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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Presented by: Ascensus  This 90-minute program will be presented live on: October 7, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 7, 2021 Price: $275   After participating in this webinar, attendees will understand withholding and reporting requirements as they apply to Traditional and Roth IRA distributions, how the early distribution penalty tax applies to IRA owners, and how IRA distributions are paid out. Read More

Get these programs together at a discount: IRA Fundamentals      Live on September 16, recording available through December 16, 2020 Opening and Maintaining IRAs      Live on September 23, recording available through December 23, 2020 IRA Contributions     Live on September 30, recording available through December 30, 2020 IRA Distributions     Live on October 7, recording available through January 7, 2021 Top 10 IRA Issues     Live on October 14, recording available through January 14, 2021 Required Minimum Distributions     Live on October 21, recording available through January 21, 2021 IRA Transfers and Rollovers     Live on October 28, recording available through January 28, 2021 Everything Roth     Live on November 4, recording available through February 4, 2021 Rollovers Between Retirement Plans and IRAs     Live on November 11, recording available through February 11, 2021 IRA Beneficiary Distributions     Live on November 18 & 25, recording available through February 25, 2021 Read More

Presented by: Ascensus  This 90-minute program will be presented live on: October 28, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 28, 2021 Price: $275   Retirement plan portability can be confusing, not only for IRA owners and plan participants, but for financial organization personnel. The differences between a rollover and a transfer, and a direct and indirect rollover are just a few of the topics that will be discussed during this session. This webinar also touches on designated Roth account assets. Read More

Presenter: David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: October 27, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 27, 2021 Price: $275   Ratios, ratios, and more ratios! What do they really mean? Many financial professionals including bankers use financial ratios on a regular basis. But do they always use the same ratios and more importantly, do they always interpret the ratios in the same manner? Attend this proactive seminar and learn a “five-step” analysis plan to calculate the key ratios covering liquidity, activity, leverage, operating performance, and cash flow analysis and correctly interpret the financial condition of the business client. Upon completion of this seminar, the bank employee will also be able to better negotiate with their business clients as well as other financial professionals. The session will also include a review of “spreading” a financial statement using Moody’s Lending Cloud software in order to better analyze the key ratios. This section will also include the bankruptcy (Z-score) predictor and sustainable growth models. Two case analyses will be presented to illustrate the main concepts associated with key ratio analysis. Topics to be covered include: Utilize a five-step key ratio analysis plan to calculate/interpret the key ratios Discuss negotiating with other financial professionals using the ratios Review the Z-score and sustainable growth models Case analyses: Applying the concepts! Target Audience:  Commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan documentation specialists, branch managers, assistant branch managers, private bankers, and business development officers Read More

Presenter: Shawn Belling, Madison College This two-part program will be presented live on: November 3 & 4, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: February 4, 2021 Price: $545   Formal project management techniques improve an organization’s chances of completing projects successfully. We’ll review research-based techniques that you can use when managing and when sponsoring projects that will lead to successful outcomes.  This course is designed to provide tools and techniques for successfully managing a medium to large scale project and how to monitor the “health” of your project throughout the process. In session 1, we’ll review the elements of a project that will expose you to many of the common problems that can occur in medium to large scale projects. We’ll then use this experience to highlight current research on how to avoid common project pitfalls. Topics explored include: Managing the classic constraints of project management: schedule constraints, budget constraints, and scope of deliverables and the quality of the deliverables. Managing and scheduling staffing resources throughout the lifecycle of the project. Techniques that can help teams identify the most important business requirements of any future system. Managing projects that include new technologies. In session 2 we’ll explore common causes and symptoms of project failure and introduce a framework that can be used to measure the “health” of your projects. The framework can be used as a tool to help with project selection or as an instrument to detect that  the project is in trouble. Topics covered include: Signs of trouble for large, intermediate, and small projects. Risks associated with projects that can lead to troubled projects. Steps you can take to start to get your troubled projects back on track. After completing this course, attendees will be able to: Identify the best, research-based, techniques for managing a project Understand and manage constraints throughout the project process Assess the “health” of a project throughout the project lifecycle Target Audience: Any employee involved in project management in the bank Read More

Presenter: Greyson Tuck, Gerrish Smith Tuck, Consultants and Attorneys This 60-minute program will be presented live on: November 5, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: February 5, 2021 Price: $225   Many community bank common stocks do not have true market liquidity, which is the ability of the shareholder to convert their shares to cash at a fair price in a timely manner. This webinar will present several different specific liquidity strategies for illiquid stocks. The webinar will present practical, informative and in-depth discussion on use of the bank holding company, ESOPs and KSOPs and other liquidity strategies that community banks can employ to ensure their shareholders enjoy true liquidity in the investment, in the event it is needed.   Target Audience: Executive officers and their teams Read More

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