Session 1: Setting the Team Strategy and Building the Culture
Wednesday, September 6: 7:00pm – 9:00pm CEST / 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
This session will examine your role as a leader. Starting with the company strategy, you can build a localization strategy that will guide your team. Then you can ensure that your team culture supports that strategy.
Session 2: Defining Team Scope, Roles, and Structure
Wednesday, September 13: 7:00pm – 9:00pm CEST / 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
We’ll look at the possible scopes of a localization team and possible roles of team members, including project/program managers, stakeholder managers, vendor managers, tools specialists, product managers, linguists and linguistic quality, translation quality, product quality, technology roles, data specialists, etc. What do you prioritize, and how can you shape, grow the team over time? What are the advantages and disadvantages of hiring employees, contractors, and consultants?
Session 3: Hiring, and Managing Other Financial Challenges
Wednesday, September 20: 7:00pm – 9:00pm CEST / 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
Management includes opportunities, such as hiring, as well as constraints, such as downsizing during times of tight budgets. We’ll look at how to hire for a team that needs to be both flexible and specialized, and how to handle reorganizations and acquisitions. We’ll also examine how to approach—and help the team survive—budget cuts and layoffs.
Session 4: Growth and Transformation: Leading Your Team
Wednesday, September 27: 7:00pm – 9:00pm CEST / 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
We’ll discuss goal setting, training in both technical and soft skills, mentoring, and change management. We’ll look at career paths and job levels. And we’ll look at how you scale your team, bring visibility to your team members, and take the team to the next level.
Session 5: Results: Sharing Your Experiences, Issues, and Questions
Wednesday, October 25: 7:00pm – 9:00pm CEST / 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT