The GSB Online Seminar Series

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Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: March 16, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: June 16, 2021 Price: $275   Have you ever been faced with two appraisals done within just a few months, but reach very different values for the same property? Bankers usually focus first on the approaches to value, especially the comparables and also the cap rate or vacancy rate used within the income approach. A group of appraisal sections outside of the approaches to value often hold the clues to why two different value were achieved. This program looks at these other sections and how to effectively analyze them as part of the appraisal review process.   Specific subjects that will be covered during the seminar: Why the ownership interest (fee simple, leased fee, etc.) matters and can change the income approach conclusion Key components of highest and best use, and the conclusion does not always match your borrower’s plan or the existing use of the property Don’t skip over the assumptions and limiting conditions as so much “boiler plate” Identify the difference between hypothetical conditions that you need versus those to avoid Why area and economic data should be somewhat similar among different property types in your market, and why some data should be uniquely tailored to the subject’s property type Other common appraisal deficiencies   Target Audience: CRE lenders, commercial lenders, mortgage bankers, private bankers, small business lenders, credit analysts, loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers Read More

Presenter: Shawn Belling, Madison College This two-part program will be presented live on: April 6 & 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: July 8, 2021 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: May 4, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: August 4, 2021 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

Presenter: Greyson Tuck, Gerrish Smith Tuck, Consultants and Attorneys This 60-minute program will be presented live on: March 31, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: June 30, 2021 Price: $225   Many community bank common stocks do not have true market liquidity, which is the ability of the shareholder to convert their shares to cash at a fair price in a timely manner. This webinar will present several different specific liquidity strategies for illiquid stocks. The webinar will present practical, informative and in-depth discussion on use of the bank holding company, ESOPs and KSOPs and other liquidity strategies that community banks can employ to ensure their shareholders enjoy true liquidity in the investment, in the event it is needed.   Target Audience: Executive officers and their teams Read More

Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: April 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: July 20, 2021 Price: $275   Do you know the difference between an affirmative covenant and a negative covenant?  What is the concept of constructive forbearance?  Commercial lenders actively use loan agreements in almost all lending situations, ever since digital document systems eliminated the time-consuming effort to create loan document from scratch of from manual templates.  Unfortunately, this automation has led to less understanding of the content of loan agreements and the “art” of crafting financial covenants. This program covers the basics of loan agreements, starting with the typical structure of the document and the roles of financial and non-financial covenants (some covenants achieve more than one objective).  Together with carful loan structuring, a properly crafted loan agreement better matches the customer’s needs and contributes to the efficiency of the lender’s portfolio.   This seminar provides bankers with a working knowledge of the basic principles of loan agreements, including: Understanding the primary sections and goals of a loan agreement Identifying the objectives of loan covenants and how some covenants achieve more than one objective Digging deeper into events of default and remedies and how they determine your possible courses of action when problems arise Reviewing practical tips for setting covenants, such as aligning them with key risks identified in the credit Identifying some commonly negotiated areas and related positions/options for the bank   Target Audience:  Small business lenders, private bankers, commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan review specialists, lending managers and credit officers involved in C&I loans Read More

Presenter:  Rob Newberry, Abrigo This 60-minute program will be presented live on: March 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time  Recording available through: June 2, 2021 Price: $225   The coronavirus and subsequent government stimulus programs have had huge implications on the banking industry over the past six months.  Understanding the underlying risk and the potential losses in your loan portfolio are critical as we move forward in this new normal environment.  Ensuring reserves are adequate will be imperative going forward as institutions struggle to maintain current ROA performance in a low rate environment.   In this 60 minute session, we will review how COVID-19 is currently impacting credit risk in your loan portfolio and then discuss stress testing techniques that can be used to help identify problem areas and better understand potential reserve needs going forward.   Learning Objectives: Learn how to identify underlying risks in your existing loan portfolio caused by COVID-19 Develop stress testing methodologies that target at risk segments in your loan portfolio Identify the losses that you could withstand before impacting capital position   Target Audience:  CEOs, CFOs, ALCO members, controllers, chief risk officer, chief retail, funding officers Read More

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