Business Acumen

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Business Acumen

Through our Business Acumen workshop your participants will improve their judgment and decisiveness skills. Business Acumen is all about seeing the big picture and recognizing that all decisions no matter how small can have an effect on the bottom line. Your participants will increase their financial literacy and improve their business sense.

Business Acumen will give your participants an advantage everyone wishes they had. The workshop will help your participants recognize learning events, manage risk better, and increase their critical thinking. Business Acumen has the ability to influence your whole organization, and provide that additional edge that will lead to success.


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Everything you need to teach a one-day workshop for Business Acumen:

  • Training Manuals
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Instructor's Guide
  • Quick Reference Job Aids
  • Icebreakers, Activities,
     & Exercise Files
  • Pre-Assignments,
    Pre-/Post-Assessments
  • Promotional Advertorials
  • Lesson Plans with Flip Chart Notes


Also available: training video clips, editable books, audiobook workshops, e-learning, and cloud-based LMS.



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Business Acumen

Module One: Getting Started
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Action Plans and Evaluations
Module Two: Seeing the Big Picture
  • Short and Long Term Interactions
  • Recognize Growth Opportunities
  • Mindfulness of Decisions
  • Everything is Related
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions
Module Three: KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong Initiative
  • Intuitive
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions
Module Four: Risk Management Strategies
  • Continuous Assessment
  • Internal and External Factors
  • Making Adjustments and Corrections
  • Knowing When to Pull the Trigger or Plug
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions
Module Five: Recognizing Learning Events
  • Develop a Sense of Always Learning
  • Evaluate Past Decisions
  • Problems are Learning Opportunities
  • Recognize Your Blind Spots
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions
Module Six: You Need to Know These Answers and More
  • What Makes My Company Money?
  • What Were Sales Last Year?
  • What is our Profit Margin?
  • What Were Our Costs?
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions
                          Module Seven: Financial Literacy (I)
                          • Assets
                          • Financial Ratios
                          • Liabilities
                          • Equity
                          • Case Study
                          • Module Seven: Review Questions
                          Module Eight: Financial Literacy (II)
                          • Income Statement
                          • Balance Sheet
                          • Cash Flow Statement
                          • Read, Read, and Read
                          • Case Study
                          • Module Eight: Review Questions
                          Module Nine: Business Acumen in Management
                          • Talent Management
                          • Change Management
                          • Asset Management
                          • Organizational Management
                          • Case Study
                          • Module Nine: Review Questions
                          Module Ten: Critical Thinking in Business
                          • Ask the Right Questions
                          • Organize the Data
                          • Evaluate the Information
                          • Make the Decision
                          • Case Study
                          • Module Ten: Review Questions
                          Module Eleven: Key Financial Levers
                          • Investing in People
                          • Effective Communication
                          • Process Improvement
                          • Goal Alignment
                          • Case Study
                          • Module Eleven: Review Questions
                          Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
                          • Words from the Wise
                          • Review of Parking Lot
                          • Lessons Learned
                          • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

                                                Administrative Skills

                                                1. Accountability in the Workplace
                                                2. Administrative Office Procedures
                                                3. Administrative Support
                                                4. Archiving and Records Management
                                                5. Basic Bookkeeping
                                                6. Business Writing
                                                7. Collaborative Business Writing
                                                8. Executive and Personal Assistants
                                                9. Meeting Management
                                                10. Organizational Skills
                                                11. Social Media In The Workplace
                                                12. Supply Chain Management

                                                Career Development

                                                1. Assertiveness And Self-Confidence
                                                2. Communication Strategies
                                                3. Creative Problem Solving
                                                4. Developing Creativity
                                                5. Digital Citizenship
                                                6. Entrepreneurship
                                                7. Interpersonal Skills
                                                8. mLearning Essentials
                                                9. Negotiation Skills
                                                10. Personal Branding
                                                11. Project Management
                                                12. Telework And Telecommuting
                                                13. Ten Soft Skills You Need
                                                14. The Cloud and Business
                                                15. Time Management
                                                16. Women in Leadership

                                                Human Resources

                                                1. Business Succession Planning
                                                2. Contract Management
                                                3. Crisis Management
                                                4. Developing a Lunch and Learn
                                                5. Diversity and Inclusion
                                                6. Employee Onboarding
                                                7. Employee Recruitment
                                                8. Employee Termination Processes
                                                9. Generation Gaps
                                                10. Health and Wellness at Work
                                                11. Hiring Strategies
                                                12. Human Resource Management
                                                13. Managing Workplace Harassment
                                                14. Measuring Results From Training
                                                15. Millennial Onboarding
                                                16. Office Health And Safety
                                                17. Sensitivity Training
                                                18. Talent Management
                                                19. Train-The-Trainer
                                                20. Universal Safety Practices
                                                21. Workplace Diversity
                                                22. Workplace Harassment
                                                23. Workplace Violence

                                                Personal Development

                                                1. Adult Learning - Mental Skills
                                                2. Adult Learning - Physical Skills
                                                3. Anger Management
                                                4. Attention Management
                                                5. Being A Likeable Boss
                                                6. Critical Thinking
                                                7. Emotional Intelligence
                                                8. Emotional Intelligence at Work
                                                9. Goal Setting and Getting Things Done
                                                10. Improving Mindfulness
                                                11. Improving Self-Awareness
                                                12. Increasing Your Happiness
                                                13. Job Search Skills
                                                14. Life Coaching Essentials
                                                15. Managing Personal Finances
                                                16. Managing Workplace Anxiety
                                                17. Personal Productivity
                                                18. Public Speaking
                                                19. Social Intelligence
                                                20. Social Learning
                                                21. Stress Management
                                                22. Taking Initiative
                                                23. Trust Building and Resilience
                                                24. Work-Life Balance

                                                Sales And Marketing

                                                1. Body Language Basics
                                                2. Call Center Training
                                                3. Coaching Salespeople
                                                4. Contact Center Training
                                                5. Creating a Great Webinar
                                                6. Employee Recognition
                                                7. Event Planning
                                                8. High Performance Teams Inside the Company
                                                9. High Performance Teams Remote Workforce
                                                10. In Person Sales
                                                11. Internet Marketing Fundamentals
                                                12. Marketing Basics
                                                13. Media And Public Relations
                                                14. Motivating Your Sales Team
                                                15. Multi-Level Marketing
                                                16. Overcoming Sales Objections
                                                17. Presentation Skills
                                                18. Proposal Writing
                                                19. Prospecting and Lead Generation
                                                20. Sales Fundamentals
                                                21. Servant Leadership
                                                22. Social Media Marketing
                                                23. Telephone Etiquette
                                                24. Top 10 Sales Secrets
                                                25. Trade Show Staff Training

                                                Supervisors And Managers

                                                1. Budgets And Financial Reports
                                                2. Coaching And Mentoring
                                                3. Conducting Annual Employee Reviews
                                                4. Developing New Managers
                                                5. Employee Motivation
                                                6. Facilitation Skills
                                                7. Knowledge Management
                                                8. Leadership And Influence
                                                9. Lean Process And Six Sigma
                                                10. Manager Management
                                                11. Middle Manager
                                                12. Office Politics For Managers
                                                13. Performance Management
                                                14. Self-Leadership
                                                15. Supervising Others
                                                16. Team Building Through Chemistry
                                                17. Virtual Team Building And Management

                                                Workplace Essentials

                                                1. Appreciative Inquiry
                                                2. Business Acumen
                                                3. Business Ethics
                                                4. Business Etiquette
                                                5. Change Management
                                                6. Civility In The Workplace
                                                7. Conflict Resolution
                                                8. Customer Service
                                                9. Customer Support
                                                10. Cyber Security
                                                11. Delivering Constructive Criticism
                                                12. Developing Corporate Behavior
                                                13. Handling a Difficult Customer
                                                14. Networking Outside the Company
                                                15. Networking Within the Company
                                                16. Respect in the Workplace
                                                17. Risk Assessment and Management
                                                18. Safety In The Workplace
                                                19. Team Building For Managers
                                                20. Teamwork And Team Building

                                                Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

                                                1. Access 2016 Essentials
                                                2. Excel 2016 Essentials
                                                3. Outlook 2016 Essentials
                                                4. PowerPoint 2016 Essentials
                                                5. Word 2016 Essentials
                                                6. Excel 2016 Expert
                                                7. Word 2016 Expert