Saturday, August 23, 2008

Outsourcing master class set for Madrid

From 17-20 November, Madrid's branch of Quint Wellington Redwood management consultants will play host to a master class that is bound to attract the vanguard of the European outsourcing industry. Staged by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) as part of its Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) program, the master class will offer details on contracts, financial models and relationship management.

The package follows the logic of a typical outsourcing deal, from early consideration to outcome and evaluation. Focusing on the initial decision to use outsourcing within a corporate strategy, Day One draws upon C-level executive experience for ideas on how to approach outsourcing both onshore and offshore. Day Two investigates how a project is established, plus the many decision variables that help a team to ensure that the relationship is right for each partner. Setting up that project for success is the subject of Day Three, then Day Four reviews the process via best-in-class governance practices, which are so pivotal to building strong outsourcing relationships.

'Tremendous growth in outsourcing has caused businesses worldwide to recognise that there is an exploding demand for outsourcing professionals who can effectively lead these initiatives from beginning to end,' said the IAOP in a statement. 'The COP Master Class employs classroom lecture and team discussion focused on industry recognised standards, proven to ensure deployment of successful outsourcing programs. Current and relevant executive speakers from various industries and professional disciplines join the class and share their insights – honed from years of first-hand experience conceiving and leading outsourcing projects.'

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