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Scheduling Principles and Problems

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$375 October 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Scheduling Principles and Problems: Practical Solutions to Scheduling Challenges

Have you managed to arrive at the delicate balance between efficient schedules and staff preferences? Don’t worry – you’re not alone! It’s the age-old problem that workforce planners and call center managers continue to struggle with week in and week out. And just when you’ve got it figured out, throw in skill-based scheduling, extended hours of operation, or the need to cover emails and web chats in addition to calls. This session outlines the most common scheduling problems call centers face and will provide some traditional solutions as well as some creative new ones to help with your scheduling dilemma.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • Describe schedule efficiency versus acceptability conflicts.
  • Identify the ten most common scheduling problems call centers face today.
  • Describe options that have worked for other call centers in solving scheduling problems.
  • Examine schedule horizon tradeoffs.
  • Identify long-term scheduling strategies as well as real-time reaction strategies to meet service goals.
  • Describe the latest workforce management software capabilities for solving scheduling problems.

Facilitated by: Giles Potter, Director, Great Outcomes

Giles is a speaker, author and experienced Consultant, who has been leading service industry change and development for over 13 years, after holding senior roles in the financial services industry.  As a Management Consultant, Giles has worked with executive leaders in many of New Zealand’s government agencies and global corporations.

Web Seminar Cost : $375.00 + GST (first connection)

The cost of your first connection is $375. An unlimited number of students may attend via a single web/audio connection. You can get a discounted price of 25% off for all connections purchased when you buy more than one (discounted to $281.25 each)

Seminar Access

Access to web seminars in the Masters Series is provided via an Internet connection and a separate audio (telephone) connection. Two days prior to each seminar, you will receive email access instructions for the web portion and the telephone number to call.


Attend the five core sessions in the Workforce Management Track and take the Mastery Exam to earn certification. Students achieving 80% or higher score on the exam will receive certification from The Call Centre School. The certification processing fee per student is $35 for web seminar attendees; there is no certification charge for classroom participants.

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