We are committed to enhancing the value of membership for our members.

That is why we offer several educational opportunities and conferences including the following:

We are all painfully aware of the rapidly changing legislative, regulatory, legal and competitive landscape facing community banks.  Maintaining awareness of these changes is an increasing challenge. The CBWV has become a key tool for most of us to educate new directors and reengage our existing directors.  The Directors College and the annual Directors Conference provide forums for our directors to increase their awareness of issues and communicate directly with our regulators.  CBWV provides high quality web based staff training through a partnership with Financial Education and Development.

Some of the most valuable education that we as community bankers receive comes from communication with other bankers who face the same challenges. Donna Tanner and her staff provide a clearing house for questions from individual members to other community bankers. She reports on the significant developments impacting our banks.  Finally, once a year we come together at convention to share our experiences, solutions and lives with each other.

  • CBWV Freshman Directors College –Since 1998, the FDIC’s Atlanta Region has supported and participated in Directors’ College programs throughout the southeast. This program is an important part of supporting and maintaining healthy community banks. This program is designed for those directors that have not gone through our previous Directors College programs. CBWV along with the FDIC and the Division of Financial Institutions has presented an annual Directors College for the past 10 years.
    The Directors’ College is a program designed for the director that has not been through our previous Directors’ College programs. The purpose of the college is to educate new directors about their responsibilities. This program will help directors gain a better understanding of their overall duties and responsibilities and better prepare them for the increasing challenges and complexities that are evolving in the financial services marketplace. The program will also give directors new insight into bank operations and provide them the opportunity to interact with regulators and review bank activities from a regulatory perspective. After participating in the program, directors will be better able to fulfill their overall fiduciary obligations and provide a higher level of service to their respective communities.
  • CBWV Advanced Directors College – Since 1998, the FDIC’s Atlanta Region has supported and participated in Directors’ College programs throughout the southeast. This program is an important part of supporting and maintaining healthy community banks. It is designed for those directors that have completed the original Directors College program (Session I & II), and those that have attended the previously named Freshman college. CBWV is pleased to take director education and training to a higher level. CBWV along with the FDIC and the WV Division of Financial Institutions will bring you a program beneficial to you and your bank.The purpose of the college is to educate new directors about their responsibilities. This program will help directors gain a deeper understanding of their overall duties and responsibilities and better prepare them for the increasing challenges and complexities that are evolving in the financial services marketplace.The program will also give directors a more in depth insight into bank operations and provide them the opportunity to interact with regulators and review bank activities from a regulatory perspective. After participating in the program, directors will be better able to fulfill their overall fiduciary obligations and provide a higher level of service to their respective communities.
  • Convention – Conventions are a great opportunity to network with your peers – during the social events, before and after the educational programs.  You will have the opportunity to learn about products and services from our associate members at our Exhibit Hall.  Educational programs allow you to invest in your bank as you come together to learn and network with other community bankers.
  • CEO/Directors Conference – The CEO/Directors Conference provides a full day of education that is focused on CEO’s and community bank directors.  Like convention, this also gives your directors a great opportunity to come together to learn and network with other directors.
  • Leadership Banker Development GroupCBWV has a program for the new generation of leaders in your bank.  These bankers need to progressive, technology-smart, legislatively informed, community minded and knowledgeable of what their competition is doing.  In addition, our future bankers must become experts at marketing themselves, as well as their bank products and services.  They must become LEADERS, not only among their industry peers, but in their communities as well.  The CBWV Leadership Banker Development Program will prepare today’s independent bank leader with the necessary skills to ensure bank profitability.  The Leadership Development Program will provide its members the opportunity to develop lifetime business relationships with the best and brightest people in community banking in West Virginia! For more information, please contact Donna at dtanner39@wvacb.com How will the Leadership Banker Development Program benefit your bankers? Provide access to tremendous network of community bankers with a vast background of knowledge and experience who are willing to share it in a non competitive environment Reinforcing the importance of the community banking philosophy and the importance of that philosophy not only to our industry, but to our local communities.

     Offering enhanced perspective of the importance of CBWV’s legislative efforts in WV and Washington and how best to communicate with elected officials.

  • Barret School of Banking – The mission of the school is to provide an adult learning experience for the career-oriented individual in commercial banking or related financial services industry business.  For more information, please contact Chris Kelley at ckelley@barret.ws
  • Webinars