August 2020 - Online Training Newsletter


Community Banker University is proud to partner with subject matter experts on topics that go beyond the scope of banking fundamentals. On Aug. 18, we launched new courses that focus on topical concerns of the day such as fostering diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace. We encourage you to enroll your employees in these courses and to have a conversation as a group to discuss how your bank can incorporate diversity and inclusion into its strategic plan.

Courses include:
  • Let’s Talk About Racism: This course begins the conversation about systemic racism that plagues our systems and institutions. Start a conversation yourself or share this course with a sibling, a friend, a co-worker, or your employer. Talk about how systemic racism is real and how we all need to fight to end it. This course will help you have productive conversations about racism and equip you with the information and actions to fight racial injustice.
  • Unconscious Bias: Unconscious bias (or implicit bias) refers to unsupported social judgments or prejudice in favor or against a person or group of people. Since these happen without reasonable justification, they can prevent one’s judgment from being balanced. This course explains unconscious bias, the impact it has on the workplace, and the steps you can take to manage it and encourage diversity and inclusivity.
  • Diversity in the Workplace: This course provides an excellent base for managers to learn about his or her own beliefs and to see the benefits of a diverse workplace. There are tools and techniques to help supervisors become familiar with key concepts so that they can better understand the value of diversity in any organization.

What’s New?

  • On Aug. 12 the course Introduction to Consumer Lending was updated.
  • On Aug. 18 a new course titled Managing Anxiety During a Pandemic was added to the course catalog.

What’s Coming

  • Two new Regulation P courses launch mid-September. There will be both an Overview and an In-Depth course available.

Did You Know?

Attention Standard Plan, Custom Plan, and Bank Compliance Bundle Subscribers, did you know it is time to renew your ICBA Community Banker University Online Training Subscription? An electronic invoice was sent to one of your LMS Administrators on July 22 and an additional invoice was sent to either your accounts payable e-mail or the LMS Administrator on Aug. 14.

Renewal invoices must be paid by Sept. 30 for your employees to seamlessly continue with their courses. If you cannot locate the individual that received the e-mail or have other questions pertaining to your subscription, please contact Cathy Von Wahlde at 320-352-7337 or [email protected].