Advanced Customer Service

To stay in business you need customers, so make dealing effectively with customers your business. This program hones your professional presence through processes, techniques, and skills that deliver quality through customer service.

Short Course

Advanced Customer Service


To stay in business you need customers, so make dealing effectively with customers your business. This program hones your professional presence through processes, techniques, and skills that deliver quality through customer service.

Current Offerings

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Who Should Attend

Customer service is everyone’s job. This course is ideal for every member of an organization, but critical for those responsible for communicating with customers.

Program Benefits

  • Improve your ability to:
    • Recognize behavior styles in understanding customer needs and wants
    • Serve diverse populations
    • Put a derailed relationship back on track
    • Deepen existing relationships
    • Build a high employee-involvement environment
    • Create competitive advantage and brand equity

Program Content

This short course is carefully crafted with your success in mind. Action learning and coaching ensures you can immediately apply lessons learned.

  • Behavior Styles
    • Recognize the four behavior styles to understand customer needs, wants, and ways to defuse conflicts
    • Use your personalized DiSC® portfolio to learn keys to opening the door to deeper customer relationships
  • Repairing Relationships
    • Learn a step-by-step process for getting derailed relationships back on track
    • Adopt a problem-solving approach to get to a positive resolution
  • Diverse Populations
    • In small group work, share customer service challenges from diverse populations
  • Online Micro Lessons
    • This course includes an online Micro Lesson Resource Tool to extend the learning beyond the classroom

A Certificate of Completion from Penn State and .8 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this workshop.

Value For You and Your Organization

Organizations that do whatever it takes to enhance customer satisfaction are more likely to succeed, and customer satisfaction results largely from outstanding service.

The Executive Programs Short Course Experience

All of our transformational learning experiences provide the right environment for you to quickly develop and apply new capabilities.


You'll have access to a personal learning portal where you will obtain pre-program assignments, travel support (if applicable), and a list of fellow participants. Pre-work prepares you to immediately engage in content and learning allowing for a more effective application of knowledge.

Practical Content

Our learning experiences pair practical action learning and coaching with new knowledge, tools, and perspectives. We'll explore current, real-world examples of how organizations around the globe address critical challenges and how it may relate to yours.

Led by Experts

Plug into our network of thought leaders. Our award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners understand today's leaders and the critical challenges they face. They will work with you to offer guidance before, during, and after each program.

Peer Networking

You'll learn as much from your peer cohort as you do from the instructors! The value of different perspectives coming from different organizations and their challenges are immeasurable.


Faculty are selected with extensive backgrounds that include working in their area of field expertise and consulting. Each brings to the classroom real world experience, best practices, and adult learning techniques.

Customize This Program

All programs can be tailored to your organization and team, and be delivered to groups of 10 or more. Contact us about custom program possibilities. Customize Request Info 800-311-6364
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Additional Details

Our Learning Solutions Associate will be happy to hold a seat for you in this program. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you submit the registration form online. To reserve your spot, click the ‘Save my Seat’ button next the program’s offering, listed above.

Discount Rates

  • 20%: In-Person delivery, or Live Remote delivery with 20+ participants on same invoice (Contact us to register your group)
  • 10%: Live Remote delivery


Tuition discounts are available for:

  • DoD or government employees
  • Penn State alumni
  • Individuals who commit to earning a Professional Certificate
  • Teams of three or more attending from the same organization
  • CSCR Corporate Sponsors and other affiliated groups (with valid discount code)

After registration, you will receive access to your personal learning portal. There you can find the following information:

  • Pre-program assignments, which prepare you for the program before the start date
  • A list of program faculty and fellow registered participants
  • Travel coordination and support, if applicable


If an accepted Penn State Executive Programs applicant finds it necessary to transfer to another session of the same program, one transfer will be allowed with no charge if arranged more than six (6) weeks prior. Additional transfers, transfers to a different program, or transfers arranged less than six (6) weeks prior incur a charge of 10% of the current program fee.

The sponsoring company may identify a replacement candidate, but the replacement candidate must be accepted for the program through an admissions review.


The following refunds will apply for withdraws if Penn State Executive Programs is notified in writing within the time period stated:

  • Full refund with notification received more than six (6) weeks prior to start of the program
  • 50% refund with notification received between two (2) and six (6) weeks before the start of the program.
  • No refund with notification received two (2) weeks or less prior to the start of program.

Note: The registered participant or their agent must confirm all notification of withdrawals, transfers and substitutions in writing. If written notification is not received, the full program fee will be assessed.


The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges by airlines or travel agencies. In the case of postponement, as an alternative to a refund, program fees may be transferred to another session of that program.

If you have any questions or concerns about our cancellation policy, please contact us to discuss further.