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

Managing Assumptions

Understand the need for everyone to realise the importance of managing your assumptions and how targets can drive behaviour

 - Consider the importance of assumptions in your models
 - Ensure understanding of the impact of variances through the day and between people
 - Build your stakeholder engagement

Accuracy & Confidence

Date TBC

This course is part of the “strategic analyst” series of webinar, designed to help everyone in analytical roles become a more active contributor to their organisation’s strategic narrative. In this webinar we will explore:

- What is strategy
- Benefits of working at the strategic level
- Making sense of your organisational strategy
- Forecasting with you strategy in mind
- Influencing strategy through forecasting

1-Day Telling A Story With Numbers Workshop

Date TBC

This one-day training workshop is the opportunity for you to discuss the benefits and implications of different approaches and learn about the critical factors to consider. Use this course to help you determine what approach to develop in your own operation.

  • Be able to display complex data in a simple way
  • Have techniques for emotional engagement
  • Have a clear engagement strategy

Introduction to MI & Insight

Date TBC

This module provides an introductory understanding of:

- the fundamental inputs and outputs of the MI and Insight processes.

- the role of MI and Insight within the planning cycle 

- the characteristics of best in class MI and Insight teams as evidenced throgh The Forum's standards-benchmarking programme

Measures of Success for MI and Insight

Date TBC

Understand how to create the right measures to track and develop your MI and Insight efforts. Learn how to create the right process, aligned to your strategy and how to take a holistic view when setting measures of success. Learning outcomes include:

- What does good look like? Explore the key characteristics of an ideal real time function and key considerations to develop understanding and learning.

- Define your purpose. Understand how real-time planning can support your business strategy and impact it can have on customers and colleagues.

- Creating the right measures. Understand different perspectives and develop a holistic framework of success measures.

Predictive Analysis, Insight & Forecasting

13th Jul 2021, 11:30 - 13:00

12th Oct 2021, 11:30 - 13:00

7th Dec 2021, 11:30 - 13:00

Reporting & MI Automation

22nd Jul 2021, 9:30 - 11:00

14th Oct 2021, 9:30 - 11:00

9th Dec 2021, 9:30 - 11:00

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

Networking Group for Predictive Analytics, Insight & Forecasting

13th July 2021, 11:30 - 13:00

12 October 2021, 11:30 - 13:00

Virtual Networking Group for Reporting & MI Automation

15th July 2021, 9:30 - 11:00

14th October 2021, 9:30 - 11:00


Previous Conferences

Catch up on the presentations from our previous conferences.

Customer Strategy & Planning 2021

Hosted on 26th - 30th April 2021

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: 2021 Theme & Best Practice Programme Launch

Hosted on 27th Jan 2021 by Phil Anderson

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

 - Learn about our theme for 2021 and the context and possibilities for the year ahead
 - Hear the shortlisted finalists for the 2021 Awards as they are announced
 - Find out about our Best Practice programme for 2021 and how to get involved for members and the wider community.

National Conference 2020

Hosted on 30th November to 10th December 2020

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

Hosted on 28th September to 9th October 2020

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 Webinar Series 2

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

Conferences

Customer Strategy & Planning 2021
Catch up on the highlights
Learn first-hand from practitioners and business leaders who are delivering successful change.

National Conferences 2020
Catch up on the highlights
Annual conferences dedicated to the needs of their communities.

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