Very informational and examples were very helpful to understand concepts behind
The room was very cold. Heard complaints from several participants.
Our instructor was awesome! he took a rather dry subject and made it engaging.
engaged entire class forcing the learning by making student work together and learn
Instructor and material were both absolutely amazing. Great class!!!
Good basic overview but would have liked to have dove deeper into some material.
I learned a lot in three days in this class,he was very interactive with his class. He took his time and made time for any questions; never rushed anyone.
Great course for non-professionals in finance and accounting
The facility was great! The staff was awesome!! Centralized location.
Super informative and easy to follow. Jody was great.
Jody was a great instructor. He was able to make the material interesting and applicable to not only our jobs but our every day lives.
I highly enjoyed Susan's teaching style and found the course material to be just what I was looking for as a non-accountant living in an accountant's world. I would have loved to have been able to incorporate more practice, sample problems, etc. but understand that the course covered a lot of material in just 3 days.
Jodi was great. Very knowledgeable.
Great, the instructor was very knowledgeable. A lot of information but was engaging.
Overall the class was informative and effective in meeting the course objectives. Due to the nature of the participant's competence level on this topic, more hands on, visual tools for scaffolding the content would have been helpful. At times the conversations were more than I could grasp based on my basic level of the content.
Jerry did a grest job explaining the process and function of this program.
Excellent materials. Superbly presented.
Too much content surrounding company statements and evaluation. The last day surrounding management accounting was beneficial.
I thought the training was very intense but it provided a clear view of the basics of Finance and definitely helped me gain more knowledge on this topic.
Instructor was knowledgeable and space was adequate. I think the course is slightly over-priced.
This course overall had some great information, and the instructor was very knowledgeable.
Karen is an amazing teacher. She is extremely knowledgeable and engaging. The course content was very comprehensive. Really learned and enjoyed it a lot!
Everything was great. I personally would benefit more if I now new where to take my new skills and apply them in the workforce. What future learning path to take or jobs that fit these skills so that I can move forward in my career.
The training was productive, interactive, and fun.
It was really helpful to learn the basics of finances. The instructor was great. She made the course fun. I think that if she had given more examples of experiences that happened in more recent times, it would have felt more relevant. I don't necessarily think it was a bad thing.
Great engagement and easy to understand instructions. Loved the real-world examples Karen shared from her many years of experience in finance and accounting.
The AMA person I had spoken to (when signing up) said this course would cover journals entries and ledger accounts and how to deal with credits and debits, etc. We didn't cover it much at all. I may have misunderstood the scope of everything for this course.Lori was a phenomenal instructor. She TOTALLY knows the business and can teach it so we all understand. Her knowledge was incredible. And her sense of humor was very enjoyable.
Cesar was knowledgeable and patient answering our sometimes detailed questions. Finance is not an easy subject but he made it understandable and interesting.
Augusto was very engagimg and he is patient.
Course focused on analysis of annual reports and evaluating the overall health of a corporation. A greater focus on departmental budgeting would be beneficial. Fun course, learned a lot.
I learned a lot and the instructor was terrific. She kept us all engaged and I found the information to be very helpful.
Lauris commands a deep knowledge of financial accounting and was able to break down complex ideas into bite sized concepts
Good pace, instructor done a nice answering questions and explaining things.
Frank was a great instructor
The seminar is rich in useful information. Frank is a great instructor who maintains attention of the class with participation and humor.
I thoroughly enjoyed the training and, quite frankly, got more out of it than I expected. It was nice to see that the class size was small enough to where there was plenty of group interaction and engagement. Joe did an excellent job facilitating the class. Overall, I highly recommend the course.
Very disappointed over how long it took to announce the location (a week before), causing it difficult to make reservations and increase the travel anxiety. I also struggled with getting reservations at Caesar's Palace because they could not find the training I was attending and they and had rooms blocked for certain trainings causing them to be a full house. Upon my arrival to Caesar's Palace, the information desk was not able to tell me which conference room the training was going to be held in and I was forced to wait until the next day (morning of) to find the room, causing me to be extremely earlier and causing others to be late. There was a level of uncertainty on day 1 but the remaining days were awesome, and I am thankful I had the pleasure to attend. Jerry was very good instructor, with lots of knowledge and was able to answer all my questions.
Susan was very knowledgeable. Would recommend this training.
The class was very helpful and enjoyable.
Great instructor and material covered!
The overall class was excellent in pace and content. Chia-Li did an outstanding job with her instruction and keeping everyone involved and on the same page of understanding. Can be difficult to do with a group with different levels of financial understanding.
Great overall in all areas.
Excellent instructor, she made the course easy to understand and lots of fun by providing real world examples and simple to follow principles.
The instructor made this class. She was very knowledgeable and informative but didnit in a way that made it all very enjoyable.
Karen is an excellent teacher. She was able to answer every question that came up in class.
I enjoyed the content of the class, but the instructor was not very engaging and told way too many stories. We had to speed through the last 2 modules so that we could get on time on the last day.
Day 1 seemed like it took forever, but days 2 and 3 went very fast with tons of information. Almost too much information to adequately cover in the time allotted. It was like drinking from a fire hose. Seemed like too much information to cover in days 2 and 3. Also the presentation used on the screen didn't always match the book. Spent a lot of time trying to figure out what page we were on. We were also instructed to fill out a L earnings Objective Worksheet to take with us, but was never used.
Too fast paced.
Instructor was very informative
The course helps me understand budget plan from financial view, the instructor led the training efficiently, there are multiple team activities, example explanations and â€œnumber gamesâ€. Great training for engineering managers.
Joe is a great story teller and made the class enjoyable.
Speaker was very informative and enjoyable
Great discussion of fundamentals. The material covered also encourages further study.
The hands-on exercises were very useful for the better understanding of the concepts. The instructor made a generally dry topic (for me) fun and interactive.
Pauline was great
Friendly staff, clean
Very informative course. Instructor was professional and knowledgeable.
First AMA seminar and I was impressed
Wish we could have spent more time on Capital Expenditures and Budgeting. Module 5 &6 instead of the previous 4.
Lessons 1-3 were excellent. Lesson 4 seem to pack a lot of information at a high level and I didn't feel that it was as good as the first three lessons.
Susan did outstanding job explaining complicated material. She kept the class engaged for 3 days.
I was incredibly impressed by Susan's knowledge and her teaching methods. I left the course with practical financial knowledge which I can apply to my career. I've already started recommending this course to my colleagues and peers.
The instructor was excellent with her course content and keeping everyone actively engaged
Susan was a wonderful instructor and full of knowledge. She was always ready and able to answer questions which made the class fun and enjoyable.
Susan has an amazing background and tons of incredible information to share and does so in a very user-friendly manner.
the facility is very nice. clean. welcoming.
Howard was engaging and kept the presentation of the material entertaining.
this was a very small class and Howard did an excellent job keeping all members engaded
The course was well executed and put together. I liked the interactivity of the exercises that kept us engaged in the material with real-life scenarios. For me, the pace was just right as well.
Went way too into the weeds on information that is not applicable to a non-financial manager which the course was supposed to be geared toward. The first day and second half of last day were most beneficial. Spend more time on budgeting and managerial accounting. Also, group work was disorganized and unclear, as was the homework. The excel spreadsheet should clearly state Day 1 Coursework on a tab rather than all the different names, and clear instructions should be included on excel spreadsheet.
There was a lot of information in a short time. It would have been nice to have more time to discuss the assignments and work through them as a group.
class was interactive
Karen was a very engaging instructor that kept the class interested. The material that was covered was more than sufficient for the course.
Michael J H.
The instructor was engaging, patient and kept the course moving at a good pace.
Jerry was a very knowledgeable and kind instructor. He kept the class engaged and was more than happy to answer any questions we had, before, during or after class. I would recommend Jerry as an instructor to anyone looking to take this course. The material itself was beneficial and the examples really helped me fully understand the concepts at hand
Karen is fantastic.
Both Instructor and Administrator were Excellent!
I felt the instructor spent way too much time talking about current events and telling stories. She knew the subject matter very well, but I feel if many of her stories were cut down we could have finished the class in 2 days.I was surprised that the facility doesn't provide any types of snacks such as pretzels, peanuts, etc. I also think if you would bring in box lunches rather than allowing participants to go out into the city to get lunch we could have covered more ground in less time. Some participants were late getting back from lunch.
I was satisfied with the overall class setting to teach Finance and accounting. This would not be easy to understand over an online or video type courses. However, I would have asked for a list of books that would support my continued education on finance and accounting.
Jerry was an excellent instructor and explained the material well.
Great seminar at a great location. The instructor (Susan Diamond) kept us all well engaged and insured to answer each and every question in a way that made us all understand exactly what was being sought after in the question. Really enjoyed it
Good info, appropriate level of detail, good group activities.
The instructor was very informative and took the class at a great pace. She was also open to answering all of the questions that the students had.
My prior knowledge of finances was zero, this course was almost overwhelming for me. I would have preferred some of the handout material ahead of time to look at and read over, then have the follow up in depth class.
Content was very relevant. Progress in the course was slow, however, and not all material was covered thoroughly. Many digressions led to key concepts being glanced over due to lack of time. TIme management was not very good.
Very knowledgeable instructor. Lots of practical experience and small class size combined for a excellent learning experience.
Instructor is knowledgeable and gives real world comparisons to what he is explaining.
Our teacher was very informative and able to easily connect with the whole class. As someone who has had trouble with accounting in the past, he was easily able to convey major principles while keeping the whole class engaged.
This was an excellent course. There were only 6 people in the class and the instructor was able to make sure that we all understood all of the concepts as we went along.
Really liked the instructor. She encouraged participation, answered one-off questions from the group and explained things thoroughly. I really like that she repeated key points several times over the course to make sure they sunk in.
Instructor was very proactive
Joe is an excellent instructor and made the sessions lively and very informative. Joe was very patient to answer all the questions with real life examples and visuals which made the proceedings very interesting. I would strongly recommend the course to all non-financial managers and if you can get Joe it is a huge plus.
I didnâ€™t have any knowledge of subject material and learned the essentials.
Instructor was great, made learning fun while ensuring complete understanding of the material
Extremely knowledgeable, experience, great orator
Good information for non financial people.
Joe kept everyone engaged, and spent time on all related questions.
Good information, well presented
Joe was a very good teacher and had the class interact with one another to keep our attention on the subject matter.
Teacher is well versed in subject and really explains material in a simplified form.
I thought the structure of the class was very practical and the size of the class made it very comfortable.
I would highly recommend this training, WITH THIS INSTRUCTOR, to anyone.
Overall, the course focused more on accounting, and it would have been nice to have more time for finance topics.
Joe presented the material in a way that was very easy to understand
John Philip C.
Concise and on subject. I learned exactly what I hoped to learn and more.
Jerome was an execellent instructor, made the three day seminar go really fast.
Mary Katherine D.
This was a very fast paced seminar, and I really appreciated the way the content was presented and that Joe engaged everyone individually in each lesson/activity. Our class had a lot of prior knowledge and Joe made sure that everyone was on the same page before moving to the next topic.
The content was of a good level to understand concepts without getting into the weeds. The instructor did a good job of keeping us on track, and at the right level of detail.
Excellent presentation of material that would otherwise be unstimulating. The instructor engaged the entire class which allowed us all to absorb the concepts rather than simply watch a presentation/read a manual.
I think they should start and end earlier in the day. Getting into Boston at 9 and leaving at 5 is a nightmare. 7 to 3 would be better.Food should be included in the price and served.
Information was good and relevant.
Great instructor. He keeps the level of interest high, continuously!
Leader was willing to answer any question in a friendly way
The instructor was fabulous! The class was informative, engaging and extremely rewarding.
The instructor knew her material and taught it very well
Pauline was well versed in subject matter. I have a greater knowledge of my companies finance process.
Great class... I always have a good experience with AMA courses.
Learned good amount
Enjoyed her energy and expertise. Great job keep people engaged, speeding up when needed and slowing down to further review concepts that the group needed further support with.
Some topics were not relevant to my day to day work, but beneficial to know for future growth.
Our instructor really knew the information presented & it was definitely his field of expertise! He presented it beautifullywith confidence & held everyone's attention throughout the 3 day class. While I have had basic accounting & finance classes many years ago, this was a good update/review for me. Accounting/Finance is not my degree (by choice) and we all have our strengths. This class will help me work with other departments in my company knowing just enough information to be able to communicate with them as we move forward on various projects. It got me thinking about allot of information I had either forgotten, not worked with in awhile or just did not know.There were a couple of areas presented I had never been trained on & while there was allot of information to absorb, I now have a good resource to go back to and study further to help myself understand the topic better.I can also use the manual as a "go to" reference guide, just for an update on various topics. It is laid out well and easy to understand. Given the amount of information that was presented in a short time, it was very well organized.Thank you!.
Very professional and great coaching/teaching skills of AMA Instuctor (Mr Zeev Lahat)
I though a lot of time was wasted and the material could have been covered much better.
Our class instructor, Ed was not a good teacher. He didn't take time to go over any financials that we brought as a class, his explanation of budgets was at such a high level that no one was able to understand. I do budgets for IT and we have an 18 million dollar budget we work on. We give budget guidance for 13 Tracks and 40 or so BU's and I, as well as the others, were extremely confused. When I would say, I don't understand - he never took the time to stop and sit down and help with my questions. The class had 9 on day one and 10 for the remainder and I am confident in saying more than 1/2 of us left the class with a lot of confusion (7/10_. He concentrated his teachings on his past, I fired everyone when I was the CFO, at Bank of America this is what I did. Same with Wells Fargo, ETranslate, and the others he spoke of. One place he worked at they drove such high end vehicles that they required someone to come and wash the vehicles, etc. This isn't how you should teach a class. At the end of his conversation about what he did previously, no one could remember the topic at hand. I personally was extremely upset with how this class was and would not take another class that he was a part of. I am not sure I left there with much more knowledge than I went in with. To be a class of fundamentals, I felt we went at a very high level class, such things that our CFO and corporate accounting folks do and we were a classroom of NON-Financials managers who don't know the fin
Overall a very good course. Hard to follow at times only due to the amount of information covered.
The course was interesting and covered a board range of material. The team exercises were good to reinforce the material
I gained a lot of practical skills I can use right away
VERY NICE INTELLIGENT TEACHER, AND KNOWLEDGEABLE
Jody was very thorough in his presentation of the materials, fielding and answering questions and relating his experiences to making the seminar an excellent experience and learning opportunity.
More water and snacks
Chia Li was obviously knowledgeable and great at presenting the material. She kept the class engaged and ensured the class understood the material while keeping on time.
I highly enjoyed the course and thought it was organized and taught very well.
This course gave me a spring board that I needed to be able to engage further into my companies financial planning, monthly income statement reviews, balance sheet reviews, cash flow statement reviews and budgeting considerations.
This was a great basic level accounting course that gave me a much better understanding of fundamental accounting.
Time we'll-spent! Great trainer and great program.
The instructor was very knowledgeable, very nice, plus had engaging stories.
The course work was very helpful. The instructor was very engaging and informative.
The course was GREAT!The class was small and comfortable (7 of us attended and we were all in different industries). We all had with the similar amount of minimal exposure to finance and terms.The teacher Karen was amazing. She was super sharp, professional and personable. Karen had a genuine interest to help us understand the work, vocabulary and pace.
Instructor very knowledgable in the field and can deliver great explanation to those that are not majors in the finance field.
Karen is an excellent instructor, she is well versed in the material for this course. She is very effective and kept us engaged in the learning process. I greatly enjoyed the class and learned a lot.
Materials were excellent. Instructor was well qualified and had good professional experiences to share. Our class had five students, so the interaction was personal and we were able to bring our current jobs into the learning.
Jerry was a great instructor. He was very easy to ask questions to and get clear explanations.
Instructor was knowledgeable and able to expand discussions of topics in relation to various industries.
The course and instructor was excellent please consider presenting the course in the future by organizational type I.e. Non profit vs for profit as learner goals and objectives are different. Thank you!
This course was too high level for me. I would suggest offering a course with less difficulty.
Jerry did a great job and moved the class along. I felt as if some of the heavier content should of been reviewed in the mornings instead of at end of day.
I enjoyed the instructor's personality. I felt that he should have focused more on the content of the course. Rather than simply crunch numbers, talk about the philosophy and theory more.
The course is very good and well taught. Heather and Bill are an awesome team. My only problem was that the amount of content was a lot for me to fully comprehend during the allotted time.
The course was excellent and the instructor was awesome! He kept everything engaging and made it interesting.
Nice speed made the topic easier to stick with, great instructor with a lot of experience to share.
this was a very great course. i received a lot of useful information during these 4 sessions. we were provided with opportunities to interact with the instructor as well as other participants during the sessions. the pace of the course was not too fast/slow and easy to follow. Overall, I felt engaged with the content, instructor, and other students in this course.
I always enjoy AMA training experience because it's deals with practical issues and hands-on job situations.
Course was great. Very informative. Karen our training was excellent! I would return for other courses.
I thought the class speed was perfect, the teaching style was effective and creative.. relating outside situations to the financial components of the class.
The content of the class was exactly as promised; the largest benefit for this training was the knowledge provided by the instructor, Susan.
Instructor was knowledgeable and kept the class engaged.
Overall, I found the content and pace to be very good and relevant. Exactly what I was looking for!
Great hands on training
In general, the subject matter was relevant and the instructor knowledgable. However, the instructor spent an inordinate amount of time on storytelling, that seemed to be aimed at impressing us with his financial acumen and accumulated wealth. This time spent on stories was at the expense of valuable time that could have been spent making sure the participants were fully grasping topics. I felt like most of the exercises, I was just following what he said to plug numbers into formulas (doing math), rather than understanding how the formulas really work and what they mean. I already know how to do math. I wanted to get a better understanding of the underlying principals. that said, despite the issue I did learn a lot of new concepts and terminology that were a benefit to me.The facility is ok in general, but the room we were in was next to a catering kitchen and there was constant noise and activity that were very distracting.
Frank was an outstanding instructor! Packed a lot into a short time frame but did so in an understandable manner.
Good to excellent. However, there were some slides in the training manual and projected on the overhead screen that were impossible to read due to the size and contrast of the words.Also the pace of the course during the Exercises was too quick to fully grasp the material to be learned.
Great class, sometimes went off topic and was hard to follow, but overall enjoyed it and learned a lot!
Good class with a very knowledgeable instructor.
I think Frank did a great job keeping everyone engaged
Instructor knowledge was excellent and was able to present in a manner that all levels of student could understand.
Frank Abbot was outstanding. I would take another seminar let by him. He did a tremendous job of taking a subject that is intimidating to me and making it both easy to understand and as fun as it could possibly be. Excellent knowledge of the subject and outstanding job of teaching and delivering. Materials were also very helpful and easy to follow. They will be great reference tools to use moving forward. Although the hotel was in a good location, it was a bit outdated and dreary. The meeting room felt like we were in a basement.
I thought the content was good and instructor did well keeping it moving and keeping it interesting
Really well done. Great educator
AMA Instructor was not very pleasant at times and would not allow anyone to check their phones. We are all adults and have full time jobs outside of the training. There were times when it was necessary to make a phone call or respond to an urgent email. Frank made the training feel like a high school classroom, and that is not what I signed up for. I did not enjoy how he made the learning environment feel or his demeanor.
Started out slow, but got better on the second day.
The course content (and the book) is excellent. The instructor did not manage our class time well, leading us to rush through some very important portions of the curriculum.
1 hour lunch break was too long. I would have preferred if the lunch break was 1/2 hour so class would have ended 1/2 earlier. Better yet, start the class at 8:30 instead of 9:00, cut the lunch break to 1/2 hour and end the class at 4:00 pm. Maybe we miss a little of the outrageous traffic.
I had hoped to become more facile with technical accounting concepts, and the material the course covered was very helpful in this regard.
Instructor was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. I liked that she was able to share real world examples from her professional experience on how to apply the principles that we were learning.
Dawn is a rock star.Wish she was my CFO. She make the class very interesting my relating it to real world scenarios.Kudos to you all for hiring her.Need BIGGER FONT on the slide pages of the book - you cannot read them.There is an calculation error on Module page 2-10 - lifo calc should be $6.30 not $6.20a cheat sheet of various terms would have helped. GM = margin, income statement = net income statement and other terms like this.only hiccup was doing the calcs by hand - as a class some people didn't follow so we slowed down. maybe have a ppt to guide where numbers came from? just a suggestion.otherwise Dawn was great!!
Lots of good relevant information scaled down for managers; the course was not designed for accountants.
Ed was fantastic, I learned so much in 3 days it's hard to believe. Absolutely worth the investment.
The only problem with the class is that the presentation provided at the end of the handbook are illegible.
ann marie g.
One of the best training courses I have attended in terms of content and instruction. My primary objective was to build my vocabulary of key terms associated with financial statements. This was achieved along with a new found confidence for understanding how various business transactions impact a company's financial performance.Note to AMA team:1. The room set up was great for viewing the presentation and team activities. However, the room was freezing2. The slides in the back of the book are too small and very hard to read.