July 2020   

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities

The BSA Experience - Aug. 24-27, Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge, Buford
After much consideration, GBA is still planning to host the 2020 BSA Experience on Aug. 24-27 at the Legacy Lodge at Lanier Islands, Buford, with Terri Sands of Secura Risk Management. We've stayed in touch with the venue and remain confident that we can deliver the training you need in accordance with CDC guidance, social distancing and other best practices for protecting you and others. This popular event has been enhanced this year to include more case studies, team participation and relevant topics based on financial institutions' feedback and emerging risks.
Learn more and sign up here. This event is sponsored by Stout and Carr, Riggs & Ingram.
2020 Annual Meeting Strategy and Skills Package - Catch it before it leaves!
GBA's Annual Meeting Strategy and Skills Package is only available for a few more days. Be sure to view these informative sessions by July 17:
  • Learn the secrets of Chick-fil-A’s digital marketing strategies and how you can apply them
  • Glimpse the future of Georgia’s business community from Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Experience a Ted-Talk-style look at how to blend the digital experience with a human touch to meet your customers’ expectation
  • Dive deep into planning with two strategic discussions about boards of directors and talent management
  • Discover how to mine public-record real estate data to find new loan leads and develop even more robust customer relationships
  • Explore ideas about asset-liability management as we look toward the post-pandemic environment.
Three-Part Webinar: Opening New Accounts in Georgia
In these unprecedented times where in-person training presents an understandable concern to our members, GBA is pleased to provide a three-part webinar series on the topic of opening new accounts. This presentation is customized to Georgia law and provides answers to the most complicated and challenging questions asked by customers and employees. Suzie Jones is an expert presenter who takes technical information and makes it interesting and applicable. The detailed and comprehensive PDF of Suzie’s PowerPoint presentation is included in the registration, customized to state law, and serves as an invaluable resource for bankers across the state. A comprehensive 200+ page Opening New Accounts and Documentation Compliance manual, also customized to Georgia law, is separately available for a discounted purchase price for GBA webinar participants. Register for all three or just individual sessions. Click here to register.
Fall Tri-Conference Registration is Open
GBA’s President/CEO, Bank Accountant, and Bank Counsel Conferences will be hosted concurrently Sept. 27-29 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. GBA will take all necessary steps to host a safe and meaningful gathering. We invite and encourage you to register for the conference with us and reserve your hotel room today. To ensure the best service and results, the hotel has asked our guests to use the reservations website link rather than call the hotel directly to book a room. Click here to book in GBA’s block, or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2Nu91R8.
Facilitated Online Courses
Learn more about instructor-facilitated online courses here. (click "member" status)

Self-Paced Online Courses

See a list of all the self-paced courses we have to offer here. (click "member" status)

ABA Certificates

Certificates build the skills necessary for a specific position in the bank and can be taken entirely online as a certificate curriculum. The programs are continually reevaluated and refined to reflect the current needs of bankers in their jobs today and changes in the industry. There are multiple certificates available in each of the categories below.
  • Business Banking & Commercial Lending
  • Compliance & Risk Management
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Retail Banking & Marketing
  • Wealth Management & Trust
  • Executive Education
See all available certificates here. (click "member" status)