Commercial Acumen for Managers Training

Having commercial business acumen is instrumental in successful decision making, recognising opportunities, creating flawless strategies, having effective resource management and accurate goal setting.

This Commercial Acumen for Managers Training Course provides you with intensive training in many of the internal and external activities that impact businesses including risk management, performance analysis, identification of opportunities, problem solving, finance management, organising of data and information evaluation.

This training course will provide managers with a deep understanding and skills development in organisational management to enable them to be more effective leaders.

The valuable and enriching course is now available throughout Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra,and Perth.

Commercial Acumen for Managers Training
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Your Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will have learned to:

  • Identify and use key performance indicators
  • Perform continuous assessment
  • Create risk management strategies
  • Initiate continuous learning
  • Evaluate decisions
  • Identify opportunities in problems
  • Evaluate financial condition
  • Use financial literacy
  • Manage talent, change and assets
  • Organise data
  • Evaluate information
  • Take correct decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Improve processes
  • Align goals
Duration: 1.0 day course Live Online Experts


Commercial Acumen for Managers Training Reviews:

"Brett was great. We got off to a slow start but the course was great. Liked the fact the PDF was provides so I can use it to make notes on my touch enabled laptop."


"The course provides a good overview of a number of management topic and covers a gap that exists with existing training within our organisation."


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Download Course Outline (PDF)

Managing a commercial enterprise involves handling various different tasks such as human resource management, risk management, change management, evaluation, decision-making and communication. This training course helps managers to develop and polish their commercial acumen in some of the primary areas of management so that they develop mastery in management.


The course includes skill development in creating strategies, managing employees, identifying risks, making and evaluating decisions, managing resources, organising data and developing financial literacy.


After participating in this course, managers will have extensive knowledge of the techniques and methods used for developing commercial acumen in the shortest time possible.


Course Outline for Commercial Acumen for Managers Training

Topic 1
Getting Started
  • Housekeeping Items
  • Workshop Objectives
  • The Parking Lot
  • Action Plan
Topic 2
Seeing the Big Picture
  • Short and Long Term Interactions
  • Recognise Growth Opportunities
  • Mindfulness of Decisions
  • Everything is Related
  • Case Study
  • Lesson Two: Review Questions
Topic 3
KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong Initiative
  • Intuitive
  • Case Study
  • Lesson Three: Review Questions
Topic 4
Risk Management Strategies
  • Continuous Assessment
  • Internal and External Factors
  • Making Adjustments and Corrections
  • Knowing When to Pull the Trigger or Plug
  • Case Study
  • Lesson Four: Review Questions
Topic 5
Recognising Learning Events
  • Develop a Sense of Always Learning
  • Evaluate Past Decisions
  • Problems are Learning Opportunities
  • Recognise Your Blind Spots
  • Case Study
  • Lesson Five: Review Questions
Topic 6
You Need to Know These Answers and More
  • What Makes Money My Company Money?
  • What Were Sales Last Year?
  • What is our Profit Margin?
  • What Were Our Costs?
  • Case Study
  • Lesson Six: Review Questions
Topic 7
Financial Literacy (I)
  • Assets
  • Financial Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Case Study
  • Lesson Seven: Review Questions
Topic 8
Financial Literacy (II)
  • Income Statement
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Read, Read, and Read
  • Case Study
  • Lesson Eight: Review Questions
Topic 9
Business Acumen in Management
  • Talent Management
  • Change Management
  • Asset Management
  • Organisational Management
  • Case Study
  • Lesson Nine: Review Questions
Topic 10
Critical Thinking in Business
  • Ask the Right Questions
  • Organise the Data
  • Evaluate the Information
  • Make the Decision
  • Case Study
  • Lesson Ten: Review Questions
Topic 11
Key Financial Levers
  • Investing in People
  • Effective Communication
  • Process Improvement
  • Goal Alignment
  • Case Study
  • Lesson Eleven: Review Questions
Topic 12
Wrapping Up
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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Face-to-Face, Live Online, or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

Face to Face Options With Everyone in the same room

1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
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Full-day training
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At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

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We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

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Generates Sign in Sheet

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Generates Branded Flyer

If you want to ‘promote’ internally

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PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Completion Certificate Included

Collects and Reports feedback

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Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

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and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

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Outstanding learning that people can do in the flow of work

  • Fresh targeted video-based microlearning content with interactive lessons and quizzes included.
  • Rigourous review process
  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
  • Or get the $110.00 bundle and save.
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