The Profit Specialist®: Online Training

Interactive, Experiential Learning

Learners are engaged with the same content and lively, interactive instruction participants experience in face-to-face classes.

For 30 years our customers have reaped the benefits of our interactive and engaging classroom training on business acumen and financial literacy, realizing a rapid return on their investment. Improved profitability, increased sales, improved margins, and customer retention are the hallmark results of our training.

Business and global challenges prompt organizations of all sizes to reduce expenses, often curtailing training and travel. We at APG believe now is the time to invest in your employees so they can become the catalyst for reducing your expenses and improving your profitability.

For nearly 10 years we have offered a highly successful online version of our classroom training. You can train your people on the same content without taking them out of their office, and without incurring expenses for travel and onsite facilities.

Our live, online format provides the same high quality learning experience. Through the use of innovative, proven technology, we can deliver interactive workshops for 10 to 25 participants per session while they work at the convenience of their individual laptops in their company location or home office, according to your schedule.

The cornerstone of The Profit Specialist® program is the experience of our business simulation. Through our online classroom, learners are engaged with the same content and lively, interactive instruction participants experience in face-to-face classes.

Our live, online classroom incorporates:

  • The same business simulation used in face-to-face classroom sessions.
  • The same financial reports, key performance indicators, and financial analysis your company uses.
  • The same case studies and exercises used in face-to-face sessions.
  • The ability of participants to ask questions, or volunteer comments, in real-time. They can also be called on by the instructor to answer questions.
  • Team breakout sessions allow us to provide assignments as part of the financial simulation to facilitate the learning, sharing and problem solving. Participants can share virtual whiteboards for brainstorming.
  • Participants work in breakout teams to create and present a Profit Proposal for an actual customer.

Additional Online Benefits:

  • Classes are scheduled at the times you choose – optimizing participants’ time zones and increasing your reach to a geographically dispersed workforce.
  • We can partner with you to evaluate training effectiveness with pre and post testing and polling during the session.
  • The technology allows us to monitor attendance and attentiveness during the online session – are participants focused on the class, or checking emails?

The Technology

We partner with industry leader Cisco for a secure, scalable WebEx service with integrated audio. WebEx services are delivered on demand over the global Cisco WebEx Cloud. The Cisco WebEx Cloud is a global, enterprise-scale network designed specifically for highly secure delivery of on-demand applications. It offers a scalable architecture, consistent availability, and multilayer tenant security validated by rigorous independent audits, including SSAE-16 and ISO 27001.

The Cisco WebEx Cloud is certified by the Skyhigh CloudTrustTM Program, the most extensive, impartial evaluation of cloud security and enterprise-readiness available.

No software needs to be downloaded, making our online classroom easy to implement and access.

  • Participants need access to reliable internet connectivity
  • Participants need a reliable phone line or usb-connnected headset
  • Available in most parts of the world (please check with your APG representative)

Customized Solutions for Your Business

The Profit Specialist® online classroom allows you to continue to receive a return- on-investment for your customized program which has been successfully delivered onsite for years. Our WebEx delivery affords you the opportunity to significantly decrease training costs by eliminating the need for travel and onsite facilities.. We offer an online curriculum for both versions: