About Branch Manager Groups

All Branch Manager Groups provide an opportunity for community bank branch managers to discuss important issues with other non-competing community bankers. Groups include a professional facilitator.

How Do the Groups Work?

  • CBAI organizes the groups based on bank size and market to ensure that members have as much in common as possible without being competitors. 
  • Members do not have to have the title of Branch Manager to participate.
  • The groups remain small (no more than 12 participants in each group).
  • Other consultants from a variety of firms may be invited to address the group. This expertise would cost thousands of dollars if you had to pay for it on a “real-time” basis.
  • Four to six issues are usually discussed at each session.

Sample Topics Discussed

  • Networking discussions on key products and services
  • Key regulatory issues that affect banks and ideas to best tackle the issue
  • Hiring and firing of employees
  • Employee personnel issues; i.e., work attire, sample policies regarding cell-phone usage/e-mail/social media at work, etc.
  • Sharing of sample forms
  • Team and leadership motivation
  • Sales techniques for employees Marketing ideas for the branch
  • Emerging technologies in banking
  • Discussions of bank examinations 

How Do I Sign Up? 

Return the registration form on the back of the brochure. The cost to participate in the Branch Manager Groups is $999 annually. Checks should be made payable to CBAI.

For more information on Branch Manager Groups, please contact Melinda McClelland, VP Education and Special Events
at 217/529-2265 or 800/736-2224.