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TechWorks Gaston has partnered with GoalMakers to bring you the foundations of a traditional MBA curriculum in the new TechWorks Innovation & Growth Accelerator.
Learn, understand, and apply the best practices of organizational leadership and business finances with the knowledge and resources to immediately improve your business.
Designed for both existing and aspiring managers, this training will enhance your professional knowledge to help you and your team thrive.
Early Bird Price until 2/29/22
Registration will remain open until April 5, 2022
Want to Learn More?
Register for our upcoming webinar where our team will discuss the TechWorks Innovation and Growth Accelerator and provide an opportunity to answer any questions you have about the program before signing up!
Use the form below to register for an informational webinar on February 8
TechWorks Innovation & Growth Accelerator is for both current & aspiring leaders to learn the fundamentals of organizational leadership & business finance.
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Within the program will be live sessions to network and learn in real-time with your cohort.
All live sessions will be held at 12:00pm EST.
Program Kickoff & Onboarding
Your Vision, Goals & Planning Process
The Right Team & Customers
An Empowered System of Management
Financial Review + Graduation
Just say no to ineffective training.
travel costs, | missing work, | wasting time, |
Built for the busy professional, keeping in mind that you are working full-time the program is completely virtual.
Optimized for the modern learner. It’s no secret that eLearning is the most efficient way to learn, providing an easy with anywhere, anytime accessible learning experience.
Improve your management and grow your bottom line.
Most managers never receive formal training. Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to become a Master Manager.
Demystify the Financials
Every employee should understand the financials. This program will help you understand directly how to grow your profits.
The TechWorks Accelerator Certification
A Stamp Of ApprovalBy the end of this course you will have the skills, knowledge, and resources you need to be more successful so let the world know it!
Upon completion of this program you will receive the TechWorks Innovation & Growth Accelerator Certification, this will also be a digital badge that allows you to post on LinkedIn.
Meet Your Instructor
John Cioffi, the Chief Content Officer at GoalMakers, has spent the last 30-years, coaching hundreds of clients to success. He previously ran a subsidiary of Amoco Oil subsidiary, a Fortune 100 company, and held executive positions at several other companies in a wide variety of industries. John received his MBA from The Wharton School and holds a Master’s in from Dartmouth.
Frequently Asked Questions
8-Week Program Overview
For a complete overview of all sections see our programs page.
🚀 Week 1: Set Goals all the Time
We begin by crafting a vision for the company, our long-term goal 3-5-years from now. This will be the North Star for our entire team. Then we learn what makes a 'good goal' and create company-wide, department-level, & individual goals that align with our vision.
🔎 Week 2: Focus On the Process Not A Plan
We’ll get a baseline of our company's current status by collecting valuable information. Using that as a baseline we will adopt a planning process so our company can adapt to today’s ever-changing conditions.
✒️ Week 3: Coach the Right People
We’ll clearly define positions at our business, and create position descriptions for ourselves and key roles within the organization. Then we identify the right natural abilities needed for these roles, and if we have our people in the best place for success currently.
🔗 Week 4: Serve the Right Customers
We begin by identifying our right customers, then determine how we find more of these right customers, building a sales process to serve them, streamlining our operations processes around them, and finally fostering a culture & strategies necessary to serve the right customer.
📝 Week 5: Empower Your Entire Team
Learn how managers empower their team members by establishing clear goals and allowing people to achieve those goals in their own way, through our system of “wide boulevards, high curbs”.
We determine if our team members meet the criteria required to work in an environment of empowerment.
💯 Week 6: Do the Right Things Right
We will use six tools to monitor and manage our company’s performance and build our own System of Managing—a clear and effective means of providing clarity and purpose to team members while steering everyone to accomplish their individual goals, as well as the company’s goals.
💰 Week 7: Demystifying the Financials
Using a case study, we will understand how to read and use financial statements. With the case study as real-world context, we will also learn about projections, inventory, accounts receivable, and cash flow and how to use this information to build stronger businesses.
💱 Week 8: Using the Financials
With a new understanding of the basics, we will focus on specific elements that grow the bottom line. We start by calculating our own financial ratios, and how to set realistic goals for your business with them. From there we learn how to easily use break-even analysis to inform everyday decisions.
Fundamentals of the
TechWorks Innovation & Growth Accelerator
Here are the key takeaways of each section in the program:
Set Goals All The Time
- Set a company-wide vision.
- Learn how to create good goals.
- Create goals for the company, departments & each employee.
Focus On The Process
Not a Plan
Not a Plan
- Measure current company state.
- Replace the business plan.
- Create strategies for a constant planning process.
Coach The Right People
- How to build the right team.
- Learn to identify natural abilities.
- Create position descriptions for yourself and every employee.
Serve The Right Customer
- Identify your good customers.
- Define your generic strategy.
- Create a sales process & refine your operations processes.
Empower Your Entire Team
- Learn the life-cycle of a manager.
- Build an empowerment culture.
- Create an organization of 'Wide Boulevards, High Curbs'.
Do The Right Things Right
- Learn the six tools to measure & manage goal achievement.
- Create a system of management for your team.
Demystifying The Financials
- Using a real-life case study we will:
- Learn how to properly read the financial documents.
- Further understand the benefits of accurate projections.
- Build out your own financial models of success.
Using The Financials
- Dive deep into how to calculate the important financial ratios and set realistic goals for each of these ratios.
- Understand the cash flows (in and out) of your business.
- Calculate your break-even to inform every decision.
If you want to learn more, let's chat!
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"If I had to choose the one thing that made the difference between what made our company become a national leader in our industry or just a statistic, it would be Willig and Cioffi’s coaching on how to manage for success... For those striving to be the best of the best, personally and professionally, this is your bible.”
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