June 2021

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
129th Annual Meeting - June 20-22, Sea Island
It’s hard to believe that we’re just two weeks away from the GBA Annual Meeting, June 20-22, at The Cloister on Sea Island. We’ll be electing new leadership, installing new board members, hearing about the state of the Association and there’s a great slate of informative speakers. Be sure to check out the detailed agenda we’ve got lined up. For those who are confirmed as registered, we’ll send specific information about events, amenities and activities directly to you by email. Pre-registration for optional afternoon activities is now closed, but if you have questions or would like to make changes, contact GBA’s Kathy Friestad.
For New Lenders: Breaking into Banking 101 Webinar - June 23, Zoom Webinar Format
Commercial banking can be intimidating because of its complexity and the risk-oriented nature of the work. This webinar is a clear and thorough introduction to the key concepts, terminology, and processes involved in credit and lending. It doesn’t assume much prior knowledge of the topic, so it’s ideal for those in their first year in the industry. Learners will walk away with a clear understanding of their job and how their specific role fits into the bank’s overall profitability goals. Speaker: Andy Keusal, Keusal Learning. You can view a video message from Keusal here. For all the details and to register, click here.
Leadership Conference - July 12-14, Ponte Vedra, FL
We’re just five weeks away from our annual Leadership Conference, July 12-14 at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Ponte Vedra, FL. We have a handful of rooms left, so act quickly to register and reserve your accommodations. If you are a member of a 2021 Leadership Roundtable, your registration is included in your roundtable fee (contact GBA’s Kathy Friestad for the registration code). If you’re already signed up, don’t forget to get your kids registered for the two evening events - click here to do that. That link will also provide access to a detailed conference agenda and all the 4-1-1- you’ll need to make or finalize your plans. Sponsorships are still available. Contact GBA’s Kathy Friestad with questions about sponsorship or the conference.
The BSA Experience - Aug. 23-25, Athens
We’re teaming up with Terri Sands of Secura Risk Management to present the third annual BSA Experience! This year’s program was designed to provide the most pressing topics for BSA officers and support teams such as regulatory expectations, emerging trends that impact your daily BSA, increased fraud and changes to the BSA laws and regulation such as the updated FinCEN guidance on Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020. This year, we are offering a great program that provides subject matter experts and practical tools to simplify BSA compliance. In addition, each attendee will leave with two certificates to reflect the completion of The BSA Experience. Click here to learn more and register.

Upcoming Webinars from National Experts

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Facilitated Online Courses
Virtual learning with an instructor and peer interaction, weekly assignments and deadlines. Categories including Retail, Compliance, Executive Management and more. Learn more about instructor-facilitated online courses here. (click "member" status)

Self-Paced Online Courses

More than 200 courses in all the key banking skills. 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
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