The GSB Online Seminar Series

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Get these programs at a discount: SBA 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program SBA CDC/504 Loan Guaranty Program SBA Express Loan Programs Read More

Presenter: Philip Smith, Gerrish Smith Tuck, Consultants and Attorneys This 60-minute program will be presented live on: March 5 , 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: June 5, 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: 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: Jim Lethert, Attorney This 90-minute program will be presented live on: April 3, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: July 3, 2019 Price: $275   In years past few bank clients had trusts. That certainly has changed! Not only are trusts quite prevalent but there are more types of trusts, many of which are specialized. A well-informed banker needs to have a sound understanding of trusts, and the purpose for the many variations. This webinar provides that information. Key elements include: A brief history of the genesis of trusts The four necessary elements of a valid trust The key varieties of trusts and the specialized way they work The role of the bank and banker for most trusts Transferring bank accounts to trusts The six critical criteria a banker needs to know How to best protect the bank while serving the client   Target Audience: Trust department personnel, personal bankers Read More

Presenter: Marcia Malzahn, Malzahn Strategic This 90-minute program will be presented live on: March 28, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: June 28, 2019 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: May 1, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: August 1, 2019 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

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