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 Winter Session:

Alerus Center - 1200 S 42nd St, Grand Forks

March 4, 2021

SHAZAM stacked logo PMS 654  Our meeting sponsor, associate member Shazam, will conduct two education sessions for attendees. They will present on marketing and communication, and professional development. Our meeting and evening event will be held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The evening event includes reserved seats for the UND vs University of South Dakota football game, VIP credentials to a private suite, a delicious buffet meal, and open bar. We have limited tickets to this event and will be inviting the ICBND Board of Directors, ICB Services Board and our staff members to join us. We are currently only offering the event tickets to members only. If we have extra we will open it up to spouses/guests.


9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Education Session (Alerus Center, Ballrooms 1, 2, 3, Entrance #6)

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Registration and Community Outreach Project - We will be collecting children and adult gloves, mittens, and stocking caps which will be delivered to the shelter for them to be distributed as needed. Please bring new items to the meeting for collection.

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. “Communicating During a Crisis” Patrick Dix, VP-Strategic Alliances, SHAZAM

You’ve just had a critical incident at your business. Reporters are waiting outside with cameras. Are you ready? There’s a way to make sure you won’t be searching for answers when you find yourself in this position. The 24-hour news cycle means local news organizations are hungrier than ever for fresh content and credible experts. This session will make the case that developing relationships with local media and saying “yes” when they call for your help will pay off for your reputation, your business and your bottom line.

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. “Security Considerations During a Pandemic” Mike Burke, Sr Robbery & Crisis Management Consultant, SHAZAM

Nothing is more important than the safety of your employees and customers. By identifying procedures, response tactics and the recovery process, you can be better prepared should a situation arise.

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch - Sponsored by SHAZAM  SHAZAM stacked logo PMS 654

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. “Payments 101” Patrick Dix, VP-Strategic Alliances, SHAZAM

The payments landscape continues to evolve, yet the basic understanding of how payments work is often overlooked. You shouldn’t be paying for your debit card program — it should be paying you. To take advantage of non-interest income community financial institutions must evaluate their payments program to receive the best interchange income. Learning how merchants influence interchange rates, opportunities for single and dual message, and the importance of gross and net interchange are just the first steps in developing your best payments program.

2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Alerus Center “Behind the Scenes” Tour

3:45 p.m. Meet at Alerus Center “Entrance 6”

We will be escorted to the VIP Social area as a group. Please be by “Entrance 6” by 3:45 p.m.

4:00 p.m. Social & UND vs USD Football Game (Alerus Center)

4:00 p.m. VIP Social on Alerus Center Bridge Deck

We will have food, drinks and fun in the VIP social area that will remain open throughout the game.

5:00 p.m. UND vs USD Football Game


ICBND Emerging Leaders Development Program Annual Member FREE

ICBND Emerging Leader Alumni $249.00

ICBND Member—Non-Emerging Leader Members $299.00

Non-ICBND Members $349.00*

Cost includes session, lunch, tour, admission for one to the UND Football game, food and drinks at the game.

*Eligible nonmember banks may apply the difference of the nonmember registration fees minus the ICBND member registrationfees 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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