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: September 24, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 24, 2019 Price: $275   This seminar will provide the banker with a basic framework of business law including the judicial process. Emphasis will be placed on how the legal system can help/harm the banker including how to avoid a lawsuit due to lender liability through maintaining both ethical behavior and effective negotiations.    A review of the stages of litigation, alternatives to litigation including arbitration and mediation, and the borrower’s business structure (from a legal perspective), will be displayed. The seminar will also cover the nature and characteristics of contracts (the promissory note), problem loan situations, and collection efforts. Additionally, banking regulations and tort reform will be discussed.   This seminar will also cover the concept of lender liability including recent industry trends. This portion of the seminar will address some of the technical aspects of this often-overlooked subject.   This seminar is a must for all bankers who want to better understand business law basics and avoid expensive, unwanted litigation!     Topics to be covered include: The difference between law and ethics and why it matters from a lender liability standpoint Negotiations and the law The judicial process including the stages of litigation Alternatives to litigation including arbitration and mediation The borrower’s business structure and the law The nature and characteristics of contracts Problem loan litigations Collections Overview of banking Regulations Other business law issues including tort reform and its impact on the borrower Lender liability and recent industry trends Technical aspects of lender liability   Target Audience: Commercial lenders, relationship managers, business development officers, private bankers, branch managers, assistant branch managers, and credit analysts Read More

Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This three-part program will be presented live on: September 10, 17 & 24, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 24, 2019 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

Presenter: Marcia Malzahn, Malzahn Strategic This 90-minute program will be presented live on: September 18, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 18, 2019 Price: $275   During this program, you will gain a more in-depth knowledge of Cash Management (aka Treasury Management) products and services. You will learn about all the Cash Management products and services available in the marketplace, identify the products and services your community bank currently offers, what you’re missing, and come up with strategies to implement and offer the right products and services for your bank. You will also learn the “behind the scenes” on the most important products and how they interact with technology.   After completing this session, you will walk away with a deeper knowledge of Cash Management, gain ideas from the other participants on how to implement the products and services your clients expect you to offer, conduct a risk assessment on any new products, and bring back ideas to your bank on how to market Cash Management products and services to your business clients. In addition, your team will also work better together knowing how critical each area is to the success of the implementation and sale of these products and services.   Topics Covered: What is Treasury Management (aka Cash Management)? The evolution of cash management/history/background Review of the account analysis and what it’s used for Overview of all cash management products in the market How to determine which products you need to offer to your business customers Determine who your in-house experts should be and provide the appropriate training How cash management is integrated with the bank’s technology, operations and sales teams Identifying new bank fee opportunities Ideas on how to market and brand your cash management products Process to implement cash management products The future of cash management (including Blockchain and Bitcoin)   Target Audience:  Cash management operations and sales personnel, deposit sales team, business bankers/lenders, technology personnel (IT network support and core system support staff), presidents, COO Read More

Presenter: Ned Miller, MZ BIERLY CONSULTING, INC. This 60-minute program will be presented live on: December 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: March 3, 2020 Price: $225   In this fast-paced webinar you’ll gain insights into how to lift your team members’ prospecting efforts to the next level.  We’ll examine specific tactics you can employ to improve your bankers’ chances of success in proactive prospecting.   Topics Covered: The 7 mistakes bank sales leaders make in driving prospecting Defining expectations regarding prospecting Anticipating typical challenges Coaching the top of the funnel (Re) Building prospect lists Helping your bankers get in the door Building business acumen Pre-call, post-call coaching Why making joint calls is key to prospecting success Outside resources   Target Audience: Sales Leaders working with commercial, small business and private banking and their partners Read More

Presenter: David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: December 3, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: March 3, 2020 Price: $275   This seminar will begin with a brief overview of Commercial and Industrial (C&I) loan products including working capital lines of credit, ABL facilities, and equipment financing (loans/leases) and their typical structure.   The training session will also cover underwriting C&I loans including accounts receivable assessment and the use of a Borrowing Base Certificate (basic and advanced models), the valuation and quality of inventory, and the analysis of various equipment-related issues in lending. This portion of the seminar will also cover the proper evaluation of the borrower’s financial statements.        Additionally, the seminar will cover documentation of C&I loans, collateral concerns, challenges with pricing, and managing the C&I loan portfolio. The seminar will conclude with a review of how to identify and market to new C&I loan prospects in today’s competitive market.   Objectives:   Review C&I lending Discuss C&I loan products and their typical structure Explore underwriting C&I loans including accounts receivable, inventory, and equipment financing Analyze the Borrowing Base Certificate (BBC) Evaluate the borrower’s financial statements Review the documentation, collateral, pricing, and managing of C&I loans Develop the marketing of C&I loans in today’s economy   Target Audience: Commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan documentation specialists, branch managers, private bankers, and business development officers Read More

Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This three-part program will be presented live on: September 10, 17 & 24, 8:30-10:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 24, 2019 Price: $555   The 2008-2009 downturn in commercial real estate (CRE) has exposed many weaknesses in bank construction lending practices. This was due, in part, to community banks attempting to utilize versions of their residential forms and policies to administer commercial construction loans. Such an approach generally does not adequately control the situation due to the key differences between residential and commercial. This program covers the important steps involved in effectively administering commercial construction loans, including typical forms and common errors to avoid.   Specific topics to be covered during this seminar include:  Differences between residential and commercial construction loans  Various types of commercial construction situations Issues with construction contracts, budgets and the interest reserve Four items that determine how you handle a specific loan                -The loan approval and related conditions or contingencies                -The commitment letter written to the customer                -Your bank’s policies and procedures                -The construction loan agreement Other documentation: Surveys, title insurance and bonding Funding controls: Inspections, lien waivers and disbursement methods Completion of the project and stabilization (if applicable) Special issues with owner-occupied loans Four ways to tailor your construction (and other) policies to your actual or planned portfolio   Target Audience:  Commercial lenders, credit analysts, and support staff that deal directly with commercial construction loans; mortgage bankers, private bankers, small business lenders, loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers indirectly involved in the construction lending process. Read More

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