The Generational Institute
Today’s community banks compete in the shadow of an ever-expanding digital environment. In order to preserve that personal touch that is so important to community banking, and to stay relevant and competitive, it’s imperative your branch attracts and retains fresh talent and continues to bring in new customers. In order to make this happen, we must unlock the Generational Codes of the five generations that are currently working side by side in the workplace. By doing this, we bring understanding of all the generations to each of your employees, helping them to better communicate with each other and with customers. WBA has partnered with The Generational Institute to help address these needs. Learn more here.
The Evolution of WBA Professional Development
Have you seen the progress WBA’s professional development programs have made in the last few years? We now have five fully implemented, self-contained packages designed to meet our members’ training and education needs. If you haven’t already, take a look at our Executive, Management, Retail Branch Manager, Small Business Banker, Commercial Lending, and the brand new Credit Analyst Development Programs.
Scholarships Are Available - Deadline Extended!
More than ever before, education beyond high school is the road to opportunity in the economy of the 21st Century. So WBA will again be offering ten $1,000 college scholarships to Washington students with parents who work in one of our member banks. These scholarships are intended for students who will be incoming freshmen in an accredited college or university, including community and technical colleges, in the 2015-16 academic year. For detailed program rules and eligibility criteria, as well as the scholarship application form, click here. Applications are now due in the WBA offices by May 29th, so if you know eligible students, please encourage them to apply.
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