The OBL partners with the the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison to bring e-learning opportunities to members and offers many certifications via Secure Banking Solutions, an OBL Business Partner.

The SBS Institute serves community banks by providing educational programs that will certify a banker has the knowledge and skills to protect against today's information security threats. The certification programs offered by the institute are uniquely designed to address community banking needs, using community banking problems and solutions. Properly trained banking professionals will improve the security around customer data and other sensitive information entrusted to them. The certification communicates to management, the board, stakeholders, and examiners, that a professional can perform the necessary functions to manage and reduce risk to the bank.

Available Programs

Register for a course today or choose from these available programs:

 Contact Julie Kiplinger at 614-340-7612 for more information.

The OBL also provides online seminars via a partnership with the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Please note if the LIVE seminar date has passed, the program is still available OnDemand and can be ordered via the link. For detailed seminar descriptions, presenter bios and to register online, please visit  http://gsb.virtualvenues.com/store  or click on the titles below.

General Banking:

The World of Trusts for Bankers Jim LethertOct. 18

Landscape of Agriculture Today and Tomorrow Michael Boehlje, 2-part program – Oct. 31 & Nov. 2

Trusts for Planning, Privacy and Protection Jim Lethert, November 15

A/L Management:

Fundamentals of Interest Rate Swaps and Caps Dan Dwyer, 2-part program - November 7 & 9

HR Management:

Create a Culture of Employee Engagement and Reduce Turnover Ann Lueth, October 4

Building a Recognition Program for Success Ann Lueth, October 18

Interviewing Skills for Better Hires Patrice McGuire, October 27

Managing Generations in Today’s Workplace Patrice McGuire, November 17


Intro to Commercial Lending David Osburn, October 3

Intro to Consumer Lending David Osburn, October 3

SBA 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program Charles Green, October 4

SBA CDC/504 Loan Guaranty Program Charles Green, October 5

SBA Express Loan Programs Charles Green, October 5

Troubled Debt Restructuring David Osburn, October 10

Commercial Real Estate Cash Flow: Analyzing Income-Producing or Rental Real Estate, Plus Global Cash Flow Issues Richard Hamm, 4-part program - October 17, 24 & 31, November 7

Commercial Real Estate Appraisals: Reviewing and Interpreting Richard Hamm, 4-part program - October 17, 24 & 31, November 7

Keys to Understanding Personal and Global Cash Flow from Tax Returns Richard Hamm, 4-part program - October 17, 24 & 31, November 7

Loan Underwriting Mistakes Linda Larger, October 19

Problem Loan Identification and Prevention Linda Larger, October 26

Advanced Financial Statement Analysis David Osburn, November 1

Collateral Evaluation in C&I Lending Linda Larger, November 16

Monitoring & Updating Real Estate Values: Using Real Estate Cash Flow & Other Resources Beyond Initial Underwriting Richard Hamm, 3-part program - November 21, 28 & December 5 

Global Cash Flow Analysis: Examples, Issues and Obstacles Richard Hamm, 3-part program - November 21, 28 & December 5

A Practical Guide to Consumer Lending Richard Hamm, 3-part program - November 21, 28 & December 5

Advanced Cash Flow Analysis David Osburn, November 28

Loan Structure, Documentation and Compliance Training - a Comprehensive Approach David Osburn, December 4


Community Bank Capital Raising Simplified Greyson Tuck, October 10

Developing an Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment Marcia Malzahn, October 12

Financial Analysis of Community Bank Acquisitions Greyson Tuck, October 17

Strategies for Family Banks Philip Smith, October 19

Three Key Risk Assessments in Your ERM Program - ERM, IT, and Internal Controls Marcia Malzahn, November 2

Baby Boomers vs Millennials Tom & Kyle Hershberger, November 8

Leveraging the Middle of Your Organization Tom Hershberger, November 9

Cash Management: How Sales, Operations and Technology Can Work Together to Generate More Fee Income Marcia Malzahn, November 15

Relationship Banking:

How to Boost Your Team's Prospecting Results Ned Miller, October 24

Leading the Prospecting Effort Ned Miller, November 14


Top 5 IT Risk Assessments Necessary for Your Bank Chad Knutson, October 26

Cybercrime Trends and Hot Topics in Banking Chad Knutson, November 16

Make the SSAE16 Work for You Chad Knutson, December 14


Building Your Brand on a Limited Budget Tom Hershberger, November 9