Call Center Supervisor Certification 10-Part Series
May 28-August 13, 2009 - Guatemala City
(available everywhere via in-house private connection)
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The Call Center Supervisor Training and Certification Series is designed specifically for the specialized training needs of supervisory professionals and leaders that monitor and manage frontline agent performance.  In ten targeted sessions, participants will learn best practices in staffing, workforce management, monitoring form design and calibration, agent monitoring and effective coaching techniques, and performance management, .

This series is designed to help supervisors, team leads, and managers make the most of their staff's performance.  Topics range from recruiting and hiring the right people, to analyzing performance, coaching and counseling.  Additional focus is directed toward the unique aspects of call center operations, such as calculating staffing requirements, understanding call center technology, and complying with labor regulations.

Concepts are presented in easy-to-understand modules, using basic terminology language and real-world scenarios.

Don't miss this rare opportunity for the entire supervisory and team leadership staff to be trained in best practices.   Taught live by leading experts from the RCCSP Professional Education Alliance, and presented virtually in a classroom near you, the Call Center Supervisor Training and Certification Series brings the best the US has to offer in call center supervision techniques directly to Guatemala City.  The classroom program includes post-session Question and Answer segments and reviews of practice exam questions.

Can't make it to a classroom in Guatemala City?  Then, learn more about in-house training options.  Tune-in over the internet, and train your entire supervisory team!  Learn more below.

This US management seminar series will be delivered in English.

Series Schedule

Thursday, May 28, 2009 -- 2:00-4:00 PM

Recruiting, Screening, and Hiring the Call Center Workforce

This class provides tips and guidelines for implementing an effective hiring process. You will learn how to predict on-the-job agent performance and agent retention.  You will learn proven strategies for creating an effective recruiting pool and how to "skim the cream" and select individuals who will be both effective on the job and happy with phone-based work long into the future. This seminar also provides an overview of the latest screening and assessment tools and legal guidelines that should be followed during the interviewing process.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Perform a job task analysis to define candidate requirements.
  • Identify traditional and creative ways to attract a large, qualified base of recruits.
  • Design an effective set of interview questions.
  • Identify the hidden factors that lead to initial staff turnover.
  • Paint a realistic picture of the call center environment and daily work.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 -- 2:00-4:00 PM

Proven Strategies to Increase Employee Retention

Turnover problems are running rampant in today's centers. In this session we will discuss the main reasons employees leave (as well as the reasons they list for why they stay) and which of these are actually under management's control. Through a case study exercise, find out how to calculate the true cost of turnover in a typical contact center and receive a free spreadsheet for calculating the costs of turnover in your own center. Finally, you'll learn about fifteen proven ideas and tips for how to improve motivation and morale to further employee retention.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Calculate the hard and soft costs of turnover to the business.
  • Identify the main reasons employees leave and why they stay.
  • Identify specific actions supervisors can take to improve morale and retention for their teams.
  • Describe the key elements of an effective retention program and motivation program.
  • Outline fifteen different strategies for improving morale and retention within a work team.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 -- 2:00-4:00 PM

Setting Standards, Defining Performance Objectives and Measuring Results

Set smart performance goals and develop a balanced system of measures to ensure that positive or negative behaviors are being inspected and recognized appropriately.

It's critical that each employee understands his or her role and responsibilities and what performance will be expected. One of the toughest tasks is defining the desired performance in terms of measurable behaviors. For example, it's not enough to tell staff they need to portray a positive corporate image when communicating with customers. Call center management must define every single performance expectation down to specific behaviors that can be identified and measured objectively.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Define the components of a performance management model and why such a model is needed.
  • Describe how to set individual performance objectives that are in line with enterprise and call center goals.
  • Define the five SMART guidelines for defining performance goals and objectives.
  • Practice defining competencies and specific expectations for a specified agent role.
  • Identify poorly defined performance objectives and describe how to fix them.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009 -- 2:00-4:00 PM

Diagnosing and Treating Performance Problems

Learn six basic reasons call center employees don't perform and symptoms of each one.

An employee who has been on the phones for three months keeps transferring difficult calls to a supervisor. This person must need some more training on handling this type of contact, so you schedule them to sit in on a refresher training class. Problem solved? Probably not! There are many different reasons employees don't perform, and lack of training is a common (and expensive!) misdiagnosis. Buy the end of this training course you will be able to better diagnose performance problems and prescribe a more effective treatment for each problem situation. Anyone that supervises employees can benefit from this session!

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Define performance gaps - what you have versus what you want.
  • Identify the six reasons why call center employees don't perform.
  • Practice diagnosing performance problems and identifying proper courses of treatment.
  • Describe why training isn't necessarily the right solution.
  • Identify the steps in setting up and conducting a performance review using this model.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 -- 2:00-4:00 PM

Fundamentals of Coaching:Techniques for Shaping Employee Performance

Call center supervisors have multiple opportunities in a variety of settings and situations to communicate with staff about their performance. In this session you’ll learn about recommended practices for doing side-by-side coaching for improved performance, including tips on providing both positive and negative feedback. You’ll also learn about techniques to use in counseling and formal review sessions. Perfect for call center supervisors or team leaders, this session outlines the step-by-step approach to coach problems employees as well as reward good performers.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Identify the differences between monitoring/coaching and coaching/counseling and when to use each.
  • Describe “best practices” to use in side-by-side coaching, including tips on presenting both positive/negative feedback.
  • Outline the steps of applying various feedback methods and when to use each.
  • Assemble a coaching session planning guide.
  • Identify the steps of a positive discipline plan.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 -- 2:00-4:00 PM

100 Ways to Improve Motivation and Morale

This class provides several different motivational theories and presents dozens of ideas and case studies about what's working well in other call centers to keep the staff motivated and happy.

With customer satisfaction depending on the quality of the agent/customer transaction, it's critical to keep your staff for the long term and motivate them to perform well. You'll learn about some creative contests and games you can use, as well as pick up some ideas on how to reward individuals and teams for meeting performance goals.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Identify supervisory strategies for providing guidance and support.
  • Outline the principles of an effective reward and recognition system.
  • Identify the important factors in implementing a new motivational program or contest.
  • Describe the implications of using individual versus team rewards.
  • Identify dozens of new ideas you can implement in your own center for improved performance and retention.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 -- 2:00-4:00 PM

Techniques for Building and Managing Teams

Supervisors and team managers will learn how to create and build a successful team, beginning with team charters and assignments. Team development will be discussed, including how to motivate team members to take on expanded roles and responsibilities.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Write a team charter to identify the team’s purpose and objectives.
  • Organize a team matrix to outline member responsibilities and roles.
  • Identify new skills that will be needed to be successful as a team member or leader. Describe ways to motivate individuals and the team as a whole.
  • Identify most effective communications techniques to ensure cohesiveness and productivity.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 -- 2:00-4:00 PM

Key Performance Indicators: Managing and Reporting the Numbers

This class presents formulae and calculations for understanding the math associated with today’s most common key performance indicators (KPIs). Participants will learn about the most common measures of performance and how to calculate and analyze them. The seminar will explore the top ten performance indicators and de-mystify the math behind the numbers.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Identify the most critical KPIs for call center and agent performance and how to calculate them.
  • Calculate the service, cost, and productivity implications of staffing decisions.
  • Define the critical KPIs to reflect quality of service as well as service efficiency.
  • Identify the most common math mistakes made in call centers today.
  • Describe how to perform a correlation analysis to ensure the correct KPIs are in place to support business goals.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 -- 2:00-4:00 PM

Introduction to Workforce Management

In this session you will learn about the implications of getting the numbers wrong, as well as the step-by-step process of effectively forecasting calls, calculating staff requirements, creating staff schedules, and tracking daily service and performance. You will also find about the critical tradeoffs between staffing, service, and cost and how each of these tradeoffs affects the final staff count.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Define workforce management and its implications on cost and service.
  • Describe why call center staffing is such a unique kind of problem.
  • Outline the step-by-step process of forecasting calls, calculating staff, and creating workforce schedules.
  • Identify the impact that every single individual has on meeting service goals and balancing workload.
  • Outline ways to improve attendance and schedule adherence.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 -- 2:00-4:00 PM

Introduction to Call Center Technologies

This online training course will provide an overview of the many technologies used in the incoming call center to improve customer service and maximize efficiency of the center. Three categories of technologies will be presented:

  • The first part of the workshop will focus on various call routing and delivery mechanisms for getting the call to the agent desktop.
  • The second part of the workshop will focus on related call center technologies that benefit the organization as the center grows in size and complexity to manage performance.
  • The third part of the workshop will focus on wide array of CRM technologies to support the customer experience. The session will also include tips on procuring and implementing these technologies in the call center.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Define the three basic functions of technology: call delivery, performance management, and customer interaction.
  • Identify what alternatives are available for routing calls and contacts to the agent's desktop.
  • Describe the technologies that are available to help manage the performance of the contact center and the staff.
  • Describe the latest in front-office and back-office CRM technologies.
  • Identify some inexpensive technologies that could benefit your call center immediately.

Who Should Attend

Managers, supervisors, team leads and coaches who are responsible for managing agents and human resource-related activities in the call center. The material in this seminar is at an intermediate level.

Certification

The Call Center Supervisor Certification process consists of two parts: attendance in all ten sessions of the Supervisor Series and a certification exam. The exam is web-based and open-book.  Candidates are given 2 hours to complete the 40-question exam and must achieve at least 80 percent accuracy in order to obtain certification.  

The Call Center Supervisor Certification exams are independently scored.  Candidates will be advised of their exam scores within two week following the completion of the exam.

Classroom Location

This US contact center certification series is being hosted by


official member of the
RCCSP Caribbean and Latin America Channel Network

To be Announced

Seminar Start and Stop Times

Classes begin promptly at 2:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM Guatemala time each day (3-5 PM CST). Participants are strongly encouraged to arrive by 1:45 PM each class day to register and network with fellow attendees.

Classroom Registration Fees and Discounts

The per student registration fee for this seminar is $775 USD for the entire series of ten seminars.

What’s Included

The registration fee includes participation in the classroom seminars, all training materials, self-study practice examination questions, and CCSC certification examination fees and certificate.

Early-Registration Discounts:

  • $495 for paid registrations received by April 27
  • $695 for paid registrations received by May 11

Company Group Discounts

  • 10% discount for companies registering 3 or more participants. (Enter three separate registrations, one for each person.  Use promotional code "Group Discount" on all three.  Group attendees must be employees of the same company.)

Payment in advance is required for attendance. The registration deadline  for this course is May 15, 2009.

To register, click on the "Book Now" button or call (708) 246-0320.

Per student registration fee for the 10-session series,
May 28-August 13, 2009
$775 USD
$695 USD

Private In-House Training Options

If facilitated classroom sessions are not available in your area, join the class from your own company training room. A private connection can be an economical alternative for call centers with five or more professionals to be trained in one location.

What's included:

The registration fee includes 5 1½-hr. web-based training seminars and all training materials.

In-House Registration and Fees

Train all of your company's quality professionals for one low price of $2395. Fees for the CCSC certification exam are $25 per person.

Click HERE to register for a private in-house connection to the Summer 2009 Call Center Supervisor Training and Certification Series.


Payment is due prior to the seminar.

Cancellation Policy.  Registrants may cancel up to fourteen days in advance of the seminar start date for a full refund, less administrative fees of $150 USD.  Or, you may transfer your registration to another member of your company at no additional charge.  Registrants cancelling within fourteen days of the seminar will receive credit, less administrative fees of $150, toward any other Resource Center seminar.  In the unlikely event that a seminar must be cancelled, you will be notified at least one week prior to the seminar date. Seminar provider is not responsible for losses due to cancellation including losses on advanced purchase airfares.

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