Acumen? Game On!


A sophisticated business & finance simulation workshop that will have you managing the top level financials of a business for a day!

Inspiring critical competency

Workshop Dates 2019

Contact us to register your interest for future workshops in all states now!

“Thanks so much for completing the Zodiak program for our team here at BevChain.  We ran the program with our NextGen team who are our emerging leaders.  They absolutely loved it and all have stated it’s the best course they have participated in.  The concepts were delivered in a really fun way with the simulation giving them some real time experience in commercial decision making that made it very realistic for them. They were all very nervous about coming to a ‘finance’ course but walked away with newfound commercial skills in their toolkits so you guys nailed it for our group so thank you.”

– Kylie Fraser, President – FMCG, Linfox

“Brilliant – Thanks.”

“Really enjoyed the course – I now have a good understanding of business management.”

“Really good for those who do not know any finance, but good refresher for those with some knowledge. Touched on things I did not think about.”

“Fantastic simulation: exposing business strategies and random group allocations was good to be able to share different items. Travis was awesome and easy to understand and follow.”

– Workshop participants 

Commercial Acumen? Game on!

Commercial and financial skills are critical for success in senior leadership roles in operations. So get gaming for the C-Suite with NAWO’s exciting new one day Zodiak Workshop FOR WOMEN AND MEN (NAWO Members* only)!

Using the globally recognised Zodiak® Business & Finance Simulation, you will spend a day managing the top level financials of a business.

Companies face tough decisions every day about processes, people, product development, asset management, capital investments and more. In today’s competitive, fast-paced marketplace, commercial acumen skills – understanding financial drivers and strategic objectives, and the connection between strategy and financial success – are critical at all levels.

Zodiak® ‘the Game of Business Finance and Strategy’ is a sophisticated simulation game designed to build the financial and strategic acumen of every participant in a fastpaced, energising and engaging way.

The Simulation:

In this one day workshop, participants take on the role of new owners of a struggling company and make critical operating decisions over the course of 3 years. Beyond just selling, making & delivering products they take out loans, attract investors, invest in R&D, manage working capital, expand, respond to competitors, implement price changes, run out of cash, and manage litigation and natural disasters. At the end of each year they close their books and respond to their investors. Your team will embrace new insights – not just about how the numbers work, but also about how individual actions impact your P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow.

Learning Outcomes:

Develop a critical competency with significantly higher levels of financial literacy and commercial acumen.

Business Outcomes:

Gain insight into how you contribute to the financial performance of your business and how you can drive superior value for the business.

Who should attend?

This workshop is suited to people at all levels of business, with key learnings maximised when there is abroad cross section of roles involved.

Facilitator: Travis Liersch

Cost for NAWO Members*:

$650 per person +GST   (WA $750 per person +GST)

We offer NAWO endorsed programs at a reduced cost and numbers are strictly limited.
The cost of this program is not covered by your corporate/individual membership.

Download brochure:  Commercial Acumen? Game On! 2019 Brochure

For more information please contact NAWO Programs Consultant, Allison Dodd: E,  or  contact us.


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