Full Year Course Calendar
Welcome to SFNet's new initiative Education Focus 20/20, supported by the Secured Finance Foundation. We are reshaping both course content and delivery to better serve the needs of our members and our industry.
We have structured our courses to serve a wide range of constituents. Some workshops are tailored to professionals just starting their career or moving into a new discipline. Others focus on expertise in advanced areas of practice. With this new initiative, our curriculum provides a clear path for professional development, offering multilevel workshops in each of the following key industry areas: operations, underwriting, account management, business development, and field exam. We’re also offering a new leadership development program, tailor-made for our members. In all subject areas, SFNet is proud to present a teaching faculty made up of industry leaders with a passion for sharing their knowledge and experience.
We welcome you to explore our calendar and start planning your workshop schedule today.
Webinar, "Conducting Effective Field Exams during the Coronavirus Crisis"
March 31, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Join us for an engaging online panel discussion with host Donald Clarke (Asset Based Lending Consultants), and panelists Scott Mitchell (Red Ridge Due Diligence) and Foster Fegarsky (TD Bank).
Webinar, "Independent Finance Roundtable: Coronavirus Disruption – Challenges and Opportunities Presented to Entrepreneurial Lenders"
April 1, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)This 90-minute webinar, developed by the team leading SFNet’s Independent Finance Roundtable, will address the current market disruption as it relates specifically to entrepreneurial finance and factoring decision makers.
Webinar: "Retail Finance in the Age of COVID-19"
April 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)This program will gather veteran lenders (both bank and nonbank) and industry advisors to discuss the considerations they are currently facing in Retail Finance.
2020 Spring Business Development Level Two
April 15, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)onlineBusiness Development Level Two offers attendees a chance to learn from experts in the field about identifying new business opportunities, building relationships, and overcoming roadblocks along the way.
Webinar, "Unlock the Value of Your Balance Sheet with Supply Chain Finance"
April 29, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Please join us for a live webinar sponsored by Santander to learn about the expanding applications of supply chain finance, and best practices you can apply to improve your balance sheet while growing your business.
Webinar, "Using Credit Insurance to Enhance Lending in the Age of COVID-19"
May 5, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Given the coronavirus pandemic, which has markedly increased credit risk for vendors as well as for lenders and factors, credit insurance can play an important role.
2020 Spring Account Management Level Two
May 19 - 21, 2020onlineThe Account Management Level Two Workshop is designed to assist the Account Manager in navigating complex issues pertaining to borrowers in asset based lending especially in a difficult economic climate.
2020 Summer Introduction to ABL
June 9 - 10, 2020onlineOur introductory ABL workshop is designed to give you a full overview of the ABL industry.
2020 Summer Operations Level Two
June 16 - 17, 2020Los Angeles, CAA comprehensive three-day program covering every aspect of collateral monitoring, operations management and loan administration.
Webinar, "Lien on Me! – Hidden Liens and How to Deal With Them"
June 24, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Learn critical techniques for reducing and eliminating the risk of "hidden liens" in underwriting, due diligence and collateral monitoring, as well as raising awareness about "hidden liens" in your lending or factoring organization.
2020 Summer Field Exam Level One
July 7 - 9, 2020New York, NYIf you are an underwriter, account executive, portfolio manager, analyst or are just starting in the working capital commercial lending industry,...
2020 Summer Underwriting Level Two
July 21 - 22, 2020Chicago, ILLearn from case studies of real deals gone wrong.
2020 Impactful Leadership for Secured Finance Professionals
August 25, 2020Chicago, IL
2020 Summer Business Development Level One
August 26, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Join in on a roundtable discussion about successful new business development with three ABL new business veterans.
2020 Fall Introduction to ABL
September 15 - 16, 2020Chicago, ILOur introductory ABL workshop is designed to give you a full overview of the ABL industry.
2020 Fall Account Management Level One
September 22 - 24, 2020Learn valuable technical skills to address loan restructures, anticipate credit issues and mitigate risk.
2020 Fall Underwriting Level One
October 13 - 15, 2020The Underwriting Level One Workshop will help the underwriter hone his/her skills in setting up lending parameters on prospective deals by underwriting how all the pieces fit together.
2020 Fall Operations Level One
October 27 - 29, 2020The Operations Level One Workshop focuses on the daily duties of the Operations Specialist and how to glean important data from information submitted by the borrower. The extrapolation and analysis of key indices will be taught to the analysts so that emerging situations can be effectively analyzed and risks properly managed.
2020 Fall Field Exam Level Two
November 16 - 17, 2020New Orleans, LAThe Field Examiner Level Two Workshop is a "big-picture" program conducted for field examination managers and senior examiners/auditors.
2020 Winter Business Development Level Two
December 9, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)Business Development Level Two offers attendees a chance to learn from experts in the field about identifying new business opportunities, building relationships, and overcoming roadblocks along the way.