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 27, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: May 27, 2018 Price: $275   Attend this proactive webinar and gain an understanding of the often complex and confusing topic of TAXES!   Bank personnel are required to obtain and properly interpret tax returns for both commercial and consumer lending purposes. The first part of this webinar will concentrate on personal tax return analysis while the second part will focus on the analysis of various business tax returns.   The objectives of the first part of the webinar consist of the following: Review the basic structure of the personal 1040 federal tax return (including the various schedules and K-1 forms) Use analysis techniques to prepare a personal cash flow from information gleaned from the 1040 and the related schedules Discuss updates in the current tax code and how they affect the bank’s clients Describe how the 1040 tax return can be used to market the bank’s products and services   The half of the program will cover: Discuss the structure of a C corporation, S corporation, and Partnership (including LLC) tax return Analyze business tax returns and prepare cash flows for these entities Draw additional information from the business returns including identifying fraudulent tax returns, Discuss updates in the current tax code as they apply to businesses   Target Audience: Commercial lenders, credit analysts, consumer lenders, loan documentation specialists, branch managers, assistant branch managers, private bankers, and business development officers Read More

Presenter:  Ann Lueth, First Bank Financial Centre This 90-minute program will be presented live on: March 14, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: June 14, 2018 Price: $275   The phrase “Employer of Choice” has picked up a considerable amount of popularity lately, but most employers really don’t understand the importance of becoming an Employer of Choice. The phrase is more than just a buzzword; it is representative of a whole new design of corporate culture. It means that people will choose to work for you. It means that people will choose to really dedicate themselves to your success. It means that people will choose to stay with you. In this one and one-half hour webinar, you will learn the strategies that have made a Wisconsin-based bank a Top Place to Work Employer for the past seven consecutive years.  Attendees will learn:   Benefits of achieving Employer of Choice status How to evaluate your current workplace environment Key components of an employee value proposition Links between employer brand and culture Best practices to become an Employer of Choice   Target Audience: Human resource officers, supervisors, CEOs Read More

Presenter:  Ann Lueth, First Bank Financial Centre This 60-minute program will be presented live on: February 28, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: May 28, 2018 Price: $225   Developing a culture of recognition, one in which employees are genuinely acknowledged for their contributions, is more important than ever.  All companies face the question of how to recognize and reward their employees but few actually take the steps to create a strategy surrounding formal and informal recognition programs.  This results in lower employee engagement and higher turnover.   In this one hour webinar, you will learn how to: Determine what employees value most How to build a recognition program designed to the unique values of your employees How you measure the success of your program.   Target Audience: Human resource officers, supervisors, CEOs Read More

Presenter:  Tom Hershberger, Cross Financial Group This 90-minute program will be presented live on: February 22, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: May 22, 2018 Price: $275   Building an effective and actionable marketing plan is an important first step for competing in the changing financial services industry. This informative session will provide how-to methods and ideas for creating a marketing plan that identifies opportunities and matches them with proper marketing strategies. In addition to evaluating the critical components of successful marketing plans, you will be presented with ideas for balancing your advertising dollars with other corporate communication opportunities. During the presentation, you will be challenged to assess your current marketing efforts and the traditional approach to developing marketing plans. The session will provide you with proven tools for creating a successful plan that contributes directly to your organization’s goals and objectives.   Target Audience: Senior management, branch managers, marketing officers, marketing committee members Read More

Presenter:  Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This three-part program will be presented live on: May 1, 8 & 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: August 15, 2018 Price: $555   The Uniform Credit Analysis (UCA) cash flow model is an important analytical tool provided as output from business financial statement “spreading” software used for commercial and industrial (C&I) loans.  This seminar demonstrates how the UCA model is derived and compares it to the Statement of Cash Flows (SCF) prepared by accountants.  From “hands on” case studies, the participants will learn how to calculate both the UCA and SCF formats, plus how to use them to evaluate business cash flow in conjunction with traditional ratio analysis.  They will also learn how to utilize portions of the UCA and SCF output within the framework of a global cash flow analysis.   Specific topics to be covered include: Introduction to the UCA model and how it is derived from basic financial statements or tax returns The evolution of SFAS 95 and how the SCF is compiled by accountants The evolution of global cash flow models and two primary applications used by bankers today Compare and contrast the “direct” format (used in UCA) from the “indirect” format (used in SCF) How to calculate and how to use both cash flow models to evaluate business cash flow, with particular focus on assessing operating cash flow consistency and reliability, plus how short-term and long-term financing affect cash flow How cash flow analysis can be integrated into and validate traditional ratio analysis and other underwriting techniques How to utilize portions of the UCA and SCF output within the framework of a global cash flow analysis and avoid potential double-counting of inflows or outflow   Target Audience:  Commercial lenders, credit analysts, small business lenders, private bankers, loan review specialists, lending managers and credit officers Read More

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