Customer Service Management

Why Attend

Good customer service can be considered as a big differentiator between firms. While competing products are often similar and can anyway be easily duplicated, good customer service is a holistic system, requiring a sustained organization-wide effort, driven by the top and permeating all aspects of the organization culture. The resulting customer-centric organization becomes a formidable competitor whose model cannot be easily copied. In this course, we look at what it takes to build a customer-centric organization.

Course Methodology

Case studies, self-evaluation exercises, application of service quality tools, video clips with debriefs, oral and written questions resulting in debates and more are all used in this course in addition to brief consultant and participant presentations.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a holistic customer care approach by taking into consideration seven different aspects of the definition of customer service
  • Create objectives and programs to maximize internal customer satisfaction
  • Evaluate the design, implementation and analysis of customer satisfaction surveys
  • Use customer complaints as the springboard for service improvement
  • Write Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to ensure clarity and conformance
  • Assess the service aspect of the organization or department through well-chosen Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Target Audience

Executives, managers, and decision-makers who are keen on improving performance by taking their customers to higher levels of satisfaction, as well as customer service managers and supervisors interested in advanced customer service tools.

Target Competencies

  • Customer orientation
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Balanced decision making
  • Quality orientation
  • Understanding of prospects’ motivation
  • Persuading others

Location:

South Africa

Training Dates:


Training Schedule
Duration
1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
Month
Option A
Option B
Option A
Option B
Option A
January
13 - 17 Jan
27 Jan - 31 Jan
6 - 17 Jan
20 Jan- 31 Jan
13 Jan - 31 Jan
February
10 - 14 Feb
24 Feb - 29 Feb
3 - 14 Feb
17 Feb - 29 Feb
10 Feb - 29 Feb
March
10 - 14 Mar
23 - 27 Mar
2 - 13 Mar
16 - 27 Mar
9 - 27 Mar
April
6 - 10 Apr
20 - 24 Apr
30 Mar - 10 Apr
13 - 24 Apr
6 - 24 Apr
May
6 - 10 May
27 -31 May
29 Apr - 10 May
20 - 31 May
13 - 31 May
June
8 - 12 Jun
22 - 26 Jun
1 -12 Jun
15 - 26 Jun
8 - 26 Jun
July
6 - 10 Jul
20 - 24 Jul
29 Jun - 10 Jul
13 - 24 Jul
6 - 24 Jul
August
10 - 14 Aug
24 - 28 Aug
3 - 14 Aug
17 - 28 Aug
10 - 28 Aug
September
7 - 11 Sep
21 - 25 Sep
31Aug - 10 Sep
14 - 25 Sep
7 - 25 Sep
October
5 - 9 Oct
19 - 23 Oct
28 Sep - 9 Oct
12 - 23 Oct
5 - 23 Oct
November
9 - 13 Nov
23 - 27 Nov
02 - 13 Nov
16 - 27 Nov
9 - 27 Nov
December
7 - 11 Dec
14 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 11 Dec
07 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 18 Dec


Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

Number of Credits:


Course Fees


Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za

NB:

When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.


Course Outline

  • Defining and appreciating the customer
    • Definition of customer
    • Definition of customer service
    • The internal and external customer
  • Importance of the internal customer
    • The need for motivated employees
    • The need for qualified employees
    • Silo mentality
    • Destroying the silos
  • Customer service as a strategic imperative
    • From ‘suspect’ to ‘partner’
    • Going up the ladder
    • The ‘KANO’ model
      • ‘Basic’ attributes
      • ‘Performance’ attributes
      • ‘Delight’ attributes
    • The customer-centric organization
    • Customer service as a strategic imperative
    • The 7 practices of a customer-centric organization
  • Customer satisfaction surveys and other vital tools
    • Understanding your customers
    • Importance of segmentation
    • Principles of customer segmentation
    • Focus groups
    • Customer satisfaction surveys
      • Key terms
      • Major survey methods
      • Questionnaire examples
      • Customer survey guidelines
      • Types of satisfaction surveys
      • Basics of sampling
      • Attributes to measure
      • Customer satisfaction index
    • ‘RATER’ in-depth
    • Service quality (sequel) gaps model
  • Customer complaints and service recovery
    • Facts and their implications
    • Symptom versus cause
    • Root cause analysis
    • Failures do happen
    • The recovery paradox
    • The strategic initiative
    • Tactical activities
    • The ‘WOW!’ factor
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
    • SLA definition
    • Characteristics of effective SLAs
    • Key elements of an SLA
    • Steps in SLA development
    • Quality versus cost
    • SLA metrics
  • KPIs for customer service
    • Monitoring performance through key performance indicators
    • The 4 perspectives of the balanced scorecard
    • Impact of the customer perspective
    • Characteristics of good KPIs
    • Building customer service KPIs