The GSB Online Seminar Series

The GSB Online Seminars Series offers a convenient, cost-effective way to access quality educational opportunities. Please note ALL times below in CENTRAL TIMEZONE.

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Presenter: Philip Smith, Gerrish Smith Tuck, Consultants and Attorneys This 60-minute program will be presented live on: September 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 13, 2018 Price: $225   In the current merger and acquisition market, community banks need to realize that if they are positioning themselves to buy another bank or to sell their bank, there are issues that are unique to community banks or family banks that must be considered in the process. This session allows the attendees to explore those issues in‐depth in a confidential manner.   Specific subjects that will be covered during the seminar:   How buying or selling a community bank or family bank is different Specific family and community bank issues not present in large bank deals Negotiating and structuring deals for specific family and community bank benefits   Target Audience: Board of Directors, CEOs and senior management Read More

Presenter: Philip Smith, Gerrish Smith Tuck, Consultants and Attorneys This 60-minute program will be presented live on: October 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 2, 2019 Price: $225   The family-owned bank presents unique opportunities and challenges, from the strategic planning process to consideration of Subchapter S to implementation of an ESOP and handling board, management and ownership succession issues. This session will identify key areas of concern for family banks and present ideas and strategies that help improve value. Topics to be covered include:   •    Succession planning •    Organizational structure issues such as holding company and S corp •    The M&A landscape for family banks   Target Audience: Board of Directors, CEOs and senior management Read More

Presenter: Joe Sullivan, Market Insights, Inc. This 90-minute program will be presented live on: December 4,  10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: March 4, 2019 Price: $275   What does the future hold for you and your customers? Does addressing it feel like a challenge?  How can you position your bank to compete in this new competitive landscape?   There are two distinct trends which are contributing to the de-population patterns happening both nationally and at the state and local level: 1) an Aging population and 2) Urbanization, which is the population and job flight toward larger metropolitan areas, such as suburban Detroit, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis or Madison, etc.  This is changing many communities across each state and the nation, and is impacting the ability of banks in these small/rural towns to compete.   Also adding to the challenge are the digital disruptors of traditional banking and payments, including companies such as Moven, Lending Club or SoFi, who are able to cost effectively deliver an ever-increasing number of banking services (to your customers) without the expense of a branch.   So with a shrinking customer base and an antiquated delivery system, what is a community bank in a small/rural town to do?  This webinar will address the challenge head on.  Through a series of highly interactive case studies the program will outline three steps that community banks should take to better understand their markets, refine their value proposition and reposition their banks for long-term survival and success.   Target Audience:  Executive officers and their teams Read More

Presenter: Jim Lethert, Attorney This 90-minute program will be presented live on: November 7, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: February 7, 2019 Price: $275   In years past few bank clients had trusts. That certainly has changed! Not only are trusts quite prevalent but there are more types of trusts, many of which are specialized. A well-informed banker needs to have a sound understanding of trusts, and the purpose for the many variations. This webinar provides that information. Key elements include: A  brief history of the genesis of trusts The four necessary elements of a valid trust The key varieties of trusts and the specialized way they work The role of the bank and banker for most trusts Transferring bank accounts to trusts The six critical criteria a banker needs to know How to best protect the bank while serving the client   Target Audience: Trust department personnel, personal bankers Read More

Presented by: Ascensus  This 90-minute program will be presented live on: October 10, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 10, 2019 Price: $275   Although not quite as funny as other Top 10 lists, this course will provide an interesting and unique perspective on the top 10 IRA issues facing financial organizations today. Read More

Presenter: Joe Sullivan, Market Insights, Inc. This 90-minute program will be presented live on: September 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 18, 2018 Price: $275   The financial services industry has experienced rapid change and disruption during the past decade and banks of every size are trying to anticipate the future and determine what comes next. Understanding the relevant trends that are shaping the industry is one way for bankers to determine the clearest path to continued success.   At a time when the growing mobile ecosystem has enabled consumers to deposit a check with a mobile phone, send money to a friend instantaneously, and get approved for a loan without leaving home; retail banking will have to make routine adjustments to align with the customers they hope to attract and keep.   This thought-provoking and forward-looking presentation will examine 1) consumer trends, 2) technology trends and 3) industry trends that will have the greatest impact on all areas of retail delivery.   Participants will discover how these trends may be understood in the context of their local markets and used to make the strategic choices that will grow the bank in 2018 and beyond.   Target Audience: Executive teams, retail officers Read More

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