Proceeds from Finance for Flamingos on Sept. 26 will help replenish Sunken Gardens’ flamingo flock
Paradigm Learning, a St. Petersburg-based leader in learning innovation, has teamed up with the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce for a special opportunity to experience its flagship business simulation, Zodiak®: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy. The board game-based simulation is typically reserved for Fortune 1000 companies, and not available to the local business community.
Paradigm’s most popular training program puts players in charge of a $40 million business for three simulated years – taking out loans, attracting investors, purchasing equipment and materials, responding to quality issues and delivering products. Through the experience, participants learn the fundamentals of financial literacy and business acumen, and find how their individual actions impact their organization’s financial success.
“For nearly twenty years, Zodiak®; has been used around the world by Fortune 500 & 1000, however, this powerful learning experience has not been widely available to smaller business owners and their staffs,” says Raymond Green, CEO of Paradigm Learning. “We are happy to be conducting the Zodiak® simulation for Chamber members while also helping St. Petersburg’s oldest tourist attraction replenish its flock of flamingos.”
Finance for Flamingos will be held on 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014 at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South in downtown St. Petersburg. Chris Steinocher, president and CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber, will kick-off the event.
The registration fee is $125 per person or $400 for a table of four participants. Register for Finance for Flamingos at stpete.com/financeforflamingos.
About Paradigm Learning®
Paradigm Learning is a leader in learning innovation, offering unique education and communication programs to organizations around the world. Its award-winning, classroom-based business games, simulations and Discovery Maps®, enhanced with online options, customizing and consulting services, have been used by leading companies since 1994.
Programs are available in areas such as business acumen, financial literacy, strategic alignment, leadership accountability, project management, and organizational change. The company’s flagship business acumen training program, Zodiak®: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy, has been conducted with more than one million managers and employees worldwide.
About Sunken Gardens
Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg’s oldest living museum, this 100-year-old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region. Unwind as you stroll through meandering paths, lush with exotic plants from around the world. Explore cascading waterfalls, beautiful demonstration gardens, more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers.