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.

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!

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. Reach out to OBL Professional Development Director spoling@ohiobankersleague.com at 614-340-7611 with questions about 2023 opportunities.

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
Carol Allerding, Education Manager. (614) 340-7618
Julie Kiplinger, Education Manager, 614-340-7612
Susan Poling Jones, Professional Development Director, 614-340-7611
Sarah Husk, Education Specialist, (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.