> Posted by Jon Pattee
Are you involved in leading an MFI that is experiencing critical changes? Don’t let it fall into the resource gap that stands between you and good decision-making.
Two challenges associated with MFI transformations are rarely discussed: governance and aligning Interests. While TA and numerous handbooks already address operating, technology, and staffing challenges during the process, few resources provide insight on navigating issues associated with corporate governance, new (or shared) ownership, and the alignment of stakeholder interests.
On November 4 – 5 (all day), at this year’s SEEP Conference, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and Calmeadow are offering a training to raise awareness and discussion of these topics through publications, cases studies, roundtables, and trainings. Registration closes October 22 and will reopen for on-site registration Monday, November 1, 2010.
By examining case studies and practices within and beyond microfinance, the course will provide a forum for conversation and learning about these “forgotten” challenges of transformation.
Participants will benefit most if they are MFI CEOs, members of senior management, or board members that have been involved in their institution’s transformation; investors and donors involved in transformations would also benefit. While the training would seem most beneficial for those involved in the transformation process, transformed MFIs often continue to struggle with governance and alignment issues and any MFIs and/or investors considering mergers or acquisitions could also benefit.
We look forward to seeing you there. To register, click here.