It’s Back to School Time!

Upcoming education opportunities for Wisconsin bankers

Fall has arrived and schools are back in session, and that means your WBA banking schools are back in session as well! Each school offers in-depth learning experiences for various roles of staff within your bank. Each school will be held at the WBA office in Madison in our new Engagement Center! Visit for more information about these schools and register online to secure your teams’ seats in the schools.

Commercial Lending School | September 27-29, on-demand content starts September 1
This school was developed as an advanced-level program, assuming participants have work experience and prior training in commercial lending and/or financial statement analysis. Case studies, in-class work, instructor-led discussions and facilitation, and on-demand virtual courses are all elements of this school with an emphasis on cash flow, financial analysis, and structure.

Supervisor Boot Camp | October 4-5
This two-day dynamic, interactive workshop is just what all supervisors need – both new and experienced supervisors will benefit! The program includes exploring the coaching and leadership skills that lay out a plan for your success as a highly effective supervisor. You will find this experiential training opportunity invigorating, motivating, and applicable to managing and supervising others. Attendees will work and learn, share and listen, and go back eager to implement and make a difference.

Auditing Real Estate Loans Boot Camp | October 12-14
This program will cover everything an internal audit team needs to know in order to successfully fulfill their role. The purpose of this school is to cover all relevant aspects of the regulations impacting mortgage lending. As mortgages are the main risk area for most banks, internal audit (before the examiners arrive) is more essential than ever.

Deposit Compliance School | November 2-3
This school is designed to give you a strong foundation of the various deposit regulations affecting your bank, the current trends in compliance, and the resources you need following the school. Bank retail and branch staff will benefit from this school, in addition to compliance and audit staff.

Personal Banker School | November 8-9
This school has been designed to get your personal bankers up to speed quickly by providing them with the techniques and knowledge they need to successfully sell, cross-sell, refer, and service the banking industry's ever-expanding list of financial products. Attendees will leave the school better equipped to provide your customers with exceptional product knowledge and customer service.

Consumer Lending Boot Camp | November 18-19
This program was developed to help bankers build the foundational skills necessary to become a successful consumer lender or processor. Students will learn the process of basic lending and then put it into practice through various exercises and case studies.

Save the Date – Spring 2022 Schools!

Loan Compliance School | March 7-11, 2022

Real Estate Compliance School | March 9-11, 2022

Introduction to Commercial Lending School | March 14-16, 2022

Residential Mortgage Lending School | March 29 – April 1, 2022

School of Bank Management | May 9-13, 2022

Questions? Contact the WBA education team via email at


By, Lori Kalscheuer