Back to Boulder: Leading Inclusive Finance in the Digital Age en AnglaisBack to Boulder: Leading Inclusive Finance in the Digital Age en Anglais

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5th Annual Back to Boulder: 
Leading Inclusive Finance in the Digital Age
?presented by Boulder Institute in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

A one-week program for CEOs, Managing Directors, Board Members, and other
senior financial inclusion professionals

November 16-20, 2020 in Washington, DC

COVID-19 Update:   We will be continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation over the coming weeks and will reassess planning as more information becomes available.


In 2016, Boulder Institute, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation, successfully launched the inaugural Back to Boulder: Leading Inclusive Finance in the Digital Age program.  Since the program’s inception 4 years ago, we have trained 219 C-Suite and other senior management professionals from 56 countries representing 122 institutions, including many top tier MFIs and other financial institutions.

It is with pleasure that we announce the 5th edition of the Back to BoulderLeading Inclusive Finance in the Digital Age program, with a special concentration dedicated to digital transformation, designed for C-Suite level executives and board members of financial service providers which is scheduled to  be held from November 16-20, 2020 in Washington, D.C., USA.

The field of financial inclusion currently faces a contradiction in many markets: clients remain unbanked while certain market pockets have become oversaturated and highly challenging. Our new Back to Boulder: Leading Inclusive Finance in the Digital Age program brings together leaders from within and outside of the microfinance community, as well as international experts in leadership and change management, to provide participants with practical tools, cases and experiences in the areas of:

  • Risk Governance: Developing strategic responses to risk and crisis in order to protect the resiliency of your institution.
  • Competitiveness & Client Centricity: In these times of increased competition for clients’ wallets that comes from new delivery channels and disruptive innovators, we explore how to attract, keep and deepen relationships with clients.
  • Digital Transformation:  What questions do directors need to ask as their teams develop and embark on digital strategies? Guided by innovators and specialists, explore both successful and failed cases while learning how to identify key factors.

Through 32 academic hours, participants learn from over 15 renowned experts from within and outside of the microfinance community. Morning and afternoon plenary sessions provide insights into the complex nature of change leadership and explore how to remain pertinent given current market forces. 

Back to Boulder is designed to be highly interactive in order to maximize opportunities for the peer-to-peer learning and leverage participants’ own exceptional experiences. It is offered in English and registrations are accepted based on eligibility criteria.

This event takes place in Washington, D.C. and is hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank group member. For more information regarding the 5th Annual Back to Boulder program schedule, venue and application process please contact us:

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

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

Boulder Institute