Education & Events

UBA Development Programs

The Utah Bankers Association offers a series of annual development programs designed to help develop the future leaders of Utah's banking industry. These interactive programs - taught by subject experts in each specialized area - are convenient and cost-effective, due to lower in-state travel expenses.

Executive Development Program (EDP)

12 Classes from January to November

As we continue to work through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will move class to a virtual format as necessary.  Otherwise, classes will be held live in Salt Lake City.

EDP Brochure    Registration

The Executive Development Program (EDP) is a comprehensive yearlong course designed to cultivate the next generation of banking leaders. It is an ideal opportunity for aspiring executives to step up their career and for institutions to invest in the strong bank leaders of tomorrow.

Exceptional instructors, with years of industry insights and experience, facilitate interactive course sessions that focus on the important economic, regulatory, and competitive pressures facing the industry today, including:

  • The Big Picture and Bank Evolution
  • Leadership and Management
  • Understanding Bank Financial Statements
  • Fundamentals of Fintech
  • Bank Profitability
  • Asset Liability Management
  • Credit and Risk Review
  • Legislation and Politics
  • Audit and Compliance 
  • Leadership Collaboration and Communication
  • Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
  • Credibility and Ethics

Bankers participating in EDP are provided with:

  • A convenient schedule designed with the busy professional in mind. Classes take place once a month over a twelve-month course period and only 6-8 hours of homework prior to each class.
  • One-on-one mentoring program with a self-selected bank executive.
  • Many opportunities to network with class peers, as well as program alumni.
  • Practical skills and lessons that can be put into immediate practice.
  • A solid foundation for their career and an excellent precursor to financial educational opportunities such as the Pacific Coast Banking School.

For more information, contact Becky Wilkes, 801-214-7724,

Credit Analyst Development Program (CADP)

2023 dates: TBD - Runs April through June
Cost: $2,150 for UBA Members, $3,050 for non-members

CADP Brochure    Register

The CADP is designed to further develop basic analytical and specialized skills necessary to effectively support the commercial or business lending functions in the bank. This comprehensive program includes sessions on topics such as the role of the credit analyst, specific types of lending activity and loan structures, and documentation and compliance requirements. For more details and to see the full curriculum, check out the program brochure above.

Commercial Lending Development Program (CLDP)

2022 Class Dates: September 8-9, October 11-12, November 17-18, December 8-9
Cost: $2,375 for UBA members, $3,800 for non-members

CLDP Brochure   Register

The CLDP course emphasizes the entire commercial loan life cycle, and provides participants with current lending approaches, as well as an updated focus on key analytics and regulatory issues. Students will improve their credit and marketing skills, learning best practices first-hand from industry executives and by participating in case studies.

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