Join microfinance practitioners and interested parties for an in-depth training on Microfin. MFI Resources is pleased to offer this course again in London, three years after the first Microfin training course led by the current developer and authorized trainer.
The training focuses on strategic planning as the basis for creating operational forecasts for program growth, revenue, and expenses. Tradeoffs regarding interest rate policy, organic vs. exponential growth, and capital structure all will be discussed along with how they relate to operational decisions. Participants will use a case study approach to learn the Microsoft Excel based tool, and will have a good feel for how to create their own projections when they leave the training. This will be a very interactive learning process and participants will be encouraged to share experiences, feelings, and ideas regarding the state of the industry as well as successes and challenges currently facing the provision of credit and savings services to the unbanked. Although not required, bringing a Windows based laptop is encouraged. Lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided each day.
Howard Brady, a seasoned microfinance consultant of 24 years, will teach the workshop. Howard has been a Microfin instructor with Chuck Waterfield, the original author of the software, since 2000. In April 2016, Howard assumed the future development and maintenance of Microfin. Howard's consultancies have helped increase the efficiency and effectiveness of MFIs worldwide, have helped organizations find solutions to delinquency issues, and have created appropriate internal audit and internal control environments. Howard integrates his first hand experiences into his teaching to provide practical solutions to complex issues facing MFIs today.