Schools & Conferences

Banking School

Application (An updated application and brochure will be available 6 months prior to the beginning of the schools.)

The WV School of Banking prepares bank employees with a broad and fundamental understanding of significant banking, economic and monetary issues, as well as a better understanding of the day-to-day banking operation.  Since 1944, this two-year program features a challenging curriculum taught by a faculty with both excellent teaching credentials and vast experience.  Combined with lectures and home study assignments, the students participate in a bank simulation game, a tool for learning about financial institution management.  This school is a must for bankers who consider banking their career choice!  

The Lloyd P. Calvert Graduate School of Banking

To continue the quality education prior graduates of the WV School of Banking have received, this school provides a more challenging curriculum, as well as advanced bank simulation.  This school also prepares career bankers for the upper-level national graduate schools.

The 2019 Schools will be held May 19 - 24, 2019.  Click HERE for a brochure.

For further information please contact Amanda Cunningham

Financial & Estate Planning

This annual event sponsored by the WVBankers, the WV Society of CPAs and the WV State Bar attracts participants from bank trust departments, CPAs, insurance agencies and attorneys and features the latest and most current estate planning techniques.

The 2019 seminar will be held May 16 in Charleston.   Visit our event calendar for full details as the event is planned.

For further information please contact Amanda Cunningham

Consumer Lending

This three-day school has been developed for those who are charged with organizing and managing consumer loans and will address credit decision-making, as well as the human relations aspect of lending.  The school includes case studies and role-playing to acquaint you with effective interviewing skills and to improve your credit decisions.  The school also includes discussion on the concepts of secured lending and analysis of decision-making.

The Consumer Lending School is held each fall and the 2019 School will be held November 19 - 21, at Embassy Suites in Charleston.  Visit our Event Calendar for full information as it becomes available.

For further information please contact Amanda Cunningham

Bank Security School

Our two-day annual Bank Security School is designed to give both the new and the experienced Security Officer an educational program that:

  • Provides you with a critical resource for receiving timely and continuing security education
  • Will expose you to established and emerging “industry-standard” security practices
  • Enhances your credibility with your peers and with your board of directors
  • Encourages you to continue your personal and professional development
  • Can reduce your personal and corporate liability.

The 2019 Bank Security School will be held May 9 & 10, at Stonewall Resort.  Visit our Event Calendar to learn more and/or to register.

For further information please contact Amanda Cunningham        

BSA/AML School

Regulatory reform means changes to many requirements, including those associated with BSA and OFAC, and there is no let-up for enforcement in sight. With new products, new access to the banking system and emerging payment alternatives, the challenge to BSA/AML compliance has never been greater. Bank security, fraud, red flags, and product vulnerability have seen a convergence with BSA/AML/SAR programs and investigations.  In today’s difficult environment, with increased penalties and enforcement alongside reduced budgets and resources, the need for quality education and training has become even more critical.

This annual two-day school is designed for personnel who are responsible for BSA compliance, risk management, audit, operational and training responsibilities.  It is generally held in the Fall of each year.  The 2019 School will be October 15 & 16 at the Embassy Suites.  For further information please contact Amanda Cunningham or visit our Event Calendar.  


This 1 ½ day conference is the best opportunity of the year for Chief Financial Officers and those serving in a similar capacity to get the latest updates and insight into the important financial, technical and regulatory issues of the day.  Key strategists present timely topics each year and CFOs have a wonderful opportunity to network with their peers.

The 2019 conference will be held November 14 & 15 at the Charleston Marriott.  Watch the Event Calendar as more information becomes available.

For further information please contact Amanda Cunningham


The Graduate School of Banking at Lousiana State University