Support Center Manager Pre-conference Workshop | HDI Information Technology Conference 2019

A support center's strategy drives everything it does: service delivery, infrastructure implementation, operational processes, workforce management, and support center marketing. Learn how to satisfy operational demands and build a support center that aligns with the organization, adds value to the business, and delivers on its commitments.

What You Will Learn

  • The characteristics of an effective support center manager
  • How to create service level agreements (SLAs), operational level agreements (OLAs), and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to support the service catalog
  • Steps to performing cost-benefit analysis, determining total cost of ownership, and calculating return on investment
  • The relationships between IT service management processes
  • The difference between and the importance of strategic, tactical, and operational planning
  • The benefits and challenges of self-service technologies
  • Processes for building and managing effective security policies
  • Staffing models
  • The value of outsourcing
  • Tactics for screening, hiring, training, and managing high-performance teams
  • The metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) essential to performance reporting

Who Should Attend

Experienced technical support professionals who manage the day-to-day functions of a support operation, as well as those seeking to master critical performance and customer service strategies.

Course Outline

Unit 1: The Support Center

  • The Evolution of Support
  • Support Center Maturity
  • Successful Support Centers

Unit 2: Strategy

  • Strategic Perspective
  • Business Alignment
  • SWOT

Unit 3: IT Financial Management

  • IT Financial Management
  • Cost, Value, and ROI

Unit 4: Technology and Service Support

  • Service Center Infrastructure
  • Telephony Infrastructure
  • Support Delivery Methods
  • Service Management Systems
  • Selecting Service Desk Technology

Unit 5: Service Level Management

  • Service Level Management

Unit 6: Metrics and Quality Assurance

  • Support Metrics
  • Data Sources
  • Baselining and Benchmarking
  • Performance Reporting
  • Quality Assurance Programs
  • Measuring Customer Satisfaction
  • Measuring Employee Satisfaction

Unit 7: Support Center Processes

  • Best Practices for Support
  • IT Service Management
  • The Service Desk
  • Service Operations
  • Service Design
  • Service Transition
  • Knowledge Management

Unit 8: Leadership

  • SCM Responsibilities
  • Your Role as Leader
  • Manage Operations Effectively
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication
  • Influence & Motivate
  • Integrity & Service Ethics
  • Growth

Unit 9: Workforce Management

  • Workforce Management
  • Staffing Models
  • Scheduling
  • Sourcing
  • Recruitment

Unit 10: Training and Retention

  • Fostering Relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Coaching
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Training
  • Rewards, Motivation, Retention
  • Performance Management
  • Career Development Planning

Unit 11: Marketing

  • What is Marketing?
  • Creating Internal Marketing Culture
  • Marketing Opportunities

Three-Day Course Includes

Instruction, online certification exam, breakfast, lunch, and breaks

Presented by Randy Celaya

Randy Celaya is a keynote event speaker and Instructor with 17 years of support center industry experience. Randy has been recognized as a strong motivator, results focused coach and effective communicator working with groups or individuals to achieve success. Randy has worked extensively with Help Desks and Call Centers around the world to develop and train Professional to Director level positions in Customer Support, Critical Thinking, Team Building, and Problem Solving skills. Randy was critical in the conception of one of the Help Desk industries most recognized certifications in the support services industry. Randy has served as the Keynote speaker at Help Desk and Call Center events around the world.