Still trying to find his way after finishing his course, Sena discovered the annual CMLI art workshop, a free workshop for out-of-school youth.
But even as he embarked on his painting career, Sena felt he owed CMLI a debt of gratitude.
A prelude to NACM's Mid-Career School, the CMLI is designed for those people who have worked in a corporate credit or financial environment for up to three years.
But not only credit executives can benefit from the course structure of the CMLI. While a complete overview of credit and financial management fundamentals--including its problems, solutions, and advances--constitute a portion of the classroom material, class time is also dedicated to communications, stress management, and accounting.
The CMLI, a three-day course, is held on the campus of Baylor University.
While at times eliciting a verbal response from a class can be akin to pulling teeth, at the CMLI, the first discernable classroom characteristic is the active role taken by the attendees.
"The wide variety of industries represented by those in attendance makes the CMLI a unique learning experience," says K.C.
A broad-based program, the CMLI features more than strictly credit and financial instruction.
Boyd, a frequent NACM education program instructor, feels programs such as the CMLI should not be taken for granted.
Programs such as the CMLI are an excellent place to start."
Julius, both Dallas-based attorneys, did their share to educate students at the CMLI with an informative session on the legal aspects of credit.