November 2020

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
Credit Conference - Dec. 10-11, Atlanta
Now’s the time for bank credit teams to set the stage for a successful 2021, and GBA’s Credit Conference will deliver tons of helpful info for your planning. Speakers will cover the state of the housing market (John Hunt, ViaSearch), commercial real estate (Cal Evans, Synovus), agricultural trends (Jeffrey Harvey and Tripp Cofield, Georgia Farm Bureau), overall portfolio management strategies (Mike Allen, Cadence Bank) and an economic outlook (Roger Tutterow, Kennesaw State University). We’ll also hear an inspirational leadership talk to open the conference from Laura Hope Whitaker of Extra Special People, Inc. Members may attend in person or by video conference. Members may attend in person or by video conference. Get all the details and register here.
Women in Banking Series - Session 4 Coming Up Dec. 1
More than 225 female bankers joined us Monday for Session 3 of our Women in Banking Virtual Series with speaker Kelly McDonald, and many told us it was their favorite session so far. We’re already looking forward to Session 4, “Embracing the Servant Leader Within You,” Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. Our speaker, Cassi Chandler, has quite an interesting background, and many of our North Carolina banking colleagues who have heard her speak give her rave reviews. She has led a distinguished career as an innovative strategist identifying and addressing emerging cyber and fraud risks in the banking industry and as a senior executive within U.S. government services and the financial services industry. Chandler has also served as a leader and advisor on the Global Diversity and Inclusion Board of one of the world’s top multi-national banks. Chandler’s Women in Banking Series session will focus on the eight drivers of the “servant leader” and how women - often the champions for justice and equity - can develop their servant leader strengths and become a positive influence and inspiration during difficult times of division and conflict. It’s sure to be an inspiring session - don’t miss it! Register now! Participate in the remaining three live sessions and access recordings of our first three sessions.
New Program - BSA/AML Overview - Three-Part Webinar, Dec. 1-3
We’re bringing in the much-loved presenters from Stout (as featured at The BSA Experience) to a Zoom Webinar on Dec. 1-3, 2020. This three-part series will cover the following: What is money laundering? What are the various types of money laundering and the related risks? AML-related laws, rules, and regulations; What types of financial institutions are subject to AML regulations? What do financial institutions need to do to comply? What are the risks of non-compliance? What are the Five Pillars? What are the primary responsibilities of a BSA officer? Training best practices; Overview of CDD and beneficial ownership; Policies, procedures, and controls basics; Independent testing; and Case study examples. Register here.
New Format for a Favorite - Business Cash Flow Analysis - Three-Part Webinar, Dec. 2-4
Join Mike Allen of Cadence Bank, a faculty member of the Georgia Banking School with more than 40 years of industry experience, for an introduction and practical approach to business cash flow analysis at GBA’s new three-part Business Cash Flow Analysis Webinar Dec. 2-4. This program is designed for small business lenders, commercial lenders and credit analyst/underwriters. This webinar will assist those bankers who originate and underwrite small business and commercial loans by providing a framework of how to approach the technical and non-technical components to an analysis, develop an understanding of what the key points of interest are relative to various requests, and ultimately determine a borrower’s capacity to repay your loan. Register here.
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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.
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  • Compliance & Risk Management
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Retail Banking & Marketing
  • Wealth Management & Trust
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