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: Ann Knutson, First Bank Financial Centre This 90-minute program will be presented live on: February 27, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: May 27, 2019 Price: $275   On-boarding is a prime opportunity for employers to win the hearts and minds of new employees.  The old adage still holds true: "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." So give some thought to what kind of first impression you want new hires to have of the organization. But if you truly want to design an onboarding program that drives retention and performance, the new employee orientation is simply the first step in a longer journey.  Studies show that organizations that offer new employees a strong onboarding process improve retention by 82% and improve productivity by over 70%. A structured onboarding process shows employees that you’re excited that they’re there. Onboarding is different than training. Every new employee that is brought into an organization will need to be trained to be effective. But onboarding is a greater concept that encompasses training. Onboarding is the entire experience for your new employee for their first 30 to 90 days at the organization. The first six months is like the honeymoon period of a new job. It is crucial for employers to take advantage of the power of the first six months to turn new hires into long-term valuable employees. That’s why onboarding is important. In this webinar your will learn: Costs of not having a formal onboarding program. The best new hire welcome practices for your company. Making a business case for your onboarding program. Developing, implementing and measuring your onboarding program. Tactics for welcoming Millennials (and more senior hires too!)   Target Audience: Human resource officers, supervisors, CEOs Read More

Presented by: Ascensus  This 90-minute program will be presented live on: October 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 9, 2020 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: Philip Smith, 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, 2020 Price: $225   As we head into 2020, community banks are faced with a number of interesting and exciting strategic options, but sometimes they make for daunting choices.  This session will cover some of the top strategies for community banks in 2020 and includes a brief look at hot issues, such as converting to Subchapter S, engaging your stockholders through stock repurchase transactions, the role that strategic planning plays, a brief look at the M&A market, and other issues.  This session will give your Board and management a holistic view of key ways to enhance shareholder value in the current environment.   Target Audience: Board of Directors, CEOs and senior management Read More

Presented by: Ascensus This 90-minute program will be presented live on: September 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 13, 2018 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: Jim Lethert, Attorney This 90-minute program will be presented live on: September 25, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through:  December 25, 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

Presenter: Cody Dezler, SBS CyberSecurity, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: November 8, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: February 8, 2020 Price: $275   The FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment guidance has introduced a new term for our risk management practice: External Dependency Management. We will explore this new term in our guidance and better understand the requirements provided. This new term is a broader description of vendor management, service provider oversight, third party management and new requirements around customer risk management.   This session will discuss the following topics: Current regulatory Vendor Management landscape Integrating vendor management into the Information Security Program Risk assessing vendors New vendor or product Selection Ongoing vendor management Creating a DYNAMIC vendor management program Leveraging SOC reports for control understanding Integration of customer relationships into risk management process   Target Audience:  Information security officer, IT manager, risk officer, internal auditor, and executives looking to understand the risk vendor relationships   This program qualifies for the following CPE Credits through the SBS Institute: 1.5 CPEs*: CBSM, CBVM ISC2*: Estimated 1.5 hrs. CISSP.  ISACA*: Estimated 1.5 hrs. CISA/CISM/CRISC. *Self-Reporting Read More

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