Professional Development

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OBL education programs provide a multitude of professional development and educational opportunities for everyone from tellers to senior executives, delivered in the right format, with the right content, at the right time. Search programs by topic area to assist with staff training & development planning and goal-setting - or check the Web calendar for currently scheduled classroom seminars, schools, conferences, forums and e-Learning, as well as TTS live and on-demand webinars and special meetings and events.

The Power of Volunteering

As a member of an OBL Education Advisory Group, you are provided with an opportunity to truly influence a profession that touches the lives of every Ohioan. Your input and contributions into the development of education programs are tangible and will help to shape the future of the Ohio banking industry. You will also receive great personal and professional benefit as you network among bankers from across the state. All officers and employees of OBL member financial institutions are encouraged to apply.

View OBL Power of Volunteering form for more details or to sign up!

OBL Forums - Bringing Bankers Together

Learn more about OBL Forums: Bringing Bankers Together. These seven year-long programs for IT Professionals, HR Managers, CFOs and Senior Lenders -- and new for 2017, Senior Retail Banking Officers, Chief Risk Officers and Chief Credit Officers -- offer targeted professional development, best practice sharing and topical information from a wide variety of industry experts.

Scholarship Opportunities

Every year, the OBL partners with the Graduate School of Banking in Madison to award scholarships to bankers who are interested in furthering their professional development via this three-year banking school. Check the link for more details. 

2017 GSB Scholarship Application - Deadline to apply is April 7, 2017.

Contact Susan Poling Jones at 614-340-7612 with questions.

Education Contacts

Please contact one of our professional development staff members today.

Kevin Klosterman, Vice President of Professional Development, 614-340-7613

Julie Kiplinger, Education Manager, Professional Seminars, Webinars & In-Bank Training, 614-340-7612

Susan Poling Jones, Education Manager, Schools & Conferences, 614-340-7611

The Ohio Bankers League and OBL BankServices are deeply committed to our Affiliate Members and Business Partners. We strive to create tangible value to those businesses who invest in Ohio’s premier trade association for banks and who support our members. To emphasize our dedication to those relationships, we are pleased to note that only OBL Affiliates and OBL Endorsed Business Partners are permitted to participate in OBL sponsored events and all education programs.