March 2020

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities

South Georgia Community Bank Symposium - March 3, Valdosta
GBA along with the Langdale College of Business at Valdosta State University will host this annual, region-specific event, which will feature a session on strategic thinking and key bank management trends by George Igler of Igler and Pearlman, P.A. as well as a session on forest resources by Chuck Williams, director of the Georgia Forestry Commission. Get details and register here.
Compliance Peer Group Meeting - March 5, Macon
Planned by GBA's Compliance Committee, this meeting will be a peer-led discussion of pressing needs, questions and regulatory updates. Bo Fears, Deputy Commissioner of Consumer and Legal Affairs at Georgia Department of Banking and Finance will lead a session on cannabis and banking. Get details and register here.
HR Professionals Institute - March 18-20, Jekyll Island
Planned by GBA's HR Committee, this annual conference includes sessions on employment law, culture building with Chick-fil-A, HR leadership tips, women in retirement, compensation and benefits strategy, employee communication trends and more. Get details and register here.
Marketing Conference & Security Conference - April 2-3, St. Simons
Back by popular demand, GBA will host its newly designed Marketing Conference concurrently with the 2020 Bank Security Conference April 2-3 at the King & Prince Resort, St. Simons. Marketing sessions include LinkedIn strategy, economic development, podcast case studies, getting more from your data and peer exchange. Click here for Marketing Conference details and registration.
Security sessions include internal fraud prevention, business email compromise protection, security officer best practices, crisis communications tabletop exercise joint session with Marketing Officers, human trafficking awareness and more. Click here for Security Conference details and registration.
Georgia Banking School - May 3-8, Athens
For more than 50 years, the school has developed generations of Georgia bank leaders who shape the industry in our state. It offers everything you want and expect from an investment in banker education, specifically preparing the next generation of bank leaders, building the pool of management-level talent in your bank, and connecting students to the most knowledgeable industry experts and a community of fellow bankers. Enroll here.
GBA Compliance School - Year One - May 3-8, Athens
The school’s new, Year One curriculum will provide students with a solid foundation on compliance fundamentals and ensures that a bank’s internal compliance program is sufficiently comprehensive to avoid costly compliance violations. Check out the 2020 curriculum here, and click here to enroll online.
Back for 2020! The BSA Experience - Aug. 24-27, Lake Lanier Islands
GBA is partnering again with Terri Sands of Secura Risk Management to bring you this popular event, which has been enhanced this year to include more case studies, team participation and relevant topics based on financial institutions' feedback and emerging risks. Get details and register here.

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