Will act as a contact person for questions with respect to APMP accreditation. Will seek out professional development opportunities that may be available within Canada to communicate with members.

Communications: Will maintain the APMP Maple Leaf Chapter online presence including web site and LinkedIn Group and communicate other pertinent pieces of information to Chapter members. Will coordinate other activities to enhance overall membership involvement & communication.

Memberships: Will welcome new members and acts as a point of contact for questions from potential members. The Memberships Chair also sends reminders to members about upcoming membership expiration dates.

Regional and Programming: Each Regional and Programming Chair will be responsible for hosting and setting up two regional events in their area such as in-person seminar, networking event, local training etc. Will enlist potential speakers to provide presentations at the quarterly National meetings.

2017/18 Maple Leaf Chapter Executive Elections

Matt Down

Hello everyone,

During the next few weeks we will be holding our annual elections. Below is a list of the positions available and a short description of each role. If you are interested in running for a position please email Blake Inkster by May 17th.

Please send a short bio and indicate which position(s) you would like to run for. In order to ensure we fill all available positions you may select three (3) positions you are interested in filling. For example, in the event that we have 5 people wanting to be secretary, we will try to shift people in order to fill all positions.

In the event that there are multiple people running for the same position we will use the bio you send to us to introduce you to the members for a voting process.

Executive Roles:

  • Secretary
  • Professional Development
  • Memberships
  • Communications
  • Eastern Regional Chair (Maritimes)
  • Western Regional Chair (Manitoba and Westward)
  • Quebec Regional Chair
  • Ontario Regional Chair
  • Webmaster

Roles & Responsibilities

Chairperson: Will lead the board and oversee all chapter activities. Primarily, the Chairperson will ensure that the chapter provides APMP with all reporting requirements specified by the Charter Chapter Guidelines.

Note: the role of Chair is nominated from within the previous year’s Executive.

Secretary: Will oversee the preparation of all reports. Specifically, the Secretary will: write and disseminate meeting minutes, and submit copies with the annual report.

Treasurer: Will supervise all fiscal operations and will serve as the primary point of contact to the APMP CFO. The Treasurer will, with the assistance and guidance of the Chairperson: establish and maintain a chapter checking account; develop and maintain transaction logs; verify bank statements, and identify and attempt to investigate and resolve any discrepancies; identify opportunities for fundraising; provide semi-annual reports to the APMP CFO on the Chapter’s activities, including supporting bank statements, receipts, and other documentation; contribute to the annual report, providing an annual fiscal summary; endeavor to maintain the Chapter’s fiscal solvency; and communicate/network with other APMP chapter treasurers to identify opportunities for improvement.

Note: the role of Treasurer is nominated from within the previous year’s Executive.

Professional Development: Will act as a contact person for questions with respect to APMP certification. Will seek out professional development opportunities that may be available within Canada to communicate with members.

Memberships: Will welcome new members and acts as a point of contact for questions from potential members. The Memberships Chair also sends reminders to members about upcoming membership expiration dates.

Communications: Will arrange webinars for members and be responsible for circulating information to members.

Regional and Programming: Each Regional and Programming Chair will be responsible for hosting and setting up two regional events in their area such as in-person seminar, networking event, local training etc. Will enlist potential speakers to provide presentations at the quarterly National meetings.

Webmaster: Will be responsible for updating and maintaining the Chapter website.

What We're Reading

Matt Down

An on-going feature of posting links to articles and blog posts that members of the Maple Leaf Chapter executive found interesting and relevant to our work. We thought that our members would find value in these too.

If you have an article or blog post that you would to share, please contact our Webmaster Matt Down via email.

Books and Articles

The Gold Mine - https://www.amazon.ca/Gold-Mine-Novel-Lean-Turnaround/dp/0974322563

Your Client Said NO to Your Proposal. What to Do After Lost Sales - https://www.proposify.biz/blog/your-client-said-no-lost-sales

Why Your Organization Needs a Writing Center - https://hbr.org/2017/02/why-your-organization-needs-a-writing-center

APMP Body of Knowledge (requires login http://bok.apmp.org/wp-login.php) – there were a few questions on best practices on the last break time call

Individual and Organizational roles http://bok.apmp.org/bok/individual-and-organization-roles/

Gate decisions - http://bok.apmp.org/bok/gate-decisions/

Persuasive writing - http://bok.apmp.org/bok/persuasive-writing/

Related presentations to persuasive writing

2014 APMP Bid & Proposal Con presentation by Tom Sant - http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.apmp.org/resource/collection/3F6CFADB-028B-4817-B070-0ECA842318E0/Sant_Cognitive_Webbing--90_minute_session.pdf

2015 APMP Bid & Proposal Con presentation by Nigel Davis (part 2) - http://www.apmp.org/global_engine/download.asp?fileid=84D6F0FE-15AC-4ACE-A930-8BEA3B93F412&ext=pdf

2014 APMP Bid & Proposal Con presentation by Nigel Davis (part 1) - http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.apmp.org/resource/collection/3F6CFADB-028B-4817-B070-0ECA842318E0/Dennis_Persuasive_Writing_APMP_BidProposalCon_2014_-_ISBP_by_Nigel_Dennis_27May14_new_logo.pdf

What We're Reading

Matt Down

We're starting a new feature of posting links to articles and blog posts that members of the Maple Leaf Chapter executive found interesting and relevant to our work. We thought that our members would find value in these too.

Client RFPs Hit 15-Year High http://www.bticonsulting.com/themadclientist/2016/1/27/client-rfps-hit-15-year-high

Five ideas to help your teams (and yourself)! http://www.lohfeldconsulting.com/blog/2017/01/five-ideas-to-help-your-teams-and-yourself/

Experience means nothing to buyers http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/how-to/marketing/2017/02/experience-means-nothing-to-buyers.html

Make 2017 The Year To Get Serious About Mentoring https://www.forbes.com/sites/meghanbiro/2017/01/27/make-2017-the-year-to-get-serious-about-mentoring/#7861b54ebcea

18 Effective Habits of Highly Successful People http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/18-effective-habits-of-highly-successful-people.html

If you have an article or blog post that you would to share, please contact our Webmaster Matt Down via email.