Welcome to the ABPM Community! Whether your company is a new ABPM Solution Partner or you're joining as a new team member in a company that's maintained Solution Partner membership for some time, this page is meant to help you understand the unique culture of the ABPM Solution Partner community and the things you can do to ensure you and your company thrive within that culture.
Your company went through a qualification process in order to be eligible for ABPM Solution Partner membership. This means your organization was enthusiastically recommended by a Primary or Associate (briefing professional) ABPM Member with whom the company recently completed a project or has an ongoing working relationship. In addition, the ABPM team periodically looks at an ABPM Solution Partner company's recently completed projects or work for member briefing programs, as well as activities that show support of the ABPM Community. These actions might include active attendance at conferences, service on committees, demonstrated collaboration with other Solution Partner companies, interest in leading or contributing to conference sessions, and/or serving as a Solution Partner Mentor. The initial and continued vetting ensures a foundation of trust; briefing professionals in the community understand that Solution Partners are familiar with a briefing program team's unique challenges and are interested in - and working with them toward - the best possible outcome for their program.
The ABPM has a Solution Partner Advisory Committee made up of one representative per Solution Partner category that meets regularly and has established the above criteria to ensure that the ABPM Solution Partner Culture be maintained and enhanced where possible. There are a few suggestions committee members often share with new Solution Partners to help them be successful in the community.