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Education and Training

At the VBA, we know the true value of a bank lies in the knowledge of its employees. Success today depends upon having a staff with the knowledge to recognize, envision and create sustainable competitive advantages. Banks can make no greater investment than in the continuing education of their employees. Each VBA education program is carefully designed under the direction of experienced bankers, academicians, regulators and industry consultants to ensure the highest level of programming.

The VBA offers a variety of learning channels each year including classroom seminars, schools, conferences, telephone seminars, online learning and in-house training -- making timely, effective, training conveniently available to every VBA member...from tellers to CEOs.

For more information about VBA Education & Training, please contact Courtney Fleming.

View the VBA Leadership Training Continuum here. View our Career Pathways brochure here.

View pictures from our 2019 events here.


Event Calendar

Check out our upcoming instructor led events, webinars, Government Relations events and VBA Benefits Corp. events and register now!

Online Training

The Virginia Bankers Association partners with leading developers of online training to offer our members the best selection of online training options. Online training allows you to access quality training programs from the convenience of your office.



The VBA conducts thirteen specialty conferences throughout the year for bankers from entry level through executive management providing the opportunity for all levels of bank associates to find an educational experience to fit their needs.

Annual Convention

Continuing a tradition of assembling as a united banking industry for our annual meeting since 1893, bankers are invited to convene each summer for the VBA Annual Convention.



The VBA offers a series of seminars and schools each year on a variety of banking topics. These seminars are taught by professional instructors and offer students a dynamic learning experience in a classroom setting. Additionally, the VBA offers two very focused and in-depth institutes focused on career and leadership development.


The VBA's Conferences and the Annual Convention provide companies with multiple sponsorship opportunities to meet face-to-face with bank clients in a relaxed and informal atmosphere as well as a chance to exhibit products and services. Just as important are the many new opportunities to meet individuals and company representatives that help to build business and networking frameworks.


Custom Programs

At the VBA, we know flexibility is an important quality to possess in the business world.  Depending on your bank's specific needs, the wide array of programs we offer may fit you perfectly.  But, if that's not the case, any of our programs can be adjusted so that they're exactly what you're looking for.

VBA Internship Program

The VBA Internship Program is a turnkey experience for banks who don’t currently have a formal internship program and it provides resources to add enrichment and further exposure to the programs many banks already have in place. We strive to support a meaningful experience not only for the college students who participate, but also for the hosting banks. In addition to program templates and suggestions for engagement, the program includes training and networking opportunities for the interns. Students who participate in the program will be awarded a certificate of completion to add value to their experience and help build their resumes.