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1 Developing professional practices in localisation globally

2 Who is ? TILP is an institute of members of the localisation community. TILP is owned by its individual members.

3 Aims Provide professional certification through the Certified Localisation Professional (CLP) programme. Be the representative body of the localisation professionals. Provide the infrastructure for a range of activities supporting the development of the industry.

4 Characteristics Not-for profit organisation Global reach Owned by members –Student members –Associate members –Professional members Corporate members –Fellows Run by Council and manager Annual AGM

5 Founding Sponsors

6 2010 – 2011 Council Members Manal Amin Johanna Angulo (Vice-President) Mindaugas Kazlauskas K å re Lindahl (President and Secretary) Jose Palomares (Deputy President) Arturo Quintero Angela Starkmann Angelika Zerfaß

7 Important milestones 13 March 2002 –First meeting of the founding members of TILP. 30 July 2002 –TILP is formally registered as a non-profit organisation to develop professional practices in localisation globally. 12 May 2003 –The Institute of Localisation Professionals (TILP) and the Professional Association for Localization (PAL) announce merger. May – September 2008 –The Certified Localisation Professional Programme (CLP) level 1was offered online and onsite at 11 locations worldwide: 83 people got the certification June – December 2009 –The Certified Localisation Professional Programme (CLP) level 1 was offered online and onsite at 13 locations worldwide: 112 people got the certification April 2011 – February 2011 –The Certified Localisation Professional Programme (CLP) level 1 was offered online and onsite at 15 locations worldwide: 100 people got the certification

8 Three reasons why to join today Develop your career in localisation Become a recognized localisation professional Support and develop your professional Institute Professionalism Professional Development CLP Standard TILP

9 Meeting the needs Professional Development –CLP Standard –Certification / Accreditation –TILP approved training providers Membership –Fellow –Professional –Associate Service –Professional recognition –Information –Networking Networking Opportunities Annual Conference Workshops Briefings Web Associates Professionals Fellows Council Approved Course Providers Individual Certification CLP

10 Ask the Expert Sessions Organised by Localisation Professionals for Localisation Professionals –Accessible –Non-competitive environment Example topics –.Net localisation (Florian Sachse) –Certification, training, career (Inger Larson) –Workflow and XLIFF (Tony Jewtushenko) –Terminology (Sue Ellen Wright) Ask the Experts sessions will be organised again from April Example topics are: Mac Localisation or INI files for TRADOS

11 Professional Certification Employers –Recruitment of staff: global yardstick, criterion for screening –Staff motivation: development and retention of staff Employees –Professional recognition: lack of formal and relevant qualifications –Mobility: not tied to national academic qualifications –Career: planning and development Training providers –Independent: transferable certification –Differentiation: quality mark –Relevance: academic and professional

12 The Certified Localisation Professional (CLP) Programme CLP is a globally operating professional certification system, based on requirements established in consultation with key industry players CLP offers entry-level, advanced and professional qualifications: a career path for professionals CLP certification allows professionals greater mobility and provides companies with a globally operating professional standard when hiring TILP offers CLP accreditation to audited course and training providers

13 Overview Professionals – three streams (vertical and horizontal development) –Engineering: Software and Quality Engineer –Project Management –Linguistic Three levels of certification: Introductory (Level 1) – Advanced (Level 2) – Professional (Level 3) –Level 1: offered by TILP as a combined-stream blended learning (online & onsite) programme –Level 2 to come in 2011 –Level 3 to come in Certification by accumulation of credits or dedicated courses: Core and Elective

14 CLP: L10N-specific certification in addition to base-line professional qualifications Professional Localisation Manager Professional Localisation Engineer Primary Qualifications Manager Translator Engineer Professional Localisation Linguist Experience Training References CLP

15 Become part of Become a recognizedProfessionalFellowCouncil Associate Professional ShapeyourInstitute ExchangeWebsiteWorkshops Network Standards DevelopyourcareerLanguageManagement Technology

16 Membership Student membership (65 a year) Associate membership (75 a year) –Open to any individual with an interest in localisation Professional membership (250 a year) –Open to localisation professionals only. Entry is based on the recommendation of the Professional Membership Review Committees (PMRC). The TILP Council adjudicates applications. –The designatory letters of Professional Members of the Institute are MILP. Fellows (250 a year) –Nominated by TILP. (Fellows are experts in their field and will advise TILP on issues such as certification.) –The designatory letters of Fellows of the Institute are FILP. –2006 Fellow: Brian Kelly; 2007 Fellow: Florian Sachse; 2008 Fellow: Tony ODowd; 2009: Smith Yewell; 2010: Alan Barrett

17 Objectives Certification –Now: get TILP Certificate having successfully completed courses run by TILP Accredited Course Providers –Mid-term: Development of the Certified Localisation Professional (CLP) Programme (levels 1-3, level 1 available now) Professional recognition –Become a Professional Member of TILP Networking –Participate in breakfast meetings, regional events, conference, online discussion groups Learning –Increase your knowledge, take part in TILP accredited courses Information –Gain access to important localisation-related information through tilponline.org, electonline.org and Localisation Focus (printed publication)

18 Invitation to contribute TILP invites you to actively contribute to shape the industrys professional practices TILP solicits input from localisation professionals to refine its aims and objectives TILP requires your input to develop the benefits it offers to members

19 The Institute of Localisation Professionals (TILP) 11/12 Warrington Place Dublin 2 Ireland Tel


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