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

Virtual Networking Group For Knowledge Management

3rd September, 13:00-14:30

This small discussion group is the chance to share experiences in gaining value from Knowledge Management and automated assistants, to support a better customer and colleague experience. This group is for practitioners working in customer operations, whether contact centres, back office, branch or field operations. There is no charge for members or other guests, but is not open to consultants or suppliers at this stage. Get in touch if you would like to be part of any future activities.

Best Practice in Quality & Improvement

9th September, Virtual learning with a face-to-face day at a later date

This course is for professionals, who want to make a tangible difference over the coming year, with robust frameworks for quality and improvement, based on proven methods.  Through the programme, you will:

- Learn how to put customer experience and quality at the heart of your operating model & culture.
- Understand how a fit-for-purpose monitoring & prioritisation framework can drive improvement and be able to apply this in your work.
- Learn how to drive powerful improvement, using data and feedback, for service recovery, process improvement and behavioural change.
- See what best practice looks like, with insight from practical examples, emerging trends and top tips, seeing how to avoid key pitfalls.

Virtual Networking Group For Quality Management

15th September, 09:15-11:15

This is the chance to network and learn from fellow professionals in our second virtual group. The morning includes small group discussions around the issues raised by members. 

1-Day Feedback & Coaching for analysts

Date TBC

Learn techniques and explores coaching in the context of feedback and performance improvement as colleague, mentor or manager. After this course, you will;

  • Understand the role of feedback and be able to articulate best practice
  • Have developed and practised coaching skills
  • Know how to use coaching style questions to deliver feedback

1-Day Influencing Skills for Analysts & Managers

Date TBC

Learn how decisions are made, utilise behavioural preferences and identify the preferences of those we want to influence. After this course you will;

  • Understand the concept of influencing vs manipulation
  • Be able to apply social styles and six key principles to aid influencing
  • Appreciate how humans make decisions
  • Take away methods to try in the workplace

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

Previous Conferences

Catch up on the presentations from our previous conferences.

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

Customer Strategy & Planning 2020
28th Sept - 9th Oct, Virtually
Learn first-hand from practitioners and business leaders who are delivering successful change.

National Conferences 2019
Catch up on the highlights
Annual conferences dedicated to the needs of their communities.

Get in touch
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67 Europa Business Park,
Birdhall Lane,
Stockport, SK3 0XA

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