Professional Development

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OBL Professional Development 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.

OBL Forums - Bringing Bankers Together

These eight year-long programs are available for IT; HR, Education; Financial; Risk; Retail; Marketing and Lending. The programs 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. 

2020 GSB Scholarship Application - Due May 15, 2020

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

Education Contacts

Please contact one of our professional development staff members today.

Stephanie Watson, VP of Professional Development, 614-340-7601

Julie Kiplinger, Education Manager, 614-340-7612

Susan Poling Jones, Education Manager, 614-340-7611

Debbie Pecinovsky, Education Assistant, 614-340-7610

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.