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 19 , 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 19, 2019 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: 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: Jim Lethert, Attorney This 90-minute program will be presented live on: October 15, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 15, 2020 Price: $275   What is your Power of Attorney IQ?   Bankers are frequently challenged by non-customers claiming to have authority under a power of attorney created by a bank customer.  Do you know…   What makes a POA properly executed in one state not valid in another state? What type of authority is constituted by a POA? What a springing power is? What three ways a principal’s signature is acknowledged? What makes a POA durable? Who are the three parties in a normal POA arrangement? In what situation can a bank could be sued and lose in a POA arrangement?   If you don’t know the answers to the above questions, then this program is for you!   Key topics to be covered includes: Aspects of an agency relationship Where the bank stands in the three-part relationship between the Principal, the Agent and the Bank Types of POAs Formats of POAs Effects caused by death of the Principal Terminating a Power of Appointment What the bank can rely on without further investigation The use of certifications   Target Audience: Trust department personnel, personal bankers Read More

Presenter: Rex Bennett, Ph.D., Achieving Unlimited This three-part program will be presented live on: September 24, 25 & 26, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 26, 2019 Price: $555   This program is designed to provide an overview of the key factors that drive bank profitability with a better understanding of financial statements and key financial ratios.  It’s designed to be a highly interactive seminar allowing participants to use their bank’s balance sheet and income statement to calculate various financial ratios and show how changes in various line items impact key ratios and overall bank profitability.   Target Audience:  Understanding how the bank makes money and how to assess the bank’s performance helps everyone in the bank feel more involved in the bank’s success.  The program is especially useful for CSRs, HR and marketing personnel, and loan or other specialists who tend to have limited knowledge or perspective of what affects overall bank performance. It is also useful review for other bank officers.  Anyone at the organization who needs a better understanding of financial statements, financial ratios and key factors that drive profitability will benefit from attending. Read More

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