As a member of the CEL Council, you benefit from year-round interaction with your peers from other industries and receive guidance, support, and insight and best-practice knowledge to help you achieve greater heights as a leader.
The Customer Engagement Leadership (CEL) Council provides the opportunity to build personal relationships with executive leadership from many diverse industries and business disciplines.
The Council is comprised of senior-level executives from a variety of functional roles including customer experience, marketing, customer service, customer contact, operations, and strategy.
Industries represented include:
Aerospace & Defense
Automotive & Transportation
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy & Power
Federal, State, and Local Government
Information & Communication Technologies
Travel & Hospitality
To Harness the Power of Collective Minds
Through the programs of the CEL Council, members enjoy a year-round schedule of opportunities to establish connections with others in the same functional role across a range of industries. In addition, Frost & Sullivan Senior Analysts along with Frost & Sullivan Event Advisory Board and Customer Engagement Specialists serve to validate insights and ensure the dialogs are future focuse.
The Power of Collective Minds are Harnessed Through:
Facilitated Networking & Knowledge Sharing
Year-round in-person and virtual events, totaling 12+ each year
The Customer Engagement Leadership Council annually defines its Customer Care Critical Issues Agenda.
The agenda is established via a unique member-driven process that identifies some of the most urgent and important issues facing the customer experience and customer service in the year ahead.
The Critical Issues Agenda also establishes the Customer Engagement Leadership Council's strategic plan for the year, directly influencing all major elements of event content, product and services portfolio.
The 2017 Critical Issues are the following:
An organization’s ability to address customer needs and eliminate barriers to simple, easy, and effective service is a fundamental customer loyalty success factor.
Areas of Focus:
Emotional Connection in a Digital, Data Driven Economy
Translating NPS Satisfaction Gains into ROI
Digital transformation and a constant raised bar of customer expectations have created an environment that demands a fresh look into how we develop, lead, and manage a modern workforce.
Areas of Focus:
Multi-Generational Employee Expectations and Engagement
Nurturing Next Generation Leadership and Digital Fluency
Customer Engagement Analytics
Leveraging customer analytics to deepen the customer engagement is paramount in a business environment in which customer experience is the strategic differentiator.
Areas of Focus:
Voice of the Customer (VoC)
Predictive Insight into Customer Needs
Proactive and Personalized Care
The Omni-Channel Customer
Customer contact centers must create and realize seamless and consistent customer experiences across both traditional and digital channels.
Areas of Focus:
Customer Channel Preferences
Integration of Channels
Consistency of the Omni-channel Experience across Service, Sales, and Marketing
Artificial Intelligence, chatbots and virtual assistants are poised to revolutionize business, workforces, and the nature of customer engagement.
Areas of Focus:
Vendor Capability and Market Maturity
Consumer Adoption Trends – Now and Around the Corner
ROI on AI in the Contact Center
Contact centers are challenged by meeting the expectations, winning, and sustaining the loyalty of both Millennials and Baby Boomer customers.
Areas of Focus:
Brand Recognition and Brand Trust
Generational Channel Preferences
Balancing Resource and Budget Allocation to Serve Multi-Generational Customers
The 2018 Critical Issues Agenda will be debated and finalized at the Annual Council Member meeting in October 2017.
Advance as a Best-in-class Leader
The ultimate goal of the Council is to foster accelerated learning and celebrate achievement.
Our annual capstone event in October-the Customer Contact West: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange-serves as the official gathering of all CEL Council members and the extended Frost & Sullivan Customer Contact community.
In addition, we identify and celebrate high achievers in the Frost & Sullivan Customer Contact Recognition Program
Executives who attend even one Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange event derive an immense amount of value. The programs of the CEL Council ensure the experience and learning continue well after the event and consistently throughout the year
See what your peers are saying about the Frost & Sullivan Customer Contact programs.
I loved attending the Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange. The speakers and panelists all shared pragmatic insights out of their business experience and the organization managed to spark truly spontaneous conversations throughout the two days. I made great connections which I am sure will last for years!
It's a terrific event where I connect with people from different industries all facing with similar disruptive innovations in our respective spaces. It has relevant topics and much interactivity to engage with cross-industry folks for new ideas and best practices.
Amazing content, amazing networking and the most professional execution team I've seen.
The overall conference was engaging and fostered participation and networking at every event. I would definitely recommend it to others.
A very stimulating and energizing forum where thoughts, brains and emotions all meet together.
The value is in the format, the interactivity and the excellent way in which the event is managed. These elements combine to great a trust community and to allow new relationships to develop.
How To Get Involved
There are two main ways to contribute to and personally benefit from the mission of the CEL Council and its programs. We recommend you do both!
JOIN AS A MEMBER
If you are an executive in customer care, customer contact, customer experience, marketing or any related functional area, you are encouraged to apply for membership. Our membership thrives on the diversity of backgrounds, industries and locations of our members to create a rich experience for all. For this reason, executive peers from the same company but different functions are also encouraged to apply.
GET RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE
The Customer Service Excellence Recognition Program by Frost & Sullivan, recognizes outstanding achievements in five areas of customer service excellence. The 2017 program will open for nominations in January 2017. Learn more and enter your name to be notified when the program opens for entries.
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