SOURCE: International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

March 21, 2008 12:01 ET

Outsourcing Professional Certification Training Goes to India

First Certified Outsourcing Professional Master Class to Be Held in Bangalore

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY--(Marketwire - March 21, 2008) - The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) with training partner, Quint Wellington Redwood (Quint), will conduct an outsourcing professional certification training program for the first time next month in India.

The three-day Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) Master Class will be held April 1-4 at the Leela Palace in Bangalore, India. The comprehensive educational program prepares professionals for the prestigious outsourcing industry COP designation.

"Based on the great interest from professionals in India in outsourcing professional training, we've expanded our popular COP Master Class and are delivering it with our training partner in Bangalore to make it accessible," said IAOP Executive Director Christina Powers.

The new class is part of expanded COP training offered by IAOP and Quint. New sessions are being held in Sao Paolo, Brazil; Madrid, Spain; Hong Kong, China; and Brussels, Belgium. The program also is offered in the U.S. and online.

An integral part of the association's COP program, the Master Class provides outsourcing customers, providers and advisors with an intensive learning experience on the latest end-to-end processes for outsourcing success.

The curriculum has been enhanced to reflect the latest in outsourcing and The Outsourcing Professional Body of Knowledge (OPBOK). Individuals completing the course earn half of the 150 points needed for certification.

"Outsourcing issues and improving outcomes has been deeply discussed in India," said Wijnand Kamerling, senior consultant for Quint in Bangalore. "We are pleased to be partnering with IAOP to deliver the best training program on outsourcing in the world."

For registration information, visit: http://www.outsourcingprofessional.org/content/23/152/1213/

About Quint Wellington Redwood

Quint Welllington Redwood (Quint) is a global management consultancy firm that specializes in advising senior management. As a leading agency, Quint has successfully supported many customers in developing and implementing sourcing strategies. Its organizational consultants bring a wide knowledge of IT with a concentration on strategy, sourcing opportunities and process implementation. For more information: http://www.quintgroup.com/.

About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With 40,000 customer, advisor and provider members world-wide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. For more information: http://www.outsourcingprofessional.org/.

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