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October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whether it’s registering new students, supporting technology, or checking out workout equipment, customer service is one of the most common, important and challenging roles on campus. It takes perseverance and commitment to meet with staff, faculty and students all day, every day to keep the wheels turning. The role can be very rewarding, but the daily interactions can also have a shadow side – dwindling positivity, stress and anxiety.
So what can customer service professionals do to make sure their roles are enjoyable and rewarding in the long term? While there’s no cure-all for stressful work, there are ways to keep spirits high and find meaning in each customer interaction: mindfulness, engagement and emotional resiliency.
This session is for anyone working in customer service that is looking to bring more serenity and satisfaction to their work. We’ll look at:
- How customer service interactions affect your mental health
- Strategies for dealing with difficult interactions
- How to approach situations where “everything is on fire”
- Staying emotionally grounded in your work, and tips for self-care
Facilitator: Jon Spenceley, Analyst III with Computing and Communications Services
Register on the HR Learning & Development Event Page by October 11: https://www.uoguelph.ca/learningmatters/eventreg/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1829