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BPC Europe 2022 was a roaring success in Amsterdam and we’d like to share some of the key takeaways from Day Two. BPC Europe is the largest conference for bid & proposal professionals in Europe. The first edition of BPC Europe was two years ago and we were thrilled to be able to bring the European bid & proposal community back together again!
Key Takeaway #1: BPC Europe 2022 Keynote Speaker, Jos Dirkx’s presentation was titled, ‘Communicating To Win.’ People want kind, simple, human, and empathetic communication. If you lead with kindness—you win. Additionally, it’s okay to relearn communication after COVID!
Key Takeaway #2: Rachel Bracken, CP APMP reinforces the Language of Inclusion to attendees and explains why that’s important. She taught the audience alternative ways to address people. For example, instead of announcing “Ladies and Gentlemen” you might want to announce them as “Folks.” Key Areas of Inclusion are:
- Race and Ethnicity
- Gender and Sexuality
Key Takeaway #3: Mairi Morrison CPP CAP.APMP of Strategic Proposals conducted a mental health survey and learned:
- The importance of paying attention to your well being
- COVID created isolation in people and job changes are a way of coping
- The validity of not agreeing to do something if it negatively impacts you
Key Takeaway #4: Jason Pappas of RocketDocs is working on post-COVID collaboration between teams. He reported on studies showing that 58% of companies are doing hybrid work. He said goodbye to five days a week in the office and also thinks “pure” remote work will morph into a hybrid system. He prefers to ask employees which model they prefer and align their responses with company needs. He suggested using the OPA system. What is the outcome, what is the purpose, and what are the actions?
We’d like to thank all of the attendees, speakers, and sponsors who attended BPC Europe 2022. We hope to see all of you at BPC Europe 2023!! Also, BPC Dallas 2022 is just around the corner. It’s taking place from May 22-25 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.