Sep. 18, 2013 – POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) today announced several upcoming programs aimed at educating its members and the industry at large on outsourcing governance – a complicated topic, encompassing a range of issues from performance and change management, to staffing and skills, to metrics and incentives to mindset and culture. According to a recent IAOP survey, governance is the top challenge facing outsourcing professionals today.
Outsourcing Governance Workshop – A One-Day Intensive highlights the critical importance of governance and is offered both live and online. Content is based on the Outsourcing Professional Body of Knowledge (OPBOK) and the Outsourcing Professional Standards developed by IAOP and the Outsourcing Standards Board and covers all aspects of creating and sustaining successful relationships from design to implementation.
Governance Chapter – On September 24, 2013 at 11:00am PDT, IAOP’s Governance Chapter will host an informational webinar on “What Does An Effective Supplier Governance Program Look Like?” The webinar will feature esteemed speaker Linda Tuck Chapman, CPO, Sourcing, Payables and Supplier Governance from BMO Financial Group, who will share her insights, which will broaden attendees’ understanding of skills and attributes necessary for Governance success. The Governance Chapter is chaired by Neo Group, Applied Materials, Blue Shield of California and Boston Scientific. Attendance is complimentary for members and non-members may register using a guest pass.
Certified Outsourcing Professional-Governance (COP-GOV) – an individual who, in addition to fulfilling all of the requirements of a Certified Outsourcing Professional, has specialized knowledge of and experience in helping their organizations plan, invest in, and execute a cohesive set of business practices for designing and implementing a strong governance program may apply for this advanced designation.
“Good governance is what enables companies to lock in gains from sourcing and realize value beyond cost savings,” said IAOP’s Governance Chapter Chair, Atul Vashistha, COP and Chairman of Neo Group. “Additionally, key success factors of great sourcing relationships include good governance processes, trained and experienced teams and proven governance tools and monitoring.”
IAOP also features many articles, reports and chapter meeting presentations in its Knowledge Center, Firmbuilder.comand a governance and risk mitigation track at its annual event The 2014 Outsourcing World Summit.
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals®(IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit www.IAOP.org.
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