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A Downstream Energy Company Learned How to Make Better Decisions by Developing Business Acumen

Press Release OREM, Utah – April 14, 2023

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News Facts:

  • A downstream energy company partnered with Acumen Learning for customized business acumen courses to help their leaders make better business decisions.

  • This company's unique diversity spans three sectors in the energy space: refining, logistics, and convenience stores. They have strategically invested in customized business acumen training to unlock the potential synergies within these sectors. The aim is to empower their leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle challenges and seize opportunities. By fostering integration and efficiency, the company is poised for accelerated growth and increased profitability across the entire organization.

  • To address their specific needs, we crafted a highly customized and immersive 2-day business acumen course for their HR and IT professionals, and numerous operations leaders. The course aimed to educate participants on essential business topics, foster strategic synergies and efficiencies among the three sectors, and empower these leaders to effectively implement business acumen principles in their respective roles. These leaders are now well-positioned to navigate challenges and contribute to the company's long-term success in a rapidly evolving business environment.

  • The training made a profound impact on the HR, IT, and operations leaders, as reflected by an outstanding Net Promoter Score of 91. This remarkable score signifies that participants not only had an exceptional learning experience but also highly recommend the course to their colleagues.

  • Acumen Learning is excited about our partnership with this downstream energy company. We now work with 4 of the top 10 largest oil and gas companies in the world!

Supporting Quotes:

  • “I thought this course was incredibly informative. I didn’t know much regarding finance coming into this course, but I am genuinely leaving with an in-depth understanding of how a business is run. This will help me better communicate with my employees.”

  • “Enjoyed seeing my company’s actual numbers and understanding the terms in relation to that. Loved filling out the metrics!”

  • “Course was absolutely amazing in pace, subject matter, interaction, group working vs individual, discussion and takeaways. Looking forward to reading the book and following up afterward with further discussions with my course partner.”

  • “I thought it was a great glimpse into the financial side of our company. The instructor was very engaging and had a great knowledge of the subject matter.”

  • “This was a really good training to start understanding how to read the financial numbers and understand the leadership viewpoints.”

  • “I am thrilled to collaborate with this energy company and empower their leaders to make informed and effective business decisions. While this type of training may not typically generate excitement among HR, IT, and Operations leaders, it was inspiring to witness their engagement and observe how much they learned! I eagerly look forward to continuing our partnership and working closely with leaders across the entire organization.”

About Acumen Learning

Founded in 2002, Acumen Learning's highly customized business acumen and sales training programs have helped organizations develop employees who are more engaged, efficient, and effective in their work. To further support its mission, Acumen Learning published, Seeing the Big Picture – Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company, in 2012 which quickly became a #1 Wall Street Journal and a New York Times bestseller. More than 20 years later, Acumen Learning has been trusted by more than 200 organizations on six continents to help employees understand how their company makes money, and to take real steps towards improving that process.


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