The GSB Online Seminar Series

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Presenter: Marcia Malzahn, Malzahn Strategic This 90-minute program will be presented live on: October 23, 2:00-3:30 p.m, Central Time Recording available through: January 23, 2020 Price: $275   Your bank is unique so your Strategic Plan should be unique as well. Too often, bank executives and directors will construct a strategic plan from old plans, strategies found online or just brainstorming based on emotion or intuition. Financial services, however, has become a much faster-paced industry than it was 15 or 20 years ago and is impacted by many more forces, challenges, competitors and opportunities than ever before. These drivers highlight the need for every bank or credit union to have a living, breathing strategic plan to thrive and grow.   This important and timely banking webinar will address: The importance of a clearly defined strategic plan structure Key components common to successful strategies The role of enterprise risk mitigation and management in a bank’s strategic plan Establishing ‘best practices’ with board governance Developing, implementing and managing the strategic planning process in your bank Whether your institution lacks a cohesive strategy, or just wants to review existing plan(s), this webinar will address questions including: What is your vision for the future of your bank? Do your employees know your vision, and can they articulate it? Does the culture and brand of your bank (everything from your electronic signature on your emails to the look of your bank lobby) reflect the vision of where you want to take your bank? Do you know your risks—the risks that are unique to your bank? Do you have the right people, and are they in the right places to fulfill the vision of your bank?   You will walk away with tools and ideas to: Integrate your enterprise risk management program into your strategic plan Integrate your talent management program into your strategic plan Ensure your strategic plan doesn’t sit on the shelf and gets implemented   Target Audience: Any professionals in the leadership team, executives, directors and supervisors with planning responsibilities, chief risk officers, and board of directors involved in strategic planning process Read More

Presenter: Philip Smith, Gerrish Smith Tuck, Consultants and Attorneys This 60-minute program will be presented live on: October 30, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 30, 2020 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: Marcia Malzahn, Malzahn Strategic This 90-minute program will be presented live on: December 3, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: March 3, 2020 Price: $275   Financial Institutions provide great value to the American economy. But that value comes with risks. Strategic-minded institutions do not strive to eliminate risk or even to minimize it – they strive to manage risk at the enterprise-wide level. These institutions seek to manage risk exposure so that, at any given time, they incur just enough of the right kind of risk—no more, no less—to effectively pursue their strategic goals. This is referred to as “Optimal Risk-Taking.” This webinar will first take you through a step-by-step process to develop strong Risk Assessments to address key areas of your institution. Then the presenter will specifically focus on three key Risk Assessments you must have as critical components of your ERM Program: the Enterprise Risk Management Risk Assessment, Information Technology Risk Assessment, and the Internal Controls Risk Assessment. You will walk away with practical tools and examples you can implement in your organization immediately.   This webinar is for participants who have a basic foundational knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management and are looking for specific examples on how to complete these three important Risk Assessments.   Covered Topics:   Part I: ERM quick overview of key definitions Three Key Phases of ERM and how Risk Assessments fit in The Risk Assessment Process Risk Assessment System (RAS) CAMELS Rating and How They Relate to Risk Assessments Top 8 Risks and Other Important Risks to Assess Annual Risk Assessments recommended and Areas Assessed ERM Risk Assessment Matrix – Will complete several of the major risks Part II: Information Technology areas that need to be assessed Information Technology Risk Assessment Definitions Categories Included Complete example of the IT Risk Assessment using Template Part III: Internal Controls Risk Assessment List of Areas Assessed Categories included Complete example of several Areas Assessed using Internal Controls Risk Assessment Template   Target Audience: This informative session is designed for risk managers, chief risk officers, compliance officers, chief operating officer, chief credit officer, internal auditors, and the entire risk management team. Also, board directors who want to learn more about ERM and risk assessments, and bank presidents involved in the risk management process and their ERM program Read More

Presented by: Ascensus  This 90-minute program will be presented live on: December 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: March 18, 2020 Price: $275   HSAs are one of the fastest growing products currently offered by financial organizations. Whether your organization already offers HSAs or is just thinking about it, join us as we discuss the Top 10 HSA issues revolving around these increasingly popular accounts. 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

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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