Business Acumen


Whether you work in the corporate, SME, government or not-for-profit sector, every organisation needs to create value. This course will help you to see the big picture, contribute to business effectiveness and value creation, and understand how your actions impact on the bottom line.


Course Content


  • Course and personal objectives
  • What's your organisation's 'why'?
  • The concept of value

Seeing the bigger picture

  • What business are you in?
  • What does success look like?
  • The balanced scorecard model
  • How to manage risk
  • How to maximise opportunities
  • Balancing risk and reward

Numbers matter

  • Assets and liabilities
  • Profit and loss
  • Cash flow
  • Numbers talk - interpreting financial and performance metrics 

Maintaining and boosting organisational performance

  • Time is money!
  • Long term goals, short term objectives, everyday actions
  • Making smart busines and operational decisions
  • Operational efficiency: getting the best our of your resources, assets and systems
  • Continuous improvement

Putting it into practice

  • Action planning 


Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the key business drivers for your organisation
  • See the big picture for their own and other organisations
  • Understand how value is created, and your role in this process
  • Understand risk and the process of risk management
  • Apply the balanced scorecard model
  • Develop a working knowledge of finanicla teams and metrics
  • Align work priorities and actions with key business priorities



This course has no pre-requisites


Course duration

1 day


Further development

Strategic Planning and Execution

Budgeting and Financial Reporting

Business Process Improvement



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Professional Development Training


"Our suite of Professional Development programs are designed to ensure that your organisation’s key assets, your people, are appropriately skilled and capable of achieving maximum productivity in today's evolving workplace."   



Standard Course Information


  • Take home course manual
  • Facilitator led training
  • Qualified trainer
  • Certificate of Attendance for participants
  • Morning & afternoon refreshments
  • Lunch

Training venue:

Cloisters Level 1, 863 Hay Street
Perth CBD
Additional information:

  • HR standard training day runs from 8.30am - 3.30pm
  • Wellness standard training day runs from 9am - 4pm
  • ½ day courses vary, please contact us for timings
  • Prices quoted are standard rates
  • Government and other discounts may apply and will be confirmed on invoice


Customised Solutions

We understand one size does not always fit all. Our team of qualified trainers can create a customised solution tailored to your specific needs.

We are happy to offer closed group sessions or additional dates as you require.

To discuss customisation training, simply call 08 9218 9059 or email


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