Planning for COVID-19

Webinar Series

Planning for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us, the changes and impacts will continue for some time. It’s during times like this when you need you remember that you are part of a community of best practice, so don’t be alone. The Forum is your friendly, safe environment for sharing ideas, top tips and pitfalls to avoid. In this time of uncertainty its important that we collaborate and work together, bringing together ideas and use this time as an opportunity to learn and continue to raise standards. 

 We have designed three short series of learning academy modules, along with a top-tips & pitfalls to avoid for homeworking webinar and then a virtual networking group to help you. Phil Anderson has written an article about some of the considerations you might need to make. 

Series 3 is now available to book

Free Webinar: Planning For Covid Series 3 Understanding our customer

26th October 2021, 12pm

Understanding our customer. Historical seasonality and demand profiles have changed making forecasting harder than ever. How can we identify short-term changes to long-term trends? 
 - Understand the current top challenges from across the industry.
 - Hear how different organisations are approaching these with new and innovating ideas.

Free webinar: A journey worth taking sponsored by Business Systems

Hosted on 25th November 2020

It can be too easy to repair the mistakes that we see and not explore the reason behind these. This webinar will take a look at how clear business strategies along with right customer journeys support meaningful work and a respectful culture for employees.
 - Discover the benefits of understanding the customer journey
 - Set clear metrics to drive the right outcomes and behaviours
 - Become more efficient and drive continuous improvement
No one said this would be easy, but it is definitely possible

Free Webinar: The Agents' Voice - hear what they have to say

Hosted on 22nd October 2020

Research findings that will surprise you

QStory will share with you recently conducted research with Contact Centre agents to understand what really drives them, why they move jobs, what makes them happy, what they think makes the customer happy and why they want to stay with their employer.

Join QStory's COO Fiona Coleman and Customer Success Manager, Tony D'Cruze are joined by Marcus Hickman from Davies Hickman and special guest Martin Teasdale.

Review Frameworks

Hosted by Ian Robertson

For effective quality and improvement we need review frameworks but these aren’t always as effective as they could be.  In this module we explore the principles that will allow you to design and use your frameworks to deliver real value.
 - Hear about the purpose of review frameworks and the value they can deliver.
 - See the different types of frameworks we need to deliver sustainable improvement
 - Learn from some of the most frequently asked questions from our members.

The Quality & Improvement Cycle

Hosted by Paul Smedley

Learn the role quality and improvement can play in implementing your strategic objectives.  Understand the importance of your role and how you can help others.    
 - Hear how a framework can help us drive success
 - See “The Quality & Improvement Cycle”: step by step
 - Learn how to transform your impact within your operation

The Four Lens Model – Delivering the company’s strategy

Hosted on 24th July 2020 by Ian Robertson

In this module we look at our Strategy Pyramid Model from the perspective of quality and improvement.    
 - Hear how to reduce conflicts within your organisation
 - See how to give focus where it matters
 - Learn how to deliver balanced and sustainable value and benefits that support your organisational strategies

Data Visualisation

Hosted on 22nd July 2020 By Ian Robertson

Explore effective ways of presenting data in a meaningful, interesting and engaging way. Improve the way you inform and persuade your key stakeholders.  
 - Understand why your existing reports don’t excite or engage your stakeholders
 - Learn the basics of data visualisation and how to communicate information
 - Apply “2 key questions” and start the use the tools and resource you need 

Emotional Engagement & The Power of Stories

Hosted on 17th July 2020 by Ian Robertson

Often facts and data will not get our message across. We need to understand our audience and use emotional engagement techniques to bring our insight to life. In this module we explore some simple emotional engagement techniques to make your communications, presentations and reports more meaningful. We also explore the power of stories in understanding our stakeholders and overcoming their fears and doubts.

The Pyramid Principle for Effective Communication

Hosted on 17th July 2020 by Ian Roberston

Like us our stakeholders have limited time, we rarely read every emails and report we receive end to end, and neither do they. We may have just a few seconds to land our message and get our audience to take action or read on. The pyramid principle is a simple technique to help you structure your communications and reports to quickly answer the “So what?” and land your core message.

Accuracy & Confidence

Hosted on 15th June 2020 by Ian Robertson

Accuracy is important in any insight or forecast we produce but 100% accuracy is often not possible. In this module we will explore some statistical techniques to understand the accuracy and limitations of our insight and forecasts and how to communicate this with your stakeholders. In this module we will cover:
 - Standard Deviation  
 - Margin of error  
 - The language of confidence