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.
Have you ever read your bank’s promissory note, security
agreements or mortgage/deed of trust? Most bankers would have to
admit the answer is: NO. This new series was developed by a
lawyer who has been teaching loan documentation nationwide for
more than 20years.
With little differentiation between products, pricing and
technology one of the most impactful ways to set your
organization apart from the competition is through outstanding
customer service, especially with new customers.
For more than 100 years, bankers have taken advantage of the
diploma and certificate programs sponsored by the American
Bankers Association to prepare for careers in banking or
to enhance the skills and knowledge they already possess.
Diplomas, which take longer to complete, 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.
Certificates build the skills necessary for a specific position
in the bank and can be taken entirely online as a certificate
curriculum. The programs are continually reevaluated and refined
to reflect the current needs of bankers in their jobs today and
changes in the industry.
ABA eLearning includes more than 130 training courses in the
retail, small business banking, wealth management and trust,
management and leadership, and compliance topics, many of which
lead to certification.
When you have earned a certificate, please fax or mail the
appropriate worksheet to the CBA office. You will be billed a $30
processing fee per certificate.
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!