Big Picture Essentials for Commercial Acumen

Grow your commercial acumen skills with practical tips and strategies to build your bigger picture awareness of how a business operates, understand the factors that determine its performance and realise how the things you and your team do can influence that performance.

Commercial acumen is an essential career skill. It is different from financial acumen which is related to making decisions based on financial statements and monetary impact. 


This webinar will help you grow your commercial acumen skills by looking at the strategic thinking that underpins business direction, understanding stakeholders and their aims and looking at tools that help you better understand the business and its direction. You will learn skills to ensure your team is thriving and contributing to the overall aim of the organisation. 


You will also look at the communication channels within your team and the organisation to ensure information is flowing in ways that best support the business and its direction.


This webinar benefits you by:

  • Giving you the key foundation strategies for building commercial acumen
  • Improving your chances of promotion when you can display knowledge of broader business concepts and strategies
  • Being a better adviser by understanding the bigger picture for an organisation


Upon satisfactory completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Identify the key elements of strategic thinking for businesses
  • Be familiar with tools that help businesses work out strategy
  • Understand where a business fits in a market
  • Have insight into the stakeholders and aims of an organisation
  • Have an understanding of how you can better contribute to the success of an organisation

Petris Lapis B Com LLB LLM FIPA FFA


Petris holds Commerce and Law degrees from the University of Queensland and a Master Of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. In 2015 she was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants for services to the profession.


She has worked in the taxation division of one of the world’s largest accounting firms, in banking, as a University law lecturer (specialising in advanced legal subjects for post-graduate students), an external author for CCH Australia, the director and senior trainer of a tax training organisation (Tax Matters Pty Ltd) and the director and senior trainer of Artisan Of Change. She has consulted to the corporate, government and not for profit sectors and has been an accredited Senior Mindfulness Trainer with the Potential Project. She has nearly 25 years’ experience as a conference and workshop presenter. Her passion, enthusiasm and humour are loved by audiences internationally.


She has been a committee member of several professional bodies and contributed to their education programmes as a presenter, author and advisor. She has published several books and hundreds of papers.

Petris is passionate about helping organisations build positive cultures and supporting people to live great lives, fulfil their potential, and achieve success.




Topic: Business Mindset

Sub-Topic: Personal Effectiveness, Strategy

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: All

CPD: Upto 1 hours