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Training SIG: Business Acumen

  • 21 March 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square Edina, MN 55346

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Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Location: Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square Edina, MN 55346 Important Reminder: The Edina Library is near the 50th Street and Vernon exits off of Highway 100.
Cost: Free to all participants
Additional Directions: See below

Business Acumen

Join Erik Wakefield as he facilitates a discussion on Business Acumen. Erik will share why this is an essential skill for any learning professional.

Topics Include:

  • Understand why business acumen is important in Learning & Development
  • Define business acumen
  • Begin understanding business acumen in terms of their current company, what’s most important (revenue, gross margin, expense, fiscal year, capital versus operational expense), differences between Public vs Private (long- term/short-term growth, and earnings per share (EPS)
  • Know how to relate learning & development priorities/projects in terms of the business
Important Note: Please bring a recent copy of your company's most recent annual report or quarterly earning statement, if possible.

About the Presenter

Erik Wakefield is a strategic business partner to C-Suite executives on talent development, strategy and engagement with deep operational business acumen. Shapes sustainable learning cultures focused on driving top enterprise priorities through innovative learning, focused leadership development, and transformative change management techniques to build critical organizational capabilities. Thrives in start-up and turnaround situations, including integrating new organizations through M&A activity, international expansion, and new business development.


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