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Business Acumen Simulation for Training and Performance Improvement Professionals

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  • 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • MSU Tollgate Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
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  • Early Registration for Current members of GDASTD (by Sept. 30th)
  • Registration for non-members by September 30th
  • Registration for current members of GDASTD after September 30th
  • Registration after September 30th


GDASTD & ISPM-MI present



Business Acumen Simulation


for Training and Performance Improvement &

HR Professionals


Q. Why do Training, Performance Improvement & HR Professionals need to know about finance and business acumen?


A.  Training, Performance Improvement & HR professionals are key in supporting an organization's financial success. We all need a high level of confidence in knowing how every decision we make affects cash and profit positively and negatively...and to know how to sell our ideas to senior leadership.




  • How profit is made and why it is a key indicator of your organization’s success, even in non-profits
  • How business finances really work and why you need to know
  • How strategic direction affects daily operations, and how you can use this information to positively impact your role as an agent of change
  • How to communicate the ROI of your ideas to senior management   
  • What you can do to help move the numbers in the right direction and show your senior leaders you know what you are talking about


12:30pm-1:00pm  Light Lunch & Networking

1:00pm - 5:30pm  Program

5:30pm - 6:00pm  Networking


Early Registration - Register on or before September 30th

GDASTD/ISPI Members:  $89

Non-Members: $99

Registration Fee After September 30th:

GDASTD/ISPI Members: $109

Non-Members: $119




Alex Draper, VP of ProfitAbility America, started life as an account manager in the UK 10 years ago.  He worked his way up and across the Atlantic to lead the North American business. As the lead designer and facilitator of the Profitability’s Business Acumen Simulations in N. America, Alex ensures that the lessons of finance and business are reinforced at every step of the learning journey. Join a prestigious group of companies who use their simulations to develop their people: Nestlé, Roche, GKN, IDEX, Azko Nobel, Boston University’s EMBA Program, BorgWarner, GE, London Business School, Timken, Stryker, Speedo, Siemens and many others.

Alex is passionate about leadership development, and is an active member of the Executive Learning Exchange in Chicago.  Check out


Email :

Address: 29488 Woodward Ave, #483 Royal Oak, MI 48073

Phone : 248-870-5014



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