2019 BankBeat Webinars

Join BankBeat on the third Thursday of every month at 12:10 p.m. (CST) for a free webinar designed to give mid-career bankers the tools they need to successfully manage their careers. Take a mid-day break, consider inviting a colleague, and enjoy these informative sessions.


Use SBA Financing to Strengthen your Bank’s Balance Sheet

Guest Presenter: Tom Lyons, loan officer with Byline Bank’s Small Business Capital Division
Webinar Date: February 21, 2019
Webinar Time (CST): 12:10pm

Learn how government guaranteed loan options can help you close more business and/or protect your balance sheet. Specifically, you will learn how to minimize the likelihood of a default ever occurring and discover options for deploying watch-list and classified assets after a closing.

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Learn to Lead by Navigating Critical Conversations

Guest Presenter: Dr. Susan Kalsow, vice president of learning and development at Bank Midwest
Webinar Date: March 21, 2019
Webinar Time (CST): 12:10pm

What gets talked about in an organization, and how it gets talked about, determines how others perceive you. Conversations drive organizational culture.  ‘Fierce Conversations’ training provides the foundation to improve conversations, thereby improving team interactions, job satisfaction, and bottom-line results. Webinar participants will be introduced to the three transformational ideas, the seven Fierce principles, and the four conversations every person in the workplace needs to master.

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Negotiating Skills for Success in Community Banking

Guest Presenter: Marci Malzahn, president and founder of Malzahn Strategic
Webinar Date: April 18, 2019
Webinar Time (CST): 12:10pm

Excellent negotiation skills are requisite for success in business. During this webinar, you’ll learn negotiation strategies to gain influence in your job and achieve success in all areas of your life. You will be shown tactics you can implement right away, including how to: strategically ask for what you want; prioritize what you want before asking; be clear as to why you want/need what you are asking for; and, successfully close a negotiation.

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Make a Difference: The Importance of Community Engagement

Guest Presenter: Katie Incantalupo, vice president, Star Bank
Webinar Date: May 16, 2019
Webinar Time (CST): 12:10pm

*Rescheduled for May 16 – – Community engagement and corporate philanthropy are top priorities for banks of all sizes. Community banks have a special responsibility to give back to the communities they serve and help keep Main Street alive. In this webinar, you will learn how to engrain community engagement into your bank’s culture. Examples of community engagement will be discussed and ways to measure your efforts and impact will be highlighted. This webinar is important for senior executives, marketing employees, business development leaders, and branch managers.

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