This two-day workshop will help you teach participants:
- Define basic financial terminology
- Prepare a budget of any type or size
- Get your budget approved
- Perform basic ratio analysis
- Make better financial decisions
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
This fun exercise will help you review some key concepts and ideas with participants.
The Fundamentals of Finance
In this session, participants will review basic financial concepts, generally accepted accounting principles, and the key players and roles in finance.
The Basics of Budgeting
Next, participants will learn what a budget is, what common types of budgets exist, and how their budget should fit into the big picture.
Parts of a Budget
Any good plan should have four parts. This session will teach participants what they are.
The Budgeting Process
Participants will spend the afternoon of Day One exploring what the budgeting process should look like through lectures and a three-part case study.
Budgeting Tips and Tricks
To begin Day Two, participants will look at some dos and don’ts of budgeting.
Monitoring and Managing Budgets
In this session, participants will explore how budgets can be managed and monitored.
Crunching the Numbers
Next, participants will get involved with ratio analysis, including current ratio, quick ratio, debt ratio, net and gross profit margin, return on sales ratio, debt to net worth ratio, cash turnover ratio, collection ratio, investment turnover, and return on investment.
Getting Your Budget Approved
This session will show participants how to get around the politics and pencil-pushers and get the money that they need.
Comparing Investment Opportunities
Investment opportunities within the business can be big decisions that require proper planning. This session will give participants a quick guide to making those decisions.
ISO 9001:2008 is a structured process through which a company can raise the quality of the products and services that they provide, and then maintain that level. This session will introduce participants to that process and explore its impact on budgeting.
Directing the Peerless Data Corporation
Participants will spend the entire afternoon of Day Two doing an intensive role play. They will play the role of Operations Director of the Peerless Data Corp. As the trainer, you will ask them to make five financial decisions. After each decision is made, debriefing points are provided. We have also provided discussion questions for the end of the exercise.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.