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.
For more information, please contact Ronnie Boling, Director of Schools,
Tennessee Bankers Association, at rboling@TNBankers.org or 615-804-4000
March 22–25, 2021
The Southeastern School of Consumer Lending is an intermediate-level, program featuring more than 30 hours of classroom instruction in 14 modules within five-course clusters 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 prescribed ABA or college course prerequisites. Classes are held at TBA Barrett Training Center. Students are housed at the Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University (2555 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203).
May 24–28, 2021
The Southeastern School of Commercial Lending I & II offer over 60 hours of combined commercial lending curriculum. Beginning with students who enrolled for TSSCL I in 2020, the two schools will be combining into a two-year curriculum held concurrently over one week in May. The commercial lending curriculum addresses all aspects of business operations for various types of companies. Special emphasis is placed on understanding operating cycles and how bankers meet the ever changing financial needs of commercial customers through effective relationship banking. The commercial lending curriculum also demonstrates how bankers can understand and evaluate company’s management by analyzing key financial trends. The advanced commercial curriculum focuses on issues related to advanced cash flow, loan structuring, commercial real estate lending and new approaches to predicting portfolio credit performance and managing loan portfolio risk. Both the commercial and advanced commercial schools incorporate classroom lectures as well as case studies.
Recommendations for attendance include at least one year of commercial lending experience or five years general banking experience in addition to prescribed American Bankers Association or college course prerequisites. Classes are held at TBA Barrett Training Center.
July 18–23, 2021
The Southeastern School of Banking offers a 70-hour general banking curriculum. Serving Tennessee financial institutions since 1939, the two-year school incorporates lectures and home study assignments. Students from both years attend classes during the same week. Some of the topics covered in the first year are bank financial analysis, macroeconomics, asset/liability management, investments, lending, business planning, managing liquidity/capital planning, sales management, and HR management. Students will also use the nationally recognized Stanford Bank Simulation Game to learn about financial institution management. The second-year general banking classes include managing up skills, a fraud overview, ethics in banking, trust services, credit and credit scoring, technology in banking, the changing bank environment, bank security, management, and completion of the Stanford Bank Simulation Game. This school is a must for career bankers.
Social Distancing and Virtual Learning
TBA will follow guidance issued by the CDC, Tennessee Department of Health, and any applicable federal or regulatory requirements in place at the time of these programs. In addition to these precautions for students attending the schools in-person, these programs are also available to attend via virtual participation. TBA’s Virtual Live Training option allows for one participant per paid registration. The paid registration gives access to program resources for effective learning. If additional attendees would like access to the program resources (including but not limited to online link/connection, program manuals, and interaction with the facilitator/speaker) an additional paid registration is required. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring that each event participant is registered with TBA and all applicable fees are paid. This will help our organization continue to provide exceptional resources to its members. CPEs and attendance records are kept for all programs. In order to receive documentation for completion of TBA programming, participants must be registered and complete the interactive activities during the Virtual Live program. For more information on virtual attendance or TBA’s procedures for social distancing and sanitization, contact Monique White at mwhite@TNBankers.org.