in association with Southwestern Graduate School of Banking
March 29- April 4, 2014 • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
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Transitioning from Lender to Leader
- How does the changing economy affect your bank?
- What is your bank's strategy for setting risk?
- What leadership motives drive a bank's lending strategy?
Learn these, and more, at the ABA Graduate Commercial Lending School. This unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and partner with high performing peers will position you on a trajectory of professional success and personal growth.
Enrollment is limited. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Previous schools have reached capacity, so plan to reserve your seat early.
The ABA Graduate Commercial Lending School takes a leadership approach to examining the advanced issues that lenders face each day. From portfolio management skills to leadership strategy, you will find it all in our 6-day intensive program.
Classes include; Credit Risk Management - Tools and Techniques and Case Studies; Global Debt and Contingent Liability Analysis; Strategic Loan Pricing; CRE Risk Management and Valuation Management; Portfolio Stress Testing; Exam Management - a Discussion with Regulators; Loan Management - Proactive Risk Mitigation Workouts and Strategies; Troubled Debt Restructures; Funding Sources; Ethical Challenges.
Who Should Attend
The ABA Graduate Commercial Lending School is for lenders with 5 or more years commercial lending experience and with portfolio/staff management responsibilities.
- Lending Officers
- Credit Managers
- Loan Review Officers
- Graduates of the ABA National Commercial Lending School
NOTE: Those enrolling in the ABA Commercial Lending Schools are assumed to enter the school having a familiarity with and an understanding of the following:
*Contents of the balance sheet and the operating statement;
*Cash flow statements;
*Working Capital; and
If you would like a refresher in any or all of these topics, consider enrolling in the Financial Statement Analysis workshop scheduled on the weekend before the school.
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Transcripts and Verification of Attendance for the ABA Graduate Commercial Lending School are available from 1990 to present. To request either document, please e-mail Daisy Johnson with the following information:
Year of Attendance
View testimonials from past attendees.
|What our attendees are saying...|
"The ABA Graduate Commercial Lending School boosted my confidence level as a commercial banking professional. Not only was I able to compare best practices with fellow bankers from across the nation, but I received top-notch instruction from leading professionals (both academic and practitioners) in the field. Having the opportunity to sit for the Certified Lender Business Banker designation was a real plus!"
-- Darren C. Patterson, Commercial Credit Analyst, Springs Valley Bank and Trust
"The ABA Graduate Commercial Lending School made for a fast paced and challenging week. The instructors were thought provoking and class participation insightful. The courses were structured to meet the current economic conditions."
-- John D. Wellington, Senior Vice President, Bank 10
"The range of topics discussed at the School were very advantageous and directly related to the current banking climate. The speakers did a great job of presenting the material and I'd definitely recommend the School."
--Blake Holzhauer, Senior Credit Officer, Simmons First Bank of Searcy
Questions? Please contact Program Director Gauri Sharma.