microEd | Cultural Sensitivity in Customer Service

microEd | Cultural Sensitivity in Customer Service

There is no continuing education (CE) available for this microEd offering.

This Course has 15 Lessons

Every day, businesses interact with people across a variety of cultures -- from the call center employee taking complaints from across the globe to the barista taking orders from a customer in front of them.  These exchanges can strengthen or ruin a business deal.  That's why it's crucial to learn to practice cultural sensitivity in customer service. 

In this course, explore the benefits of cultural sensitivity and get practical tools to excel in cross-cultural communication and customer service.  These skills help create connections amid differences, an understanding of cultural cues, and respect for cultures different from our own. 


  • Course Introduction
  • Why Cultural Sensitivity Matters in Customer Service
  • Introduction:  Exceptional Customer Service Across Cultures
  • Emotion
  • Building Trust
  • Decision-Making
  • Persuasion
  • Time
  • Section Check In
  • Communicating with Cross-Cultural Customers
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Section Check In
  • Confronting Cultural Bias in Customer Service
  • Summary

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System Requirements for the Best Experience:

  • 2 GHz Dual Core CPU Processor or faster 
  • 4 GB RAM (Greater than 4 GB is a benefit)
  • Windows 10 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.14 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • Wired Internet connection

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  • Register
    • Non-member - $24.95
    • CRB Candidate - $14.95
    • CRB Designee - Free!
    • CRB & SRS Candidate - $14.95
    • CRB & SRS Designee - Free!
    • SRS Candidate - $14.95
    • SRS Designee - Free!
    • C-RETS/RENE Certified - $14.95


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