Education and Events

IBSC Education

The Independent Banks of South Carolina conduct seminars and host an annual convention to enhance communication with South Carolina community bankers. Through ICBA, we help facilitate both employee and director training and development, webinars on current regulatory issues, and programs on important banking topics.


IBSC is excited to partner with Financial Education & Development to provide quality webinars for all bankers including but not limited to: Debt Collection, Audit Compliance, Director, Human Resources, Quarterly Emerging Leader, Call Report, and Cyber.

Serving community bankers for 37 years, Financial Education & Development, Inc. and the Community Bankers Webinar Network currently partner with 32 community bankers associations to deliver quality webinar training for bankers in all 50 states. The synergy of these relationships allows us to successfully deliver more than 130 webinars annually, covering critical issues for every level of the financial institution.

Peer Group Meetings:

There are two monthly Peer Group meetings that provide a forum to discuss key issues an learn best practices from fellow bankers. Our members pride themselves on serving their communities.

The Leaders of Tomorrow:

The Leaders of Tomorrow program focuses on the development and education of the next generation of community bankers. Each year funds are raised to support the initiatives of our young leaders.

ICBA Education

ICBA tailors its educational programs exclusively to meet the needs of community bankers. It offers the best in community bank education with courses and products that are:

  • Based on issues relevant to your business
  • Carefully reviewed and updated annually based on participant feedback
  • Evaluated and approved by a committee of community bankers before they are introduced
  • Developed and instructed by people who work in and know the community banking industry

ICBA's Bank Director Program:

Help your directors guide your bank to growth and profitability!

The ICBA Bank Director Program helps both new and seasoned community bank board members increase their knowledge and upgrade their skills. A nominal flat fee of $495 for ICBA member banks ($795 for ICBA nonmember banks) covers all of your directors for the entire year.

ICBA Bank Director Program Benefits include:

Bank Director Online University (BDOU):

The ICBA Bank Director Online University is an educational tool for bank directors. Participants in ICBA's Bank Director Program receive FREE access to the 13 online courses listed below.

This educational tool was designed to alleviate two major obstacles in director education-time and expense. Access the University's courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, right from your home or office! Each course touches on a critical area of banking and will help directors build a solid foundation for decision making.

Available Courses

  • Bank Secrecy Act for Bank Directors
  • Common Frauds and Scams
  • Compliance Overview
  • Ethics for Bankers
  • Executive Compensation Practices for Bank Directors
  • Fair Lending Practices
  • FDIC for Bank Directors
  • Loans to Insiders – Regulation O
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Principles of Banking
  • Real Estate Appraisal for Bank Directors
  • Truth in Lending—Regulation Z
  • Unfair Lending Practices—Regulation AA

The "Community Bank Director" newsletter —mailed every other month, this newsletter is loaded with information on director roles and responsibilities, including business development, regulatory compliance, community relations and bank profitability.

  • Discounts on Education Products for Community Bank Directors—receive additional discounts on the many fine educational products we've coordinated for community bank directors.

Other benefits of the Bank Director Program are available at a cost effective rate: