Benefits of joining

As a member of the Academy you benefit from year round knowledge sharing through monthly webcasts delivered by leaders of the field in different aspects of bid and business development activity. In addition weekly bulletins provide insight into bid best practice, share tips and tools to make your proposal activity less stressful and keep you abreast of upcoming events.  Members are able to use the designatory letters for their membership level and the Academy’s logo on business cards and other professional communications. Together these tell your colleagues, clients and prospects that you are committed to excellence in the field of proposals, bids and tenders.

You’re also invited to annual training courses , conferences and ad hoc events to further your professional development and network as you move through the Academy’s membership levels which is recognised on your membership certificate. If you need hands on assistance, our recommended suppliers are happy to help. On renewal you’ll receive a copy of the Academy yearbook which collects articles, best practice and fellowship papers from the past year.

At a glance, membership benefits by level:

 Benefit  When? Student Associate Master Fellow Scholar
 Certificate  On joining Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!  
 Tools & templates  Twice monthly   Yes! Yes! Yes!  
 Webcasts  Twice monthly   Yes! Yes! Yes!  
 Student specials  Monthly Yes!        
 Newsletter  Quarterly Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!  
 Conference calls  Quarterly       Yes!  
 Summer school  Annual   Yes!   Yes!  
 Conference  Annual Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!  
 Year book  On renewal Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!  
 Chapter events  Ad hoc   Yes! Yes! Yes!  
 Training events  Ad hoc   Yes! Yes! Yes!  
 Affinity offers  Ad hoc Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!  
 Articles  Ad hoc   Yes! Yes! Yes!  
 Special discounts  Ad hoc         Yes!
 IPA brand pack  On application     Yes! Yes!