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: Greyson Tuck, Gerrish Smith Tuck, Consultants and Attorneys This 60-minute program will be presented live on: September 24, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 24, 2019 Price: $225   Is your community bank in need or in want of additional capital?  If so, it is important that your board understands all of the available capital raising alternatives.  This presentation will cover from both a business and legal perspective each of the various capital raising alternatives that are available to community banks, including bank stock loans and subordinated debt, the sale of common stock, the sale of preferred stock and the sale of other “equity-like” instruments.  This presentation should not be missed by any community bank that is considering raising additional capital.   Target Audience: Executive officers and their teams Read More

Presenter: Greyson Tuck, Gerrish Smith Tuck, Consultants and Attorneys This 60-minute program will be presented live on: November 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: February 12, 2020 Price: $225   The current environment will present many community banks the opportunity to evaluate some type of merger or acquisition transaction. Some community banks have seasoned veterans that have been through this process a number of times. However, most community bank officers and directors have never been through an actual acquisition transaction. This presentation will prepare community bank officers and directors for a potential merger or acquisition by presenting a step-by-step overview of the merger and acquisition process from beginning to end. The presentation will cover the 10 steps of a community bank acquisition transaction, including the initial “dance” between the buyer and seller, valuation techniques, structure and documentation issues, regulatory applications and the completion of the transaction, including the exchange of consideration. This presentation will be full of practical advice on each step of the process and will provide your officers and directors with the information needed to fully understand the community bank mergers and acquisitions process.   Target Audience: Executive officers and their teams 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   “Everything you don’t understand about money combined with everything you don’t understand about computers.” - Heath Stanley, Director of Virtual Compliance, Vala Secure   Curious about cryptocurrency?  Start with this program to receive n overview of cryptocurrency to include mining, blockchain, its roots in cryptography, wallets, the transaction lifecycle and exchanges, in addition to addressing topics relevant to bankers, such as crypto-laundering and how cryptocurrency affect BSA/AML.  This program will include: Origins of cryptocurrency The blockchain Currency exchanges Target Audience:  Information security officer, IT manager, risk officers, compliance officers, and anyone looking to understand the new financial digital world. 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

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