The Boulder Institute of Microfinance is pleased to announce its 2021 ONLINE programming. After 27 years offering out world-renowned in-person training and conference style training events, we are launching our inaugural slate of ONLINE programs. We have re-worked our traditional Microfinance Training Program (MFT) to focus on the strategies MFIs have used to confront the COVID pandemic, and the tactical and medium-term responses that will help them face the future. We have also put our Digital Transformation of Microfinance Institutions (DT-MFIs) ONLINE with a full set of the fundamental concepts our organizations need to consider as we deepen our commitment to serving our clients more completely. As customary, we are fortunate to be joined by some of the most noted experts in our field as senior faculty who will drive the content and activities of each program and engage participants in learning about cutting edge issues, core principles, and the latest techniques for providing access to financial services for the world’s poor. All our programs will be led by Robert Christen, President of the Boulder Institute of Microfinance.

We will offer both programs in an EXTENDED 10-week format – with 2- hour Live Sessions once a week, and an INTENSIVE 2-week format – with 2-hour Live Sessions every day. Both formats are built around 65 hours of academic engagement and are fully equivalent in the time they ask of participants. A participant who fully completes either format will receive the traditional Boulder Institute of Microfinance Certificate. Participants who sign up for the INTENSIVE format should have received permission from their place of employment or otherwise ensure they will have the necessary freedom from other responsibilities to devote 6-7 hours per day to the program activities. Tuition for both formats of both programs has been set at an inaugural cost of usd$1,950, which we have heavily discounted from the full price of usd$2,400 that the programs will cost in the future.

ALSO. Stay tuned. Later this year we will announce two new ONLINE programs for 2021. We will offer a “Back to Boulder” (B2B) short course on Strategic Risk Management and a Rural and Agricultural Finance (RAFP) “Master Class Series” Digitalizing Rural Finance.