Support Manager

Overview

The four and a half day Support Manager course is uniquely created to provide training on the fundamentals of management relative to the support environment, and to enhance the inherent skills and knowledge of the support manager. This course focuses specifically on the most common management elements that occur in the technical support centre including, managing customer satisfaction, operations and team performance management and facilitating a team while managing a dynamic service product. This course offers support managers the opportunity to develop and refine their technology support leadership skills enabling them to effectively manage the challenges of the most complex support centres.

Who Should Attend

The Support Manager course is for managers who have at least six months management experience and have received some basic management training.

Requirements

The course begins with a review and quiz on a set of pre-class reading materials. These materials are sent to each participant two weeks prior to the class start date. Participants are strongly encouraged to register at least two weeks in advance to allow time to complete these pre-class assignments.

Each participant is required to bring the pre-class reading materials as well as a notebook computer with a USB port and with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint installed. These will be used as tools during the course. All other materials and tools will be provided.

Homework is assigned for most evenings of the course. Please plan for study time outside of class.

Some of the training objectives…

  • Manage dynamics of change within the support centre
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Effective staff utilisation
  • Increase support centre morale and retention

More information

To request a course brochure, please complete our Contact Us form.

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287 Comments

  1. Philip Dolan says:

    Steve is massively knowledgeable and a fantastic presenter. I’d love to have had the opportunity to work with him over an extended period, his knowledge of the industry is staggering. The content is hugely
    interesting – I wasn’t expecting for so much of the content to be unknown to me but so relevent to how I should be running my team. There is alot of content to consume in one week – I’ll need to keep revising over the coming
    weeks!

  2. Christian Rincon says:

    Great course and very informative. Very happy overall. Constructive feedback: Some modules and content can be better prepared or completely removed.. Some questions from Module review are ambiguous. At times we had to rush into some content to get through the day even when starting early.

  3. Jamie Blair says:

    Steve was very engaging and his way of presenting really helped me make the connection to the content. His use of analogies at the right times really drilled home points to me and allowed me to make much stronger reinforcements to the material. I found even in the exam I was regurgitating his words but this was due to how effective he put these across to me and I felt that making that personal connection allowed me to digest this information much more easily. The course is intense and there is a lot to get through but I felt the pacing was good and well spread out. It has made me realise that I should be doing these kinds of courses more frequently to not only reset my focus but keep learning new ways to be more effective in my role.

  4. David McBryde says:

    Steve is infectious and really delivers the content with vigour. He has inspired me to improve and be a better leader.

  5. Martin Waller says:

    I thought the advanced reading was very useful and set a good tone for the course. It was not obvious to me before I registered that this course had an exam and a certification – and now it is not clear to me what the value of the certification is. In some ways I can see that knowing there is an exam helps to ensure that everyone is focussed during the course, but I also found it meant I was perhaps thinking more about the upcoming exam than about how the learning would apply to my organisation. To be honest I would have found a fifth day of learning more useful than the exam….

  6. Shiva Surathu says:

    Steve is fantastic. He is very experienced and he knows what he is talking. I loved these classes. Will recommend to my colleagues. I suggest if we could add a section how some regulations impacting the support industry such as GDPR. We are having trouble with some customers in EU not allowing data to be shared outside the EU and its impacting follow the sun model. I am sure other customers may be having same challenges. We are working on a process to handle this but if Steve suggests some best practices based on his experience with other customers, it would be really great. Thank you Steve. Also thanks Michele for reminding me of this course and make sure I registered. She is really great in her job.

  7. Stefan Bruijns says:

    I really enjoyed the training, it was a long week with long days of getting new knowledge and study in the evening,but I enjoyed it every minute. Learned a lot of new interesting stuff, together with repeating the stuff that I was already aware of. Steve, thank you for the great week! You are a great instructor and have a lot of experience to learn others. I really hope that my phone doesn’t ring the coming 2 weeks! 🙂 Thanks!! Stefan

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