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.

*Please note: We will now be holding our 2020 in-person conferences as virtual conferences online. We will provide further details soon.

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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5 Keys to Coaching for Bank Managers
Monday, June 29 • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT

A good sales coach motivates salespeople by coaching to their individual hopes and dreams and by holding them accountable. They help them generate more revenue with intentional, ongoing coaching to improve skills, not just the deal at hand. When sales managers spend at least 50% of their time coaching, their RMs are 49% more productive.

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Growth Strategies for 2021
Tuesday, July 7 • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT

Does your bank need to acquire and grow new relationships? Bank CEOs and Sales Leaders no longer have to rely on observation, anecdotal evidence and personal opinion about what differentiates top performers from average and poor performers. There is a science to selling and this workshop will provide participants with a glimpse of the 21 specific skills and capabilities that relationship managers must have to be top producers. Mark Trinkle, Chief Growth Officer with Anthony Cole Training Group, will share the specifics of each skill, how they impact success and how these apply to banking, specifically.

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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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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.

*Please note: We will now be holding our 2020
in-person conferences as virtual conferences online.
We will provide further details soon.

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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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Season Pass & Web Pass Options
More Education for Less Money

Our 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 50% on your registration fees to WBA events for the year your pass is active! The passes can be used by your employees and bank representatives, and is available to WBA Members and Non-Members.

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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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Become a Member

Learn more about the membership benefits of joining the Western Bankers Association by accessing our member guide. 

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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.