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new course portfolio is out!

New CSK Course PortfolioHave you planned your trainings for 2023?
- Our new course brochure is out!

Please note:

  1. All trainings are available as class-room or online sessions
  2. All proposal training sessions are approved for APMP CEUs
  3. New: Global BidMaster Program: 10 online sessions over 12 weeks
  4. New: Prep Courses for APMP Micro-Certifications

Free download

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New Micro-Certification in the making

New APMP Micro-CertificationWe are proud to be leading the development of APMP's coming 'Executive Summaries' Micro-Certification, with Christopher S. Kälin acting as the SME (Subject Matter Expert).

We can't wait to see the launch of it towards the end of the year!

Stay tuned!

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'We have a process in place!' - The fundamental misconception about the relationship between best practice and processes

BQ14 Cover Page ChrisBQ14 - Good Practice v Best Practice is out now.

What does good practice or best practice mean to you? This was the question Martin Smith posed to BQ's panel of global experts and guest writers for Issue 14 of Bidding Quarterly.

BQ14 also features Chris Kälin's article 'We have a process in place!' - The fundamental misconception about the relationship between best practice and processes

Worth reading!

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Chris Kälin speaking at APMP Liberty's 'Voices of Liberty' Event

Chris Kälin speaking at BPC EuropeChristopher S. Kälin will be sharing CSK's knowledge on stunning pitch presentations during the May 'Voices of Liberty' of the APMP Liberty Chapter.

Topic: Win More Business through Stunning Pitches

Don't screw it up with a dull pitch presentation! In this entertaining webinar session, you will acquire everything you need to differentiate your offering from your competition. Chris will provide you with simple but effective tricks and tools for your next pitch presentation.

more information

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Chris Kälin speaking at APMP's BPC Europe conference

Chris Kälin speaking at BPC EuropeChristopher S. Kälin will be speaking at APMP's BPC EUROPE conference on April 11/12 in Amsterdam.

Seeing is believing! In this interactive session, he will use real-life samples from the audience to jointly transform them into truly compelling documents!

APMP has just published the agenda for BPC Europe. 
Check it out:

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The Compendium officially gained APMP CEU approval

Compendium: Official Approval for APMP CEUsCSK is proud to announce that The Ultimate Bid and Proposal Compendium has officially gained CEU approval from APMP, helping bid and proposal professionals to maintain their certification.

It is eligible for up to five CEUs (Continuing Education Units) in the Self Study Category.

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Chris Kälin in nFold round table 'Lightbulb Moments' on Oct 13

Lightbulb MomentsChris Kälin will be part of nFold's 'Lightbulb Moments' round table on 13 October, talking about 'Digital Transformation in Proposal Management':

Proposal technology allows for speed and efficiencies that, perhaps optional pre-pandemic, have made it not only viable but essential for bid teams.

Digitally enabled solutions help reduce the anxiety of responding to RFPs. From data-powered opportunity intelligence tools and automated responses to tracking progress, simplified collaboration, and analysing language improves quality, clarity, and compliance.

Focus on quality and automate quantity.

Proposal teams should focus their energy on quality outputs by saving time on mundane, repetitive tasks.

In this edition of nFold’s Lightbulb Moments, we explore technology and digital transformation in bid and proposal development. We aim to shed light on how proposal technology makes bidding easier by looking at solutions to typical proposal challenges.

Technology alone is not the solution, and so through this series, we will share thought leadership to encourage the use of proposal technology in South Africa. We will help you determine if you are ready for proposal automation and, if you are, show you how to optimise your return on investment.

The series kicks off with a live round table webinar with proposal experts debating the pros and cons of technology and digital transformation in proposal management. The panellists will share their views around proposal qualification, the value of content libraries, response compliance and effective proposal language.

The panel will set an objective basis to explore some of the available proposal technologies on the market.

Reserve your seat now:

Date: 13 October 2021

Time: 9 am SAST/CEST


  • Chris Kälin, CSK Management, Switzerland
  • Nigel Dennis, Bid Write, Australia
  • Izane Cloete-Hamilton, nFold, South Africa

Click here to join Zoom

Meeting ID: 871 4534 7087

Passcode: 543016

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Chris Kälin speaking at Loopicon 2021

Loopicon2021We are thrilled to announce that Chris Kälin will be speaking at Loopicon 2021!

Attendees can expect two days of outstanding sessions focused on working smarter, growing professionally, and winning more. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to hear from Chris Kälin and other industry-leading speakers, and to connect with peers.

Register to join on Sept. 28-29, 2021

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Chris Kälin elected to serve on APMP's Brand Transition Council

APMP has put together a volunteer council of 15 APMP members with varying experience levels, job descriptions, geographies, association tenure, and opinions to provide input regarding the association’s brand. The purpose of the Brand Transition Council (BTC) is to develop a path forward for APMP by coming to a resolution regarding the brand activity of recent, and put that resolution before the board of directors for their consideration and action.

"I feel honored to have been selected to serve on the Brand Transition Council. [... ] I promise to give my best to represent what I believe is the members' view." said Chris.

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win in 60 seconds: Chris Kaelin on the misconception about benefits

win in 60 seconds benefitsBQ presents 'Win in 60 Seconds'

Improve your chances of winning in 60 seconds. Insider tips, winning strategies, and timely advice from those in the know.

Watch Chris Kälin's contribution to the first set of eight videos!

Find more 'Win in 60 Seconds' clips


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