General Banking School - Year 1

LOCATION: Griffin Gate Marriott, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington

The Kentucky Bankers Association’s (KBA) General Banking School is designed for employees who possess a current knowledge of banking that sufficiently prepares them for this advanced paced curriculum. The mission of this school is to teach bankers to understand the business of managing a bank company, the financial decisions that must be made, how each bank department is inter-related and the economic environment of the business of banking. The KBA General Banking School will prepare bankers for any of the national graduate schools of banking.

Who Should Attend
The school is designed for recent college graduates, management trainees, and bank employees who wish to build on skills acquired through the Foundations of Banking School (formerly Essentials of Banking School). The following minimum requirements are suggested:
  • An associate degree, ABA courses in Money and Banking, Principles of Banking, and/or Accounting, or equivalent college courses and three years experience in the financial service industry; or

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance or economics and one year experience in the financial service industry; or

  • A master’s degree in finance or economics and no experience in the financial service industry; or

  • A graduate of the Foundations of Banking School (formerly Essentials of Banking School).

  • Applicants with special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

Benefits of Attending
The General Banking School builds a bridge between concepts and practical application. The curriculum consists of practical classroom sessions and experience with a computer-generated bank simulation, BankExec. The balance of classroom and simulation creates a program that will be of value to bankers throughout their career. The school provides bankers with:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the connections between banking functions and the banking environment.

  • Practical application of classroom learning by completing Intersession assignments.

  • Opportunities to experience the complexity of managing a successful bank through a hands-on computer simulation.

Graduation Requirements
To successfully complete the required course of study and graduate from the school, the following requirements must be met. Participants must:
  • Attend all classes.

  • Attend intersession day in the fall, complete the intersession exercises and receive a satisfactory evaluation of the exercises.

  • Participate in BankExec, as a part of the Year II curriculum, and receive a satisfactory evaluation.

  • Pass all exams.

Classes & Materials
Participants will check-in for classes the first day of the program, Sunday, May 31, 2020, at the Marriott Griffin Gate, 1800 Newtown Pke, Lexington, Kentucky. Classes will begin immediately following orientation. All classes will be held at Marriott Griffin Gate.

Curriculum materials will be distributed the first day of class. Participants should bring their own calculator and supplies for taking notes during class.

Housing & Meals
Bankers will be housed at Griffin Gate Marriott, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky. Roommates will not be assigned. If a registrant prefers to share a room please contact Paula Cross with the information.

All lunches will be served at Marriott Griffin Gate. Bankers will be on their own for dinner. Breakfast will be available with lodging.

Admission & Fees
First priority for admission is given to members of the KBA. Applicants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. To apply, submit an application to the KBA by May 22, 2020. If an applicant suffers from any disabilities that might influence his or her participation in the school, please enclose a brief letter with the application.

The annual tuition includes curriculum, computer fees, lodging and some meals. The fee for the intersession/simulation exercises is $215; this includes materials, faculty review of assignments and any special meetings. Participants will be billed in August for this fee.

Applicants withdrawing before May 22, 2020 will be refunded all fees except a $150 cancellation fee. There is no refund if an applicant withdraws after the deadline or fails to attend the school, with the exception of extenuating circumstances. Due to commitments and expenses we cannot reverse, such as: handouts, food, beverages, room rentals, speaker fees, etc.; even extenuating circumstances will require partial refunds because of these expenses. Substitutions are welcome. Refund requests must be submitted in writing/email to the KBA.


5/31/2020 - 6/5/2020
Marriott Griffin Gate
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY USA

About the Speaker(s)

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Dr. Dianna  Preece, DBA
Dianna Preece
University of Louisville
Mr. Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
Bank of the Bluegrass and Trust Company
Mr. Chad  McKeithen
Chad McKeithen
Duncan-Williams, Inc.
Mr. Donald J. Perry
Donald Perry
Kentucky Farmers Bank Corporation
Mr. Greg Coker
Greg Coker
Capital Link Consultants
Mr. John David King
John King
Hometown Bank of Corbin, Inc.
Mr. Michael G. Dailey
Michael Dailey
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
Mr. Vincent  Van Nevel
Vincent Van Nevel
ProBank Austin
Mr. William White
William White
Commerce Bank
Ms. Lanie  Gardner
Lanie Gardner
First Southern National

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