Join us in Boulder to Find Out How GSBC Can Transform Your Career
From learning, networking and exploring, there are many moving parts to our Annual School Sessions. If you’re wondering what all the buzz is about regarding the GSBC experience, here is a high-level view of what to expect at GSBC:
Networking & Events
Peer Group Program
Each new student is assigned a peer group to facilitate pre-arrival connections among students, giving them a solid, built-in group of colleagues and friends to navigate their time at GSBC together.
On their first evening at GSBC, peer groups will have the opportunity to connect in person during a Peer Group Dinner!
While GSBC-sponsored events are optional, they are highly encouraged to forge relationships with colleagues. They include:
- Peer Group Dinner Night: When all peer groups meet for the first time in person through dinner and an interactive activity.
- State Dinner Night: A designated evening for all students from your state to hit the town at one of Boulder’s renowned restaurants.
- Golf Tournament: On the Sunday between Weeks 1 & 2, GSBC holds a student/alumni/faculty golf tournament at one of Colorado’s renowned courses with an excellent view of the Rocky Mountains.
- Battle of the Classes: This student-favorite event allows students to connect with classmates in a friendly field day competition.
- Rockies Game: GSBC annually partners with the Colorado Rockies, providing our students with a summer evening in Denver at Coors Field.
Most classes are held at CU Boulder’s state-of-the-art Wolf Law Building, featuring technologically advanced wireless networking, video conferencing and video recording capabilities, immersing students in an engaging and comfortable environment. To know more about who teaches classes at GSBC, learn about our faculty.
Committed to Lead Micro-Credential
The Committed to Lead Micro-Credential, a Bolder Banking initiative, is supplementary coursework offered to second- and third-year students that is designed to build bold, future-oriented community bank leaders. By completing Committed to Lead coursework, students will have a greater understanding of what it takes to boldly lead a high-performing community bank into the future.
Rising third year students have the opportunity to join a ‘Signals Group’ for their Strategic Topic project, where the group members conduct research regarding technology and “signals” of change. The group then engages in peer learning and teaching.
Special Presentations & Evening Receptions
Our students hear industry experts speak on current issues in community banking throughout each two-week session, presented as keynote and panel sessions.
Schedule will vary based on student year.
- Sunday late morning/early afternoon: Arrive and settle into on-campus housing
- Monday-Friday: Week 1 classes (daily lunch break provided)
- Weekend: On your own or GSBC-organized event(s)
- Monday-Thursday: Week 2 classes (daily lunch break provided)
- Friday Week 2: Students dismissed at noon; School Session concludes
One Word: Location
GSBC is fortunate to call gorgeous Boulder, Colorado, our home. And, for two weeks a year, our students get to too! Not only do students get to wake up at the foothills of the Flatirons Mountains and learn on a prestigious campus with breathtaking views, there are endless things to do outside of class. From exploring Pearl Street Mall‘s iconic shops and restaurants to venturing on a nearby hike, there’s never a dull moment when you’re in Boulder (not to mention it’s only 30 minutes from Denver)!
GSBC utilizes CU Boulder housing complexes to accommodate students. All complexes include include air conditioning, WiFi, a microwave and mini-fridge, a community kitchen on the main floor, social and study lounges and laundry facilities.
GSBC partners with the Center for Community (C4C) and Village Center Café for meals, with Kittredge Market also being a student favorite. Additionally, there are boxed lunches and evening receptions planned throughout the two-week session.
The CU Boulder campus is walkable, but GSBC runs shuttle buses among Wolf Law, the C4C dining hall and housing complexes during the morning, lunchtime and evening commutes to give students a convenient way to make it to their next destination.
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