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: David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: February 23, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: May 23, 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

Presented by: Ascensus  This 60-minute program will be presented live on: January 27, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: April 27, 2021 Price: $225   To avoid IRS penalties, financial organizations must use the correct IRA opening documents and those documents must be current. They also must be aware of any changes to the rules and regulations contained in these documents. This webinar provides information on how to properly establish Traditional and Roth IRAs, as well as how to amend the IRAs to ensure that they are kept up to date. Read More

Presenter:   David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: December 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: March 9, 2021 Price: $275   What should the bank do and not do when a good loan turns into a bad loan and the payments are severely delinquent? Attend this seminar to learn how to better manage problem loans and protect the rights of the bank in today’s market! The question will be answered by addressing the legal rights of the bank and the practical steps that the bank should take in order to protect itself. This will include the collection process, restructuring the loan, and/or proceeding against the borrower through repossession, foreclosure, filing a law suit to obtain a judgment, forcing the borrower into bankruptcy or simply walking away. This section will also include the outside influence from the banking regulators.  The program will begin with a review of the basics of how a commercial loan request should be processed in today’s market i.e. avoiding problem loans. This will include a brief review of correct business structure, the six elements of proper loan structure, and the four aspects of adequate loan support.  The seminar concepts will be summarized through case studies. Program Topics: Review the management of problem loans Process a commercial loan in today’s market-correct business structure, loan structure, and loan support Face the reality that some loans go bad Determine the bank’s strategy in protecting itself-collections, restructuring the loan, repossession, foreclosure, filing a law suit to obtain a judgment, forcing the borrower into bankruptcy or walking away Assess outside influence by the banking regulators Apply the concepts through case studies Target Audience:  Commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan documentation specialists, branch managers, assistant branch managers, private bankers, and business development officers Read More

Presented by: Ascensus  This 60-minute program will be presented live on: February 24, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: May 24, 2021 Price: $225   Required minimum distributions (RMDs) make up a large part of your IRA services and will continue to increase as baby boomers age. This webinar discusses all RMD rules—including calculations, excess accumulations, and reporting, along with valuable new guidance. Read More

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

Presenter:  Shane Daniel, SBS CyberSecurity This 90-minute program will be presented live on: February 26, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: May 26, 2021 Price: $275   When you arrive at work today, your computer screen shows a message asking for $52,000 to access your files, and you have 48 hours to pay or you lose your data. Does this scenario keep you up at night? It sure has kept the employees of the City of Atlanta up most nights in the second quarter of 2018 as they recovered from a SamSam ransomware infection that shut down a significant portion of their network for months. In the case of shipping company Maersk, they lost over $200 million from the NotPetya ransomware attack. They were required to conduct a complete infrastructure overhaul, which included the reinstallation of 4,000 servers and 45,000 PCs according to a ZDNet article. If you recall, the 2017 NotPetya ransomware attack never had a successful payment mechanism to get your data back. It resulted in the complete destruction of systems for thousands of businesses in eastern Europe.    Ransomware is evolving from a wallet stealing threat to a weapon of mass destruction that has the power to cripple businesses or even countries. There are many different directions that ransomware has taken over the past few years; as it finds its place as a major threat to our businesses. Join us in this discussion to learn about trending issues with ransomware and best practices to prepare for an attack. We will cover the following topics:    Regulatory Guidance and Expectations Trend attack types Infection process Lessons Learned Best Practices Ransom Payment Methods Free Ransomware Toolkit   Target Audience:  Information Security Officer, IT Manager, Risk Officer, Internal Auditor, Board members, or other management team members looking to understand risks from Ransomware.    This program qualifies for the following CPE Credits through the SBS Institute:  1.5 CPEs*: CBSM, CBSTP, CBCM, CBSE, CBIH ISC2*: Estimated 1.5 hrs. CISSP.  ISACA*: Estimated 1.5 hrs. CISA/CISM/CRISC. *Self-Reporting Read More

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