Education & Training

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CBA Offers a Variety of Educational and Training Offerings

The California Bankers Association provides our members with the educational offerings and conferences necessary to grow their businesses and to keep them profitable. One of the best investments any bank can make is in the ongoing education and training of its employees.

CBA has had a long-standing commitment to providing its members with timely, high quality, cost-effective learning. In 2005 we became your local American Bankers Association (ABA) training provider, and now offer the entire American Institute of Banking (AIB) continuing education curriculum.

Through a comprehensive program of conferences, banking schools, teleconferences, on-line courses, and seminars offered in flexible delivery formats, CBA can help bankers at every level develop their professional and technical skills, from entry level through executive management.

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Seminars

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2014 Mergers & Acquisitions
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

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The banking industry’s consolidation over the last 30+ years has been dramatic.  According to the FDIC, there were approximately 20,000 U.S. banks and thrifts in 1980, and this number dropped to 6,812 at the end of 2013.  There are a variety of factors that have contributed to this decrease and we see consolidation as the driving force moving forward.

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Commercial Real Estate Lending & Appraisals
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

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Despite the recent downturn, commercial real estate (CRE) loans remain an important component of bank loan portfolios, and many of our commercial and Industrial (C&I) business owners have significant CRE investments.  This two-day program demonstrates (from case studies) the key variables and concepts for determining CRE cash flow and the key components of CRE appraisals and the review process involved.

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2014 Advanced IRAs
This program builds on the attendees' knowledge of IRA basics to address complex IRA issues

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Advanced IRAs builds on your knowledge of the basics to help you learn how to address more complex issues in your organization.  The instructor uses real-world exercises to help participants apply information to job-related situations.

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Webinars
Webinars, Webcasts, Telebriefings and On Demand Seminars are a cost-effective and time-efficient way to maximize your training dollars.

CBA is now pleased to partner with two webinar providers:

BankWebinars.com        ConferenceEdge

All of the webinars coming up in the next month or so are listed below. When you click on the link to register you will be brought to one of the two websites. As such each has its own log-in protocol.

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IT Security Challenges for Community Banks – Part 1: Cybercrime in Community Banking

Cyber security is a growing threat to community banks. Session 1 introduces the threats we face in today’s environment. Session 2 will help you build a framework and safeguards that can be applied to any new or existing challenge.

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What Do You Mean My Claim Isn’t Covered?

Banks today face many unique exposures.  This webinar will address several key policies that banks must have to protect not just their physical assets but the monetary and reputational assets of the bank.

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UDAAP for the Board

What topics does your regulator expect will have been covered in training sessions for the Board of Directors? Do any of the regulations “require” annual or periodic training?

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ABA Training

ABA Training is a comprehensive source for training and education available through the American Bankers Association (ABA) or previously through the American Institute of Banking (AIB). All AIB courses, certificates, diplomas and more are now part of ABA Training, and are brought to you through the California Bankers Association, your local ABA training provider.

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Facilitated Online Training Courses

These courses are available in a virtual classroom environment, complete with fellow students, instructor guidance and feedback. Facilitated online training courses offer banking-specific content supported by:

  • Experienced instructors with banking expertise
  • Exercises and exams to validate your understanding
  • A flexible weekly schedule with no set day or time
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ABA Self-Paced Online Training Courses

These courses offer the greatest flexibility in skill-building and practical application as they are independent study and include real-life practice scenarios.  Self-paced online training courses offer:

  • Rich graphics and interactivities in mobile-ready courses
  • Frequent self-checks to measure comprehension
  • Built-in-tools and job aids to support ongoing learning
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ABA Diplomas and Certificates

For more than 100 years, bankers have taken advantage of ABA (and previously AIB) diploma and certificate programs to prepare for careers in banking or to enhance the skills and knowledge they already possess. Certificates build the skills necessary for a specific position in the bank and can be taken entirely online as a certificate curriculum. Diplomas provide broader and more in-depth coverage of banking as a profession. The programs are continually reevaluated and refined to reflect the current needs of bankers in their jobs today and changes in the industry.

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Customized In-House Training
In-House Programs for Management and Professional Development

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Have you ever seen one of our seminars or schools and said to yourself, “I’d like to send all of our bankers to that class, but between the registration and travel costs it doesn’t make sense.” Well we may be able to help you with that.

CBA, through unique partnerships with state banking associations across the country, can provide education on a wide variety of topics.  We have a network of consultants and training companies that we work with to create the curriculum that you see on our website, much of which we can deliver at your bank, and at a reduced cost!

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