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: Ann Knutson, First Bank Financial Centre This 90-minute program will be presented live on: September 10, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 10, 2019 Price: $275   Research shows that employees who are motivated, appreciated and believe in what they do are individuals who produce better business results and are likely to stay with the company longer than disengaged employees.  But how does an organization offer engagement strategies that appeal to all employees? In this one and one-half hour webinar, you will walk away with several practical strategies on how to engage your employees and measure the impact of your efforts.    Specifically, you will learn: How to evaluate your current workforce environment How to identify factors that increase (and decrease) employee engagement How to create strategies that are important to employees including:  empowerment, development, accountability and rewards and recognition Best practices to engage and retain employees   Target Audience: Human resource officers, supervisors, CEOs Read More

Presenter: Marcia Malzahn, Malzahn Strategic This 90-minute program will be presented live on: October 21, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time  Recording available through: January 21, 2020 Price: $275   Are you creating your first ERM Program for your bank? Do you want to ensure your current program is complete yet keep it simple? If yes to either question, this webinar is for you! Risk Management is at the heart of banking and every bank has to have processes, policies, and procedures in place in order to assess and manage the risks on their balance sheet. Marci shares the fundamental pieces of the ERM puzzle, how they relate to each other, and how to integrate your ERM program into the bank’s Strategic Plan. Having built an ERM program for a community bank from scratch, Marci describes the various components of a strong ERM program. In this educational session, you will learn how to put your program together using all the parts you already have in your bank. Marci shares how you can make the process fun and how your team will become closer as they work together with the common goal of protecting the bank’s assets while fulfilling your bank’s vision.   Topics to be covered: ERM general background and key definitions Identifying the specific building blocks/components of a simple yet complete ERM Program covering the three key areas of ERM: Identifying and Assessing Risk Mitigating and Eliminating Risk Monitoring and Reporting Risk Creating an ERM Committee Charter Choosing the right ERM Committee members Integrating the ERM Program into your Strategic Plan Creating the Risk Management Appetite and Tolerance Statement – Description of Process Implementing your ERM Program Keeping the process fun while complying with regulations and protecting your bank—consistently in every area!   Target Audience:  Chief Risk Officers, Risk Managers, Chief Credit Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Compliance Officers, Internal Auditors, Board Directors who want to learn more about ERM, Bank Presidents involved in the risk management process and their ERM program Read More

Presenter:  Jeff Dice, SBS CyberSecurity, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: September 20, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 20, 2019 Price: $275 Cybersecurity threats continue to rapidly evolve in sophistication and are occurring with increased frequency. Daily, we hear news about new data breach, dangerous strain of malware, innovative hacking schemes, and targeted efforts of organized crime groups. In fact, cybersecurity news has become so pervasive that it’s not even shocking news to most people anymore. This session will provide detailed information on how to prevent the latest information security threats or ways to mitigate the latest vulnerabilities. The discussion will include: ATM Fraud Organized Crime and Cyber Threat trends Advanced Persistent Threats Network Compromises and Data Breaches New internet-based vulnerabilities  Commercial Account Takeover Wire /ACH Fraud Standards for protecting information systems (NIST, SANS, ISO) Advanced controls to mitigate risk (DLP, SIEM, App Whitelisting, Next Gen Firewalls, Network Segregation, Incident Response, Continual Monitoring, Forensics) How to tie standards and controls to the IT Risk Assessment and IT Audit Program   Target Audience:  Information security officer, IT manager, risk officer, internal auditor, CIO, and executives looking to better understand cybersecurity risks.   This program qualifies for the following CPE Credits through the SBS Institute: 1.5 CPEs*: CBSM, CBSTP, CBCM, CBIH ISC2*: Estimated 1.5 hrs. CISSP.  ISACA*: Estimated 1.5 hrs. CISA/CISM/CRISC. *Self-Reporting Read More

Presenter: Austin Bynum, Vala Secure This 60-minute program will be presented live on: October 17, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Central Time Recording available through: January 17, 2020 Price: $225   As “surge deposits” become a thing of the past bankers across the country are observing that more effective management of liquidity and funding are becoming an increasingly important part of success in banking.  As interest rates and loan-to-deposit ratios increase community bankers need a robust understanding of the processes, products, and analytic tools needed to attract and retain properly-priced, long-term funding.  These sessions present the art and science of retail deposit pricing and sales today.                                                 Session 3 – Exploration of advanced approaches to create alignment within the bank enabling the bank to harness the opportunities to attract and retain properly-priced long-term retail deposits in any rate environment.   Rising interest rates create opportunities for depositor windfalls Keeping CD Specials special and profitable How to offer windfalls to depositors while limiting the risk to your financial institution Changing interest rates create opportunities for your bank and depositors simultaneously Old-fashioned CDs have outlived their usefulness in some cases.  Discover what some banks are now offering as the next generation of contractual long-term savings Detailed approach to measuring and monitoring value creating in long-term retail deposits Reference Materials at: http://www.fmsinc.org/Documents/MemberCenter/WhitePapers/PricingLeversForTimeDeposits_Pt1.pdf http://www.bankingexchange.com/news-feed/item/7264-11-steps-toward-better-cd-promotion http://www.fmsinc.org/Documents/MemberCenter/WhitePapers/MaximizingPerformanceOfTimeDepositPromotions.pdf   Target Audience: Bank executives, finance officers and staff, retail officers and staff, client experience/marketing officers and staff, and chief innovation officers   Read More

Presenter: Marcia Malzahn, Malzahn Companies LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: November 5, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: February 5, 2020 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 enterprises 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 take you through a step-by-step process to develop Risk Assessments to address key areas of your institution. The presenter will share her experience in developing an enterprise-wide process to conduct Risk Assessments in a practical, sustainable, and easy way to understand. You will walk away with practical tools and examples you can implement in your organization immediately.   Topics to be covered: Overall view of Enterprise Risk Management and key components The three key areas of ERM and how Risk Assessments fit in The Risk Assessment Process Identifying and assessing risks – enterprise wide What is a Risk Assessment System (RAS) and its relationship to CAMELS rating The top eight risks and other important ones How to conduct an ERM Risk Assessment using a Matrix – The core of risk assessments The various types of risk assessments based on the area of risk and what they consist of   Target Audience:  This informative session is designed for risk managers, chief risk officers, compliance officers, chief operating officer, chief credit officer, and the entire risk management team. Read More

Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This four-part program will be presented live on: October 15, 22, 29 & November 5,  1:00-2:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: February 5, 2020 Price: $715   Bankers underwrite loans primarily from tax returns, particularly at the community bank level. What reported income is actually cash flow? How can we properly assess a large capital gain (or loss)? What items on a Schedule K-1 involve cash inflows and outflows to our customer? How can we combine personal and business cash flow into a global cash flow?  How will 2017 tax law changes affect tax returns starting in 2019?  Using case examples and worksheets, this seminar covers how to analyze personal tax returns to develop cash flow within a simple, logical and consistent framework. It provides the tools needed to reduce voluminous amounts of forms and schedules into a concise, relevant picture of cash flow, both for personal situations and where global cash flow is appropriate.   Participants will learn: The limitations of personal financial statements and why more information is needed Why personal tax returns can be difficult to analyze and how to target relevant information consistently Using tax return data to validate assets and liabilities, plus uncover unreported liabilities Understanding the spectrum of situations, how some income (or loss) does not involve cash, plus and linking types of income/cash flow to the primary tax return schedules Cash flow approaches for self-employed and small business owners using sample worksheets and cases How pass-through entities impact cash flow Examples of capital gains (and losses) and how to extract the cash flow involved The concept of global cash flow and its pros and cons plus analytical issues Recent tax law changes and likely effect on customers’ tax returns   Target Audience: Branch managers, consumer lenders, mortgage bankers, private bankers, small business lenders, commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers Read More

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