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The Boulder Master Class:

New Financial Inclusion Paradigms

The Boulder MFT features a dynamic roundtable and interactive seminar each morning led by Robert Peck Christen, President and Founder of the Boulder Institute, and Natasa Goronja, VP of Programs. Throughout the Boulder Master Class, Mr. Christen and Ms. Goronja, accompanied by leading experts in microfinance and financial inclusion, will present a holistic overview of a financial ecosystem that works for the poor. Master Class guests will discuss and debate several principal themes such as: What is client centricity? How has financial inclusion evolved? What are the challenges that lie ahead? The Boulder Master Class is a mandatory activity for all English and French Boulder MFT participants, and is held each morning of the 3-week training program.

Please refer to the 2016 Boulder MFT Master Class Schedule below to get a better understanding of the Master Class design and topics covered.  The 2017 Master Class Schedule will be posted in the near future.

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  Week 1
(July 18-22)
Week 2
(July 25-29)
Week 3
(August 1-5)
Welcome to the Program / Microfinance 1.0 and 2.0
(Robert Christen)
Microfinance 3.0
(Robert Christen)
Micro-Insurance: Case Study for Win-Win-Win Solutions
(Michael J McCord, Robert Christen)
Clients at the Center: Understanding our Clients' Financial Lives and How We Can Service Them Better
(Robert Christen, Gerhard Coetzee, Monique Cohen)
Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Product Design
(Natasa Goronja, Rafael Mazer)
Products and Channels: Branchless Banking and Regulatory Implications
(Juan Carlos Izaguirre, Martin Holtmann, Elizabeth Berthe, William Nanjero, Natasa Goronja)
The Financial Inclusion and Social Protection Nexus
(Luisa Guimaraes, Craig Churchill, Natasa Goronja)
Client Protection and Over-Indebtedness
(Richard Rosenberg, Natasa Goronja)
Financial Inclusion and Development
(Robert Christen, Samuel Munzele Maimbo)
Reaching the Farming Family
(Jamie Anderson, Robert Christen)
Challenges in Highly Competitive and Difficult Environments
(Natasa Goronja, Djibril Maguette Mbengue, Kaspar Wansleben)
Critical Issues Going Forward
(Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Robert Christen, Syed M Hashemi, Natasa Goronja)
Introduction to Leadership and Team Management for Client-Centered Innovations
(Caroline Rozieres, Elodie Parent, Natasa Goronja)
Products and Channels: Deposit Mobilization
(Hermann Messan, Stephen Peachey, Rani Deshpande, Robert Christen)

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

120 E Washington Street Suite 325
Syracuse, New York 13202, USA
+1 (315) 760-3091

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