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.
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.
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.
Keep your certification current by attending our annual update
Changes are looming for bank directors. For the last four
years, the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act has been a game
changer for the banking industry and the boardroom. New
governance, capital, investment and compliance rules have come
into play in 2014. Financial services regulation is
changing rapidly and dramatically.
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.
What should be included in a credit write-up? How can I improve
the content? What format should be used? This program takes the
pain and mystery out of the process of writing clear, concise and
effective loan write-ups.
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
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
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
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
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!