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Differentiate Your Company - AICC Offers New Customer Service Seminar

Tuesday, September 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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September 10, 2019 – AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is offering Customer Service Skills, a new seminar, to be held Wednesday, October 23- Thursday, October 24, 2019, at The Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, IL. Member registrations received on or before Friday, September 27 will receive the early bird rate of $895, a savings of $400. Non-member registration for this seminar is $2,000.

This two-day training course covers customer service communication skills and key organizational skills for those who are on the front line and have direct contact with customers. Teams that interact directly with customers must have a skillset and mindset to meet and exceed the customers' needs. If a company can effectively manage these relationships, it can secure delighted and devoted customers.

Suzy Cummins, Next Gear Consulting, will facilitate the seminar. She is a versatile team leader and problem solver with 30 years of operations experience in the paper packaging industry. Cummins has a diverse background in customer service, quality and process improvement, lean manufacturing, HR, Safety, and policy development. She builds cross-functional teams, demonstrates exceptional communication, and models critical decision-making skills. As a systems thinker, Suzy can lead and teach with an awareness of a strategic macro view, and the judgment to dig into the details as needed.

The first day, attendees will hone their communication skill, including how to deliver bad news, handling customer complaints, and improve listening skills. The second day will help customer service professionals learn to leverage communication and process improvement skills to build stronger and more productive relationships with all departments within the company. The second day will also help attendees get organized. Topics will include organizing the workspace and computer files, project scheduling, and time management skills as well as how to prioritize activities.

Attendees are encouraged to make hotel reservations at The Westin Chicago Northwest.

More information about this seminar can be found at Questions about seminars, webinars, and the value a well-trained workforce brings to a company can be directed to Taryn Pyle, Director of Education & Leadership Development,, or Chelsea May, Education and Training Manager, or 703.836.2422.