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LSP Operational Growth Management Training
We are delighted to offer this training course again following its sold-out launch on October 12, 2022. The training is limited to 20 seats and some are already reserved. If you are interested in attending, we invite you to register as soon as possible.
Contact Deppy Nikolaidou in case of questions.
LSP Operational Growth Management
This 4-session, online interactive training course will provide a detailed summary of Operations Management for Language Service Providers (LSPs).
We will provide tools, frameworks, and a baseline understanding to help managers assess and improve the performance of their LSPs. Moderated by Andrew Smart, everything we present is backed by research from Slator and has been developed specifically for growing LSPs.
Watch a short video from our Trainer, Richard Brooks, explaining the LSP Operational Growth Management Training program.
Intended Learning Outcomes
LSP Operational Growth Management will introduce you to the nature of Operations Management and how it applies to an LSP. It starts with an outline of the topic and moves into specific examples based on industry leading research.
The course will develop your understanding of language operations, give you practical tools to help you design better businesses and make you a better manager. Operations Management is critical in a business organization as it aids in the effective management, control, and supervision of goods, services, and people. It is particularly useful in an LSP as these can be fast moving, high stress environments running on small margins.
The content of this course will enable you to:
- Develop an Operations Strategy for your LSP
- Understand that operations contribute to the development and implementation of a successful strategy
- Have the confidence to deal with the management of change in operations through understanding the critical transitions of both process and people
Teaching and Learning Methods
The program is delivered in blocks. Spread over 4 sessions with periods of independent study between each session. We will ask you to develop an action plan at the end of Session 3. Session 4 will provide you with one-on-one feedback on your plan to help you increase your profits and grow your business.
Session 1. An Introduction to Language Operations – Service Operations Management (Transformation Process Model, The Typology of Operations), Operations & Business Strategy
Session 2. Running and Improving your LSP – 7 Tools: Company Structure, BHAGs (pronounced “Bee Hag is an acronym of “Big Hairy Audacious Goal”), Key Business Metrics, Balanced Scorecard, Financial Measures, Risk Management, LSP Operational Growth Roadmap
Session 3. Developing Tomorrow’s Business – Scanning the 3 Horizons, Evaluating Business Functions for Offshoring, The 3, 12, 6 Plan
Session 4. Feedback on your Plan – One-to-one coaching session to assess the first milestone of the created 3, 12, 6 plan and progress towards the other two goals.
What will you take-away with?
- A deeper knowledge of how to develop your company Operations Strategy.
- The Tools to successfully implement this Strategy.
- A 3 years (your BHAG), 12 months, 6 weeks action plan, and valuable feedback on your first milestone assessment.
Led by Richard Brooks, LSP CEO for 25+ years, Business Coach, Management Trainer & Executive Educator, Mentor, Volunteer, passionate about international business and leadership, this training course is ideal for:
- Small and medium LSP Owners, Managing Directors and General Managers
- Operations Directors and Managers
- Larger LSP Program Managers
- Rising star Project Managers growing into leadership roles
3 interactive online learning Sessions and accompanying 3, 12, 6 plan assignment to be assessed 4-5 weeks after during a one-to-one coaching Session.
Session 1: Wednesday, February 1st, 4-6pm CET | 10am-12pm ET
Session 2: Wednesday, February 8th, 4-6pm CET | 10am-12pm ET
Session 3: Wednesday, February 15th, 4-6pm CET | 10am-12pm ET
Session 4: One-to-one meetings as of Wednesday, April 3rd
Time required for self-study before and between the Sessions: 2 hours
Successful graduates will receive a certificate of achievement.
General admission: $ 2,200 – a copy of the Slator Pro Guide: Language Operations is included (to be sent by email after the registration completion and ticket payment)
Discounts are available for a Group Ticket of 3 or more from the same company, please contact us.
This 4-session, online interactive training course is limited to 20 seats with some already reserved, so, if you are interested, we invite you to register as soon as possible. Contact Deppy Nikolaidou in case of questions.
Richard Brooks is the CEO and co-owner of Language Service Provider K International. He has spent 25 years+ in the localization industry and has held executive board positions at both the European Language Industry Association and the Association of Language Companies. A popular conference speaker and localization industry trainer, he has visited over 40 countries and worked internationally for most of his management career.
He completed his MBA at Cranfield School of Management majoring in economics and finance. He now sits on an advisory panel and is a visiting lecturer at the same university. Richard is also a fellow of the Institute of Sales Professionals where he is helping develop sales training for SMEs. As a business mentor and investor with the Impact Central program he helps startups navigate the challenges of growth.
An in-demand board advisor and business coach for the localization industry. He has helped several entrepreneurs create winning strategies, develop their customer-facing teams and unlock value within their businesses. Now running his own consultancy centered around strategic sales and business management, see Richard-Brooks.com for more details.
Here’s the October 2022 Training participants feedback:
“I really think this training should be taken up by any fast growing LSP (at least, that is my perspective from a small sized LSP). In lack of formal training specific for LSPs, this is really what was needed in the industry. Richard is a great trainer, always available and really knowledgeable. The length of the format is ideal and it was great to be able to chat with the rest of the team in smaller groups and learn more from their own experiences.”
Operations Manager, LSP
“Great training! Very insightful, resourceful, dynamic, and thought-provoking; every manager can benefit from this knowledge and Richard’s insights on the topic. Fantastic experience!”
Director of Operations, LSP
“We were in the process of learning how to make our business grow and this was just the perfect opportunity to learn from someone with ample experience in the industry.”
Operations Manager, LSP
“Engaging and interesting topic, engaged team throughout the sessions, great to have a training aimed at our particular business.”
Director of Program Management, LSP
Here’s what Richard’s audience has said:
“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rich for a number of years, and have seen him speak at multiple events. Without a doubt, I can say that he is one of the most knowledgeable and inspiring speakers in our industry, and I will always go out of my way to attend sessions that he presents. And when we were on the board together for one of our industry associations, his leadership skills shone through during the many successful initiatives he led. Anyone fortunate enough to have a chance to collaborate with him would be smart to take advantage!”
Rick Antezana, CEO, Dynamic Language
“I have been in many of Rich’s lectures over the years and he is simply the best. A clear thought leader in the language service industry with an easily digestible presentation style that is always humorous and valuable. A session with Rich helps you create a meaningful strategy around some of the more complex business challenges that we face and he helps make sense of the field. Do not miss this speaker. Would highly recommend!”
Craig Buckstein, CEO, Geneva Worldwide
“I had the pleasure of serving on the executive committee of the Elia Board of Directors together with Richard. Apart from the fact that Richard has always been a very pleasant and trustworthy business partner, his knowledge about our industry and the niche he is working in, is unprecedented. During his training sessions and speaking engagements, he manages not only to educate even the veterans in our industry but also to captivate the audience with his eloquence. He is a great asset to have as part of any relevant industry program.”
Clio Schils, Former President Elia and VP Global Life Sciences, Elia / CQ Fluency
“Myself and Rich have developed and delivered workshops on sales, marketing and business management. His content is always engaging, onpoint and relevant to any growing business. His work is underlined by actual insights and even the most experienced sales, account and leadership teams demonstrably gain a huge amount from working with him.”
Bruce Storey, Managing Director, Thyme Healthcare