North Dakota Bankers
Extraordinary Leadership for North Dakota Banks

Dakota School of Banking

June 9-14, 2024 | University of Jamestown


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One of North Dakota's longest-standing banking education traditions, the Dakota School of Banking has graduated hundreds of bankers since its inception in 1974. Many of these graduates are now senior-level executives, serving as president or chief executive officers of banks large and small.

Through the use of highly-qualified instructors and a challenging curriculum, Dakota School of Banking provides a multi-dimensional educational experience in banking. By completing two one-week summer sessions and intersession projects, students develop a range of skills to enhance current performance and qualify for advancement. 

Employees at nearly every level can benefit from attending the Dakota School of Banking. Many DSB applicants have been identified as future leaders within their banks. 

Dorothy Lick
North Dakota Bankers Association
PO Box 1438
Bismarck ND 58502-1438
Phone: (701) 223-5303

Admission Requirements:

Applicant must:
  • Be an employee or officer of a bank, an NDBA or SDBA associate member; or a bank regulatory agency
  • Have a college degree and two years banking experience, or a high school diploma plus five years banking experience
  • Have coursework in Principles of Banking, Money and Banking and Accounting or have demonstrated knowledge in these areas.
  • Be recommended by the bank's CEO, a senior officer or the employee's supervisor
Applicants who do not meet these requirements must submit a letter from their nominating officer detailing the experience being substituted for these requirements.

First Year Second Year
Banking Law
Bank Financial Analysis I
Human Resource Management
Trust Services
Presenting with Impact
Risk Management
Sales Management
Asset/Liability Management
Bank Financial Analysis II
BankExec Simulation
Bank Investments
Liquidity and Capital Planning
Management and Leadership
Bank Reports and Exams
Strategic Planning


Application deadline is Friday, April 24, 2024. Click here for the scholarship application. (PDF)

The Dakota School of Banking offers one $450 scholarship, which is awarded to a DSB student who:
  • is a full‐time employee of an NDBA or SDBA member bank
  • is entering the first year at DSB and agrees to complete the two‐year program.

Richard Beck
STAR Financial Bank (Retired)
Fort Wayne IN

Tom Capouch
First State Bank
Mayville ND
BankExec, Business Planning, Bank Financial Analysis II, Investments and Macroeconomics

Cody Delzer
SBS Cybersecurity
Madison SD

Perry Haralson
Cornhusker Bank
Lincoln NE
Bank Financial Analysis and Asset/Liability Management

Tracy Kennedy
Zimney Foster P.C.
Grand Forks ND
Banking Law

Katie Munion
Dale Carnegie Training
Fargo ND
Presenting with Impact and Business Development

Carolene Severson
ND Department of 
Financial Institutions
Bismarck ND
Bank Reports and Exams

Mary Locken
Bell Bank
Fargo ND
Trust Services

Ann Rockwold
Eide Bailly LLP
Fargo ND

Jeremy Skoglund
Western State Bank
West Fargo ND
Risk Management

Mark Stenson
Stenson Management Consulting
Rochester MN
Effective Leadership

Dakota School of Banking is sponsored by NDBA and endorsed by SDBA.


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