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2024 Dakota School of Banking
Sunday, June 09, 2024 to Friday, June 14, 2024
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2024 Dakota School of Banking

June 9-14, 2024

University of Jamestown, ND | Jamestown, ND

Register Online | Printable Registration & Details


Dorothy Lick
North Dakota Bankers Association
PO Box 1438
Bismarck ND 58502-1438
[email protected]
Phone: (701) 223-5303


One of North Dakota's longest-standing banking education traditions, the Dakota School of Banking has graduated hundreds of bankers since its inception in 1974. Many of these graduates are now senior-level executives, serving as president or chief executive officers of banks large and small.

Through the use of highly-qualified instructors and a challenging curriculum, Dakota School of Banking provides a multi-dimensional educational experience in banking. By completing two one-week summer sessions and intersession projects, students develop a range of skills to enhance current performance and qualify for advancement.

Employees at nearly every level can benefit from attending the Dakota School of Banking. Many DSB applicants have been identified as future leaders within their banks.

Dakota School of Banking is sponsored by NDBA and endorsed by SDBA.


Registration fee includes tuition, lodging, most meals and materials. First-year fees are as follows:
Member | Early Rate: $1,495              After Apr. 5: $1,545
Nonmember | Early Rate: $2,045      After Apr. 5: $2,095

Add $200 for a single private room. Deduct $175 if housing is not required.


Application deadline is Friday, April 24, 2024. Click here for the scholarship application. (PDF)

The Dakota School of Banking offers one $450 scholarship, which is awarded to a DSB student who:

  • is a full‐time employee of an NDBA or SDBA member bank
  • is entering the first year at DSB and agrees to complete the two‐year program.


Applicant must:

  • Be an employee or officer of a bank, an NDBA or SDBA associate member; or a bank regulatory agency
  • Have a college degree and two years banking experience, or a high school diploma plus five years banking experience
  • Have coursework in Principles of Banking, Money and Banking and Accounting or have demonstrated knowledge in these areas.
  • Be recommended by the bank's CEO, a senior officer or the employee's supervisor

Applicants who do not meet these requirements must submit a letter from their nominating officer detailing the experience being substituted for these requirements.


First Year 
Banking Law
Bank Financial Analysis I
Human Resource Management    
Trust Services
Presenting with Impact
Risk Management
Sales Management

Second Year 
Asset/Liability Management
Bank Financial Analysis II
BankExec Simulation    
Bank Investments
Liquidity and Capital Planning
Management and Leadership
Bank Reports and Exams
Strategic Planning










Richard Beck
STAR Financial Bank (Retired)
Fort Wayne IN

Katie Munion
Dale Carnegie Training
Fargo ND
Presenting with Impact and Business Development

Tom Capouch
First State Bank
Mayville ND
BankExec, Business Planning, Bank Financial Analysis II, Investments and Macroeconomics

Carolene Severson
ND Department of
Financial Institutions
Bismarck ND
Bank Reports and Exams

Cody Delzer
SBS Cybersecurity
Madison SD

Mary Locken
Bell Bank
Fargo ND
Trust Services

Perry Haralson
Cornhusker Bank
Lincoln NE
Bank Financial Analysis and Asset/Liability Management

Ann Rockwold
Eide Bailly LLP
Fargo ND

Tracy Kennedy
Zimney Foster P.C.
Grand Forks ND
Banking Law

Jeremy Skoglund
Western State Bank
West Fargo ND
Risk Management


Mark Stenson
Stenson Management Consulting
Rochester MN
Effective Leadership