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Breaking into Banking 101: Fundamentals of Commercial Banking - Virtual
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: SDBA Events

Breaking into Banking 101: Fundamentals of Commercial Banking - Virtual

Virtual via Zoom

June 23, 2021

Commercial banking can be intimidating because of its complexity and the risk-oriented nature of the work. This course is a clear and thorough introduction to the key concepts, terminology, and processes involved in credit and lending. It doesn’t assume much prior knowledge of the topic, so it’s ideal for those in their first year in the industry. Learners will walk away with a clear understanding of their job and how their specific role fits into the bank’s overall profitability goals.



Registration $245
Non-Member fee $345

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled on or before June 16
  • 75% refund if canceled June 17-June 20
  • No refund if canceled June 21 or later.
  • Substitutions allowed at any time.


8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CDT
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MDT
Zoom link will be sent out on June 18.
This session will be recorded.



 Andy Keusal is passionate about using his teaching gift to help others reach their God-given potential. After earning his B.A. in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, he spent 18 years in commercial banking, during which he interviewed, hired, and trained hundreds of new bankers. He also helped build and run one of the nation’s premier credit training programs at a large Midwest regional bank. He left his corporate career in 2015 to found Keusal Learning, where he now helps people master the basics of banking. Many of his trainees have moved on to prosperous careers in banking, private equity, and even business ownership.


New credit analysts, lenders, portfolio managers, underwriters, and bankers who don’t do credit analysis but need a working knowledge of the process. This may include statement spreaders, loan processors and closers, treasury management associates, administrative support for credit or lending officers, branch managers, and interns.