COMMERCIAL ACUMEN & AWARENESS TRAINING COURSE
Who this course is for
This training course will benefit employees working in all levels and areas of your organisation; everybody’s decisions ultimately impact the success of your business.
To enhance employee understanding of what every organisation needs to do to achieve top level success.
Course cost varies depending on requirements. Training is delivered at your office or your chosen location.
Duration is typically 1-2 days depending on chosen topics.
Commercial acumen requires an understanding and awareness of a wide variety of areas. This course goes beyond financial skills and principles, looking at a range of dynamics that influence the success of an organisation.
By developing their awareness of these core business principles, participants will leave with a clear understanding of specific actions that they and/or their organisation should take to reach their goals. The course can be tailored with specific examples from your own organisation, enabling participants to approach future decisions with more mindfulness of the wider commercial impacts.
This course can be tailored to your needs, therefore if there’s another aspect of commercial awareness you would like covered in your training course, please get in touch to discuss.
- What is it that makes other organisations successful? Strategies and tactics that they adopt to attain their goals. What are the different ways to measure and define success?
- What is commercial acumen and how is it different from financial acumen?
- Understanding how a business works: a highly interactive simulation reviewing the typical decisions and actions that a business takes and the implications of these, both financially and commercially. Financial jargon will be demystified!
- What does commercial thinking look like? The critical points that should be considered within every commercial decision and how to apply this to your own role.
- What makes a business successful? The seven principles of business success and the eighth hidden, yet crucial, building block.
- Applying these principles of success to your own organisation: what do you need to do differently to achieve/continue to achieve top level success?
Why work with Complete Financial Training?
We are the home of specialists in financial and commercial learning.
We work with organisations to improve their people’s financial and commercial acumen, thereby improving your business’ financial health and helping you to create the opportunities to invest in the things that you care about most.
At Complete Financial Training, we can work closely with you to assess the learning requirements of your business, develop a bespoke learning pathway for your people and provide them with the financial and commercial knowledge and tools that they need to help drive the continued success of your business.
The training was incredibly valuable! I wish I had done it sooner in my career!
We engaged with Helen a short while ago, to do some fundamentals in financial awareness. She was fantastic. Her teaching was interactive and very interesting – she made accounting fun! We put some 20 or so people through her training programme and every single one of them was blown away by how easy she managed to highlight the difference between cashflow and the P&L, for example. I would strongly recommend anyone to work with Helen. She is great to work with and makes the training relevant and fun for the team.
Want to say a massive thank you Helen Howard for enabling me to complete my Finance Training for Non Financial Managers. We covered profit and loss, cash flow, balance sheets, markups and margins, capex, and so much more. Whilst going through the training Helen made everything relevant to real business situations, as well as being made relevant to the company I work at myself. I had lots of opportunities to ask questions and Helen very much allowed us to delve into areas that I specifically wanted to develop and gain more knowledge on. Helen’s delivery was relaxed, clear thinking and straightforward. Her effective communication and approachable manner made my training thoroughly enjoyable throughout. Furthermore, she has made herself available for queries afterwards which is exceptional. I highly recommend Complete Financial Training! Thank you again, Helen.
The course was full of valuable information, loved the format of cards on the floor, made it easier to see/understand.
It was an excellent course that was adapted to be very relevant to LandSec.
Hitachi has been working directly with Helen for over 12 months. Helen’s professionalism, experience and advice enabled the newly formed Business Improvement team to establish a tailored approach to Business Case development across the Operations, Service & Maintenance line of business. Helen’s workshops are extremely well planned, engaging and crammed full of real world examples; combining the fundamentals of financial analysis with an emphasis on wider business factors that influence recommendations. Helen has made a real impact on the team and we look forward to using her services in the future as we continue to grow and establish our culture.
The course raised my awareness significantly and provided me with the tools to evaluate the financial strength of our suppliers and clients.
I have far more insight into the effect that decisions I make will have on the company. The post-course mentoring was very useful.
The course was really beneficial in helping me gain a greater understanding when talking to my colleagues.
The Trainers understand our business and needs so well that it is like they are part of our team rather than external Trainers.