Banking Schools

The Community Bankers School (CBS)
Sunday-Friday, July 11-16, 2021

The Community Bankers School is an intensive program designed for today’s community bank professional. Here is what students gain:

• background and experience for broader responsibilities and greater effectiveness;
• a broad understanding of the overall deposit, credit and investment functions of a community bank;
• an appreciation for customer service and an active business-development program;
• insight into a community bank’s overall operations responsibilities and techniques for integrating technology into the bank’s strategic plan;
• the opportunity to compare and share experiences with peers, instructors and senior bankers;
• the invaluable student notebook which contains course outlines, supplemental reading materials, as well as exhibits and sample forms; and
• the ability to immediately contribute to the overall success of the bank.

To learn more click here.

Date:  July 11-16, 2021; Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

Graduate School of Banking at Colorado
Since 1950, banks have trusted GSBC to prepare the next generation of community bank leaders. This legacy, combined with a cutting-edge curriculum, expert faculty and state-of-the art facilities makes GSBC's 25-month banking school an ideal management training program for community banks nationwide. More than 450 bankers, regulatory professionals and other financial-services representatives combined experience GSBC each year. GSBC is committed to providing the banking industry and its constituents with the tools necessary to create tomorrow’s leaders.

GSBC’s plan for the 70th Annual School Session, scheduled for July 18-30, 2021. GSBC will offer a hybrid session of in-person and virtual attendance; in-person students will primarily be on the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) campus, while others will take the courses virtually in tandem with the live instruction during the two-week school.
 
At a glance, the need for social distancing will expand GSBC’s physical classroom footprint in Boulder, and GSBC will adhere to all CU Boulder COVID-19 guidelines. Students have until June 1 to state their attendance preferences (in-person or virtual) without penalty and with a flexible cancellation policy. At present, GSBC is still accepting applications for the session, but seats are extremely limited. Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP to ensure availability.
 
I have attached a news release that I encourage you to include in an upcoming e-mail communication to your members. Additionally, you are more than welcome to view and share the announcement via this link: GSBC Announces Plan for In-Person, Virtual 70th Annual School Session.

Date:  July 18-30, 2021