Training opportunities

The objective of this section is to list training courses and workshops that are being offered at international and national level in the field of development banking, rural or micro finance, enterprise development and other related topics.

Courses may include university and training institute programmes that lead to qualifications, as well as ad hoc short courses for awareness raising or in-service training. Exchange visit and distance learning opportunities will also be listed when available.

Monday, February 26, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

Microinsurance Master is a comprehensive ten-week program for microinsurance leaders. The program starts with a two-week immersion training at Pioneer Microinsurance in the Philippines, mostly out of the classroom. Next, participants will receive eight weeks of tailored coaching by industry leaders to get the training takeaways kick started back home.

Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018

Many microfinance institutions are facing increasing competition, tougher regulations or are branching out to embrace new market segments with innovative products. Financial Inclusion Advocacy Centre proudly presents the 2018 Executive Microfinance & Financial Inclusion School.

Monday, May 7, 2018 to Friday, May 11, 2018

This one-week training course for MFIs will provide participants with an understanding of the different tools used by microfinance institutions (MFIs), what they mean, and how they can be used to keep track of an institution’s financial performance over time. Participants would also learn how to format financial statements for decision-making, adjust for inflation and subsidies, measure portfolio quality, asset/liability management, efficiency, and productivity.

Friday, May 25, 2018 to Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The intensive six-day Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers and engage with some of the HBS faculty's foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising leaders in a transformational experience that marries the best of strategic thinking with the most important advances in financial inclusion and impact investing.

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018

Prior to the advent of Microfinance Initiatives, well over half the Global Population was excluded from access to Formal Financial Services. This session takes a historical perspective and examines the various approaches taken by commercial banks, non-governmental organizations, credit unions, governments and microfinance institutions. It will define the concept of microfinance and financial inclusion, the paradigm shift and the evolution to sustainable entities and social enterprises.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

The financial system plays a vital role in supporting sustainable economic growth and meeting financial needs. It does this by facilitating funding, liquidity and price discovery, while also providing effective risk management, payment and some monitoring services.

Any financial system designed to support and enhance financial inclusion most operate in an efficient and resilient manner and treats participants within the financial system fairly. This occurs when participants fulfil their roles and responsibilities in a way that engenders confidence and trust in the system.

Monday, August 27, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018

The Microfinance Association High Impact Leadership Program on Inclusive Finance will prepare you for the highest levels of global leadership.

The High Impact Leadership Program provides managers with the tools and processes needed to meet their organization’s leadership challenges. Over five days, participants explore both ‘macro’ and 'micro' issues – from organizational structures, incentives and informal networks to managing performance and using feedback to enhance personal professional growth.

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