Thursday, October 21, 2021


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

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.

GSB moves to virtual instruction for first-, second-year students

The 2021 session of the Graduate School of Banking will be held virtually for Freshman and Junior students, marking the first time ever that the prestigious 25-month leadership development program will be presented online.

Despite the change in delivery, GSB plans to keep to its normal schedule, with courses over full days, August 1-13, and a break over the middle weekend. Students will benefit from professional moderating services and a robust Learning Management System to ensure a quality experience.

For further information, call 800-755-6440 or visit

GSBC announces plan for in-person, virtual 70th annual school

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has announced its plan to host its 70th Annual School Session July 18-30, 2021 in person on the University of Colorado Boulder campus while giving students the option to participate in a virtual learning experience in tandem with the two-week school.

For more information or questions regarding the 70th Annual School Session, please contact or visit the school’s website here.

GSB-Madison establishes military scholarship

Bankers eligible for this scholarship must be serving or have served honorably as an active duty, Reserve, or National Guard member of one of the Armed Services of the United States. Bankers who are military spouses or spouses of veterans are also eligible to apply. This scholarship is available in the amount of $1,500 for each year of the student’s attendance (approximately one-third of the annual tuition fees) for a total value of $4,500. Applications are available here:

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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.