Acquisition Integration Training & Certification

 Unrivaled on-demand training and certification for integrating an acquiring business 

Intista offers unrivaled on-demand training courses about integrating an acquired small, lower-mid, or mid-size business. Our training is designed specifically for these agile, responsive and people-oriented integrations.  If you have the resources you need, but want some guidance on how to self-manage your acquisition integration, this solution is for you.

Applicable for these teams

  • Integration Management Office (IMO)
  • Workstreams
  • Communications
  • Steering Committee
  • Onboarding
Training and certification for set up and management of an integration of an acquired business

Training, certification and mentoring for you to deliver the value of your M&A through successful integration

Acquisition integration basics course

Addresses questions that acquired employees have, including "What is an acquisition integration?", "How are the integration teams and decision makers organized?" and "How long can an integration take"

Considerations that leadership should have before acquiring,  discuss 6 myths about integrations, and differentiate between the priorities of the acquisition team and the integration team

Four broad-category approaches to integrating an acquired small or mid-size business, along with the “Keep Separate” strategy

The Integration Organization

The teams that oversee, manage and deliver an acquisition integration; the members of these teams, their roles, qualifications and ideal qualities

Integration Objectives

Initiatives that define the focus areas, for the journey ahead: how to identify the objectives, and how these fit into the SSIM™ as a whole

  Learn how to estimate and budget the finances of an acquisition integration: three types of cost estimation, budget submission, and three types of synergy

Staff Retention after an Acquisition

 Staff retention should be a priority of smaller integrations. We discuss  non-financial and financial incentives and introduce The Staff Retention Toolbox

Onboarding an entire acquired business is complex, emotional, and critical to the success of integrating acquired smaller businesses

Preparing for Day 1

The way that you announce and welcome new employees can be the difference between integration success and failure. Here we teach how to prepare and deliver the Day 1 announcement

Communication during Integrations

Learn how to communicate to the different audiences for an integration, applying seven communication objectives

Creating Acquisition Integration Projects

Walk through the process of turning integration objectives into workstream charters, and deriving the high level and details tasks.

  • Online training takes you through the entire integration: from the reasons for acquiring, to the execution and delivery of the projects
  • Take course separately, or take the Certified Acquisition Integration Manager course, which has all of the composite courses and the assessment
  • After completing a course an achievement badge is added in My Profile
  • Templates and checklists you can download, including lists of necessary departmental integration tasks
  • Uses the SSIM™ (Small business Simple Integration Method) : our unique integration approach specifically designed for smaller acquisition integrations
  • Training is not a recording of a classroom session, nor a series of webinars: it is designed specifically for online learning

Become a Certified Acquisition Integration Manager™

Intista trains, certifies and mentors you in how to plan, set up, and manage the integration of an acquired small, lower-mid, or mid-size businesses. This succinct, pragmatic, actionable program contains templates and examples for you to successfully create the correct integration program for your organization.

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