OBL Professional Development

Get Ahead. Stay Ahead. Invest in Education.

As times continue to change so changes OBL offerings. The 2023 OBL Professional Development programs provide a multitude of virtual 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 type or topic area to assist with staff training & development planning and goal-setting - or check the Web calendar for currently scheduled seminars, schools, conferences, forums, events and e-Learning.

OBL Forums - Bringing Bankers Together

These nine year-long programs are available the CEO and CFO; as well as HR; Education & Training; IT; Commercial and Mortgage Lending; Marketing; and Retail officers to keep bankers on the cutting edge of the industry. The programs offer targeted professional development, best practice sharing and topical information from a wide variety of industry experts. Browse the 2023 OBL Forums brochure and reach out to education@ohiobankersleague.com with questions or for registration assistance.

Leadership Path

A high potential employee is an employee who demonstrates the aptitude, skills and natural leadership ability to effectively represent the bank in a mid to senior level executive position. High potential employees can be identified as such at any point in their career. Through recognition, support and development, they can perform at and above leadership expectations. To best leverage high potential employees, they must first be recognized as having high potential. Once recognized, they need to be fully developed to maximize their potential. Read more to find out the professional development programming the Ohio Bankers League recommends advancing that employee's development, including Principles of Banking, OBL Bank Management School, OBL Bank Leadership Institute and the Graduate School of Banking.

Scholarship Opportunities

Bankers who are interested in attending the Graduate School of Banking in Madison can also explore scholarship opportunities available via GSB. Bankers interested in attending the GSB Human Resource Management School can complete this scholarship application and return by February 24 2023. Reach out to OBL Professional Development Director spoling@ohiobankersleague.com at 614-340-7611 with questions.

OBL Professional Development Contacts

Please contact one of our professional development staff members today.

Michelle Crume, SVP, OBL & Executive Director, OBL BankServices, 614-340-7622
Sarah Husk, Education Manager. (614) 340-7610
Julie Kiplinger, Education Manager, 614-340-7612
Susan Poling Jones, Professional Development Director, 614-340-7611
Megan Peiffer, Education Specialist, (614) 340-7618

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.