CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The 76th Annual North Carolina School of Banking kicked off Monday in Chapel Hill. Bankers from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have travelled to the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill to participate in this program dedicated to expanding the skills and abilities of middle managers and prospective managers.
As America’s oldest banking school, the North Carolina School of Banking has provided a solid educational foundation for a large number of our state’s current banking leaders. The school features a vibrant, current and challenging curriculum ideal for our industry’s upcoming management talent. The primary goals of the Management Development Program of the School are to provide skills in specific technical subjects and thereby improve the abilities and effectiveness of middle managers; to teach the relationship between academic disciplines of business and real practicalities of banking; to broaden students’ understanding of the inter-relationships among the various functions of banking; and to enhance the self-esteem and confidence level of students.
The North Carolina School of Banking is led by its Dean, Harry M. Davis Ph.D., NCBA Economist and Professor of Banking at Appalachian State University, and its Provost, Tony Wolfe, President & CEO, Peoples Bank. The remaining faculty consists of experienced bankers, professors, regulatory officials, attorneys and others who have expert knowledge of the subject areas. Approximately thirty faculty teach at the School, and some have been associated with the program for many years. Faculty and courses are critically evaluated to ensure that banker-students receive the best possible professional education.
The North Carolina Bankers Association brings together all categories of banking institutions that best represent the interests of our rapidly changing state. The state’s banks have provided support to their communities since 1804. Look for a current listing at www.ncba.com.