Now in its third year, Ops Foundation is designed to expand the knowledge, experience, trust and professional network of operations executives and administrative staff. Four days of intensive development include hands-on training alongside classroom learning with event organisers, venue experts and the supply chain and includes masterclasses, demonstrations, fireside chats, immersive learning and exploration of a world-class venue.
“The course has been refined and expanded to include a broader spectrum of experts ready to share their knowledge and expertise with our operations professionals of the future,” said Lou Kiwanuka, founder of Ops Foundation and The Ops Nest. “Learning by doing is widely recognized as an effective training approach in operations, but costly mistakes can occur during live events. Ops Foundation creates an environment where our future stars have the time, space and guidance to explore the world of operations without the usual worries about costly mistakes.”
With candidates from ExCel London, RX Global, CloserStill Media, Informa Tech and Nineteen Group already confirmed and ExCeL and beMatrix once again supporting the programme, one lucky ops exec will receive a gifted place on the course in February.
“We are pleased to have filled 75% of the spots, as more organizing companies use our corporate membership package to create a well-rounded and progressive training plan. There has been a real period of change in the sector in recent years and it is encouraging to see so many now investing in their operational teams.
Organizers, freelancers, venues and suppliers are invited to nominate their most deserving team members. The competition is run in partnership with the Event Industry News team and the deadline for nominations is Tuesday 31stst October with the course on 19e – 22NL February 2024 at ExCeL London.
“The course is the result of asking many experienced ops professionals what they wanted to know when they first started their careers, plus all the things contractors and sites wanted the ops who worked with them to know. We threw it all together and came up with the only ops-specific training the industry has” continues Kiwanuka, “You’ll get training and insight in an environment designed for success, key insights and downloads plus a direct channel to experts and their peers once the program ends.”
Nominations are open to all deserving ops execs and administrators and can be submitted through the Ops Nest website.
Businesses interested in tailor-made business membership packages and training can contact the Ops Nest team directly or visit the Ops Foundation booking page for more information about the course in February.