How to Monitor and Coach Contact Centre Agents
$697 AUD per person
Frontline Team Members/employees represent the organisation to its customers and the manner in which they handle customer contacts can make or break satisfaction, loyalty and efficiencies.
And it’s the role of the contact centre Supervisor/Team Leader and Quality Assurance (if you are lucky!) to work hard to coach their employees to higher levels of performance.
At the same time, Team Leaders face challenges related to making enough time to coach, dealing with difficult coaching situations, ensuring calibration and articulately communicating the organisation’s standards.
This How to Monitor and Coach Call Centre Agents training course addresses the business reasons for coaching and provides practical guidelines for how (and why) you need to make time for coaching, different approaches to coaching and the ‘how-to’ of coaching successfully using our proprietary 7-Step Coaching Process that has been used to train thousands of Team Leaders around the world.
Participants are provided with insights and ideas to measure individual and Team Performance across both Quality and Productivity dimensions and they’ll leave this course with newfound confidence in how to manage both the ‘easy’ and more ‘challenging’ Coaching situations.
How to monitor and coach contact centre agents course fast facts:
Who should do this course?
Learning how to coach contact centre agents is one of the most critical elements of a Team Leaders job in a contact centre yet it’s a skill that is often not fully understood and seldom learnt.
The How to Monitor and Coach a Contact Centre Agent course will provide Team Leaders (or soon to be Team Leaders!) with a structured process to monitor the performance of a contact centre/customer service agents and coach for improvement and is ideally suited to:
- Contact centre agents being prepared to step into a leadership role
- Existing Team Leaders who haven’t been taught a structured process on how to provide feedback and coach for improvement
- Existing Team Leaders or managers who lack confidence in coaching agents
- Contact Centre Managers
- Quality Assurance Team members
Two half-day (4-hour) sessions with seven core modules:
Monitoring, Understanding Performance Standards & Calibration
Monitoring provides the data we need. So understanding monitoring practices and how Performance standards are designed & calibrated gives Coaches a uniform & consistent way to look at what’s going on.
Module 1. Organisational Design
- How Organisational design and call centre size impacts quality.
- General management vs. Specialist Roles.
- Comparing & contrasting the roles of Quality Assurance & Team Leaders and how they can best work together without any inefficiency.
- And if you’re a Team Leader that has to do both (it’s common!) then we’ll give you some great tips on how to manage it.
Module 2. Monitoring
- The 4 Strategic Objectives for Monitoring (It’s about more than Agent Development).
- The 4 Classic Forms of Monitoring along with the pros and cons of each and how to use them.
Module 3. Understanding Performance Standards
- Where do Performance Standards come from?
- The role of Compliance vs. Caliber and what this means to scoring and coaching.
- Why Customer Satisfaction & Monitoring scores don’t always agree.
- The 4 critical pieces of documentation for Performance Standards (and why you need them for effective coaching).
Module 4. Calibration
- Defining the who/what/when and how of Calibration.
- The 4 levels of Calibration and how each one works.
- Why Customer Satisfaction & Monitoring scores don’t always agree.
Teaching, Coaching & Managing Frontline Employee Performance
Coaching is where behavioural change happens. So we begin with Teaching – because the best Teachers make the best Coaches. Then we learn how to Coach – including the difficult sessions – to inspire behavioural change.
And we close with our popular Productivity, Quality & Attitude Model for Agents.
Module 5. How to Teach
- Why being a good Teacher helps you become a great Coach.
- How to Teach a Performance Standard.
- How teaching fits into coaching.
Module 6. How to Coach
- The definition of Coaching.
- Coaching best practices.
- Using Level 2 coaching to change behaviour.
- The 7 Step Process for Level 2 coaching.
- Dealing with difficult Coaching situations.
- Using performance management techniques.
Module 7. Wrapping it up with overall agent performance
- How to evaluate Agents across both Productivity & Quality dimensions (both are important!).
Looking for other options?
Looking for other options?
Whilst Monitoring and Coaching is a critical skill in any contact centre, knowing how to manage and lead employees can take your team (and your leadership skills) to another level.
We also have a How to Manage and Lead Employees course that will provide participants with the skills to create amazing workplaces arming them with the critical components that make a great leader; Leadership and Management, Empowering Team Leaders to succeed, Performance management & conversations & Employee Engagement and Culture.
About Your Trainer, Daniel Ord
The trainer for the How to Coach Contact Centre Agents training course is Daniel Ord from OmniTouch International – recognised as one of the leading customer experience and contact centre trainers in the world.
Daniel has trained over 50,000 participants across over 40 countries and is regularly featured in leading customer management publications and he has been a regular visitor to Australia for over 20 years.
Credentials-wise, Dan is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), one of only a handful of recognised CXPA trainers in the world, an International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) Certified Associate, a Call Centre Industry Advisory Council Training Partner (CIAC), Net Promoter Certified and Daniel was the first to bring professional management level Contact Centre certification to Asia back in the early 00s (he was based in Singapore for 20 years).
Daniel is consistently regarded as the best trainer in the industry with his incredible subject matter expertise, excellent storytelling with real-world examples, a great sense of humour and a clear passion for the industry and helping people excel.
So it’s not surprising to note that despite all the numerous industry accolades and recognition, it’s the Customer Testimonials Daniel is most proud of and you can read a selection of his recent testimonials below.
Recent Course Testimonials
The How to Coach Contact Centre Agents course is a popular course as it’s an area that most leaders lack confidence in how to deliver feedback and coach for improvement. Learning a structured framework is a skill that provides benefits for life and we’ve received some great feedback from those who have completed the course:
More Customer Testimonials
“The coaching tips & role-plays definitely help me to prepare & carry out coaching sessions with my staff.”
“This training rekindled my passion to coach!”
“Thank you Daniel for keeping the training so alive & interesting. I appreciated the experience and will apply in my daily job!”
“The learnings & content of this course can be really easily absorbed and applied right away. Really appreciate the clarity!”
About CX Skills
CX Skills is a specialist training business that only delivers contact centre, customer experience, customer service and leadership related courses facilitated exclusively by industry professionals. We’re one of the founding members of the Australian Customer Experience Professionals Association (ACXPA) and we are committed to helping Australia to be recognised as global leaders in Customer Experience.
We’ve trained thousands of staff across a diverse range of businesses and we’re proud of the amazing customer testimonials we’ve received directly and on Google reviews (the most recent listed below) so you can rest assured your training is in good hands.
How and when its delivered
The How to Coach Contact Centre Agents course is delivered via Zoom Teleconferencing and users will be sent any required materials prior to the course commencing. We offer this course both publicly and privately with the differences outlined below:
The How to Coach Contact Centre Agents course is delivered as two 4-hour modules in consecutive days.
Being public, it’s a great way to hear and learn from others in the course (and build your network!) as well as being a cost-effective model for small numbers of attendees.
The times and dates are fixed to enable you to plan ahead and typically we run this course once a month. If you would like to have more flexibility on the dates, times and content or need to training larger groups refer to our private options.
Whilst the public courses can be a great way to interact with others and are perfect for small numbers, sometimes you need more flexibility with the dates and times or you’d like the benefits of training larger groups of Team Leaders/Managers within your business (can be great to get all your coaches on the same page at the same time!).
Our private courses can deliver the same course with dates and times to suit you and we can also include more specific role-plays based on your business rather than generic ones we use in our public courses.
Pricing and Payment Options
The How to Coach Contact Centre Agents training course is just $697 per person ex GST for the entire 8 hours of facilitated learning (2 x 4-hour sessions) as well as a workbook containing key support information.
Tickets can be purchased using a credit card or you can request an invoice – just select your preferred method on checkout.
- Save 15% when purchasing 3 or more tickets in the same transaction (note: the discount will be applied on the final checkout page).
- Volume discounts apply for training a whole team (great for putting all your Team Leaders through the learnings at the same time). Contact us for pricing and availability.
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Learn the skills to effectively Monitor and Coach Call Centre Agents in this February 2022 training course delivered online by global expert Daniel Ord.