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: December 4, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: March 4, 2019 Price: $275   Attend this webinar to review the basics of commercial real estate including types of properties and demand/supply in the current market.   The session will then cover the entire loan process by which a commercial real estate loan is marketed, underwritten, approved, documented, closed, and monitored. The process will include examples of commercial real estate underwriting techniques and loan documentation issues.  Additionally, strategies to handle a problem commercial real estate loan will be addressed.    Objectives Review the basics of commercial real estate including types of properties and demand/supply in the current market Gain an understanding of how banks process commercial real estate loans Learn the steps of marketing, approving, documenting, closing, and monitoring a commercial real estate loan Cover examples of commercial real estate loan underwriting and loan documentation Address problem loan issues   Target Audience: Commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan documentation specialists, relationship managers, branch managers, private bankers, and business development officers Read More

Presenter: Greyson Tuck, Gerrish Smith Tuck, Consultants and Attorneys This 60-minute program will be presented live on: October 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 16, 2019 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: Ann Lueth, First Bank Financial Centre This 90-minute program will be presented live on: October 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 18, 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 Companies LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: September 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 25, 2018 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 5, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 5, 2018 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: Jim Lethert, Attorney This 90-minute program will be presented live on: October 3, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: January 3, 2019 Price: $275   A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter, sometimes against the wishes of the other. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power).  Bankers are frequently challenged by non-customers claiming to have authority under a power of attorney created by a bank customer.  This webinar addresses the do's, don'ts and can nots of powers of attorney.   Key topics to be covered includes: Aspects of an agency relationship Where the bank stands in the three-part relationship between the Principal, the Agent and the Bank Types of POAs Formats of POAs Effects caused by death of the Principal Terminating a Power of Appointment Liability of the bank for not accepting a valid POA What the bank can rely on without further investigation The use of certifications   Target Audience: Trust department personnel, personal bankers Read More

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