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The 44th Annual Graduate School Program will be held on May 22-27, 2016



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The Old Switcheroo: Instead of buying bonds, why not sell loans?

If your duties include the management of your community bank’s investment portfolio, you have my undying respect. It’s hard enough to stay current on new products, regulatory expectations and viable strategies while, oh yeah, keeping an eye on the rest ... (Read more)

Don’t Let the Door Hit You on Your Way Out!

everal years ago I watched an organization almost implode. New management took over with (they believed) great ideas on how to increase revenue by streamlining and outsourcing several processes. Part of this streamlining meant letting some people go, and the ... (Read more)

Acquisition vs. Retention: Choice or Process?

Intellectually, we all know that building a solid customer base requires both the steady acquisition of new customers and the successful retention of most of the customers who are already on board. In practice, however, the staff at most institutions ... (Read more)

Willful Blindness: A Leadership and Cultural Downfall

Willful blindness is a legal term that means there is information you could and should know but have elected not to know. Deliberate indifference and contrived ignorance also are used to describe the phenomenon. Unfortunately, there is a great deal ... (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.