Professional Development

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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.

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Upcoming Programs

Learn more about our signature multi-day conferences uniquely designed for all levels at the bank from presidents and CEOs to emerging leaders.

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Webinars

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

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Banking Insights Podcast

Banking Insights is a forum featuring industry leaders, innovators and regulators sharing their experiences, knowledge and insights on current events, policies and technologies that are transforming the banking industry.

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Educational Resources for COVID-19

Webinars, offered through Western Bankers Association, are an extensive suite of online webinar training that enable bankers to enjoy flexible and cost-effective education related to all aspects of COVID-19. Webinar topics related to COVID-19, are covered in a comprehensive, and easily accessible format.

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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.

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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.