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.


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.


Webinars Presented by OnCourse Learning
Training For Your Entire Staff

From the Frontline to the Boardroom

Build a flexible training program to meet your bank’s unique needs.

Comprehensive Training For Banks

As complexity increases in the banking world, you need every advantage possible to provide the best service and minimize risk. Finding training for bankers should be more than another box to check; it should be an important part of your institution’s daily operations. Get ahead and stay ahead with professional training from OnCourse Learning.


Branch Manager Bootcamp
Four-Part Virtual Training

The Spring Series 2024 virtual bootcamp sessions happen once per month, January through April.

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 – Spring 2024
Four-Part Virtual Training

A 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 banking professionals that focuses on creating a client friendly environment on a budget.

The instructor-led virtual series provides group discussions and case-studies and covers one topic of focus each month, January through April, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PT.


Outside Calling School
2-Lesson Spring Series

The 2-lesson Outside Calling School will deliver the most up-to-date selling techniques to help you and your company deliver loan and deposit results. You will go through the selling process to identify how to gain the trust of your client, gain a larger share of wallet, and sell what your client truly needs. We will also address how to effectively manage the pricing discussion, how to overcome objections, and how research and profiling the client/ prospect will improve targeting, prospecting and presentations.


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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