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 2020 Emerging Leaders Development Program will include the following sessions:

  • Winter Session: February 28, First State Bank, Grand Forks:
    • Our meeting sponsors, associate member Shazam, will conduct two sessions for attendees. Patrick Dix will speak on Social Media and Ben Hayden will have a session on skimming and security issues. A local business tour is also being arranged. Our evening event will be held at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in the Green Room. Event includes reserved seats in the corporate section for the UND vs Western Michigan hockey game, parking passes, VIP Credentials, 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.
  • Summer Annual Summit: June 4-5, Holiday Inn, Bismarck:
    • We are working on an excellent lineup of speakers and events for this years annual summit. Topics will include sessions on how smart professionals can create career success and build their leadership skills along with being equipped not only on the book side of banking but with communication, leadership and business development skills. Current speakers locked in are James Robilotta, Joe Schmit, and Debbie Peterson. We are working on fun evening events for the group and much more. Our community event will include working with the local Ronald McDonald house.
  • ICBND Annual Convention: August 17-19, Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, Bismarck:
    • We will be Roaring into the 20s with lots of great speakers, entertainment and networking opportunities. As of today speakers include John O’Leary and Dr. David Ripplinger, NDSU Ag Professor. We will also have an Energy Industry Update panel and concurrent education sessions on hot topics that are affecting the banking industry. Of course there will be lots of fun with our Exhibitors and PAC Raffles. Entertainment includes a mobile escape room and a show by Divas through the Decades. There will be golf at Prairie West and lots of networking opportunities. Once again we are teaming up with United Way for our community give back event.
  • Fall Session: September 25, Williston:
    • We are currently working out the details and speakers for this session.

Membership Fees; Individual Sessions:

  1. February Session - $299
  2. Summer Annual Summit - $449
  3. ICBND Annual Convention Full Registration - $649
  4. September Session - $199

Membership Fees; Discounted Annual Membership (includes February and September sessions, Summer Annual Summit, and one full registration to 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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Consent for Use of Photographic Images – Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ICBND meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ICBND’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in social media, photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.


Emerging Leaders Development Program Winter Session: February 28, 2020, First State Bank, 2500 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks

Session 10:00am - 4:30pm

Social and UND vs Western Michigan Game at the Ralph Engelstad Arena 5:45pm

Sponsored by SHAZAM   SHAZAM stacked logo PMS 654


10:00 AM - Community Outreach Project and Registration:  We will be collecting children and adult gloves, mittens, and stocking caps which will be delivered to the
shelter for them to distribute as needed. Please bring new items to the meeting for collection.

10:30 am - 11:45 am Skimming, Scammers and Security
Ben Hayden, Risk Services Manager, SHAZAM
Across the country, skimmers and the cloned cards they produce are costing banks millions of dollars in fraudulent transactions, re-issued cards and damaged reputations. Understand how skimming happens and what to do when it does occur. We’ll share real world examples and short videos to demonstrate how skimmers work, how data is collected and how easy it is to clone a card from the collected data. Once a card is compromised, learn how to mitigate the risk and ways to fight back.

11:45 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch Sponsored by SHAZAM
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Social Media: Paid, Owned, Earned
Patrick Dix, VP-Strategic Alliances, SHAZAM
Social media is increasingly being used for developing connections and advocacy efforts. Utilizing a mix of owned, earned and paid social media increases engagement, raises awareness of your brand and ultimately improves your bottom line. It’s a balance of what you are saying, what others are saying about you, and what paid messages are purchased. This session will provide insights for establishing a social media plan incorporating owned, earned and paid media.

2:30 Red Pine Distillery Presentation and Tour (Tentative)
5:45 pm Arrival at Ralph Engelstad Arena  - Sponsored by SHAZAM     SHAZAM stacked logo PMS 654    
6:00 pm Social in the Green Room
7:37 pm UND vs Western Michigan Hockey Game


  • We will have 20 parking passes for the Kelly lots that I will hand out during the meeting.
  • We should try and carpool if possible.
  • We have to be escorted to the Green Room as a group so please be at the arena by the ticket booth area by 5:45 PM.
  • We have seating in their corporate section and have food, drinks and fun in the Green Room. Game time is at 7:37 pm.
    *We have limited tickets to the game. They will be on a first come basis.

ICBND Emerging Leaders Development Program Annual Member FREE*
ICBND Emerging Leader Alumni $195.00*
ICBND Member—Non-Emerging Leader Members $235.00*
Non-ICBND-Non-ELDG Members $470.00**
Cost includes session, lunch, tour, admission for one to UND Hockey Game, food and drinks at game. Meal provided will be: Beef brisket and BBQ Grilled Chicken Sliders with Cheese Slices and Party Buns, Chicken Dummies, Asian meatballs, Veggie Egg Rolls, Fruit Tray, Potato Chips and Dill Pickle Dip, and Assorted Desserts.
**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.

***Cancellation Policy: Individuals canceling 15 days prior to session 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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