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TEN-WEEK EXTENDED FORMAT 

August, 11 – October, 21 

TWO-WEEK  INTENSIVE FORMAT 

Sept., 7 – Sept., 22 

Program objective:

Microfinance Training Program (MFT) engages participants with thought provoking readings, exercises, and group work to equip them with practical tools and strategies to confront challenging times and prepare for a post-COVID future.

Participants in this MFT Certificate Program will obtain a thorough understanding of the strategies MFIs have used to segment clients and respond to their circumstances. We will look at tactical and strategic responses in the areas of product design, HR, portfolio, and financial management. These will help MFIs explore the practical and ethical dilemmas we face while balancing our need to support our clients while at the same time ensuring our long-term sustainability.

Content and Structure:

All the modules are designed to meet the professional needs and challenges that the microfinance industry faces today and will lead to a MFT Certificate.

  • Module 1. Introduction and Setting the Stage
  • Module 2. Organizing our Response to the COVID Pandemic
  • Module 3. Understanding Risk Management in Low Income Families
  • Module 4. BuildingCustomer-Centric Digital Solutions
  • Module 5. Using data for customer centric financial solutions – exploring utility of quantitative and qualitative data for product design- PART I
  • Module 6. Using data for customer centric financial solutions – exploring utility of quantitative and qualitative data for product design- PART II
  • Module 7. Managing Staff during Challenging Times – Keeping Staff Motivated
  • Module 8. Managing performance during times of stress– Part I
  • Module 9. Managing performance during times of stress– Part II
  • Module 10. Strategic Direction for a FutureBeyondCOVID

 Faculty:

  • Robert Christen (Boulder Institute of Microfinance)
  • Aldo Moauro (MFR) 
  • Anup Singh (MicroSave Consulting)
  • Evrim Kirimkan (MFR 
  • Gerhard Coetzee (CGAP)
  • Martin Holtmann (International Finance Corporation)
  • Michael McCord (MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman)
  • Momina Aijazuddin (International Finance Corporation) 
  • Petronella Dhitma-Chigara (Mustard Seed Consulting)
  • Sahana Aun Kumar (Amarante Consulting)
  • Stephen Peachey (WSBI)

 

GUIDE FOR THE TEN-WEEK EXTENDED FORMAT

The Boulder MFT Program Online in Extended format will be held in English from August, 11 to October, 21. The cost is USD$1950 for our inaugural edition.

It offers a greater opportunity to more fully develop assignments and interact with senior faculty and peers around their experiences. Our past participants have always valued very highly this aspect of our programs.

Program participants meet online for 2-hour Live Session every Wednesday from 12PM to 2PM GMT and are expected to complete 3-5 additional hours of self-guided work consisting of readings, videos, and exercises at home in between each Live Session. Senior faculty will be available on Chat and live most weekdays for one hour at a preset time. In total, participants will have a minimum of 60 engagement hours.

 

Program Schedule:

Registration Deadline August 4 Must have submitted the registration form and paid the tuition.
Preparation Week August 5-10 Review and complete all preparation materials before the start of the program
Opening session August 11 Special live session for the opening session on Wednesday, August 11 from 12pm to 2pm GMT.
Self-Guided Work August 11-October 20 Work on the materials on the student portal estimate 3 –5 hours per week
Live Sessions August 11-October 20 Meet every Wednesday online from 12pm to 2pm GMT
Graduation Ceremony October 21 Special live session for the online ceremony on Thursday, October 21 from 12pm to 1:30 pm GMT

 

GUIDE FOR THE TWO-WEEK INTENSIVE FORMAT

The Boulder MFT Program Online in Intensive format will be held in English from September, 7 to 22. The cost is USD$1500.

Program participants meet online for 2-hour Live Session every weekday and are expected to complete 3-5 additional hours of self-guided work consisting of readings, videos, and exercises in between each Live Session. Senior faculty will be available on Chat or live most weekdays for one hour at 11am GMT, one hour before the Live Session. In total, participants will have a minimum of 60 engagement hours.

This version is identical to the ten-week program in terms of content and course materials, and we highly recommend that prospective participants obtain permission from their employer to be absent from the office for most of the day during the two weeks and only need to check in with their team for an hour or two each day. Otherwise, they will not be able to keep with the pace of the material and fulfil the program requirement and will not receive a Certificate.

 

Program Schedule:

Registration Deadline August 31 Must have submitted the registration form and paid the tuition.
Preparation Week September 1-6 Review and complete all preparation materials before the start of the program
Opening session September 7 Special live session for the opening session on Tuesday, September 7 from 12pm to 2pm GMT
Self-Guided Work September 7-21 Work on the materials on the student portal estimate 3 –5 hours per weekday
Live Sessions September 7-21 Meet every weekday online from 12pm to 2pm GMT
Graduation Ceremony September 22 Special live session for the online ceremony on Wednesday, September 22 from 12pm to 1:30 pm GMT