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Customer Service Excellence through Process Improvement
The Ventura County Story - Improve customer satisfaction, employee performance and reduce costs

When counties look to create efficiencies, process improvement is a valuable tool. It can help maximize value, reduce wasteful activities, and improve service delivery. Hear case examples of how Ventura County has significantly improved service quality and performance while reducing costs. This hands-on course engages managers in techniques to identify current service delivery processes and find opportunities to improve. Tools are shared for both identifying process problems and engaging the process participants in crafting solutions. Participants apply the tools in simulations and explore how to use them in a process improvement opportunity at home. Objectives include: 1) identify what a process is and define process improvement; 2) understand and apply the plan-do-check-act cycle; 3) know how and when to apply various improvement tools; and 4) create an improvement plan for a selected process.

Instructors:  Elaine Crandall is Ventura County Assistant CEO. Paul Stamper is manager of the Ventura County Service Excellence Program.

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