Professional Development


WBA Professional Development

Our signature programs provide annual updates for bankers on hot topics, emerging trends, current and pending legislation, new products and services and innovative ways to enhance profitability and reduce risk. They provide an invaluable opportunity to network with peers and stay current on important issues affecting our rapidly changing industry.

Each year, thousands of bankers take advantage of these forums for learning, networking and exchange of ideas. With significant member rate discounts available, professional development programs offered through WBA are a tremendous value.


Speak, Write, or Present for WBA

The Western Bankers Association provides a bridge of opportunity for banks across the Western United States, promoting a continuous network of shared information and establishing itself as a leader in peer-focused education.

WBA advances a landscape of learning throughout its members’ careers and across all key areas of banking. Whether experienced in-person, in-bank, or online, WBA strives to meet the budget needs and learning preferences of each institution. Annually, WBA offers more than 300 educational programs tailored to help community bankers maintain a strong competitive edge.


Season Pass

More education for less money…

The VIP Season Pass is designed to offer access, value and convenience to all of the outstanding educational programs that Western Bankers produces. With this program you can save more than 65% on your registration fees to WBA events for 12 months!



WiBinars, offered through Western Independent Bankers (WIB), a division of the Western Bankers Association, provides an extensive suite of online webinar training that enables bankers to enjoy flexible and cost-effective education across all critical areas of banking. WiBinar topics such as payments, retail banking, compliance, fi­nance, lending, technology, HR, M&A, compensation, directors issues and more, are covered in a comprehensive, cost-effective and easily accessible format.


Web Pass
12 months of unlimited membership

A Web Pass Membership grants single-registration access to ALL of Western Banker’s regular online education (both live and replay) for 2018!  Like a season pass to a sporting event, the Web Pass provides an institution a transferable registration to every WiBinar offered.  With over 200 WiBinars scheduled for 2018, this means that bank employees can be registered for different events depending on their area of interest!   

Additionally, each single-registration is accompanied by three (3) additional complimentary registrations.


ABA Training

ABA Training is a comprehensive source for training and education available through the American Bankers Association (ABA). 

ABA Training includes extensive online learning opportunities suited to specific job roles, in both facilitated and self-paced online formats. Online training delivers unmatched content that meet the needs of today’s learners and the changing demographics of the banking industry. Many courses meet the requirements of the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB) for exams or continuing education credits.


WBA Communities
Members-Only Forum

Networking and educational opportunities are invaluable, and our members have been vocal with their agreement. As always, our objective is to deliver programs and tools that encourage professional development while addressing the industry’s most pressing issues. In direct response to membership feedback, the Communities platform is certain to add tangible membership value.