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The 43rd Annual Graduate School Program will be held on May 17-22, 2015



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Roll or Flow? Amortizing bonds require some analysis

It seems a popular parlor game is in session this fall, amongst community bankers. The question at hand, and it’s a big one, is “when do you think the Fed is going to start raising rates?” Of course, it’s a ... (Read more)

Challenges for 21st Century Employers

Few would deny that the human resources department has its hands full. With change bombarding the workplace at an ever-increasing pace, HR professionals feel the heat. Now, a new study examining 21st century workplace trends concludes that HR is at ... (Read more)

Buy, Sell, or Neither? The Director’s Role in a Consolidating Environment

If your organization is positioning itself for any of these strategies, directors have heightened fiduciary duties. It is important for directors not only to be aware that there is a consolidating environment happening around them, but to understand the unique ... (Read more)

Onboarding: Are you enacting the lemon law strategy?

I recently worked with a company on its talent management strategy, and I heard a number of things from focus groups, including: • Employees accepted the position because it was a job, not for a higher purpose. • Employees were ... (Read more)

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Barret Lecture Series

David Gergen, CNN Senior Political Analyst, was the 2014 Barret Lecture Series speaker.

Washingtonspeakers.com describes him as: “A trusted advisor to four presidents and to both political parties, David Gergen offers a bipartisan analysis of the Obama Administration, a divided Congress and what today’s headlines mean for the future of America.” 

Find out more about Mr. Gergen, along with Barret’s former national speakers.

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Barret’s curriculum is selected and designed to deliver to the student, in a demanding academic environment, a high level of understanding of all major functions performed in the financial institutions of today. Included are the analytical, operational, planning, and regulatory areas. The curriculum is reviewed and up-dated each session.

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Expertise: Over 40 years of banking experience to benefit you in your career. Large endowment allows tuition subsidies and faculty excellence.

Education: Outstanding and innovative curriculum. Superb faculty including nationally known speakers in the industry

Lecture Series: Featuring nationally distinguished speaker – Fred Smith (2010)

Tuition: Among lowest in the industry. Approximately 1/3 of the cost of other banking schools around the country.

Convenience: One-week resident session means employees spend less time away from the job. Centrally located for easy transportation access.