Resource Center: Professional Development


Difficult Dialogues in Personal Finance: African Americans and Financial Literacy (3 of 3)

Awareness Creates Opportunity Webinar Series
March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 PM EST

Each webinar approved for 1 CEU for AFCPE certified professionals.
3 CEUs for entire series.

In honor of Black History Month, AFCPE is pleased to offer a 3-part webinar series that provides important education and training that enables financial counselors, coaches, planners, and educators to better serve the financial literacy and education needs of African Americans. By taking a look at the history of African Americans and Finance from the time of slavery through the present day, financial professionals will be better prepared to support and advocate for African American clients and communities, thus providing more opportunity for economic advancement and lasting financial behavior change.
Speaker: Schane D. Coker, MS, AFC®

Webinar 3: African Americans on Finance: What Financial Professionals Can Do

March 21, 2017 (Rescheduled Date)
12 - 1 PM ET

Awareness creates opportunity. In the third and final webinar, financial professionals build upon what they have learned about the African American community and learn to apply this knowledge to better communicate, educate and serve their African American clients.

First 2 webinars available on live dates or as recordings after live date:

Webinar 1: African Americans and Finance: From Slavery to Civil Rights

This webinar builds a financial professionals foundation for cultural understanding, by take a deeper look at the economic progression of the African American community from slavery to civil rights, analyzing both the strides and the setbacks made during this time.

Webinar 2: African Americans in Finance: Racial Identity & Money

The second webinar explores the unique connection of money and racial identity. Taking you through the Black Power Movement of the 1960’s and 70’s and into the present day, as African Americans begin to embrace their economic freedom in American Society.

Non-members: $50 per webinar/$120 for series

Members: $35 per webinar/$84 for series


 Schane Coker, AFC, is a Financial Coach for the Financial Coaching Program, an initiative of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), serving veterans, transitioning service members, their family members, and low-income individuals in the Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe. Schane holds a Bachelors’ in Financial Counseling and Planning, and a Master’s in Family and Consumer Economics from Purdue University. He also has 6 years of banking industry experience working at a Credit Union in various positions, including a Loan Officer and Assistant Branch Manager. His research interests include the Financial Capacity and Stability of a Consumer’s Household, looking into how an individual or group of consumers making financial decisions based on their Psychological, Sociological, and Economic background and history.

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