Tennessee Bankers

Southeastern Schools

Conducted by the Tennessee Bankers Association. The Southeastern Schools provide a solid foundation on which to build your banking career. Graduates develop the skills that will bring them success in upper-level management positions and forge the networks that will serve you throughout your career.


February 5-7, 2018

The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending

Sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association in cooperation with the Georgia Bankers Association, Louisiana Bankers Association, Mississippi Bankers Association.


The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending is an intensive three-day school focusing on advanced cash flow and loan structure, commercial real estate lending, and new approaches to predicting portfolio credit performance and managing portfolio credit risk.  This school is ideal for commercial lenders, relationship managers, portfolio managers, senior credit managers, and others who currently are responsible for or are interested in profitably growing the bank’s loan portfolio and better managing portfolio credit risk. Click here to see the 2017 graduates


March 4-9, 2018

The Southeastern School of Consumer Credit

Sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association in cooperation with the Georgia Bankers Association, Louisiana Bankers Association, Mississippi Bankers Association.


The Southeastern School of Consumer Credit is an intensive, one-week program featuring over 50 hours of classroom instruction in 21 modules that provide specialized but well-rounded training in consumer banking. Recommendations for participation include at least one year’s experience in consumer credit or five years of general banking experience in addition to certain prerequisites. Participants are housed at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Click here for a list of 2017 graduates


April 4, June 14, Aug. 16, Nov. 13, 2018

The Southeastern School of Banking Branch Management

Sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association in cooperation with the Georgia Bankers Association, Louisiana Bankers Association, Mississippi Bankers Association.


This school is designed to focus on the critical success elements of managing and leading a performance-focused sales and service team. Each workshop is designed and packaged full of checklists, job aids, case studies, examples, and real-world situations. The school provides the branch manager and the branch management team with current, proven solutions to managing a successful branch in today’s ever-evolving banking environment.


May 20-25, 2018

The Southeastern School of Commercial Lending

Sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association in cooperation with the Georgia Bankers Association, Louisiana Bankers Association, Mississippi Bankers Association.


This intensive, one-week school concentrates on all aspects of commercial lending. Students receive over 50 hours of classroom instruction, discussion, and case study. Recommendations for attendance include at least one year of commercial lending experience or five years of general banking experience in addition to certain prerequisites.  Students are housed at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Click here for a list of 2017 graduates


July 15-20, 2018

The Southeastern School of Banking I & II

Sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association


The Southeastern School of Banking offers an 80-hour general banking curriculum. Serving Tennessee financial institutions since 1939, the two-year school incorporates lectures and home study assignments. Some of the topics covered in the first year are bank financial analysis, macroeconomics, asset/liability management, investments, lending, strategic planning, managing liquidity/capital planning, sales management, and HR management. The newest version of the Stanford Bank Simulation Game is a tool for learning about financial institution management.

The second-year general banking classes include employee skills, fraud and ethics, trust services, credit and credit scoring, technology, changing bank environment, bank security, management, and completion of the Stanford Bank Simulation Game. A must for career bankers! Students are housed at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Click here for a list of 2017 graduates