The ICBND Emerging Leaders Development Program was designed specifically for the future community banker leader.  It will develop strong performers who will drive growth, innovation and change for their community bank.  Members of this program will benefit through individual self-discovery, personal and professional growth and career development.  The ICBND Emerging Leader program aims to support North Dakota's community banks in the development of its people so that these bankers will become impactful leades of influence - for the bank, themselves and their communities.

The future of community banking depends upon a new generation of bankers. These bankers will need to be progressive, technology-smart, legislatively-informed, community-minded, and knowledgeable of what their competition is doing. In addition, our future bankers must become experts at marketing themselves, as well as their bank products and services. And they must become leaders, not only among their industry peers, but in their communities as well.

The ICBND Emerging Leaders Development Program prepares today’s independent bank leaders with the necessary skills to ensure bank profitability. The Emerging Leaders Development Program provides its members the opportunity to develop lifetime business relationships with the best and brightest people in community banking across North Dakota. From networking with peers to political activism, members have the opportunity to help ensure the future of the North Dakota community banking industry.

Here are just some of the benefits you will get with the Emerging Leaders Development Program:

  • Provides access to a tremendous network of community bankers with a vast background of knowledge and experience who are willing to share it in a non-competitive environment.
  • Reinforces the importance of the community banking philosophy and the importance of that philosophy not only to our industry, but to our local communities.
  • Offers enhanced perspective of the importance of ICBND’s legislative efforts in North Dakota and Washington and how best to communicate with elected officials.
  • Provides you the opportunity to learn the skills needed to be a respected, contributing officer of your bank with the ability to handle increasing responsibility.
  • One Emerging Leader is elected to sit as a liaison member of the ICBND Board of Directors. This individual will join ICBND and our ND community bankers at the ICBA Washington DC Capital Summit. Trip expenses will be paid for by ICBND.
  • One additional Emerging Leader will receive a scholarship to attend the ICBA Washington DC Capital Summit
  • To assure ICBND members are getting the most out of this membership, the program is designed with flexibility in mind. Annual membership is to the bank which enables you to register any employee(s) to each event.

The 2021 Emerging Leaders Development Program will include four sessions throughout the year.  Please see the flyer for more information and below for the current session's information.

Membership Fees; Individual Sessions:

  1. Winter Session - $299
  2. Summer Conference - $449
  3. ICBND Annual Convention Full Registration - $649
  4. Fall Session - $199

Membership Fees; Discounted Annual Membership (includes March and October sessions, Summer Conference, and one full registration to 2021 ICBND Annual Convention:

  1. One Attendee - $749
  2. Two Attendees - $1299
  3. Each additional member from same bank after two - $549

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2021 Emerging Leaders Development Group Annual Membership

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Emerging Leaders Development Program Summer Conference:

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, Bismarck ND

June 2-3, 2021

North Dakota's agricultural industry and it's impact on community banks will be the primary topic of this year's conference. Agriculture is the largest sector of North Dakota's economy and makes up a large portion of our community banks' portfolio. Several topics discussed will include farm diversification, livestock marketing, and new and innovative technologies.

The Emerging Leaders Development Program (ELDP) is designed for career-aspiring community bankers who are committed to preserving and enhancing community banking and its philosophies. You do not need to be a member of the ELDP to attend and we encourage all bankers to attend if they can.

AGENDA: Day One-June 2

  • 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Calli Thorne “Pioneering Legacy Part #1”
    • As part of the John Maxwell Team, Calli enjoys personal development coaching, keynote speaking and training teams. She specializes within the agricultural industry, working with entrepreneurs and those seeking improved health. Her family are 4th generation ranchers in western North Dakota and currently have a cow/calf operation, a custom backgrounding feedlot, raise forage crops and also sell beef directly to consumers year-round.
  • 10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Calli Thorne “Pioneering Legacy Part #2”
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch - Sponsored in part by: Bell Bank     BB Horz Block RGB
  • 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Menoken Farm Tour 1107 171st St NE, Menoken, ND 58558
    • *Transportation NOT provided, carpooling is encouraged*
  • 5:30 p.m. Meet at the Entrance to Bismarck Municipal Ballpark 400 East Front Ave, Bismarck, ND 58504 
    • We will have food, drinks and fun in the Tailgate area prior to the game.
  • 6:35 p.m. Bismarck Larks vs Duluth Huskies Baseball Game

AGENDA: Day Two-June 3

  • 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Doug Goehring, North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner
    • Doug Goehring has been North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner since 2009. A third-generation farmer, he, along with his son Dustin, operates a 2,600 acre, no-till farm in south central North Dakota. Beyond his responsibilities to ND’s agriculture industry, his portfolio as commissioner also includes oil and gas, water, trade, business development, tax equalization and infrastructure.
  • 10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Bill Price, Price Cattle Ranch LLP & Missouri River Feeders LLP
    • Bill Price is a managing partner of Price Cattle Ranch LLP and Missouri River Feeders LLP, serves as a governor of Quality Dairy Growers LLC, Sunnyside Feeds LLC and ND Sow Center. He is a member of the ND Stockmen’s Association and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He operates a very modern ranch utilizing the most modern technology and has done a lot to develop the export of U.S. beef.
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch - Sponsored in part by: Bell Bank     BB Horz Block RGB
  • 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Tyler Schau, Commodity Broker, Kluis Commodity Advisors
    • Tyler was born and raised in State Center, IA, and now calls Almont, ND home. Before joining the Kluis Commodity Advisors Team in 2019, Tyler was the agricultural economics instructor and Farm and Ranch Management degree advisor at Bismarck State College, in Bismarck, ND. In July of 2020, Tyler and Kluis Commodity Advisors opened their branch office in Almont, ND. As a Commodity Broker he helps farmers and ranchers develop and put into action their marketing plans.
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Lynn Paulson, Senior Vice President, Bell Bank
    • Lynn Paulson is senior vice president and director of agribusiness development for Bell State Bank & Trust. He often speaks to financial, commodity and other farm groups on agricultural lending and finance, the global economy and the ag economy. He has audiences fully engaged as he discusses the hard-hitting issues facing farmers and ranchers today.

REGISTRATION:

ICBND Emerging Leaders Development Program Annual Member FREE

ICBND Emerging Leader Alumni $399

ICBND Member—Non-Emerging Leader Members $449

Non-ICBND Members $499*

Cost includes sessions, all meals, tour, admission for one to the Bismarck Larks baseball game, food and drinks at the game. *Eligible nonmember banks may apply the difference of the nonmember registration fee minus the ICBND member registration fee towards their current year membership dues if they choose to join the association after the session

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Cancellation Policy

Individuals canceling 15 days prior to seminar date will receive 100% refund; 14 to 7 days prior to seminar date will receive 50%; less than 7 days prior to seminar date will receive no refund.

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