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Dec'17

Stretching Resources in a One-Person Marketing Department

Marketing looks glamorous from the outside: shopping for promotional items; directing photography ad shoots; and choosing fonts and colors for websites. But this diverse function encompassing branding, website design, social media, promotions, PR, advertising, and events requires a honed skill-set. This WiBinar will cover ways to maximize efficiency of budget, resources, and time. Unravel the complex world of marketing and develop a framework of productivity that works with one-person departments.

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Jan'18

CECL Update & Implementation

The Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model is the future model for recognition and measurement of credit losses for loans and debt securities. This new loss model is expected to have a significant impact within financial institutions and across the industry. This WiBinar will provide an update on the current status of the standard. The presentation will also cover where banks should be in regards to the implementation process.

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Jan'18

2018 Employment Law Update

There were a number of important employment law developments in 2017, and the start of 2018 brings new legislation all employers need to stay on top of. This WiBinar offers a comprehensive program on new and upcoming workplace issues necessary to protect organizations against employment-related liability. In-depth discussion includes employment law essentials impacting employers in the new year.

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Jan'18

Accounting for Commercial Lending

Making loan decisions by analyzing financial statements can be a tricky task. Financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, unfortunately, were not specifically designed with bankers in mind. This WiBinar will focus on how to analyze the financial statements to make a better loan decision.

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09

Jan'18

The 5 C’s of Credit

The 5 C's of Credit teach bankers that a borrower's repayment ability depends on Capacity, Collateral, Capital, Conditions, and Character. The first four measure ability to repay, but character assesses willingness to repay. The Great Recession was an eye-opener in the greater unwillingness of borrowers to repay their obligations. Both KYC (know your client) and fraud prevention have become more critical in mitigating credit and operational risk. This WiBinar summarizes key elements of knowing the customers & red flags you need to look for. loan decision.

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10

Jan'18

Preparing for M&A

There continues to be much talk in the financial services industry about M&A activity. Bankers might view that as exciting, confusing, or as a potential threat. This WiBinar will help all organizations determine the best strategies for preparing for the M&A environment whether you are as a potential buyer, a potential seller, or simply an organization trying to preserve its independence and navigate these uncertain times. The presentation will cover best practices for all three scenarios. loan decision.

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Jan'18

Negotiation Skills for the Banker

Today’s competitive environment requires that the commercial lender be able to negotiate in various, sometimes abstract, situations all at once. Attend this interactive WiBinar and learn to ask a borrower the right questions to close the deal. The presentation will cover negotiation skill-building, effective communications, telephone techniques, and the negotiation process. loan decision.

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Jan'18

Management, Director, & Shareholder Succession Planning

The longevity of Community banks' management, directors, and shareholders is critical to organizational success. The question is whether the bank is properly preparing today for the significant changes that will result from the aging process. It is essential that banks understand the importance of management, director, and shareholder succession planning. This WiBinar will present seven key steps to effectively plan for each of these significant corporate transitions.

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Jan'18

The Importance & Fundamentals of CRA

The Community Reinvestment Act, or CRA, has been in effect for 40 years. In this WiBinar, the history and goals of CRA will be explored as well as the fundamentals of a good CRA program, and key provisions. The discussion will also review best practices applicable to each of the three main examination criteria (small, small-intermediate and large financial institutions) that can be beneficial for bank examinations. loan decision.

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Jan'18

Understanding Compliance in Commercial Lending

This WiBinar will focus on key consumer protection regulations and how they extend to commercial credit decisions. A discussion of selected “Safety and Soundness” laws applicable to commercial lending decisions will also be included in this session. The discussion will also review current trends in commercial lending decisions. loan decision.

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Western Bankers Association

As a result of an exciting merger finalized on January 1, 2018, the Western Bankers Association (WBA) is now the primary association operating two divisions: California Bankers Association (CBA) and Western Independent Bankers (WIB). CBA will oversee all California and federal legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, while WIB will oversee all conferences and professional development programs. Members of the respective associations will now be members of WBA.

Upcoming Events

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Appraisal Tips for Mortgage Originators

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2018 Emerging Leaders Conference

May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 8:00 pm
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Overhauling Your Compliance Risk Assessment

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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CRA Modernization & Corporate Strategy

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