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SDBA 2018 Dakota School of Lending Principles - Aberdeen
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:00 AM CST to Friday, April 27, 2018
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SDBA/NDBA 2018 Dakota School of Lending Principles

The SDBA/NDBA Dakota School of Lending Principles is a learning event with one foot grounded in the classroom and one foot in the bank. This school allows students to learn the theory and process of basic lending and then put this knowledge to work in actual nuts and bolts sessions.



The Dakota School of Lending Principles, hosted by the South Dakota Bankers Association and co-sponsored by the North Dakota Bankers Association on April 24- 27, 2018, in Aberdeen, S.D., is a learning event with one foot grounded in the classroom and one foot in the bank. This school allows students to learn the theory and process of basic lending and then put this knowledge to work in actual nuts and bolts sessions. 

This school provides basic instruction appropriate for loan officer trainees, loan support personnel and personal bankers. To ensure exposure to bank structure and terminology, it is recommended that applicants have a minimum of six months lending experience or one year of loan department experience. Applicants not meeting the suggested prerequisites will be contacted to discuss admission qualifications.

What Students Gain

  • Insight into how funds and risk management and profit objectives affect the lending process.
  • Increased skill in comprehending and analyzing business and personal financial statements.
  • Improved skill ascertaining client needs through the interviewing process.
  • Increased knowledge of the steps and analysis process involved in consumer, real estate, small business and agricultural lending.
  • The ability to capitalize on selling opportunities.
  • An understanding of loan documentation requirements.
  • The opportunity to learn from respected, dynamic and experienced faculty members as well as peers.
  • The opportunity to expand skills and knowledge beyond the bounds of “on-the-job training.”

Loan Modules

In the four loan modules, learn the lending process by studying elements applicable to each loan type: terminology, the application process, interviewing, investigation, credit analysis, loan structure, decision communication and selling. Case studies and exercises provide a hands-on learning experience.

Consumer Lending: Instructor Richard E. Beck, Jr.
This module is designed  to  teach  the  consumer lending process from start to finish. Learn the types of consumer loans. Identify the sections of an application and learn how to evaluate a consumer request. Understand the four types of collateral: depreciating, fluctuating, stable and appreciating value. Use the five C’s of credit in making a lending decision and learn documentation requirements applicable to consumer loans. Learn the do’s and don’ts of collections and role- play loan interviews and loan denials.

Real Estate Lending: Instructor Perry Haralson 
This module focuses on real estate lending. Learn about the various types and risks of residential, commercial, and construction/development real estate mortgage products. Understand the purpose of each section of the standard residential real estate loan application. Be able to assist applicants with pre-qualification. Understand the loan process and key steps. Know how to analyze key sections of a residential appraisal to determine market value sufficient to support the loan. Know the purpose of title insurance and attorney opinions. Understand the fundamentals of a loan closing. Have a basic understanding of the required real estate lending regulations and knowledge of the timing requirements involved.

Analyzing Small Business Loans & Loan Documentation: Instructor Tom Capouch
Understand income statement and balance sheet composition and how to common  size  statements. Learn  select  commercial  lending  ratios  and  apply  to  a commercial loan case. Understand interviewing techniques and learn how to investigate trade references.  Also  understand  lender  liability,  the causes of problem loans and collections. Identify the purposes of loan documentation and how these relate to regulatory requirements. Examine documents commonly used in documenting loans. Gain exposure to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), attaching and perfecting a security interest, and differentiating between personal and real property. Learn the steps involved in closing a loan.

Agricultural Lending: Instructor Tim Ohlde
Understand the major drivers shaping U.S. agriculture. Identify the main classifications of farm size and the borrowing needs of each class. Become familiar with some of the financial statement recommendations of the Farm Financial Standards Council, including the balance sheet and an accrual-adjusted income statement. Gain exposure to identifying the financial strengths and weaknesses of farm customers.

School Instructors

Richard E. Beck, Jr.
Senior Vice President/Corporate Sales Manager, STAR Financial Bank, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Richard Beck is the senior vice president of commercial banking for STAR Financial Bank in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Prior to joining STAR Financial Bank, Beck was with National City Bank for 25 years where he served as manager of private banking. He has served as school director of the Indiana Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit School and taught at the American Bankers Association (ABA) Consumer Credit School. Beck also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the areas of management, human resources and marketing at Concordia University of Wisconsin. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and a master’s of science in management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Beck is the author of the ABA’s Consumer Lending textbook.

Perry Haralson
Chief Financial Officer, Cornhusker Bank, Lincoln, Neb.

Perry Haralson serves as the chief financial officer for Cornhusker Bank and supervises a team responsible for reconciling, reporting, accounting, profitability and the financial/statistical modeling for the bank. He has worked at Cornhusker Bank for 13 years and served as a branch manager and commercial/construction loan officer prior to moving into the financial operations role. He is a graduate of the School of Banking at Colorado, the Financial Managers School at the University of Wisconsin, holds an MBA specialized in financial management, and a business administration degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Haralson served 11 years in the Marine Corps prior to starting his banking career. He is also on the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. He is a class of 2012 Nebraska Bankers Association Leadership Program graduate and the former chair of the NBA Government Affairs Committee.

Tom Capouch
President, The First & Farmers Bank, Portland, N.D.

Tom Capouch has been president of The First and Farmers Bank of Portland, N.D., since 1992. Prior to that, he held the position of vice president of The Bank of Steele, now Northland Financial, from 1989 to 1992. Capouch received his business degree from Mayville State University, where he now serves as an adjunct professor of business, and an MBA from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. He is a 1986 graduate of the Dakota School of Banking and has served as a faculty member since 1994. Capouch was named Northwestern Financial Review’s Rising Star for North Dakota in 2002 and received the Greater North Dakota Association Leadership Award in 2005.

Tim Ohlde
President, The Elk State Bank, Clyde, Kan.

Tim Ohlde is president of The Elk State Bank of Clyde, Kan., and has been in banking for more than 25 years. During his career, Ohlde has held the positions of farm management specialist, assistant vice president and vice president. He was the 2005-2006 chairman of the American Bankers Association Agriculture and Rural Bankers Committee and is a past member of the Kansas Bankers Association Ag and Rural Development Committee. In addition, he is a past chairman of the Schools of Banking Lending Advisory Committee, and he is the school director for the Schools of Banking Agricultural Lending School as well as assistant lead faculty member for the Advanced Agricultural Lending School. Ohlde is a member of the executive committee of the Farm Financial Standards Council. He is currently directing the development and marketing of Country Banker, an agricultural financial analysis software program to be used by banks with their farm customers.  

Registration Fees

The school has a limited enrollment of 50 people per day. Bankers can attend the entire four-day school or select individual modules. Banks may also purchase one registration for the entire school and send a different employee for each module. Please copy the form if registering more than one employee.

Entire Four-Day School:    Member $855/person or Non-member $1,210/person
Individual Module:              Member $265/person or Non-member $405/person

*If registering after April 2, 2018, add $50 per applicant. Last day to register is April 15, 2018.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if canceled one week prior to the event. 75% refund if canceled 3 to 6 days prior. No refund for cancellations two days before the event. Substitutions are allowed at any time.

School Location/Hotel Details

Dakota Event Center
720 Lamont St.
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Just south of U.S. Highway 12, which runs east and west through Aberdeen. Across from the Lakewood Mall on the east side of Aberdeen.

The Dakota Event Center is attached by interior walkways to the Hampton Inn & Suites and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Lodging arrangements may be made at either hotel, and special room rates apply. Both hotel blocks will be released March 23, 2018.

Hampton Inn & Suites: The room rate is $119 per night. To make your reservations, call 605.262.2600 and indicate you are with the Dakota School of Lending Principles.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: The room rate is $119 per night. To make your reservations, call 605.725.4000 and indicate you are with the Dakota School of Lending Principles.

More Information

For more information or questions about the Dakota School of Lending Principles, contact Halley Lee, SDBA, at 800.726.7322, 605.224.1653 or [email protected] You can also register online at www.sdba.com.