School of Bank Management
As WBA’s highest-level school, this program was designed to help your team become more well-rounded community bankers, learning about all the aspects of banking “as a business.” Attendees will bring back knowledge and thoughtful discussion to your bank following a full week of education and networking with other community banking leaders!
Many banks will send staff to this school in preparation for future attend at the Graduate School of Banking at UW–Madison. Most of this school’s faculty members are also GSB faculty members and alumni. Graduates of the WBA School of Bank Management will be eligible for future scholarships from WBA and the Prochnow Educational Foundation to be used for the Graduate School of Banking 25-month program.
About the School
The WBA School of Bank Management will start on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. and adjourn on Friday, April 26, 2024 by 4:00 p.m.
In today’s ever-changing, turbulent banking environment, it is important for bankers – especially those who have potential to rise within the institution – to have a clear understanding of the bank as a whole.
The WBA School of Bank Management will provide bankers with:
- An enhanced understanding of banking as a business.
- Increased analytical skills and management techniques.
- A well-rounded understanding of critical banking functions, their interrelationships and the determinants of profitability.
- An opportunity to provide better customer service to internal and external bank customers through expanded knowledge and ability.
- An awareness of the changing banking environment.
- A self-assessment to learn your leadership style and find opportunities for growth and improvement.
- The Business of Banking: identifying components of the bank’s balance sheet and income statement, key ratios and profitability analysis.
- Economics, Money and Market: introduction to monetary policy, understanding of yield curves and interest rates, and a look at economic trends and the impact of a rising rate environment.
- Understanding Your Bank’s UBPR: identifying and understanding key components of your bank’s Uniform Bank Performance Report.
- The Lending Function of a Bank: provide an understanding of portfolio growth and management, importance of documentation, lending’s impact on the bank’s balance sheet and income statement, and processes of analysis and spreading, pricing and funding.
- Bank Human Resources: outlines the functions and responsibilities of both the human resources department and key managers.
- Compliance Management & Bank Operations: introduction to the regulatory and examination processes, as well as overall bank operations and risk management.
- Bank Marketing: focus on the role of the marketing function in the bank’s strategic planning and profitability.
- Digital Banking
- Asset/Liability Management: develop an awareness of the sources and uses of bank funds, and the factors that must be considered in effective management of bank assets and liabilities.
- Leader’s Self-Assessment: creating self-awareness of your leadership/management styles and identifying opportunities for growth.
Who Should Attend?
This school has been designed for bank emerging leaders, management trainees, experienced bank managers who are new to the banking industry, and bankers interested in pursuing a career in bank management and leadership.
Many bankers will attend this school as a way of preparing for future enrollment in the Graduate School of Banking program.
The registration fee of $1,395/attendee includes program registration, instruction and materials, and daily lunch and refreshment breaks.