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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Presented by: Ascensus  This 90-minute program will be presented live on: September 16, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 16, 2020 Price: $275   For those who are new to IRAs or need a refresher, this webinar provides the fundamentals of Traditional and Roth IRAs. It covers IRA contributions, distributions, and portability, including the rules associated with rollovers between employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs. Read More

Presenter: David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: July 22, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: October 22, 2020 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

Presenter: Michael Boehlje, Purdue University This two-part program will be presented live on: July 14 & 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: October 16, 2020 Price: $405   The Ag Economy is in a downturn as a result of the recent trade disputes and the pandemic crisis, resulting in a more difficult ag lending market. This program will focus on the challenges and opportunities in the new market, as well as the fundamental forces shaping agriculture today.  Topics to be addressed include: ·         The implications of the current downturn in farm incomes ·         The longer-term business climate for the agricultural industry ·         What to watch to assess the future business climate for agriculture ·         Lending to the modern farm and agribusiness firm ·         Assessing the risks in farm and agribusiness credits ·         Risk management strategies to review with your farm customer  Target Audience:  Ag loan officers and staff Read More

Presenter: Marcia Malzahn, Malzahn Strategic This 90-minute program will be presented live on: August 13, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: November 13, 2020 Price: $275   Leadership skills are critical to lead your own career; to lead others to greatness and to leave what’s “comfortable and safe” to move to new territory and adventure for yourself to flourish. Along with leadership comes courage…the courage to do all those things, plus negotiate for yourself in the workplace. During this interactive workshop, you will discover negotiation strategies that will lead to success and influence in your job. These skills can also easily transfer to other areas of your life. You DO have choices! You will walk away with tips on how to: strategically ask for what you want; prioritize what you want before asking; be clear as to why you want/need what you are asking for; and successfully close a negotiation.   Learning Objectives The concept of Leadership and what it means to you What is negotiation and what it means to you Things you can negotiate for in the workplace Strategies to prioritize and negotiate for what you want How to successfully close a negotiation Leadership principles   Target Audience: Anyone interested in developing as a leader and learning negotiation skills to help you be more successful in your career as a professional and as a leader Read More

Presenter:  Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting and Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: August 4, 1:00-2:30  p.m. Central Time Recording available through: November 4, 2020 Price: $275   Managing risk in commercial lending involves both thorough underwriting and solid documentation.  Knowing the documents and how they protect the lender are an important part of the process.  This program covers commercial loan documentation – both commercial and industrial (C&I) and commercial real estate (CRE) – at the first of two levels:  Prior to closing.  (A companion program will cover the second level:  At closing.) Specific subjects that will be covered during the seminar: The loan approval and related conditions or contingencies The commitment letter written to the customer (or term sheet) Your bank’s policies and procedures Evidence of authority to borrow Commercial insurance C&I UCC lien search Valuation of non-CRE collateral CRE Property leases Appraisals Environmental assessments Property surveys Title insurance If construction: Permits and zoning, construction contract, surety bonds   Target Audience:  Consumer lenders, mortgage lenders, private bankers, small business lenders, commercial lenders, credit analysts and support staff that deal directly with commercial loans; loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers indirectly involved in the commercial lending process, both C&I and CRE.   Related GSB Online Program: Loan Documentation:  Roles and Functions of Key Commercial Documents AT Closing Read More

Presenter:  Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting and Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: August 18, 1:00-2:30  p.m. Central Time Recording available through: November 18, 2020 Price: $275 Managing risk in commercial lending involves both thorough underwriting and solid documentation.  Knowing the documents and how they protect the lender are an important part of the process.  This program covers commercial loan documentation – both commercial and industrial (C&I) and commercial real estate (CRE) – at the second of two levels:  At to closing.  (A companion program will cover the first level:  Prior to closing.) Topics covered include: Evidence of debt (promissory note) Attaching and perfecting collateral liens C&I: UCC financing statements CRE: Mortgage or deed of trust, and assignment of rents and leases Loan agreements and construction loan agreements Personal guarantees Subordination agreements, including CRE subordination, non-disturbance and attornment (SNDA) and estoppels Intercreditor agreements   Target Audience:  Consumer lenders, mortgage lenders, private bankers, small business lenders, commercial lenders, credit analysts and support staff that deal directly with commercial loans; loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers indirectly involved in the commercial lending process, both C&I and CRE.   Related GSB Online Program: Loan Documentation:  Roles and Functions of Key Commercial Documents PRIOR to Closing Read More

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