Bank School Class of 2021

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Curriculum Schedule

2020 Bank School Pyramid

Each year, the classes build upon the previous year(s) culminating in the final Bank School experience -  the BankExec Simulation. Learn more about the overall Bank School curriculum and the Bank School Pyramid here (click the “play button” in the bottom right corner to start the video).

2020 Virtual Bank School Schedule - 2nd Year

If at all possible, please connect via computer audio (computer speaker/microphone, earbuds or other headphones plugged into your laptop) rather than dialing in by phone. If you must dial in, you can access the toll free number and session info in the following link:

In the Classroom

Bank School Classroom Norms

Office Hours

On Wednesday and Thursday during Bank School, instructors have a designated time slot for office hours.  This is your opportunity to ask specific questions about the material covered in class on the areas where you may need further clarification.  Students will be required to sign up using this link for the office hours and share what specific questions they have.

You can find the links to join the office hours on your curriculum schedule!
Office Hours Schedule

Wednesday, July 29th: 

  • Higgins: 2:00 – 2:30
  • Faircloth: 2:30 – 3:00

Thursday, July 30th:

  • Sawyers: 2:00 – 2:30
  • Schwartz: 2:30 – 3:00

Course Materials

Jimmy Sawyers - Technology, Payments & Cybersecurity

Pre-work:

Please read the article below to prepare for discussion beginning on Monday. Have this article accessible during class on Monday.

Top 10 Tech Predictions 2020

In-class materials:

Post Work:

  • Google homework: look up Bank Mobile + Vibe + Complaints + BBB
  • He suggested you watch (in your spare time) “Banking on Bitcoin” on Amazon Prime
  • More Google homework: look up “learned helplessness” and also look up Clarence Saunders/Piggly Wiggly :)
  • Link to Forbes article mentioned on Thursday

Brad Schwartz – Bank Financial Management II

 Monday Bank Financial Management II Slides

Tuesday Bank Financial Management II Slides

 Additional Optional Reading

Wednesday Bank Financial Management II Slides and ALCO Meeting Handout

Thursday Bank Financial Management II Slides and ALCO Meeting Handout

Friday Bank Financial Management II Slides

Gary Higgins – Credit Portfolio Management

Pre-work:

In-Class Materials

Mark Faircloth - Effective Negotiations

In-class materials

Home Study Assignments

There are four home study assignments due between the second and third year of Bank School.  They are as follows:

  • October 1, 2020: Bank Financial Management (Schwartz)
  • November 2, 2020: Effective Negotiation (Faircloth). 
    Note: Pre-work is due to Mark Faircloth by September 11, 2020.
  • February 1, 2020: Technology, Payments & Cybersecurity (Sawyers)
  • March 1, 2020: Credit Portfolio Management (Higgins)

Each assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. on the date listed and should be emailed to homestudy@vabankers.org.  

Extensions need to be approved prior to the due date and are granted in cases of extenuating circumstances.  Please note…work load/job responsibilities are not valid reasons to request an extension.  If you feel you are unable to complete your assignment by the due date, please contact Kristen Reid to discuss your options.

2020 Bank School Home Study Documents

If you have any questions regarding the home study assignments, please contact Kristen Reid.

Link to Home Study Prep Calls

Brad Schwartz – Bank Financial Management II (Access Passcode: .b+1XU92)

Mark Faircloth – Effective Negotiations (Access Passcode: tH6fX2$3)

General Session Recordings

Monday - Convocation and Banking Leadership Panel

Tuesday – Leading in Difficult Times

Wednesday – Economic Update

Thursday – The Art of Innovation

Bonus Recording – Dr Ed’s 1st Year session (Thursday, July 30th) (Password: e.Y*g5zh)

Friday – Virtual Graduation

Student Information

Student Profile Site

Faculty Information

2020 Faculty & Fellows Contact Information

VBA Staff Information

VBA Staff Contact Info

School of Bank Management Trustees

School of Bank Management Trustees

Technology

Zoom - Joining a Meeting

Newsletters

Friday’s Daily Newsletter

Thursday’s Daily Newsletter

Wednesday’s Daily Newsletter

Tuesday’s Daily Newsletter

Monday’s Daily Newsletter

June 15 

June 23

June 30

July 7

July 15

July 21

Facebook/Contest

Facebook Contest Details

Join the Bank School Facebook Group!

3rd Year Class Charity

The 3rd year class has chosen the organization ReadyKids as their charity for 2020.  ReadyKids mission is simple…to get kids ready for life.  By providing counseling, family support and early learning opportunities, ReadyKids provides programs for both the kids and those who care for them.

During our week together, there are two ways to support this great organization as they help kids stay safe, healthy, and prepare for school: 

  • Gifts-in-kind*: ReadyKids created an Amazon wish list specifically for the VBA Bank School. Click here to access the list to order supplies directly for the organization and the children it serves.
  • Donations*: If you would prefer to provide a monetary donation, please click here.

Digital Swag

Bank School Photo Props

Cocktail-Mocktail Recipes

Bank School Spotify Playlist - favorite songs from Bank School faculty, fellows and staff.  Send us songs to add! 

From Iphone/Tablet:                                                                                                              

  • Go to the app store and download the Spotify app
  • Log in or create a free account using your email address
  • Click the link to the Bank School Playlist and it will bring it up in the Spotify app
    • Or search “Hannah Hedden” click on the profile and the playlist will be there
  • Shuffle the playlist and enjoy!

From Desktop/Computer:

  • Go to www.spotify.com/download
  • Download Spotify onto your desktop/computer
  • Look for the app in your downloads folder and double-click it
  • It will appear on your home screen as a separate icon
  • Log in or create a free account using your email address
  • Click the Bank School Playlist link and it will bring up the playlist directly
    • Or search “Hannah Hedden” click on the profile and the playlist will be there
  • Shuffle the playlist and enjoy!