Visible Value’s purpose is to enable financial literacy at all levels of society.
This is a completely unique, immersive, virtual learning experience Visible Value enables literally anyone (even those allergic to math) to be effective in running a responsible, sustainable business.
Finance training that’s as fun as it is effective
Our Universal CFO Simulator uses the Visible Value platform & game experience to help people to understand:
How to run a sustainable and profitable business
How to interpret key financial jargon (even those allergic to math!)
How to adapt to changing market conditions
Learn by doing: this is not PowerPoint
The Universal CFO Simulator is low on theory, high on practice: you’ll actually be running a company. We don’t do case studies or endless teaching. Before you know it, you’ll be completing a balance sheet and devising your own pricing strategy.
Universal Accounting Center (UAC) and Great Game of Business (GGOB) are partner organizations who have used PBS’s classroom board games
Visible Value is a digital version of a group of classroom board games designed by PBS: Corporate ProfitAbility (CPA), Enterprise ProfitAbility (EPA) and Strategic ProfitAbility (SPA). Current version of VV is the simplest board game (CPA).
Social and competitive: a truly lifelike experience of running a business
Success in business depends on collaboration, outstripping competitors and continually learning. Visible Value recreates that reality by seeing teams competing against other teams and constantly evolving their strategies to make the most profit.
Proven and memorable: knowledge is retained for enduring value
Visible Value is based on a classroom learning experience which has been delivered all over the world for decades. We heard recently from someone who claimed they had learnt more from this one learning experience (which they recalled clearly from 2005) than their entire Harvard education!
Don’t just take our word for it…
Visible Value is relevant for graduates, middle managers, entrepreneurs and senior leaders
“Everything about this game made the abstract concepts of accounting come alive. I think every business owner should play it. They would feel so much better about their numbers and business decisions.” – Ixchel Alcantara
“It was great being able to run the mini business. I liked being able to compare the “physical” goods to how they reflect on the budget and other statement sheets. I learned about cash flow and how it’s possible for a successful business to run out of cash! The competition was also great! It was entertaining to strategize to make the best choices in the game.” – Rick Larsen
“I liked the fact that it showed what you did incorrectly immediately so you could correct it right away. I worked with someone who had no bookkeeping experience at all and she picked up on the concepts fairly quickly with a little explanation. This would work well for business clients or a mastermind group. This created an experience that would be powerful for budding entrepreneurs. first time business owners, and even elementary through High School students. Although I have been in business and a bookkeeper for 25+ years, I was blissfully unaware of some of the challenges my clients may be facing. The bidding is an intense concept. You feel as though you are missing half the data and making a decision anyway in a short amount of time. Generally my clients come by referral and I rarely have to compete with someone else on pricing. I have purchased much training from Universal over the past 25 years. I have always received great value in the training and programs they provide.” – Sylvia Johnson
Pricing for Profit
A fast paced, highly engaging experience for anyone needing the basics
How to price for profit
Understanding your customers
Winning in a competitive market
Working with financial statements
Strategic planning and decision making
Understanding budgets and cashflow
Everyone! No business experience is necessary but also ideal for sales teams. Managers, functional teams, graduates, business/economics students.
This is a fun, dynamic and digitally-enabled experience in how to create business value We have created Visible Value to simplify the fundamentals of business finance into a realistic and dynamic simulation that brings theory to life. Business finance is often seen as the domain of the accounting department, full of complex terms that many employees don’t understand. But finance certainly needs to be understood by all decision makers. Knowing how the business works and how individual actions impact business performance is also a key factor in employee engagement.
Our unique visual, transactional simulation format represents the workings of a company, showing participants how they can both create and destroy value through their decisions.
Visible Value is highly dynamic and emotionally engaging.
Teams can choose to go in any one of several directions, producing thousands of possible outcomes. You can only win by adapting to and out-thinking the other players in the market!
The Visible Value training and game experience educates you in the rules of business and in a team environment rallies you each around a common goal, empowers you to collectively see and improve the score throughout the course, and engages you by giving everyone some skin in the game. By presenting you and your team with the opportunity to win together in a truly competitive environment it taps into the universal need to win and inspires your team members to excel.
The principles of Visible Value are time-tested to produce the results you see above. This is not merely a revised compilation of the same old techniques used by other schools, coaching and consulting firms. The Visible Value experience was born out of necessity… the necessity to win in order to preserve jobs in a competitive business world. But the resulting business operating system—rooted in the notion of teams knowing what’s really going on and possessing the authority and responsibility to introduce change and hold a stake in the outcome—is much more than just a set of templates and guiding principles. Unlike other approaches that focus primarily on planning disciplines and the needs of management. This is a transformational approach to business that not only has the ability to grow businesses, but also to shape the lives and fortunes of its practitioners from the bottom to the top of any organization.
This is your opportunity to become competent and confident as an accounting professional to coach your clients to another level in their business.
This is an immersive virtual learning experience to improve financial literacy, business acumen and decision making.
In this fast-changing world it is becoming increasingly vital that entire workforces know how value is created and destroyed in a business – and how each individual can influence this. Visible Value is the fastest and most engaging way to learn business finance. It uses a proven methodology to simplify the fundamentals of running a sustainable and profitable business into an immersive and memorable digital board game.
Teams of participants compete against each other to build the most profitable company. Along the way, and whilst being embroiled in the competition, they will experience abstract financial concepts brought to life, they will grasp the fundamentals of strategy and they will learn how to win in a volatile marketplace.
What does it do?
In being highly competitive and unpredictable, Visible Value matches commercial reality. Success depends on teams working together to devise and execute a better strategy than the other players in the market. Participants gain vital financial literacy, commercial acumen and strategic decision making skills whilst forging bonds with colleagues and creating alignment between previously siloed departments.
How does it work?
Whilst Visible Value is a virtual game and is predominantly run with remote teams via Zoom or Teams, it can be run in the classroom like the physical board game version it is based on. Hybrid versions, where some participants are in the classroom and some are online, are also possible. Typically, around 20 participants are split into teams to play the game, but there is capability to scale this to several hundred participants playing at once if required. Depending on the course, the learning experience will normally consist of some simple, self-led pre-work followed by several half-day synchronous, facilitated sessions.
Universal CFO Simulator powered by Visible Value, the fastest and most engaging way to learn business finance
• LIVE training experience • 8 hours (two 4 hour LIVE class events)
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