Elevate Your Leadership Sessions
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Effective leadership makes a huge difference in any business, and the contact center is no exception. Sessions in this track focus not just on honing your own leadership skills but also on fostering leadership skills to ensure ongoing success.
Love Your People, Shape Your Culture, and Drive Success
Tuesday | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
We can use our authority to force people to do what we want, or we can create an atmosphere where our people take initiative, problem solve, and strive to exceed our expectations. Before employees really care about their customers, they need to know that we care about them. Learning to love our employees is foundational to building a successful team. Building and maintaining a culture that supports the team's Core Values is what ultimately drives continued success. This session will explore how to "show the love," and create a culture of success.
Change Management - From Migraine to Movement
Tuesday | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Jeanie Hoth, Barb Corrao
Change management within organizations is difficult to maneuver under any circumstances, and when there is emotional reaction attached to that change, it can add a layer of complication. In this interactive session Jeanie Hoth and Barb Corrao from U.S. Bank Global Fund Services will address the emotional impacts of change management and will provide tools and tips from their experiences with change management. This session will also have an group discussion to hear stories from other organizations who have dealt with change.
Keys to Real Accountability that Drive Results
Tuesday | 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Did you know that the probability of completing an idea or goal jumps from 10% to 95% just by having a specific accountability appointment with a person you've committed to? In this session Carol will show how to create a culture of accountability that is accepted, appreciated, and welcomed by their team members.You will learn how meetings (when done right) can deliver better results, how having candid conversations can sharpen performance and enrich your teams and take away actionable strategies to drive performance and meet deadlines more efficiently in a way that works for any team or business.
Developing an Effective Customer Access Strategy
Tuesday | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
G Todd Gladden, CWPP
Does your contact center have a detailed description of how the contact center will interact with customer segments and the people, technology, process, and financial requirements to successfully meet those customers' needs? This session will present a template for exploring the people, processes, and technology needed to deliver on the contact center's mission and to support the organization's strategy. Come prepared to explore the entirety of strategy for customers accessing your organization.
Small Contact Center in a Large Enterprise - Leveraging Existing Corporate Tools
Wednesday | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Over the past 25 years at Anheuser-Busch, Jeff has developed a comprehensive monitoring program by using universal tools available through the company. In this session, you will learn how Anheuser-Busch's small contact center can be a model for any sized contact center looking to develop programs on a shoe-string budget. You will leave with best practices for developing a definitions document with (MS Word); supporting best practices with an audio library (wav file editing); creating a customized monitoring form, quantitative and/or qualitative (Excel or Survey Gizmo); reporting results and identify gaps through manual and/or automated reporting (Survey Gizmo/Excel/PowerPoint) and calibrating and coaching to drive consistency and positive-sustainable results.
How Does AI Impact Your Contact Center Workforce?
Wednesday | 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
The AI revolution is in full swing, and many businesses are building or implementing strategies to both capitalize on its potential and stay competitive. AI in the Contact Center allows you to automate your processes and leverage customer data to fuel AI's needs-predicting, machine-learning power. But what does this mean for your workforce? How does introducing AI transform your staffing needs, impact your contact center culture, or change how your employees work or feel about their job? In this session you will learn the impacts of AI to the human element of your workforce. What emotions to expect, how to detect employee concerns, and minimize disruption or attrition and how you can invest in the growth and development of your employees to acquire newly needed skills
New Methods to Hiring in a Challenging Economy
Wednesday | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Joan Scazzaro, Kristy Powers
With low unemployment levels, hiring for the contact center has become increasingly challenging whether it's for agents (entry level) or supervisors/managers (experienced level). This challenging environment has led to organizations finding new methods to attract talent such as crowd sourcing, 'hiring squads' and/or new technology. Join this interactive panel discussion as contact center executives share their ideas on attracting talent to your organization.