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Contact Center Strategy and Leadership

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Course Description

This executive-level planning workshop will provide the tools and direction necessary to develop, implement and manage a contact center strategy and leadership process.

Apply the lessons of the world’s best customer contact centers to transform your service and sales delivery systems to conquer new competitive challenges. You'll get the information, tools and direction necessary to develop, implement and manage a contact center strategy and leadership process—and then you and your colleagues will work through realistic exercises to discuss key contact center challenges. You'll leave with tools, techniques and strategies you can implement immediately and references to consider for many years to come.

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Course Outline

Module 1: Strategic Planning Assessment, Goals, and Strategic Planning Process

  • Assess the current state of your contact center strategic planning
  • Set personalized workshop goals
  • Introduce the 7-step strategic planning process

Module 2: Strategic Planning in Today’s Environment

  • Establishing a shared vision through company vision, mission, and goals
  • Three levels of contact center value, including research findings
  • Establishing a decision lens for strategic decisions
  • Tools for shaping the supporting strategy and identifying the place of the contact center strategy in the overarching organizational strategic plan
  • The ingredients of a customer access strategy

Module 3: Turning Strategy Into Reality

  • The strategy-tactics continuum
  • The leader’s role in strategic planning
  • Building skills, knowledge, and leaders
  • Choosing the right metrics
  • Implementing operational plans and processes
  • Turning data into business intelligence
  • Using a decision lens for metrics and KPIs
  • Categories of contact center metrics with primary and secondary measures for each category
  • Using dashboards
  • Strategic and tactical financial drivers
  • Capacity planning
  • Third party and contractor considerations
  • Business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning

Module 4: Innovation in a New Era

  • The leader’s role in innovating and aligning
  • The importance of risk
  • Flawed thinking about failure
  • Thinking about trends

Who Should Attend
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Executives

What You Will Learn
  • Identify the contact center’s strategic direction
  • Align the organization’s and the contact center’s strategy, goals, and objectives
  • Quantify and communicate the contact center’s value
  • Integrate multiple customer contact channels into one strategic plan
  • Use a strategic planning process model with tools to develop the contact center’s strategy
  • Build a strong case for needed investments
  • Identify the leader’s role in each step of strategic planning

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Course Duration: 2 Days

This is a 2 day instructor-led course delivered by ICMI Certified Associates. If you have questions about which course is right for you, an ICMI Account Manager is available to help. Complete the Request Information form to speak with your Account Manager.


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