The online training is followed by a classroom workshop. The workshop will be held on October 15-16 at the Mayflower Hotel in Seattle, WA. Please visit the website for information on location and directions. We do not have sleeping rooms reserved. You will need to make your own arrangements if you need sleeping rooms. The workshop will include a review of the online material, small group exercises and presentations from localization professionals. The workshop concludes with the certification exam. It is essential that participants bring a laptop to the workshop.
Attendees will have 3-5 years of experience in localization on either the vendor or buyer side. Please contact us if you have questions about the prerequisites. You will have up to 10 weeks to complete the online self- study prior to the workshop.
|October 15, 2018|
|Introductions and Review||After introductions, the presenter will review the self-study materials and answer questions||9:30-10:30
|Global readiness/Maturity||In small groups discuss, document and present global readiness and localization maturity of your own organization||11:00 – 12:00|
|Planning||In small groups develop, document and present a work breakdown structure for a fictitious project||1:00-2:30|
|Scheduling||In small groups create a schedule for building your house||3:00-4:00|
|Case Study||Loïc Dufresne de Virel, Intel||4:00-5:00|
|October 16, 2018|
|Risk Management||In small groups develop, document and present a Risk Breakdown Structure for a fictitious project||9:00-10:30|
|Case Study||Samantha Reiss, Welocalize||11:00-12:00|
|Case Study||Erik Vogt, Moravia||1:00-2:00|
|Certification Exam||Two hours to complete a 75 question certification test||2:30-4:30|
About Your Trainer
Willem grew up in Amsterdam where he obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Amsterdam. After many years in software development, Willem made the move to localization. He has over 25 years of experience in translation, localization and internationalization of marketing materials, software products and web content. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem with focus on project, quality and risk management. Willem has spent four years with the Project Management Institute as director of professional development for the Portland chapter. He is also a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and has been involved with the Localization Institute from the start.
Willem is the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification and the Quality Management in Translation Certification Programs. Willem also organizes the US and European round tables for project management.
Registration Closes on September 24. All fees must be paid by September 24 to attend the course.
Regular Single Registration – $1,450
Regular Group Registration (~10% less for 2+) – $1,275 each
Group registration discounts are offered when 2 or more individuals from the same organization register together. The discount is not retroactive.
Program fees include online training, registration for the on-site workshop, test fees for the certification exam, program materials, and lunch and breaks during the 2-day workshop.
Discounts must be used at registration; they are not retroactive. Early Bird tickets must be paid for within 1 week after Early Bird deadline.
Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging.
The Localization Institute, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the Localization Project Management Certification Program if there are less than 15 registrants by one month prior to the workshop. If the program is canceled, you will receive a full refund, minus $500 if you have already started the online training portion. We can make accommodations to allow you to take the test remotely and receive the certification. If you choose to do so, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, minus $900.