3 maggio 2011

How to be a certified Terminology Manager

Striving for improving is for me a healthy way to add value and enjoy what I am doing. That's why I decided to get the ECQA certification in Terminology Management. This certification is a a good investment because it can be regarded as specialised professional qualification.

The course comprises 6 units (5 theoretical units and 1 practical unit based on an exercise).
For every unit participants will receive:
 - A set of materials (to be found in a Moodle-based e-learning platform)
 - An online tutorial (in form of a live webinar)
 - And a discussion forum for questions and answers.

UNIT 1: UNDERSTANDING TERMINOLOGY MANAGEMENT

What is terminology?
Why terminology management?
How terminology work is embedded in my organisation and work environment?


UNIT 2: TERMINOLOGY MANAGEMENT SKILLS

How to search and collect terminology?
How to store and retrieve?
How to coin terms?
How to manage monolingual and multilingual terminology?
How to manage terminology projects?


UNIT 3: TERMINOLOGY STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS PROCESSES

How to present the business case for terminology?
How to calculate and argue costs & return on investments?
How to involve relevant stakeholders?
How to collaborate with relevant organisational units?


UNIT 4: TEAM WORKING & COMMUNICATION SKILLS

How to organise team communication?
How to manage distributed and diverse teams?
Why conflict management?
How to train and motivate your team?


UNIT 5: APPLICATION SCENARIOS

Preparation for Unit 5 and topics for the participants´ projects
Presentation of the participants projects.


UNIT 6: STANDARDS AND LEGAL ISSUES

Which standards are relevant
How to deal with copyright issues in terminology management
What about product liability

The ECQA Certification in Terminology Management is especially suited for professionals who work as Terminologists, Translators, Localisers and in Technical documentation. Also for freelances, in translation companies, in other commercial enterprises (engineers, ICT specialists, etc.), in universities, NGOs or the standardisation framework.


You can find all information about this at: TermNet.

And this is my certificate! :)