August 2022

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
Women in Banking Conference - Aug. 11-12, Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Braselton
News flash: We have secured a handful of additional rooms at the Chateau Elan group rate for the GBA Women in Banking Conference Aug. 11-12, so we’ve got room for a few more registrations to join the record crowd we’re expecting. To reserve one of those rooms, please email Kathy Friestad and she will reserve the room for you. These rooms and rate are available only by contacting Kathy, so don’t call the hotel or try to book online. Confirm your room with Kathy first, then visit the conference website here for details about the conference and to register to attend. A hearty thanks to our associate members who are supporting the conference through sponsorship. Gold Sponsors: McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and Wipfli; Silver Sponsors: Abram Armored, FHLB Atlanta, Mauldin & Jenkins, Southern Bank Equipment & ATMs, Troutman Pepper, Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors and Starfield and Smith, PC, Attorneys at Law.
CRCM Credit Applied for as Part of Registration
Compliance Conference - Oct. 19-21, The Westin Jekyll Island
Anyone with compliance responsibilities will benefit from this year’s conference. Network with your peers while learning the latest key information for compliance pros from the wide-ranging agenda that includes:
  • Fair Lending, Gary Clayton, Fair Lending Examination Specialist, FDIC
  • Crypto and Cannabis Overview, Brad Rustin, Partner, Nelson Mullins
  • Washington Update, Keith Barnett, partner, and Carlin McCrory, associate, Troutman Pepper
  • Flood compliance
  • HMDA updates
  • Peer roundtable discussion
  • Auditor and Compliance Officer panel discussion.
Learn more and register here. A big thank you to the following conference sponsors - Gold Sponsor: Ncontracts; Silver Sponsors: Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC; Mauldin & Jenkins, Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors; and Wipfli. Sponsorships are still available. We also have a few slots left for exhibitors.
Customized for Georgia Law
Opening New Accounts Documentation and Compliance Seminar - Sept. 13, Middle Georgia State University, Macon
Managing risk is the #1 priority for all financial institutions, and it all starts at the new account desk. Join us Sept. 13 in Macon for the popular Opening New Accounts Documentation and Compliance Seminar with Suzie Jones of Training Resources Consulting. This full-day workshop, customized to Georgia state law, teaches essential new account opening procedures, best practices, and compliance requirements. It answers complex questions asked by customers and staff while focusing on vital information for every new account type. Learn more and register here.
President/CEO, Bank Counsel and Bank Accountant Conferences - Sept. 25-27, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
Georgia’s only President/CEO-level concurrent conferences focused specifically on top-management skill-building, intelligence sharing and connections will take place Sept. 25-27 at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Our agendas, planned by your peer bankers, attorneys and accountants will provide exclusive insight into strategy, trends and best practices to springboard your companies and firms to success in 2023. Click here to access the event website for more information and to register for the conference. Sponsors of this event are limited to Bank Counsel Section members, Bank Accountant Section Associate Member firms and GBA Strategic Partners with relevant relationships. Click here to learn more. Thank you to our sponsors already confirmed: Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC; Crowe LLP; EBS; Elliott Davis; FHLBank Atlanta; James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP; Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC; McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC; Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC; ServisFirst Bank - Correspondent Division; TJS Deemer Dana LLP; Troutman Pepper LLP; and Warren Averett CPAs & Advisors.
Cybersecurity Focused Content
The Information Security Officer (ISO) Seminar - Oct. 4, Middle Georgia State University, Macon
Josh Dasher and Emily Strickland, senior compliance specialists for Safe Systems, will explore exam expectations and how the pandemic changed the ISO function in the Information Security Officer 101 Seminar: The "Why" and "How" of this Critical Position, set for Oct. 4 at Middle Georgia State University in Macon. They will cover the key responsibilities of an ISO and the ISO’s role in interacting with stakeholders. This seminar is designed for new and experienced ISO’s, but compliance officers, audit committee members, IT Steering Committee members and network administrators will benefit as well from attending this seminar. Get all the details and register here.
Georgia BankPAC Golf Classic - Oct. 19, The River Forest Club, Forsyth
We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 Georgia BankPAC Golf Classic, which will be Oct. 19 at the River Forest Club in Forsyth. Leadership GBA hosts this annual fall fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting the GBA StatePAC. Candice Nanney, vice president and controller with Peach State Bank & Trust in Gainesville and Leadership GBA’s Board chair, says “This tournament is an important part of LGBA’s advocacy efforts to support the GBA BankPAC, and we hope bankers will take advantage of this terrific way to show their support of this effort.” All GBA members are invited to participate and bring a colleague, legislator, customer or fellow golfer to the event. Non-members are welcome when accompanied by a member. There are registration options for two-person teams, individual golfers and numerous sponsorship opportunities. Get all the details and register here.

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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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