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Course Schedule Grid

The 2018 Boulder MFT course schedule grid will be published at a later date.  To gain a better understanding of the course schedule and courses, please refer to the 2017 course schedule grid (below).

Our program management team is available and would be happy to discuss the courses with you and can be reached at

The 2018 program will feature the NEW Digital Financial Services (DFS) concentration including courses covering different themes of this important evolving aspect of Financial Inclusion.

For more information about the concentrations, click here.

Click on the colored buttons above the grid to highlight the courses that are part of each concentration.  

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  Week 1
(July 17-21)
Week 2
(July 24-28)
Week 3
(July 31-August 4)
The Boulder Master Class: New Financial Inclusion Paradigms
(Robert Christen, Natasa Goronja)
  COFFEE BREAK: 10:00-10:30
The New Digital Finance Landscape: Opportunities, Threats and Options for MFIs
(Aiaze Mitha)
An Introduction to Digital Credit and Its Implications
(Gregory Chen)
The Role of Financial Service Providers in Digital Finance Ecosystems
(Xavier Faz)
Financial and Social Performance of Microfinance Institutions
(Aldo Moauro)
How to Set Interest Rates and Analyze Associated Risks
(Sousan Urroz-Korori)
Financial Risk Management
(Karla Brom)
Strategic Planning
(Peter Lengewa)
Effective Marketing for Microfinance
(Nino Mesarina)
Managing and Regulating Transformation of MFIs
(Kimanthi Mutua, William Steel)
Introduction to Risk Management
(Matthew Brown)
Internal Control and Fraud Prevention
(Ruth Dueck-Mbeba)
Managing Effective Growth: Overcoming Operational Challenges
(Valérie Kindt)
Putting Customers First: Strategies, Actions, and Tools
(Gerhard Coetzee)
Behavioral Research and Digital Financial Services: How Do We Protect Consumers?
(Rafael Mazer)
SME Finance
(Dörte Weidig)
What Does it Take to Provide Financial Services to Smallholder Farmers
(Panayotis Varangis)
Creating Pathways for the Poorest: Integrating the Social Protection, Livelihoods and Financial Inclusion Agendas
(Syed M Hashemi)
Communicating Effectively as a Manager
(Mareike Wolter)
Reaching the Underbanked through Agent Networks and Digital Financial Services
(William Nanjero)
Defining your Digital Strategy and Identifying a Service Design that Delivers
(Susie Lonie)
Inclusive Digital Financial Services: Regulation, Policy, and Compliance
(John Owens)
An Introduction to Digital Credit and Its Implications
(Petronella Chigara-Dhitima, Gregory Chen)
Analyzing MFI Performance
(Blaine Stephens)
Powerful Tools for Managing Growth, Profitability, and Impact
(David Richardson)
Linking Leadership and Strategic Human Resource Management to Institutional Success
(Kim Pityn)
Strategic Planning: Key Tool to Create Value and Survive
(Maximo Errazuriz)
Managing Productivity in Microfinance and Retail Banking
(Martin Holtmann)
Internal Evaluation of Governance and Strategic Decision-Making by MFIs
(Massimo Vita)
Operations Risk Management for the 21st Century: A Focus on Financial Product Innovation
(Luis Fernando Neri)
Building Better Credit Risk Management
(Christian Ruehmer)
Facilitating Financial Inclusion: A New Approach for Funders
(Natasa Goronja)
Inclusive Policy, Regulation, Supervision and Compliance
(Tim Lyman, Juan Carlos Izaguirre)
Managing Product Diversification
(Cheryl Frankiewicz)
Microcredit Methodologies
(Sahar Tieby)
Product Development and Implementation for Financial Institutions
(Anup Singh)
Reducing Vulnerability: Using Financial Services to Manage Client Risk
(Craig Churchill)
Microinsurance that Makes a Difference: Getting Beyond Credit Life
(Michael J McCord)
Designing Savings Products: Meet a Real Need and Maximize Profit
(Stephen Peachey)

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