Professional Development


CBA 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 CBA are a tremendous value.


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.


Webinars and 2023 Web Pass

CBA, in partnership with BankerCollege, offers 400+ webinars a year as well as multi-part boot camps, live streaming conferences and much more. Webinar topics such as regulations, cannabis, compliance, accounting, lending, payments, strategy, retail and commercial banking, and operations are covered in a comprehensive, and easily accessible format.


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.


Understanding Bank Performance Virtual Training- 2023 Fall Session

CBA is once again partnering with Washington Bankers Association this Fall to offer the informative course, Understanding Bank Performance. Registrants will learn to assess and analyze a bank’s financial performance by working with data from real institutions. This timely course will run from October 30- November 21 and the registration fee is $1,000 per participant. Click here to register! The following sessions will be featured…



Branch Manager Bootcamp
Four-Part Virtual Training

Virtual bootcamp sessions happen once per month from September through December.

What does your branch have that alternative branch channels such as mobile banking don’t? People to readily serve its customers!

As the number of branch transactions continues to fall, community financial institutions must reassess the branch manager role. They must invest in providing managers the right people, tools, client goals, and sales goals, then step back and watch the results become a dynamic source of profitability.

This exciting, four-part program series focuses on the next generation bank manager who will lead vital bank transformation, transitioning to client relationship management and creating an active advisory environment for the client to achieve financial goals.


Frontline Branch Series- Fall 2023
Four-Part Frontline Branch Training

Virtual series for branch retail staff looking to become qualified to move laterally or forward in their organization. This series is a four-part, comprehensive training for new frontline professionals that focuses on creating a client friendly environment on a budget. The series is instructor-led and provides group discussions and a case-study. Each session is once per month, 9am- 12noon PST.

Fall 2023 Session Topics & Dates:

September 26- Culture Shifting in Financial Institutions


Speak, Write, or Present for California Bankers Association

The California Bankers Association provides a bridge of opportunity for banks across California, promoting a continuous network of shared information and establishing itself as a leader in peer-focused education.

CBA advances a landscape of learning throughout its members’ careers and across all key areas of banking. Whether experienced in-person, in-bank, or online, CBA strives to meet the budget needs and learning preferences of each institution. Annually, CBA offers educational programs tailored to help community bankers maintain a strong competitive edge.


Become a Member

Learn more about the membership benefits of joining the California Bankers Association.


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