General banking schools

School of Banking Fundamentals

Piggy Bank

The School of Banking Fundamentals provides a concentrated, fast-paced overview of banking, all in one week.    Through this hands-on practical training, attendees will gain the following:

  • An increased understanding and appreciation of all functions within the bank.
  • An understanding of banking's role in the financial services industry.
  • Increased knowledge and skills immediately applicable to attendees' daily responsibilities.
  • New ideas and a recharged attitude after interacting with other banking professionals.

It is ideal for new employees, management trainees or new supervisors, or bankers who plan to attend our Advanced School of Banking in the future. 


March 30 - April 3, 2020

Manhattan, Kansas

Registration information for this School will be available by January 1, 2020.

Advanced School of Banking


The Advanced School of Banking is perfect for preparing your future leaders for the next level, including preparing them for future attendance at a Graduate School of Banking. This two-year program requires junior to mid-level bankers to attend one week in the fall and one week the following summer.  Attendees will gain:

  • Practical ideas to improve bank performance and profits. 
  • New technical skills to utilize in positioning your organization for the future. 
  • Opportunities to experience the complexity of managing a successful financial institution through a hands-on computer simulation. 
  • Practical application of classroom learning through completion of three interim assignments.


Year 1 - October 7 - 11, 2019

Year 2 - June 1 - 5, 2020

Both Years in Grand Island, Nebraska

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Relationship & Business Development School

Banker helping couple.

The Relationship and Business Development School has been designed to provide bankers with essential information, skills and best practices to build a relationship culture that starts with employee engagement and leads to outstanding customer experiences.

Anyone actively involved with attracting and retaining customers, or the leadership of relationship managers should attend this dynamic School.  

This School is ideal for :

  • Branch Managers
  • Business Development Officers
  • Retail and Relationship Managers
  • Loan Officers
  • Universal/Personal Bankers


June 23 - 25, 2020

Manhattan, Kansas

 Registration information for this School will be available by January 1, 2020. 


Advance Your Career

Melody Everett

The School of Banking Fundamentals was fantastic training for the overall workings of each piece of the bank. The instructors are knowledgeable and keep the class entertaining through hands-on activities and group discussions. I would recommend this training for any bank employees that are looking to further their career, no matter what their current position. 

Melody Everett

Assistant Cashier

Citizens Bank of Kansas

Winfield, Kansas

Set Yourself Apart

Tony King

Over the last several years I have attended many schools offered by the Schools of Banking.  There is no doubt in my mind that these schools have positively impacted my professional development in banking.  Specifically, by attending the Advanced School of Banking, I developed a broader knowledge of banking in general, and have developed my skill sets even further which have allowed both professional and educational advancement.  

When I look back, I can attest to the value the classes at Schools of Banking have provided on my career.  I would highly encourage anyone that desires to develop professionally in banking and set themselves apart from others to attend Schools of Banking programs.                                                                                                   

Tony King

Vice President - Loans

The Guaranty State Bank & Trust Co.

Beloit, Kansas

Networking Opportunities

Tammy Schall

My experience at the Relationship & Business Development School was advantageous to my banking career.  The structure of the class was beneficial to networking while being resourceful and motivating as well; I continue to draw from the tools gained from this school.

Tammy Schall

Senior Branch Manager

Nebraska State Bank & Trust Co.

Broken Bow, Nebraska