Upcoming Conferences

The Forum hold key conferences through out the year including our flagship two day Customer Strategy and Planning conference and one day community conferences that offer a great opportunity to learn, share and network.

Look here for our Leadership Forum events

Free Webinar: Planning for COVID-19 Series 2: Forecasting with no data: Building Predictions that are trusted

21st Jan 2021, 11:00

Following on from the previous webinar, we will start to look at methods for building supply & demand forecasts when data is limited or not available.

Sponsored by Eleveo

Free webinar: Simplified Workforce Management Sponsored by Eleveo

21st January 2021, 12:00

Join Phil Anderson Director at The Forum & Dan Solomon & Liam Anderson of Eleveo, for a discussion on how we rethink the complexity of forecasting and scheduling to create a simplified and trusted plan which is understood by the business. Whether this is your first step into planning, or you are an experienced planning professional this webinar will be of interest. 

 - Understand key principles to forecasting and how to use these effectively
 - Simplified scheduling, providing choice and control for you advisors
 - How all levels in your organisation will benefit from a simpler approach to WFM
 - How to provide meaningful on-the-day insight
 

Free Webinar: 2021 Theme & Best Practice Programme Launch

27th Jan 2021, 11:00

Learn how The Forum can inspire and support you during 2021, making the most of your membership and the community of best practice. 

Unlock opportunities from disruption

Free Webinar: Planning for COVID-19 Series 2: The new flexibility challenge: temporary versus permanent solutions

11th Feb 2021, 11:00

11-months of temporary response are starting to feel like enduring solutions, this webinar will explore how flexibility is changing. Understand the new and changing demands of our colleagues and how to provide effective support.

Free Webinar: Planning for COVID-19 Series 2: 365 Days Later

11th Mar 2021, 11:00

March will bring the 1st birthday of COVID-19 as a Pandemic and the month which first saw the United Kingdom introduce a National lockdown. This webinar will explore the patterns, the trends and the lessons learned by the Customer Contact industry.

Free Webinar: Planning for COVID-19 Series 2: What do we know and what will be different?

Hosted on 14th January 2021 by David Preece

With the latest lockdown now in place we need to understand what we can learn from our experience of 2020 whilst recognising the differences and new challenges we could face. This interactive webinar will cover:   
 - Lessons learned, tagging data and creating a framework for reference
 - Understanding what we know and the impact of this
 - Recognising what we don’t know and how this will be different


Previous Conferences

Catch up on the presentations from our previous conferences.

National Conference 2020

30th November to 10th December, Virtually

Our National Conference offers a community focus of thought leaderships, workshop based discussion and networking. Dedicated workshops for Planning, Insight and Quality are designed to help you identify areas of improvement with practical takeaways.

This years conference is virtual, with a series of keynote and workshops, followed by open networking discussions. Attend as many workshops as you can and we encourage you to bring along a key stakeholder to support their learning and understanding. All, sessions will be recorded, so if you can’t attend the live event you can watch the recording on-demand.

As always with our events, these will be highly interactive with thought leadership stimulating new ideas and lively discussion.

Customer Strategy & Planning 2020

From 28th September to 9th October, Virtually

This highly-rated event is far more than just a conference. Designed specifically for Planning, Insight and Quality & Customer Experience Professionals. Learn first-hand from practitioners and business leaders who are delivering successful change. Bring new ideas and techniques back into your organisation.

- Established and high-profile speakers, many of whom have never spoken for us before.
- Great ways to benchmark, develop new ideas and network with fellow professionals.
- Inspiring case studies from key brands, in different sectors and type of organisation.
- Focussed discussions and presentations

Free Webinar - 2020 Vision: Crystallising your knowledge Launch

Hosted on 27th April 2020 by Phil Anderson and Paul Smedley

2020 is The Forum’s 20th year and this year we want to look back on our first 20-years and think ahead for the next 20-years. Our vision, back in 2000, was and remains to raise standards in customer operations helping to set standards across Planning, Insight and Quality. Now, having established communities of best practice we can continue to raise standards and prepare for the future.

This year’s theme refers to the clarity and sharpness of vision required to purposely move forward towards your targets, goals and dreams. Whilst recognising the benefit of our fluid thinking over the past 20-years to crystallise our knowledge of best practice and standards.

 - “Purpose, Learning and Self-Awareness” Keynote from The Forum’s Phil Anderson
 - 2020 Best Practice Guide launch and chapter review
 - 2020 Best Practice Programme – how to get involved

National Conference November 6th 2019

Catch up with the Planning, Insight and Quality Conferences

Our National Planning, Insight and Quality conferences were co-located, a high value, action-oriented day of networking and knowledge sharing that is relevant to your job role, whether an analyst or a leader. Catch up on the Keynote videos and session presentation slides by clicking read more.

This highly-rated event is far more than just a conference.

- New ideas and techniques to take back into your organisation
- Great ways to benchmark, develop new ideas and network with fellow professionals
- An exceptional blend of stimulating speakers and practical workshops
- Learn first-hand from practitioners and business leaders across many different sectors

As a member, you are not on your own but part of a community with others facing many similar challenges. We are here to help you to make a tangible impact in your organisation and show how developing the capability of each specialist professional function is fundamental to your business.

Book for one of our events to experience our exceptional community or get in touch to talk about how we can help you and your teams to be fully effective in adding value to your business. Email advice@theforum.social, call 0333 123 5960 or contact any of The Forum team


About us

As an independent association established since 2000, we offer a trusted space for professionals in contact centre, field service, back office or retail operation. Benchmark against the best in class and learn from innovators and pioneers.

Learning Academy

On-demand modules

We have a wide range of virtual modules that you can view at your own pace.

Covid-19 Series

You have a community of support at The Forum. See the series of free webinars to help you through this unusual situation.

Conferences

National Conferences 2020
30th Nov to 10th Dec
Annual conferences dedicated to the needs of their communities.

Customer Strategy & Planning 2020
Catch up on the highlights
Learn first-hand from practitioners and business leaders who are delivering successful change.

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