April 7, 2021
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One event!, 16 countries!, Three locations!, Hundreds online , Same time, interconnected….

The WAACSP 2021 induction ceremony held on the 27th of March 2021, witnessed perhaps the first multi-city induction event that will forever resonate in our hearts as a memorable and inspiring event.

The Covid-19 Pandemic and the restrictions placed on social gatherings brought about ingenuity and the very first online and physical induction combined. We still had a synchronized event across all our centers.

The event commenced with the arrival of Inductees to the respective venues and online. The welcome address by the associations board chair Yvonne Ohui Maccarthy, speeches by our guest speakers and patrons left us all in awe of the possibility of a service-conscious world.

The Chairperson, Yvonne Ohui MacCarthy gave a vigorous charge to our inductees on raising the standard and lifting the torch to light up the world of Customer service across Africa.

The highlight of the event was the avenue created for networking amongst our members (across all categories) after the vote of thanks from the Ghana and Nigeria venues.

If you weren’t at the induction ceremony (either physically or virtually), it is safe to say you missed out on a truly memorable event.

A new breed of Professionals have been empowered to cause a paradigm shift that will cut across all sectors in Africa.

The service year just got exciting and we look forward to sharing every part of it with you.

Congratulations to all our newly inducted members.

Cheers to the start of an enthralling service year!

Download the e-copy of the brochure HERE

For pictures from the WAACSP 2021 Induction ceremony, kindly click on the links below:

LAGOS VENUE

ABUJA VENUE

ACCRA VENUE

West African Association of Customer Service Professionals is the umbrella body of customer service professionals in the sub – region.


April 7, 2021
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The 1st diet of the Basic Certification in Customer Service (BCCS) program for 2021 will take place in Ghana Nigeria and Gambia on the 20th-22nd May and 27th-29th May. The training would be held online via the ICSP e-school Learning Management System (LMS) and Zoom platform.

The certification program is a professional training and certification curriculum of the West Africa Association of Customer Service professionals (WAACSP) for prospective customer service practitioners in the West African sub region.

After a successful induction ceremony on the 27th of March 2021, it has become vital for the association to continue with its vision of providing support and accreditation for customer service practitioners. ICSP (Institute of Customer Service Professionals) a top Ghanaian customer service institute will yet again put out a tech driven learning, evaluation and assessment system for the program. Having been rated 4star by WAACSP for the last diet and with a resounding commendation by participants from the previous diet. The institute is committed to making sure that all participants are poised to deliver excellent certification process.

The program, this diet will involve:

1- pre program test.

2- two weeks online module accessibility pre program.

3- in class exercises, role plays, breakout sessions.

4- After class test with result populated immediately and added on continuous assessment for certification.

5-  On boarding interactive WhatsApp group platform for mentoring by facilitators, networking with co-participants , jobAlerts and related industry news pre and post program.

6- Customer Relationship management tools training online complaint resolution training with case scenarios and input methodology

Successful participants from this diet will form a batch of cohorts to be inducted in 2022 by WAACSP.

Program Details

Registration portal opens.

School portal opens, participants have access to modules and reading materials.

Registration closes.

Onboarding, introduction to training

Training starts

This session promises to be yet another memorable certification process for participants.

Registration details

Fee: Reduced fee of Ghs 330 (including WAACSP membership certification fee).

Last session was over subscribed, due to WAACSP restriction, this session has limited STREAM so spaces are limited and participation is on a first register basis.

Register today by clicking REGISTER


January 20, 2021
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The West Africa Association of Customer Service Professionals [WAACSP], the umbrella body of Service Professionals in the ECOWAS region, will start the 2021 service year with the 2nd induction of service professionals, members, and patrons of the body.

The induction will see the body admit new members on the three (3) membership platforms; Certified, Professional, and Fellows categories.

The ceremony will hold simultaneously in Accra, Ghana, Lagos, and Abuja – Nigeria in compliance with all covid19 protocols on March 27th, 2021. Lagos – Nigeria is the designated host city. However, all three venues and members who will be inducting from their homes will be linked virtually.

With its core mandate of grooming and projecting employable professionals to better shape the advocacy in excellent service experience, WAACSP will for the first time welcome its inaugural set of mentors and patrons to help provide leadership to the association’s growing membership base, shaping the discussion in improved quality of service delivery and lend their voices to the aims and objective of the association.

Four thought leaders from the region will be inducted as patrons of WAACSP namely; Sola Salako Ajulo, co-founder Consumer Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CAFON) and special adviser to Ekiti State Governor on communications, Chairman Essien – Customer experience advocate, from Ghana. Bernard Osei-Duah, head BOD Consult, one of Ghana’s leading CX educators with service culture teachings across Africa, Rufai Oseni – one of Nigeria’s leading social awareness and civic responsibility advocates, co-host ‘The Morning Show’ on AriseTV and ‘Impact with Rufai’ across radio stations in Nigeria.

The three (3) platforms for membership induction are:

Certified Members
Participants from the WAACSP basic certification in customer service programs for the years 2019 and 2020.

Professional Members-
Open to trained Service professionals currently practicing within the last 24months who are not yet members of WAACSP.

Fellow Membership-
Senior service supervisor executives, managers, and heads of CS departments with not less than 8 years in the service industry.

Over 300 new members will be inducted at the event.

WAACSP aside charting the direction for service experience in the region, have put in place various mechanism to ensure service professionals are listed, rated, certified, and projected for employment. The WAACSP recruitment webpage is the only recognized recruitment portal for direct access to accredited service professionals for customer service and allied jobs.

In 2018, the WAACSP recruitment portal recorded a 28% engagement rate between members and corporate organizations. [View sample of members as listed for engagement here

The body’s strategic partnership with customer service associations in Southern Africa, North America, and top international brands is opening frontiers for program and learning exchange of resource professionals and international certification affiliation.

Aside from being honored last year as Africa’s Customer Service icon for 2020 in Eswatini, WAACSP board chairperson Yvonne Ohui MacCarthy is also on the advisory board of the Africa Service Culture Think-tank working on the 2021 Africa conference on service experience billed to hold in October organized by Customer Experience Evolution Africa [CEEA]. The opportunities arising from joining WAACSP at this time are career impacting.

The 2021 service year will also herald the 2021-23 service education curriculum. The basic certification in the customer service program will be expanded while the Advanced Customer Service Program will be introduced in the WAACSP training calendar.

As a result of these, the body will also open its training network to more training partners/organizations as WAACSP affiliate training partners to make service education accessible.

Also, customer service trainers will be recruited into the WAACSP trainers’ network for the 2021-23 training calendar.

Training organizations looking to affiliate with WAACSP, click HERE 
Customer experience trainers wishing to join the WAACSP trainers network, Click HERE  to proceed.

The 2021 induction is open to customer service persons of West African origin and there are enriching and career rewarding benefits from being a member.

Visit the WAACSP induction website to start processing your membership and induction.

For further details contact WAACSP via:
www.thewaacsp.com
Email: [email protected]
GSM:
Nigeria –
+234 702 500 3527
Ghana –
+233 57 076 0360

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Source: Global Times Nigeria

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