Middle management training for Chinese bankers in Germany
The Chinese-German School for Inclusive Finance (CGIF), based in Ma’anshan city of Anhui province in China, provides training to Chinese financial institution staff on topics such as micro and small enterprise (MSE) lending, communication and marketing, banking products, risk management, audit, management, and train-the-trainer instruction. CGIF was established jointly through a partnership between the Ma’anshan Rural Commercial Bank (MRCB) and IPC, who co-invested and have played a key role in institution building and training development.
As part of its training offering, CGIF provides trainings to middle management staff at banks, focusing on developing critical management skills. In order to further develop the skills of participants, CGIF arranges middle management training programmes for Chinese bankers in Frankfurt, the first round of which was held in November 2018 for 20 rural commercial bank (RCB) and village and township bank (VTB) middle managers.
As with other trainings at CGIF, the focus is on providing practical skills necessary for bankers to succeed and thrive in a rapidly changing Chinese banking environment.
The first Frankfurt middle management training held in November 2018 provided instruction on staff management principles, new technologies in retail banking, operational risk management, and green finance. In addition to training from senior experts from IPC, middle managers had the opportunity to meet with experts from Goethe Business School and engage in dialogue with a manager and staff of a Deutsche Bank branch.