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: Marcia Malzahn, Malzahn Strategic This 90-minute program will be presented live on: August 13, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: November 13, 2020 Price: $275   Leadership skills are critical to lead your own career; to lead others to greatness and to leave what’s “comfortable and safe” to move to new territory and adventure for yourself to flourish. Along with leadership comes courage…the courage to do all those things, plus negotiate for yourself in the workplace. During this interactive workshop, you will discover negotiation strategies that will lead to success and influence in your job. These skills can also easily transfer to other areas of your life. You DO have choices! You will walk away with tips on how to: strategically ask for what you want; prioritize what you want before asking; be clear as to why you want/need what you are asking for; and successfully close a negotiation.   Learning Objectives The concept of Leadership and what it means to you What is negotiation and what it means to you Things you can negotiate for in the workplace Strategies to prioritize and negotiate for what you want How to successfully close a negotiation Leadership principles   Target Audience: Anyone interested in developing as a leader and learning negotiation skills to help you be more successful in your career as a professional and as a leader Read More

Presenter: Shawn Belling, Farwell Project Advisors This two-part program will be presented live on: June 11 & 18, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: September 18, 2020 Price: $545   Formal project management techniques improve an organization’s chances of completing projects successfully. We’ll review research-based techniques that you can use when managing and when sponsoring projects that will lead to successful outcomes.  This course is designed to provide tools and techniques for successfully managing a medium to large scale project and how to monitor the “health” of your project throughout the process. In session 1, we’ll review the elements of a project that will expose you to many of the common problems that can occur in medium to large scale projects. We’ll then use this experience to highlight current research on how to avoid common project pitfalls. Topics explored include: Managing the classic constraints of project management: schedule constraints, budget constraints, and scope of deliverables and the quality of the deliverables. Managing and scheduling staffing resources throughout the lifecycle of the project. Techniques that can help teams identify the most important business requirements of any future system. Managing projects that include new technologies. In session 2 we’ll explore common causes and symptoms of project failure and introduce a framework that can be used to measure the “health” of your projects. The framework can be used as a tool to help with project selection or as an instrument to detect that  the project is in trouble. Topics covered include: Signs of trouble for large, intermediate, and small projects. Risks associated with projects that can lead to troubled projects. Steps you can take to start to get your troubled projects back on track. After completing this course, attendees will be able to: Identify the best, research-based, techniques for managing a project Understand and manage constraints throughout the project process Assess the “health” of a project throughout the project lifecycle Target Audience: Any employee involved in project management in the bank Read More

Presenter:  Aaron Lewis, Young & Associates This 90-minute program will be presented live on: August 12, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: November 12, 2020 Price: $275   Lending to churches and other nonprofit organizations can be a meaningful activity in promoting the bank within the communities it serves, provide for exposure to broader audiences influenced by the nonprofit organization, and support community activities and organizations that have meaningful societal impact. Lending to churches and nonprofit organizations, however, does not come without risk. This insightful presentation will provide lending personnel involved in church and other nonprofit lending activity with valuable information pertaining to the assessment of the church or nonprofit, including critical information to be collected. This session will cover: Benefits and risks associated with lending to churches and other nonprofit organizations Nonprofit accounting standard Tax Return Form 990 Underwriting and lending to churches and nonprofit organizations including critical information collection Target Audience:  This presentation is intended for lending department personnel with responsibility for originating, underwriting, and/or approving loans to churches and other nonprofit organizations. Read More

Get these programs together at a discount: Mastering LinkedIn for Bankers: LinkedIn Myths, Mistakes and Milestones      Live on July 16, recording available through October 16, 2020 Mastering LinkedIn for Bankers: Establish Your Professional Brand      Live on July 23, recording available through October 23, 2020 Mastering LinkedIn for Bankers: Connection Strategies      Live on July 30, recording available through October 30, 2020 Mastering LinkedIn for Bankers: Prospecting and Building Relationships      Live on August 6, recording available through November 6, 2020 Mastering LinkedIn for Bankers: Engage with Insights      Live on August 13, recording available through November 13, 2020 Using Sales Navigator: The World's Best Prospecting Tool      Live on August 20, recording available through November 20, 2020 Read More

Presenter:  Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting and Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: August 4, 1:00-2:30  p.m. Central Time Recording available through: November 4, 2020 Price: $275   Managing risk in commercial lending involves both thorough underwriting and solid documentation.  Knowing the documents and how they protect the lender are an important part of the process.  This program covers commercial loan documentation – both commercial and industrial (C&I) and commercial real estate (CRE) – at the first of two levels:  Prior to closing.  (A companion program will cover the second level:  At closing.) Specific subjects that will be covered during the seminar: The loan approval and related conditions or contingencies The commitment letter written to the customer (or term sheet) Your bank’s policies and procedures Evidence of authority to borrow Commercial insurance C&I UCC lien search Valuation of non-CRE collateral CRE Property leases Appraisals Environmental assessments Property surveys Title insurance If construction: Permits and zoning, construction contract, surety bonds   Target Audience:  Consumer lenders, mortgage lenders, private bankers, small business lenders, commercial lenders, credit analysts and support staff that deal directly with commercial loans; loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers indirectly involved in the commercial lending process, both C&I and CRE.   Related GSB Online Program: Loan Documentation:  Roles and Functions of Key Commercial Documents AT Closing Read More

Presenter:  Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting and Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: August 11, 1:00-2:30  p.m. Central Time Recording available through: November 11, 2020 Price: $275 Managing risk in commercial lending involves both thorough underwriting and solid documentation.  Knowing the documents and how they protect the lender are an important part of the process.  This program covers commercial loan documentation – both commercial and industrial (C&I) and commercial real estate (CRE) – at the second of two levels:  At to closing.  (A companion program will cover the first level:  Prior to closing.) Topics covered include: Evidence of debt (promissory note) Attaching and perfecting collateral liens C&I: UCC financing statements CRE: Mortgage or deed of trust, and assignment of rents and leases Loan agreements and construction loan agreements Personal guarantees Subordination agreements, including CRE subordination, non-disturbance and attornment (SNDA) and estoppels Intercreditor agreements   Target Audience:  Consumer lenders, mortgage lenders, private bankers, small business lenders, commercial lenders, credit analysts and support staff that deal directly with commercial loans; loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers indirectly involved in the commercial lending process, both C&I and CRE.   Related GSB Online Program: Loan Documentation:  Roles and Functions of Key Commercial Documents PRIOR to Closing Read More

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