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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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Sunday, April 28
12:00 pm - 2:30 pmRegistration
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmOrientation
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmBanking, the Economy & Credit Outlook
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmReception
Monday, April 29
8:00 am - 10:00 amStrategic Loan Pricing
10:15 am - 12:15 pmPortfolio Stress Testing
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmCRE Risk Management
Tuesday, April 30
8:00 am - 10:00 amCredit Risk Management Tools and Techniques
10:15 am - 12:00 pmCredit Risk Management Tools and Techniques (cont.)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmGlobal Debt & Contingent Liability Analysis
2:15 pm - 3:45 pmProblem Loan Management
4:00 pm - 5:15 pmBest Practices Discussion - CRE Loans Gone Bad
Wednesday, May 1
8:00 am - 10:00 amCredit Risk Management: Case Studies & Report Out/Review
10:15 am - 12:15 pmCredit Risk Management: Case Studies & Report Out/Review (cont.)
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmLunch
1:15 pm - 3:30 pmAvoiding Lender Liability Issues
3:45 pm - 5:00 pmBest Practices Discussion: C&I Loans Gone Bad
Thursday,May 2
8:00 am - 9:30 amAppraisals & Evaluations
9:45 am - 11:45 amCRE Valuation Management
11:45 am - 12:45 pmLunch
12:45 pm - 2:15 pmIntroduction to Bankruptcy
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmFraud: Methods, Detection and Prevention
Friday, May 3
8:00 am - 10:00 amLending Leadership: A Question of Balance
10:15 am - 12:00 pmLending Leadership: A Question of Balance (cont.)
12:00 pmSchool Adjourns 

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