October 2022

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
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South Georgia Community Bank Symposium - Oct. 13, Valdosta State University
We’re happy to be back live on the Valdosta State University campus next week for the South Georgia Community Bank Symposium. Make time to spend the day with your fellow bankers from around the region to network and learn the latest about banking in south Georgia. We’ve got a great program with sessions covering the economy, strategic planning, ag banking, initiatives at Valdosta State University and an industry and regulatory update. Bring a team of bankers to enjoy a good program, lunch and fellowship with your fellow bankers. The event is co-hosted by GBA and Valdosta State University’s Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration. Get all the details and register here.
IRA Advanced Update & Review Virtual Seminar - Oct. 13 on Zoom
In the past two years, banks have probably fielded a lot of questions from customers regarding the many IRA changes and, most specifically, about how they affect beneficiary payouts. In addition, there were 275 pages of new “proposed” regulations expected to take effect for 2022 beneficiary distributions that were released in February. These new rules change beneficiary payout options – again – to almost a hybrid form of pre-2020 rules and beginning in 2020 rules. Bank teams must know these new rules or else beneficiaries may be skipping annual death distributions when they should actually be taking them. In this informational session, Patrice Konarik of Sunwest Training Corp. will detail the SECURE Act 1.0 and 2.0 changes and other enacted rules in reference to future planning for clients. Each paid participant will receive a newly updated 280-page IRA Training and Reference Manual. Get all the details and register here.
Georgia BankPAC Golf Classic - Oct. 19, The River Forest Club, Forsyth
All GBA members are invited to participate in the Georgia BankPAC Golf Classic, Leadership GBA’s annual fall fundraiser for the Georgia BankPAC. Register today and plan to bring a fellow golfer, work colleague, legislator, or customer to join you. Nonmembers are welcome when accompanied by a member. You may register as an individual golfer, two-golfer team, or a two-golfer team with golf hole sponsorship. Non-golfers can support the event through sponsorship. Get all the details and register or sign up for a sponsorship here. Thanks to our tournament sponsors: Aubrey Thrasher, LLC, Banc Card of America, Bank of Dawson, Bank of Madison, Bank of Monticello, Citizens Bank of Americus, Community Banking Company of Fitzgerald, CSRA Business Lending, Elliott Davis, Fenimore Kay Harrison LLP, FHLBank Atlanta, First American Bank & Trust, First Bank of Pike, First National Bank of Decatur County, Flint Community Bank, Genesys Technology Group LLC, Georgia Community Bank, Guardian Bank, Holmes-Shaw / PointeNorth Insurance Group, Liberty Technology, Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, Metter Bank, Morris Bank, Northeast Georgia Bank, OinkChing Inc., Peach State Bank & Trust, Planters and Citizens Bank, Point to Point Environmental, Inc., Safe Systems, Securitas Financial Services, South Georgia Banking Company, Southern Bank Equipment & ATMs, Steve H. Powell & Company, and The Piedmont Bank.
Approved for 11.75 CRCM Credits
Compliance Conference - Oct. 19-21, The Westin Jekyll Island
Anyone with compliance responsibilities will benefit from this year’s conference planned by GBA's Compliance Committee. Network with your peers while learning the latest key information for compliance pros from the wide-ranging agenda that includes:
  • Fair Lending, Gary Clayton, FDIC
  • Crypto and Cannabis Overview, Brad Rustin, Nelson Mullins
  • Washington Update, Keith Barnett and Carlin McCrory, Troutman Pepper
  • Flood Insurance: Revised Interagency Q&A, Julia Gutierrez, Compliance Alliance
  • HMDA Lessons Learned, Brad Washburn, Steve H. Powell and Co.
  • Round Table Discussion
  • Overdraft Study, Pam Perdue, Heritage Southeast Bank
  • Findings from Recent Reviews, Cause for Pause, and Trends, James Moore, Steve H. Powell and Co., and Emily Dent, Maudlin & Jenkins
  • Deposit Hot Topics, Emily Dent, Mauldin & Jenkins
ABA Professional Certifications has approved the conference for 11.75 CRCM credits. Learn more and register here. A big thank you to the following conference sponsors - Platinum Sponsor: Steve H. Powell & Company; 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.
Breaking into Commercial Lending 101 Webinar - Oct. 26 on Zoom
Commercial banking can be intimidating because of its complexity and the risk-oriented nature of the work. This course presented by Andy Keusal of Keusal Learning 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. Get all the details and register here.
Attendees Qualify for 9 CPE Credits
Financial Risk Management Conference
- Nov. 3-4, The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
This event, planned by the GBA Asset/Liability Management Committee, covers the full spectrum of finance topics essential for ensuring profitably run banks. The event provides participants the opportunity to network, share best practices and learn from nationally known experts in an away-from-the-bank environment to foster creativity and connections. This year's agenda will include the following sessions:
  • What Creates Value In Banking, Christopher Marinac, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
  • ALM Panel
  • Swaps in 2022: Managing Interest Rate Risk in the Midst of Volatility, Bob Newman, Chatham Financial
  • Capital Planning Panel
  • Liquidity and Investments Panel
  • Economic Outlook, Lindsey Piegza, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Attendees qualify for nine hours of CPE credit in the area of Business Management and Organization from NASBA. Get all the details and register here. A big thank you to the following conference sponsors - Platinum Sponsors: The Baker Group and Truist Securities; Gold Sponsors: ServisFirst Bank and SouthState Bank; Silver Sponsors: Carr, Riggs & Ingram, CPAs and Advisors, FHLBank Atlanta, Fifth Third Securities and The First National Bankers Bank. Learn more about sponsorships and exhibiting.
Business Cash Flow Analysis Seminar - Nov. 16, Middle Georgia State University, Macon
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. This program is designed for small business lenders, commercial lenders, and credit analysts/underwriters. This seminar 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 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. Get all the details and 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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