Ohio University

Professional Pathways Customer Service Skills Certificate Available

Professional Development Pathways (PDP) provides tools, guidance and learning opportunities for employees and supervisors to assist in talent development and career growth. The following is a new professional development certificate available within the PDP program:

Customer Service Skills

This program is designed to improve knowledge and skills associated with building, maintaining, and improving customer service connections and relationships. More than 35 professional development courses are included, focusing on topics such as technology, professional behavior and service-oriented characteristics.

Objectives: Employees completing this certificate will have specialized skills and knowledge to:

  • Apply general customer service concepts to specific work-related challenges 
  • Listen effectively to recognize customer needs 
  • Respond appropriately to customer needs, frustrations and complaints 
  • Demonstrate professionalism, courtesy and responsiveness when interacting with customers 
  • Use customer service skills and techniques to create a customer-focused experience

All courses are currently available, including:

NEW Polishing Your Skills for Excellent Customer Service 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3L9Nfed3kzuGKYm

NEW Facing Confrontation in Customer Service 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDYPNpDWkGc7YEu

NEW Rapport Building in Customer Service  

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6o3PXsgHoN7nZky

NEW Communicating Effectively with Customers


Understanding Unconscious Bias 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eUMp2Umth7dM5mZ

NEW Using Active Listening in the Workplace 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_43jZNCZHHHHNfEi

OHIO Intercultural Competence

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0vbRUWKiLVP7mbX

NEW Providing Effective Internal Customer Service

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_abGafAoctcbynSS 

NEW Providing Telephone Customer Service 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZjBph4Cc9EmGjk

NEW Creating Effective Social Customer Service

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78VlZKsgdZS4ojI

NEW Dealing with Customer Service Incidents and Complaints 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qXICYfe0SXJ9Xg

NEW Designing Customer Service Strategy 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5vV88lEJoN2Sjsy

NEW Essentials for Anger Management 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6qZBcNDydRWbrE2

Clarity and Conciseness in Business Writing 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5sQeGRfCKeJM37n

NEW Keeping Business Calls Professional

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8C94l2c1rIftHYa

NEW Making an Impact with Non-verbal Communication 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5i6339VNnWEK1Rs

NEW Communicating with Confidence 

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6LmZ9XSbz86iqmW

NEW Controlling Conflict, Stress, and Time in a Customer Service Environment

Registration: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6nTMBtBOmoK3iTA

This professional development opportunity was designed in collaboration with staff and faculty across Ohio University through the Training Advisory Council. If you have taken one or more of these courses as part of another PDP certificate offering in the past, your participation will count toward badging and certificate completion for this certificate.

More information can be found at: https://www.ohio.edu/hr/professional-development/certificates. A list of all courses is available here: https://www.ohio.edu/hr/professional-development/courses

Please note that PDP certificate programs are solely intended for OHIO faculty and staff. If you are seeking customer service training support for student employees, please contact Michael Greene at mgreene@ohio.edu for additional ideas and resources.

To learn about PDP certificates, and get more information about other tools and resources available through the PDP program, go to the OHIO Professional Development Pathways website

For non-technical information about the OHIO PDP program, please contact the Employee Service Center at 740-593-1636 or uhr@ohio.edu. If you have technical issues within Blackboard, please contact the IT Service Desk at 740-593-1222 and identify yourself as a Professional Development Pathways or OHIO PDP program participant. 

This communication appeared in the 1/25/21 Ohio Employee News email.