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With over 23 years of experience, the Boulder Institute programs provide you with a thorough grounding in best practice microfinance,  offering a wide range of elective course options so that you can design your own program to best meet your individual needs and interests.  

During the course selection process (starting end of May), participants select one of 4 Concentrations:  Management, Policy, Development, and the NEW Digital Financial Services concentration with several key courses focused on different areas of this important aspect of financial inclusion. For more information about the different concentrations, click here.

The 2018 course schedule grid will be published at a later date.  As reference, please refer to the 2017 course schedule grid which offers an interactive function to understand which type courses correspond to the different concentrations. See interactive Course Schedule Grid.

Courses that were Offered in 2017 Program:

  1. An Introduction to Digital Credit and Its Implications: Gregory Chen
  2. Analyzing MFI Performance: Blaine Stephens
  3. Behavioral Research and Digital Financial Services: How Do We Protect Consumers?: Rafael Mazer
  4. Building Better Credit Risk Management: Christian Ruehmer
  5. Communicating Effectively as a Manager: Mareike Wolter
  6. Creating Pathways for the Poorest: Integrating the Social Protection, Livelihoods and Financial Inclusion Agendas: Syed M Hashemi
  7. Defining your Digital Strategy and Identifying a Service Design that Delivers: Susie Lonie
  8. Designing Savings Products: Meet a Real Need and Maximize Profit : Stephen Peachey
  9. Effective Marketing for Microfinance: Nino Mesarina
  10. Facilitating Financial Inclusion: A New Approach for Funders: Natasa Goronja
  11. Financial Analysis for Microfinance Institutions: Petronella Chigara-Dhitima
  12. Financial and Social Performance of Microfinance Institutions: Aldo Moauro
  13. Financial Risk Management: Karla Brom
  14. How to Set Interest Rates and Analyze Associated Risks: Sousan Urroz-Korori
  15. Inclusive Digital Financial Services: Regulation, Policy, and Compliance: John Owens
  16. Inclusive Policy, Regulation, Supervision and Compliance: Tim Lyman - Juan Carlos Izaguirre
  17. Internal Control and Fraud Prevention: Ruth Dueck-Mbeba
  18. Internal Evaluation of Governance and Strategic Decision-Making by MFIs: Massimo Vita
  19. Introduction to Risk Management: Matthew Brown
  20. Linking Leadership and Strategic Human Resource Management to Institutional Success: Kim Pityn
  21. Managing and Regulating Transformation of MFIs: Kimanthi Mutua - William Steel
  22. Managing Effective Growth: Overcoming Operational Challenges: Valérie Kindt
  23. Managing Product Diversification: Cheryl Frankiewicz
  24. Managing Productivity in Microfinance and Retail Banking: Martin Holtmann
  25. Microcredit Methodologies: Sahar Tieby
  26. Microinsurance that Makes a Difference: Getting Beyond Credit Life: Michael J McCord
  27. Operations Risk Management for the 21st Century: A Focus on Financial Product Innovation: Luis Fernando Neri
  28. Powerful Tools for Managing Growth, Profitability, and Impact: David Richardson
  29. Putting Customers First: Strategies, Actions, and Tools: Gerhard Coetzee
  30. Reaching the Underbanked through Agent Networks and Digital Financial Services: William Nanjero
  31. Reducing Vulnerability: Using Financial Services to Manage Client Risk: Craig Churchill
  32. SME Finance : Dörte Weidig
  33. Strategic Planning: Peter Lengewa
  34. Strategic Planning: Key Tool to Create Value and Survive: Maximo Errazuriz
  35. The Boulder Master Class: New Financial Inclusion Paradigms: Robert Christen - Natasa Goronja
  36. The New Digital Finance Landscape: Opportunities, Threats and Options for MFIs: Aiaze Mitha
  37. The Role of Financial Service Providers in Digital Finance Ecosystems: Xavier Faz
  38. What Does it Take to Provide Financial Services to Smallholder Farmers: Panayotis Varangis

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