The 2021-2022 Mortgage Boot Camp will be held virtually, with the final 2 sessions combined and held in person!

Join us for the WMBA 4th Annual Mortgage Boot Camp

Who should attend?
The WMBA Mortgage Boot Camp is designed for anyone who works in the mortgage industry! Our seasoned presenters will walk you through the mortgage loan cycle from start to finish to provide each participant with advanced knowledge of each step of the mortgage process. There are many opportunities to learn and interact with your peers throughout the sessions.
Any and all in the mortgage profession are welcome. This is not just for newbies!


Thank you to our Event Sponsor!

WMBA 2021 - 2022 Boot Camp Agenda 
Session #1

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

Topic: Taking the Application

Regulations, documentation needs, setting expectations and how to effectively interview a borrower
Presenter: Chris Boland – VP Consumer Lending, North Shore Bank

Session #2

January 12, 2022

10:00am - 11:30am

Topic: Processing for Success

Develop great relationships and close more loans
Review best practices for communication both internally and externally through the loan process and review the typical personality type differences between operations and sales
Presenter: Kristin Nesbitt - Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Summit Credit Union
Session #3

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
10:00am - 11:30am

Topic: Understanding Secondary Market

High level overview of understanding the "big picture" - who are the players in the industry, how do they relate to one another, what does it mean for me and my borrower?
Presenter: Robert Selingo - Senior VP of Secondary Marketing, Waterstone Mortgage
Session #4

March 9, 2022

10:00am - 11:30am

Topic: Underwriting Section 1 & 2

Who are the people behind the curtain?
Third party involvement, appraisal, and title review
Getting the coverage you need to get the approval you want
Coverage options and how mortgage insurance works
Explore the claims process and some delinquency scenarios where MI made the difference
Presenter: Blain Rada - Arch Mortgage and Ben Smaglick - First American

Sessions #5&6
Combined in-person session

April 7, 2022

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Topic: Mortgage Lending Compliance

An overview of the top mortgage regulations you need to know as a mortgage lender
Regulator impact on lending environment

Who are the people behind the approval curtain?
A review of how an underwriter looks at a loan and what factors are included
4 Cs of credit, income quality

Topic: Business Development Planning

Best Practices to Grow Your Business
How to plan your sales activities for the next year
Walk away motivated with solid tips and ideas to use right away
Presenters: Heidi Wier, Michel Kopplin, and Blain Rada


Dates/Times - VIRTUAL SESSIONS: December 8, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am
  January 12, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am
  February 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am
  March 9, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am
Final Session - IN PERSON: April 7, 2022 12:00pm - 8:30 pm
Location: The Milwaukee Hyatt Regency 
  333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Registration Fee
WMBA Members: $150
Non-Members: $300

Registration fee includes registration for all sessions. Also included is a free registration for the 2022 Best in Business Awards Dinner. All graduates from the 2021 - 2022 Mortgage Boot Camp will be recognized at the award ceremony. The dinner will be held the evening following the final combined Session #5 & #6 on April 7th, 2022 at the Hyatt Regencey Milwaukee. 

Mortgage Boot Camp registration is for all six virtual sessions. Individual virtual sessions are not available for registration. Virtual sessions will be recorded and will be made available to registrant to view if they miss a session. 




Contact Us

Wisconsin Mortgage 
Bankers Association
4075 Vilas Road
Cottage Grove, WI 53527

Phone: 608-255-4180