Western Independent Bankers provides an extensive suite of online webinar training that enables bankers to enjoy flexible and cost-effective education across all critical areas of banking. WiBinar topics such as payments, retail banking, compliance, finance, lending, technology, HR, M&A, compensation, Directors issues and more, are covered in a comprehensive, cost-effective and easily accessible format.
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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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.
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.Find out more »
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.
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.
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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.Find out more »
Benefits of WiBinars
WIB educational webinars address timely issues facing independent bank professionals. From the convenience of your desk, these 60-minute webinars provide you with a cost-effective way to stay abreast of industry information and trends affecting community banks, as well as provide the bank with a low-cost option to effectively train and educate their directors.
A Web Pass Membership grants single-registration access to ALL of Western Independent Banker’s regular online education (both live and replay)! Like a season pass to a sporting event, the Web Pass provides an institution a transferable registration to every webinar WIB offers. With over 200 webinars scheduled for 2018, this means that bank employees can be registered for different events depending on their area of interest! Additionally, each single-registration is accompanied by three (3) additional complimentary registrations.
On Demand WiBinars
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