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Curriculum | Commercial Lending School - Advanced

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The only national program of its kind, the ABA Commercial Lending School - Advanced offers unique access to nationally-known instructors, and a network of industry peers based all across the country. The School explores the challenges and issues you face daily.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore how the changing economy is affecting your bank
  • Define your bank's strategy for setting risk
  • Gain an understanding of the leadership motives that drive a bank's lending strategy
  • Position yourself on a trajectory of professional success and personal growth.

Course Highlights

The Business Lending Leadership course is designed to develop or enhance leadership skills and address the broad list of responsibilities necessary to effectively supervise this business line. Specific training is provided on how to oversee all of the activities necessary to originate, analyze, underwrite, process, close, service and collect business loans. Topics covered include:

  • Sales - meeting budget goals while maintaining quality standards
  • Administration - exploration of the attention needed to perform critical tasks
  • Performance Standards - effective delegation of tasks to achieve results
  • Ethical Leadership - creating expectations, transparency, and trust
  • Managing People - effective leadership in today's environment.

Schedule

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  • Sun, Apr 26

  • Mon, Apr 27

  • Tues, Apr 28

  • Wed, Apr 29

  • Thu, Apr 30

  • Fri, May 1

Sun, Apr 26

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

School Registration

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Orientation

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Banking, the Economy and Credit Outlook

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Reception

Mon, Apr 27

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Credit Risk Management Tools and Techniques

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Credit Risk Management Tools and Techniques (Cont’d)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

CRE Risk Management

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Break

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CRE Risk Management

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

CRE Construction Lending NEW

Tues, Apr 28

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Credit Risk Management: Case Studies and Report Out/Review

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Credit Risk Management: Case Studies and Report Out/Review (Cont’d)

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Global Debt and Contingent Liability

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Problem Loan Management

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Best Practices Discussion: CRE Loans Gone Bad

Wed, Apr 29

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Avoiding Lender Liability Issues

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Portfolio Stress Testing

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Strategic Loan Pricing

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Break

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Strategic Loan Pricing (Cont’d)

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Best Practices Discussion: C&I Loans Gone Bad

Thu, Apr 30

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Appraisals and Evaluations

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

CRE Valuation Management

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Introduction to Bankruptcy

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fraud: Methods, Detection and Prevention

Fri, May 1

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lending Leadership: A Question of Balance

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Lending Leadership: A Question of Balance (Cont’d)

12:00 PM

School Adjourns

This program is subject to change. Please bookmark this page to check for continuing updates. Read ABA Conference and School Policies to help answer additional questions.