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Lending Schools

SDBA National School for Beginning Ag Bankers

The SDBA's National School for Beginning Ag Lenders is an intensive school designed to train in all facets of agricultural lending with emphasis on credit analysis, credit scoring, risk rating, problem loans and group case study. The school is held on odd years at the campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Instructors include Denny Everson and Nate Franzen, First Dakota National Bank, Yankton, SD; Bob Craven and Dale Nordquist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota; Mike Swanson, Wells Fargo Economist; and Sam Miller, BMO Harris Bank in Appleton, Wisconsin. The school is limited to 60 students.

Future dates for this school:

June 24 - 27, 2019


SDBA National School for Experienced Ag Bankers

The SDBA's National School for Experienced Ag Lenders takes ag lenders Beyond the Fundamentals. The school is held on even years at the campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Topics include the Washington influence; credit analysis troubleshooting from cash to accrual; hands-on training with live case study; the regulator's role; lender liability; the future of ag policy; futures, options, insurance; and strategic planning. Instructors include Denny Everson and Nate Franzen, First Dakota National Bank, Yankton, SD; Bob Craven and Dale Nordquist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota; Mike Swanson, Wells Fargo Economist; Sam Miller, BMO Harris Bank in Appleton, Wisconsin; and John Blanchfield. The school is limited to 70 students.

Future dates for this school:

June 22 - 25, 2020


Dakota School of Lending Principles

SDBA/NDBA

In 2018 the School was held in April at the Aberdeen Dakota Event Center, Aberdeen, SD, it will again be offered in April of 2020 in Bismarck, with 2022 returning to Aberdeen.

Whereas the School has taken place, we encourage you to check out this school which offers training in the basics and covers all phases of lending: consumer, real estate, commercial and agriculture.

Future Dates for this School:

TBD


Commercial Lending Schools

Schools of Banking (KBA/NBA)

The Schools of Banking, Inc. is a non-profit corporation jointly sponsored (owned) by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations. It also enjoys partnership relationships with more than 10 other State Bankers Associations across the country. The purpose of this organization is to provide occupational education for bankers.

The Commercial Lending Schools have been customized to meet the diverse educational needs of lenders at any level in their careers. Whether students lend to the main street grocery store or a major manufacturer, these Schools allow attendees to refine and expand their lending skills.   

Objectives

  • Principles School is designed for new commercial lenders and teaches foundational principles of commercial lending
  • Commercial School is designed for lenders with a developed knowledge of GAAP and the ability to calculate and interpret common ratios

Who should attend?

  • Principles is for new commercial lenders. Upon graduation, they will be eligible to return and complete an intermediate three-day or four-day school
  • Commercial is for experienced commercial lenders

Admission Requirements

  • Principles: basic accounting and six months experience
  • Commercial: at least two years commercial lending or credit analysis, accounting courses; and/or the School of Lending Principles

 For more details, visit the Schools of Banking website.


Graduate School of Banking - Colorado

GSB-Colorado

GSBC offers a first-class educational experience and is proud to be the country’s premier graduate community banking school. GSBC prepares banking students to succeed through real-world targeted banking curriculum structured around four tracks—leadership and human resources; general management; lending; and financial management.

The GSBC curriculum is targeted at enhancing the analytical and leadership skills of community bankers to prepare them for senior management positions within the bank. First and second year students will complete intersession projects in the months between the school session. Third year students will participate in Bank Management Simulation, a realistic simulation of an actual banking environment that ties together concepts learned throughout the program. The school is held in July each year and scholarships are available. Go to the GSBC website for more information.


Dakota School of Banking

(SDBA/NDBA)

Sponsored by the South Dakota Bankers Association and North Dakota Bankers Association, the Dakota School of Banking is held in June on the campus of Jamestown College in Jamestown, North Dakota. The school provides a focused education of the banking industry. Bankers at all levels benefit from the well-rounded curriculum that builds on fundamental skills and focuses on emerging trends. Students enroll for two years, attending one week each summer.

Classes are held in a $4.5 million facility that features state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs. The first-year session provides students with a general overview of the banking industry and banking departments. The second-year session builds on this general banking knowledge and adds a computerized bank management simulation.

Attendees are generally first- or mid-level managers seeking advancement in their banks and careers. However, others who would benefit from exposure to the banking industry and increased familiarity with the individual components that make up a bank are also encouraged to attend. For more information, click here to go to the NDBA's website.

Future Dates for this School:

June 9 - 14, 2019


School of Lending Principles

Schools of Banking (KBA/NBA)

The Schools of Banking, Inc. is a non-profit corporation jointly sponsored (owned) by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations. It also enjoys partnership relationships with more than 10 other State Bankers Associations across the country. The purpose of this organization is to provide occupational education for bankers.

The School of Lending Principles is a consumer-based lending school that introduces lenders to real estate, ag, commercial and loan documentation. Attendees learn the theory and process of basic lending and then put this knowledge to work in actual nuts and bolts sessions. 

This School provides basic instruction appropriate for loan officer trainees, loan support personnel and personal bankers. It is recommended that applicants have a minimum of six months lending experience or one year of loan department experience. 

NEXT OFFERING

March 4-8, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas
Registration information will be available in December 2018.  

More information at the Schools of Banking website.