Payments Boot Camp®
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Glenbrook’s popular Payments Boot Camp® is a thorough overview of the payments industry, from the fundamentals to what’s new and on the horizon. It’s a fast-paced, focused, and fun way to get smart about payments.

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“Over 90% of attendees say the Payments Boot Camp is ‘great’ – and say that it will increase their effectiveness on the job.”

Russ Jones
Partner and Payments Education Program Manager, Glenbrook Partners, LLC

The Classroom Experience

Glenbrook Payments Boot Camps® and workshops are conducted on-site/in-person and designed as small-group, interactive sessions. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and there is ample opportunity to connect with the leaders and network with other participants. Dress is business casual, and laptops and other devices may be used during sessions.

Digital Edition

Glenbrook’s three-day Virtual Payments Boot Camp® is just as interactive and educational as the on-site workshop, featuring breakout sessions, presentations, live Q&A’s, group exercises and real-time feedback. In creating the perfect virtual environment, the Payments Boot Camp® has been restructured into half-day sessions spread across three days. Access to group chats and breakout rooms will help you take detailed questions offline or speak one-on-one with Glenbrook workshop leaders.

Why would you come to Glenbrook?

You’re new to the payments world – perhaps working as a payments professional for a merchant. Or having transitioned into a role in payments for a bank. You’re looking for an opportunity to ramp your knowledge quickly and gain a perspective on how we got here – and what’s ahead. This is what we do best. Join us for one of our Payments Boot Camps – you’ll learn quickly!

Network with your peers

Payments Boot Camp® and workshop attendees enjoy opportunities to connect with other people in the industry, as well as with the Glenbrook team. Most two-day events have a networking reception at the end of the first day, and there are always chances to network during lunches and breaks.

Who Attends

Glenbrook’s Payments Education Program is useful both for experienced managers, who often want to be updated on what’s happening in areas outside of their immediate domain, and for newcomers, who need a broad overview of the U.S. payments systems to create a context for their work.

Over 30,000 payments professionals have attended Glenbrook workshops. Attendees have included product, strategy, and sales managers, technology, operations, and risk managers, investors, inventors, and analysts, management teams from payments startups.


Glenbrook’s agenda is structured to ensure that you understand how the industry works as a whole. We emphasize the economics – so that you understand how money is made in the industry, and by whom.

Payments Systems Overview
• Industry definitions, payments domains
• Key concepts – open/closed, push/pull, chain of liability
• How payments systems differ
• Risk in payments
• Payments systems economics

Perspectives on Users and Providers
• End-User perspectives – Consumers, Merchants
• Provider perspectives – Banks, Networks, Processors, PSPs
• Other constituents – Regulators

Core Systems
• Cards – Core concepts, value chains, transaction flow, technology, economics
• Checks – Value chain, checking imaging, remote deposit capture, volume trend
• ACH – Value chain, transaction flow, direct debit risk model, volume, and trends
• Wires – Value chain, economics, major players, and trends
• Fast Payments – Processing model and components, Zelle vs RTP vs FedNow
• Cash – Usage trends, ATM networks, and digital currencies

Global Payments
• Local country payments systems – models, common elements, variables
• Cross-border payments – international wires; cross-border card processing

Fintech Innovation
• Market drivers, building blocks and key trends
• Open banking APIs, how payment data is used, artificial intelligence

Payments Domains
• Domain overview, monetization strategies, key trends for each domain
• POS – NFC payments, mobile POS, Square Case Study
• Online Commerce – Digital wallets, Secure Remote Commerce (SRC)
• Bill Pay – Variation in biller, bank, and consumer-centric models
• P2P – Open vs Closed Processing Models, Venmo vs Cash App
• B2B – B2B fundamentals, buyer-seller payment dynamics
• Income – Disbursements, payouts, and card push payments

Fees, billing, discounts, refunds


The standard Payments Boot Camp® registration fee starts at $2495 per person.

Bundle and save $400! The optional third-day Insight Workshop fee is reduced from $1395 to $995 per person when you register for the Payments Boot Camp® PLUS the corresponding Insight Workshop (in-person sessions only).

Fees include:

  • instruction
  • instruction materials (including hard and soft copy of presentation slides)
  • breakfast and lunch on instruction days (in-person sessions only)
  • networking reception on the evening of the first day of the Payments Boot Camp® (in-person sessions only)

Fees do not include:

  • hotel accommodations

Payments / Billing

Glenbrook accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal and Visa for payment upon registration. If required, payment may be made by an invoice sent to your company – with our prior approval. Please contact us to obtain approval for invoice billing.


Individual discounts:

  • Save 10% – Early Bird discount. Register in advance of a Payments Boot Camp® and receive 10% off (1+ month for virtual sessions and 2+ months for in-person sessions). Use discount code GH52R3 when registering.
  • Save 10% – Alumni discount. Glenbrook Payments Education alumni wanting to attend another payments education event. Contact us, prior to registering, to request your alumni discount code.

Group discounts:

  • Save 10% – Register 2 people for a Payments Boot Camp®
  • Save 15% – Register 3-6 people for a Payments Boot Camp®
  • Save 20% – Register 7-9 people for a Payments Boot Camp®
  • Save 30% – Register 10+ people for a Payments Boot Camp®
  • Group discount rates apply to registrations within a 6-month timeframe.
  • Contact us, prior to registering, to request your group discount code.

Glenbrook client discounts:

  • Discounts are also available for select Glenbrook clients. Contact us to inquire about a discount code.

* Only one discount code may be used per person. Discounts may not be combined with any other sale, promotion, discount, code, coupon, and/or offer.


Payments Boot Camp® and workshop registrants may cancel their registration for a full refund if cancelled two weeks prior to the event. Refunds for cancellations within two weeks of the event will be considered on a case by case basis. In some cases, it may be possible to switch registration to an event at a later date.

Daily schedule

Sample Daily Agenda – Digital Workshop

  • 11:00am-1:00pm ET: instruction (2 hours)
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm ET break (1 hour)
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm ET: instruction (2 hours)
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm ET: optional Q&A (30 mins)

Sample Agenda – Live Workshop

Day One

  • 8:30am – 9:00am breakfast available
  • 9:00am instruction begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm lunch is provided
  • 5:00pm instruction ends
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm complimentary networking reception

Day Two

  • 8:30am – 9:00am breakfast available
  • 9:00am instruction begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm lunch is provided
  • 5:00pm session ends

Day Three – Optional Insight Workshop

  • 8:30am – 9:00am breakfast available
  • 9:00am instruction begins
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm lunch is provided
  • 5:00pm workshop ends
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