Workshop: Customer Service in Higher Education: Certification Training


Customer Service in Higher Education:
Certification Training

Designed for institutions that are looking to bring higher education-specific customer service skills training to their campuses. This workshop is a great fit if you are looking for a training that is:

  • offered in both skills-training and “train-the-trainer” formats
  • suitable for both frontline and managerial staff in multiple functional areas
  • highly engaging and hands-on, incorporating role-plays, worksheets, and group discussion
  • practical and impactful
  • doable in either one-day or two-day formats, minimizing scheduling conflicts


Participants in our campus customer service workshops are also eligible for a certification in higher ed customer service, upon completion of a final exam.

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Content Modules
  • Understanding what constitutes service excellence in higher education and defining service traits and competencies
  • Writing scripts and practicing techniques for understanding and responding to customer requests, whether on the phone, in person, or via email
  • Learning how to account for diversity and how to interact with a wide customer base in the service you provide
  • Developing tools and strategies to deal with the “tricky” parts of providing customer service in higher education: handling stress, assisting with difficult customers, and having to say “no.”
Tangible Resources and Tools You Get:
  • A certificate in Higher Education Customer Service, earned by passing a final exam
  • A collection of role playing scenarios to use with your team
  • Self-assessment templates to help you pinpoint your service strengths and opportunities
  • Worksheets to help you write and practice scripts for conversation greetings, closings, and apologies
  • A comprehensive resource list of recommended further customer service readings and trainings