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Business Acumen Training

This course is designed to improve your effectiveness at business decision-making.

Course Overview

Our 2-day, instructor-led, Business Acumen Training course will help participants improve their judgement and decision skills. This training will address:

  • Financial literacy
  • Business sense
  • Managing risk
  • Increasing critical thinking

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule

Business Acumen Training

date
location
8/26/20 - 8/27/20 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
8/26/20 - 8/27/20 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
9/16/20 - 9/17/20 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
10/07/20 - 10/08/20 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
11/04/20 - 11/05/20 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
11/23/20 - 11/24/20 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
12/16/20 - 12/17/20 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
1/05/21 - 1/06/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
1/12/21 - 1/13/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
1/12/21 - 1/13/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
2/16/21 - 2/17/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
2/23/21 - 3/24/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
2/23/21 - 2/24/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
3/30/21 - 3/31/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
4/06/21 - 4/07/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
4/06/21 - 4/07/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
5/11/21 - 5/12/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
5/18/21 - 5/19/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
5/18/21 - 5/19/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
6/22/21 - 6/23/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
6/29/21 - 6/30/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
6/29/21 - 6/30/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
8/03/21 - 8/04/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
8/10/21 - 8/11/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
8/10/21 - 8/11/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
9/14/21 - 9/15/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
9/21/21 - 9/22/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
9/21/21 - 9/22/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
10/26/21 - 10/27/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
11/02/21 - 11/03/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
11/02/21 - 11/03/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
12/07/21 - 12/08/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
12/14/21 - 12/15/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
12/14/21 - 12/15/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
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Course Outline

Seeing the Big Picture

  • Short and long term interactions
    recognize growth opportunities
  • Mindfulness of decisions
  • Everything is related
  • Case study and review questions

KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)

  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong initiative
  • Being intuitive
  • Case study and review questions

Risk Management Strategies

  • Continuous assessment
  • Internal and external factors
  • Making adjustments and corrections
  • Knowing when to pull the trigger or plug
  • Case study and review questions

Recognizing Learning Events

  • Develop a sense of always learning
  • Evaluate past decisions
  • Problems are learning opportunities
  • Recognize your blind spots
  • Case study and review questions

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 and review questions

Financial Literacy (I)

  • Assets
  • Financial ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Case study and review questions

Financial Literacy (II)

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Read, read, read
  • Case study and review questions

Business Acumen in Management

  • Talent management
  • Change management
  • Asset management
  • Organizational management
  • Case study and review questions

Critical Thinking in Business

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organize data
  • Evaluate the information
  • Make the decision
  • Case study and review questions

Key Financial Levers

  • Investing in people
  • Effective communication
  • Process improvement
  • Goal alignment
  • Case study and review questions

Building A Corporate Brand

  • Your brand
  • Bran names and slogans
  • Developing a slogan
  • Creating a visual identity
  • Types of visual identities
  • Energizer: the final piece

Marketing Your Product

  • Introduction to marketing
  • Consumer and market analysis
  • Analyzing the competition and yourself
  • Analyzing the distribution channels
  • Creating a marketing plan
  • Product
  • Price
  • Making connections
  • The final stages: implement, evaluate, review and revise
  • Leveraging social media

Selling Your Product

  • Building your sales force
  • The sales cycle

Business Acumen Training FAQs

Who should enroll is this class?

This class is ideal for Managers, Supervisors and Team members in any industry.

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  • This Business Acumen Training course includes:

    • 2 days of instructor-led training 
    • Business Acumen Training book  
    • Notepad, pen and highlighter  
    • Variety of bagels, fruits, doughnuts and cereal available at the start of class*  
    • Tea, coffee and soda available throughout the day* 
    • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon* 

     

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