The GSB Online Seminar Series

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Presented by: Marcia Malzahn, Malzahn Strategic This 90-minute program will be presented live on: May 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: August 9, 2022 Price: $330 Your institution is unique so your strategic plan should be unique as well. Too often, executives and directors will construct a strategic plan from old plans, use strategies that no longer work, or just brainstorm based on emotion or intuition. The environment for community financial institutions, however, has become a much faster-paced industry than it was 5 or 10 years ago (or even 1 year ago before the Pandemic). In addition, the industry is impacted by many more forces, challenges, new competitors, and also opportunities than ever before. These drivers highlight the need for every financial institution to design a living, breathing strategic plan to thrive and grow. After this webinar you’ll be able to: Clarify your vision, mission, and core values Learn the importance of a clearly defined strategic plan structure Identify key components common to successful strategies Understand the role of enterprise risk mitigation and management in an institution’s strategic plan Identify and implement four key growth strategies Establish “best practices” with board governance Develop and manage the strategic planning and implementation process in your institution Conduct a strategic risk assessment for new initiatives Whether your institution lacks a cohesive strategy, or just wants to review existing plan(s), this webinar will address questions including: What is your vision for the future of your institution? Do your employees know your vision, and can they articulate it? Does the culture and brand of your institution (everything from your electronic signature on your emails to the look of your lobby) reflect the vision of where you want to take your institution? Do you know your risks—the risks that are unique to your institution? Do you have the right people, and are they in the right places to fulfill the vision of your institution? You will walk away with tools and ideas to: Integrate your enterprise risk management program into your strategic plan Integrate your talent management program into your strategic plan, and Ensure your strategic plan doesn’t sit on the shelf and gets implemented. Identify and implement four key growth strategies. Target Audience: This informative session is designed for the board of directors, leadership team, supervisors with planning responsibilities, chief risk officers, and everyone involved in strategic planning process. Read More

Presented by: Marcia Malzahn, Malzahn Strategic This 90-minute program will be presented live on: April 14, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: July 14, 2022 Price: $330 Every company, regardless of industry, is trying to figure out how to attract and retain the right talent. Organizations are also striving to achieve their goals and fulfill their vision described in their strategic plan. But how do you achieve all—attracting and retaining talent while achieving your objectives and fulfilling your vision? Marci Malzahn shares how succession planning fits into your talent management program. She also gives you strategies and ideas on how to integrate your Talent Management Program with your company’s strategic plan. In this webinar you will learn strategies to avoid losing your top talent, and how to establish a simple yet successful Talent Management Program, which in turn integrates into your Strategic Plan. You will walk away with strategies and tactics you can implement in your institution immediately. Learning Objectives Learn about the key components of a strong talent management program How to conduct a talent assessment in your organization A step by step process of how to integrate your talent management program into your strategic plan Strategies on how to retain your top talent and attract the right talent The importance of succession planning and how to get started at all levels Target Audience: Human resources personnel including HR Director, managers, supervisors, senior leadership of any organization Read More

Presenter: Greyson Tuck, Gerrish Smith Tuck, Consultants and Attorneys This 60-minute program will be presented live on: May 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: August 5, 2022 Price: $275 This webinar will explore the fundamental strategies for remaining an independent community bank in a consolidating environment. Learn about the necessity of being proactive, setting forth a strategy of independence, focusing on core profitability, ensuring your bank has the optimal organizational structure, appropriately dealing with management and board succession, and other issues. This fast-paced session will present the tools your bank needs to plan and prepare for independence in the future. Target Audience: Executive officers and their teams Read More

Presenter: Mike Wear, 39 Acres Corporation This two-part program will be presented live: January 19 & 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 31, 2022 Price: $625 This affordable, convenient online program is ideally suited to those who are new to banking – both frontline staff and those newly hired to leadership positions who gained their experience in other industries. Learn the language of banking, including an understanding of key ratios, to gain a clearer understanding of how the bank functions as a business. The program is split into two parts: Part 1 - Risky Business – An overview of the business of banking, industry trends,  with an emphasis on risk management using the “Big 5” Risks for Banks as our tour guide: Credit Risk, Market Risk, Liquidity Risk, Operational/Legal Risk, and Regulatory/Reputation Risk. Part 2 - An Open Book – to a Degree  – Using the same tour guide as above, Participants will learn to look up their own bank’s key performance management ratios, comparing to FDIC peer group and national averages. Topics include: How a bank makes and loses money An overview of a bank’s balance sheet and income statement The importance of your bank to the local economy using the money multiplier as an example Risk arbitrage for both borrowers and depositors Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Industry trends and current conditions How to manage each of the “Big 5” risks with examples and stories 4 key areas of bank financial management How to look up and use bank ratios (with UBPR and SDI tools provided) Overview of CAMELS and regulatory enforcement actions, and, How to ‘thrive’ in a recession The following ratios will be explained: ROA, ROE, Efficiency Ratio, Past Dues, Non-Accruals, Charge-offs, Loan Loss Reserve level and coverage, Spread/NIM, Loan-to-Deposit Ratio, Core Deposit Funding, and Equity Capital Ratio. Participants will receive their bank’s UBPR (Uniform Bank Performance Report) and Excel template to quickly enter ratios and chart trends with comparisons to industry guidelines. Target Audience:  Those that are new to the banking industry 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:  Dave Koch, Abrigo This 90-minute program will be presented live on: April 20, 2:00-3:30 p.m.  Central Time     Recording available through: July 20, 2022 Price: $330   Decision making in uncertain times drives future earnings, valuation, and overall relevance.  In this session we will explore common traits and actions of several high performing community banks during past crises to assess their decisions versus the rest of the field to enlighten our process in today’s market. Target Audience: CEOs, CFOs, ALCO members, controllers, chief risk officer, chief retail, funding officers Read More

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