Thursday, January 20, 2022


Professional development plays a vital role in banking today. When bankers are well-trained for their jobs, everyone wins -- the bankers, their banks, shareholders and, of course, customers. Recognizing the critical importance of training, the Oklahoma Bankers Association offers an extensive lineup of seminars and schools covering almost every area of bank operations. See our events calendar for upcoming education events. We also provide timely Web seminars.

The Latest

GSBC, Leeds School of Business partner to offer executive leadership certificate in 2022

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has announced its new Certificate in Executive Leadership, developed in partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business.

GSBC alumni may earn this certification by attending GSBC’s Community Bankers Summit, scheduled for July 25-27, 2022, on CU Boulder’s campus during the school’s 71st Annual School Session.

Click here for more information.

Banking school scholarships available

Several scholarships are now available to bankers from OBA-member banks for various graduate schools of banking and programs at those GSBs.

Applications should be submitted to the OBA’s Janis Reeser by email (, regular mail (643 N.E. 41st St., OKC, 73105) or fax (405-424-4518).

Below are the available scholarships. Contact the OBA education department for more specific information about each scholarship:

GSB 2022 Digital Banking School

Banking is always changing, and as consumer preferences shift, the need for digital banking services has skyrocketed.

We want broad involvement across all parts of the bank, which is why we priced this school with a single charge for each bank, given the scale of everything that’s involved in digital banking. Community bank CEOs are encouraged to attend, as well as leadership teams from operations, retail strategy, lending, business development, marketing, technology, project management, cybersecurity, and compliance.

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SMU Graduate Banking School to begin late May through early June

SMU Graduate School of Banking is hosting a development program centered around “Mastering Leadership and Taking Charge.” This school is recommended for commercial loan officers, branch managers, credit analysts, cashiers mortgage and consumer lenders, operations officers, state and federal regulators, and various other banking professionals. Click here for more information.

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The online training used by the OBA, webinar training by offers a flexible solution to meet your Financial Institution’s needs. Save time by using webinar training to train your employees more efficiently. Our 2-hour programs permit trainees to spend as little time away from the office as possible. Since they can train right from their desk, there is no time spent traveling! You can also choose pre-recorded webinars from our extensive on-demand library.

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Janis Reeser

Janis Reeser, Executive Vice President/Education

Email:      |      Phone: Ext. 108

Reeser joined the OBA in 1984 as education secretary and was quickly promoted to Director of Banking Schools. She has been in her current position for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and devotes much of her time to Junior Achievement. She serves on boards and committees of the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education and the United Way.