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Acumen Learning Drives Strategic Evolution in Vice Presidents and Directors of a Leading Global Financial Institution Through Business Acumen Training

Press Release

OREM, Utah – December 4, 2023

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News Facts:

  • Acumen Learning recently partnered with a leading global financial institution. Our collaboration with this esteemed bank represents a significant milestone in fostering strategic learning initiatives within the financial sector. Recognizing the critical role of business acumen in navigating the intricacies of the ever-evolving financial landscape, this forward-thinking institution sought our expertise to instill a comprehensive understanding of not only industry-specific nuances but also the broader strategic perspectives essential for sustained success. We started business acumen training with the groups in the Asia Pacific region and their plan is to expand more broadly in the coming years.

  • The initiative revolved around a transformative learning experience for two distinct groups within the financial institution: the Vice Presidents and their Executive Directors. Facing the challenges posed by a rapidly evolving banking landscape, the bank sought to unite 70 vice presidents and executive directors from these groups. Acumen Learning was enlisted to bridge the gap and bring cohesion by imparting a comprehensive understanding of business acumen, the language, metrics, and macro-level perspectives unique to the banking industry.

  • The collaboration yielded a profound impact, evidenced by the participants’ newfound ability to navigate the complex language of banking and grasp the broader dynamics of the financial institution. Acumen Learning successfully empowered the participants to transition from technical experts to strategic leaders, demonstrating that a comprehensive grasp of business acumen is instrumental in navigating the complexities of the financial sector and driving informed decision-making at a strategic level.

  • As a pioneer in corporate training, Acumen Learning specializes in transforming individuals and organizations by imparting critical business acumen. Our customized programs go beyond conventional training methods, offering immersive experiences that bridge the gap between technical expertise and strategic leadership. This successful partnership exemplifies Acumen Learning’s commitment to equipping professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today’s dynamic business environment.

Supporting Quotes:

  • “It’s truly rewarding to see leaders experience a profound evolution, shifting from technical experts to strategic visionaries," says Ben Cook, President of Acumen Learning. "This transformation highlights the power of cultivating business acumen. In today’s dynamic financial landscape, it’s crucial to align and engage leaders with a deep understanding of industry dynamics. Our business acumen training exemplifies the pivotal role this skill plays in navigating complexity and driving organizational success.”

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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