Seminars and Schools

Lending Schools, Seminars and In-Bank Training

John Cochran presents seminars and training sessions that address many areas of loan portfolio management and administration.

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We will provide:

  1. Seminar Overview with Learning Objectives
  2. Who Should Attend
  3. Learning Resources Provided with the Program

Please click the button below for a printable PDF flyer of our Keynotes, Seminars and In-Bank Training Programs.

Each of these programs can be customized for your organization or bank.  Please give us a call to discuss your needs.

Programs Available

Commercial Lending Schools

Using the commercial lending school curriculum authored by Mr. John Barrickman, John presents this week-long program for several state bank associations as either a principal instructor or sole presenter.

John has developed a two-day Introduction to Commercial Lending program as well as a three-day Commercial Lending School.

John also presents a two-day Advanced Commercial Lending School that highlights business lending decision-making techniques which are applied to a series of case studies.


Over the years, John as presented a variety of lending seminars to many state bank associations. Past seminar topics have included:

  • • Managing the Community Bank's Loan Review Function
  • • Managing the Community Bank's Appraisal and Evaluation Program
  • • A Workshop for Loan Assistants and Loan Processors
  • • Consumer and Commercial Loan Documentation
  • • Advanced Cash Flow
  • • Asset-Based Lending: Managing Lines of Credit
  • • Analyzing the Business Owner's Personal Financial Statement and Tax Returns
  • • Commercial Real Estate Lending

Consumer Lending School

For consumer and residential lenders, John has developed a two-day school.  The first day emphasizes consumer loan origination.  The second day covers residential loan origination.  Each day focuses on the related fair lending compliance aspects for both consumer and residential lending.

Lending Essentials School

For beginning lenders and loan support staff, John presents a three-day school.  Consumer, Residential and Business Lending are discussed.


Organized, clear, direct, expectations and objectives clearly defined and presented.  Excellent!

John is a fantastic instructor and reinforced concepts with his stories and anecdotes.

Very thorough and organized in presentation skills.  He used real life examples to drive home points.  He encouraged class participation and questions.

Mr. Cochran explained material thoroughly and in a very straightforward way.  His course materials were easy to follow.

The information flow was excellent. The material was well organized.