Although most of Microfin's features can be learned through reading the manual and watching the instructional videos, hundreds of individuals have enjoyed and benefited from individual and group training. Those visitors who have left their name and e-mail on the Resources Page will be notified about future training. Trainings are announced below:
- November 18-20, 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
- December 2-6, 2019 - London England, UK - Strategic Management for Microfinance Executives
- December 9-13, 2019 - Web Based Training
- February 24-28, 2019 - Madagascar
- March 16-20, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
- April 15-17 - Lahore, Pakistan (Fast-Track Course)
- April 20-21 - Lahore, Pakistan (Advanced Course)
- April 27-May 1 - Washington DC (Standard Course)
- May 4-6 - Washington DC (Advanced Course)
- June 22-26 - Web Based Course
- July 13-17 - Lagos, Nigeria
Locations for potential August - December 2020 Microfin courses include:
- September 2019 - London or Washington DC
- October - Mexico or Nicaragua
- November - Philippines, Thailand, Nepal, or Myanmar
- December - Web Based Course
The cost of the training ranges from $1,250 to $1,500. Early registration discounts will be given for those who register and pay at least one month before the course starts. I am able to secure scholarships occasionally, but they are limited to a percentage of course fees. I have not been able to secure scholarships for travel, hotel, and meals. Feel free to inquire about the availability of such scholarships.
US Visa Policy:
Starting January 2020, if you need a visa to attend a US based course, a USD 150 non-refundable fee is required in advance of the invitation letter. In addition you will be required to provide significant documentation in order to facilitate a Letter of Due Consideration (an official letter written by a respected US Congresswoman directly to the embassy or consulate) in support of your visa application. If your visa is granted, the USD 150 fee will be deducted from the cost of the course. The process is as follows:
- Register for the course and express a need for a visa to enter the US
- An invoice will be sent for the USD 150 fee
- Pay the invoice through a wire transfer, paypal, or credit card
- Make an appointment for your visa interview. The appointment should be no less than three weeks after the payment has been made, and if possible, no more than two months before the course start date (optimally six weeks before the course start date)
- Submit complete documentation for the letter for due consideration. This needs to be received no less than two weeks before the visa appointment date.
Visas are often granted to the most senior level officers and those who present significant, compelling, and strong evidence that the visit to the United States will result in a return to your home country.
- More than 45 days before the course starts, or if your visa has been denied, all will be refunded except USD 150
- Between 45 and 31 days before the course starts, 75% of the fee will be refunded
- Between 30 and 15 days before the course starts, 50% of the fee will be refunded
- Less than 15 days before the course starts, no refunds are possible
- Delegate substitutions are always permitted without cost.
I do my best to refund course fees as quickly as possible, however due to international travel, some requests will be delayed up to three weeks to process. Thank you for your understanding.