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Customer Service Excellence

In this online course, we will review and practice the fundamentals of excellent customer service. We will also explore and apply skills and techniques to create impactful and memorable experiences for the purpose of exceeding customer expectations. Students will gain an understanding of customer service models and the unique requirements to support different customer relationships and methods of interaction.
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

During this four-week program, students will learn about and practise customer service skills, focused on meeting and exceeding the expectations of their customers and clients.

Learning Outcomes 

Students will be able to:

Module 1:  Fundamentals of Customer Service

  • Understand the different levels of customer service
  • Be able to define the attributes of good customer service
  • Know how to apply the stages of a service interaction to insure a satisfying customer experience

Module 2: Providing Extraordinary Customer Experiences

  • Understand the difference between providing service and creating exceptional customer experiences
  • Apply interpersonal communications skills to personalize interactions and connect effectively with customers
  • Learn how to create memorable moments for customers in order to exceed customer expectations
  • Understand the role of emotions, self monitoring and self-management in customer service

Module 3:  Resolving Issues and Managing Mistakes

  • Understand emotional intelligence and the self monitoring and self management of emotional responses to stressful situations
  • Apply techniques to address customer complaints effectively, and restore positive customer relationships  (de-escalating)
  • Address organizational mistakes effectively and satisfactorily.

Module 4:   Strengthening Customer Relationships

  • Understand customer service roles in Customer Relationship Management
  • Understand the appropriate use of communication channels in customer service
  • Explore the importance of soft skills in connecting with customers

While the majority of this course Is delivered asynchronously, there will be a weekly 60 minute synchronous session, Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.

Learner Effort:
3-6 hours per week

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link:

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