APRIL 2020

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A Special Note from the South Dakota Bankers Association

Online Education Available Through SDBA

While social distancing efforts remain underway and with many of the SDBA’s meetings and events canceled or postponed, we remind members of a variety of online educational resources.

Total Training Solutions (TTS): TTS offers live and on-demand webinars on a wide variety of topics. TTS has extended its OnDemand access period for Live Plus Five webinars to 60 days and is waiving the $75 per location fee for additional locations. Visit

Graduate School of Banking (GSB): The GSB Online Seminar Series offers a convenient, cost-effective way to access quality educational opportunities. GSB seminars are designed to meet the dynamic learning needs of today’s busy financial professional and are delivered by some of today’s top industry experts. When you register, you’ll have access to the live presentation as well as a recording of the live session.  There is no additional fee to view the recording. Visit

American Bankers Association (ABA): The ABA offers a comprehensive source for training and education brought to you through the SDBA, your local ABA training provider. ABA training includes extensive learning opportunities suited to specific job roles, in both facilitated and self-paced online formats. Visit

SBS Cybersecurity: SBS is a leading provider of cybersecurity education in the financial industry. SBS is uniquely dedicated to delivering quality, industry-specific education to financial institutions to empower clients to take security into their own hands. Visit

The SDBA is here to support its members through information sharing, communications and educational opportunities. If we can be of assistance in helping you find specific offerings on specific topics, or if you have any questions on these platforms, contact Halley Lee at [email protected]. Visit for the latest updates on the SDBA’s conferences and seminars. 

SBS Cybersecurity

{Blog} Mitigating the Cybersecurity Risk of Remote Work

Today, an unprecedented percentage of the workforce is working remotely in an attempt to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the country. One question everyone should be asking is how to ensure business continues as usual – but in as secure a way as possible. Read more...

{Virtual Conference} SBS CyberSecurity Virtual CyberSecurity Seminar

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This interactive seminar is designed to provide training on evolving cybersecurity threats and what your bank should do to build a strong Information Security Program that helps protect against these threats. We will identify components of a comprehensive Information Security Program that enables successful IT Examinations and minimizes your risk against real-world threats. This seminar will walk you through various FFIEC, FDIC, and OCC resources, as well as other industry best practices. We will also review some timely hot topics, including Pandemic Preparedness, Managed Service Providers, and creating a Culture of Security at your institution.

Not only will this virtual conference include live video from our presenters, but we’re also including a Virtual Lobby utilizing Discord to allow attendees to interact with one another and with event moderators, as well as share information, best-practices, and tools you’re using at your organization. An invitation to join our CyberRiskNOW Discord server will be sent to all attendees prior to the conference.

This event will also be recorded for later viewing in case you’re not able to attend live all-day or on the date.

View Details and Register


8:30 AM - Event Lobby Opens
8:50 AM - Welcome & Housekeeping
9:00 AM - Modern Cybercrime Trends
10:00 AM - 10 Minute Break
10:10 AM - Pandemic Planning, Business Continuity, and Remote Working
11:10 AM - 10 Minute Break
11:20 AM - Managing Your Managed Service Provider – 12 Questions to ask your MSP
12:00 PM - 45 Minute Lunch Break
12:45 PM - Information Security Program Components
2:10 PM - 10 Minute Break
2:20 PM - Cybersecurity Culture and Training Programs
3:00 PM - 10 Minute Break
3:10 PM - SBS Panel Discussion + Q&A
3:30 PM - Event Concludes
4:00 PM - Event Lobby Closes

Register Today

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    Course Opens Apr 8
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  • CB Incident Handler
    Course Opens Apr 20

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  • CB Business Continuity Professional
    Course Opens Apr 29

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  • CB Security Manager
    Course Opens May 4

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  • CB Security Executive
    Course Opens May 12
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04/01 - Loan Participations: What You Should Know

04/01 - No Foolin' - This is How Top Producers Prospect for Business

04/02 - Work Appearance, Dress Codes and Employer's Liability for Being Out of Fashion

04/02 - SECURE Act - What's New Now?

04/03 - Excel Explained: Creating Interactive Spreadsheets

04/06 - Pandemic Planning - A New Reality, New Regulatory Guidance: Are You Prepared

04/06 - Commercial & Business Lending Basics for Support Personnel

04/07 - Taking Training from Classroom to Virtual

04/07 - Overdraft Requirements & Best Practices

04/07 - Employment Law: Marijuana, Drug Testing, and Other Conflicting Laws

04/08 - Understanding Commercial Loan Documents

04/09 - Core Management Skills

04/09 - Treasury Management: A Powerful Tool to Increase Deposits and Fee Income

04/10 - New FFIEC Business Continuity Management Handbook

04/13 - Robbery Prevention & Response

04/14 - What You Need to Know About Escrows

04/14 - CFPB Anticipated Rulemaking for 2020

04/15 - Ten Critical Issues for Identity Theft

04/15 - BSA/AML for Lenders

04/16 - Quarterbacking Retail Deposits

04/16 - SAR: Line by Line

04/20 - Key Ratio Analysis

04/21 - Open-Ended Lines of Credit - Compliance Issues

04/21 - Signature Card Danger Zones

04/22 - Aligning Your Technology Environment to Fit Your Bank's Strategic Plan

04/23 - Unclaimed Property Compliance for Financial Institutions

04/23 - CRE Lending: Cash Flow Analysis & Cap Rates

04/24 - Safe Deposit Vault Security & Disaster Recovery Essentials

04/27 - Building an IT Strategic Plan That Helps You Make Decisions

04/28 - Equipment Lease Financing

04/28 - BSA: Customer Identification Program - Is it time to Update?

04/29 - Introduction to Banking for New Employees

04/30 - TRID A-Z Seminar OnDemand with Live Streaming

04/30 - Coaching Tellers to Excellence

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Developing a World Class On-Boarding Program
with Ann Knutson, on April 21 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time

Negotiations 101
with Nan Gesche, on April 23 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time

Interviewing Skills for Better Hires
with Patrice McGuire, on April 24 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Central Time

Emotional Intelligence
with Ann Knutson, on April 30 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time

How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable
with Nan Gesche, on April 30 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time


IRA Beneficiary Distributions
with Ascensus, on April 1 & 8 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time

HSA Fundamentals
with Ascensus, on April 15 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time

HSA Advanced Concepts
with Ascensus, on April 22 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time

Top 10 HSA Issues
with Ascensus, on April 29 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time


Advanced Cash Flow Analysis
with David Osburn, on April 15 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time

Advanced Tax Return Analysis
with David Osburn, on April 22 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time


Maintaining Community Bank Independence in a Consolidating Environment
with Greyson Tuck, on April 2 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time

Trends and Best Practices to Manage Today's Payment Threat Landscape
with Marc Courey, on April 6 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time

Liquidity Strategies for Illiquid Community Bank Stocks
with Greyson Tuck, on April 16 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time 

Practical Tips for Community Bank M&A
with Philip Smith, on April 23 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time

Effective Strategic Planning - Beyond the Budget
with Tom Hershberger, on April 23 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time

Internal Controls for Lean Organizations
with Danielle Heidemann, on April 27 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time

Strategic Planning for Community Banks
with Philip Smith, on April 28 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time


The Evolution of Ransomware
with Shane Daniel, on April 10 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time

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Upcoming 2020 GSB Schools

The Graduate School of Banking is wrapping up a terrific year of educating bankers and creating leaders in the industry. We're proud of our success this year and are enthusiastically looking ahead to hosting an array of exceptional programs in 2020. 

Now is the time to budget and make plans to include these outstanding learning opportunities in your bank's professional development plan.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2020 sessions:

Other Programs:

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ABA Training

Upcoming Expert-Led Live Briefings

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ABA Certificates

ABA certificate programs build the skills necessary for career advancement.
Through a prescribed course of study, certificates provide practical, tailored knowledge specific to a job role in the bank.

Programs are continually reevaluated and refined to meet current needs and changes in the industry.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Find the Perfect ABA Certificate to Advance Your Career!

Health Savings Account (HSA) Expert Certificate

Member Price: $795

A comprehensive overview of HSA requirements for financial institutions and benefits administrators. Designed to help HSA providers and their staff master key requirements, situations, and strategies to better serve HSA account holders, the certificate is the product of HSA Consulting Services and its president and founder, Roy Ramthun.

Registration also includes a digital copy of the HSA Owners' Manual.


  • Overview of Health Savings Accounts
  • HSA Eligibility
  • HSA Contributions
  • HSA Distributions
  • HSA Account Administration
  • HSA Benefits, Strategies, and Best Practices
  • How Much Do You Know About HSAs?

The estimated time to complete these 7 courses, plus the exam, is 3.5 hours.

Individuals who successfully complete the course and the timed 1 hour, 40 question online exam earn a 3-year HSA Expert Certification from HSA Consulting Services.

Advance Your Bank Marketing Career

Marketing for Financial Services

From customer experience and visual identity to promoting new products and services—how your institution markets itself directly affects its bottom line. Learn to build brand awareness through effective marketing tactics and ROI calculations specific to the financial services industry, with these career development opportunities from ABA:

  • Foundational Certificate in Bank Marketing:

    Audience: New Bank Marketers. Build the skills essential for successful bank marketing. This certificate goes in-depth on creating marketing plans, setting objectives, budgeting, evaluating ROI, effectively using social media and more.‌

  • Marketing Financial Services 

    Audience: Experienced Marketers
    Your go-to reference for best practices in strategic planning, evaluating performance, and campaign planning. Plus, get tips on how to grow and integrate the marketing function within your bank and conduct market research.

  • Launching a Prize-Linked Savings Program in 90 days 

    Audience: Marketers at All Levels
    Prize-Linked Savings (PLS) programs are a proven way to enhance customer engagement, drive organic growth and foster goodwill at your bank. Learn how to launch your own Prize-Linked Savings Program in just 90 days.

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Find the Perfect ABA Certificate to Advance Your Career!

Build the skills and knowledge necessary for career advancement with a certificate program in a concentrated skill set. Certificates provide practical, tailored knowledge in a particular job role.

ABA Certificates

  • Bank Financial Management
  • Bank Marketing
  • Bank Solutions Provider
  • Bank Teller
  • Branch Manager
  • BSA and AML Compliance
  • Business and Commercial Lending
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Deposit Compliance
  • General Banking
  • Financial and Credit Risk Management
  • Foundational Certificate in Bank Marketing
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Expert Certificate
  • Lending Compliance
  • Operational Risk
  • Personal Banker Certificate
  • Residential Mortgage Lender Certificate
  • Risk Management Frameworks
  • Small Business Banker Certificate
  • Supervisor/Team Leader
  • Trust: Foundational
  • Trust: Intermediate
  • Trust: Advanced
  • Universal Banker
  • Wharton – Strategy
  • Wharton – Engaging and Motivating Talent
  • Wharton – Advanced Emerging Leadership
View all ABA Certificates
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