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.

Members will meet for one-day training sessions in both the winter/spring and the fall. They will also have the opportunity to attend the Emerging Leaders Summer Conference and the ICBND Annual Convention in August. Register today to join!

Emerging Leaders Development Group Annual Membership

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Emerging Leaders Development Program Fall Meeting 2019

September 27, 2019
First International Bank & Trust 100 N Main, Watford City, ND

10:00 am - 4:00 pm  Session and Tours


10:00 - 11:00 AM Joel Brown, Krown Energy Group, Presentation at First International Bank & Trust

BrownJoel Brown cofounded Krown Energy Group in 2017 and acts as the primary technical professional responsible for developing estimates of future reserves and income associated with oil production. Mr. Brown has significant experience evaluating non-operated assets in the Williston Basin through numerous acquisition and divestment efforts in previous positions held at MBI Oil & Gas, Formation Energy, and Wave Operating. Mr. Brown grew up in Watford City, ND and graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of North Dakota. In 2016, Mr. Brown fulfilled a lifelong goal to move his family back to his hometown of Watford, where he and wife Emily raise two young children. Placing a high priority on community involvement, Mr. Brown serves on several boards including, President of the McKenzie County Job Development Authority, board member of the Save the Maah Daah Hey Foundation, the UND Petroleum Engineering Advisory Committee, the Rough Rider Fund Committee, the District 39 GOP Executive Board, and the Watford City Assembly of God Board of Deacons.

11:15 - Noon Teale Wold, Mabe's Flower Market Presentation and Tour - 309 12th St SE
WoldTeale Wold is owner and operator of Mabe’s Flower market in Watford City. We will hear her story of her love of flowers and her dream of opening her own business in Watford City. She grew up in rural North Dakota and has always had a passion for serving the  community she lives in.
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch at Stonehome Brewing - 313 Fox Hills Pkwy

1:00 - 2:30 pm Presentation and Tour at Rough Rider Center - 2209 Wolves Den Pkwy

2:30 - 3:30 pm Presentation and Tour at Watford City High School - 2213 Wolves Den Pkwy

Hotel Accommodations if coming in the night before:

Little Missouri Inn & Suites - 109 9th Ave SE, Watford City

701-842-6262 - Group Name: ICBND

Community Outreach Project

We will be collecting cash and check donations made payable to Watford City Public School to contribute to the Food Program to help pay for delinquent meal program accounts and/or to give to children that can not afford the food program. A suggested amount would be between $30 and $50. We will collect this at our morning meeting and give to the school in the afternoon.

Who Should Attend

The Emerging Leaders Development Group is designed for career-aspiring community bankers who are committed to preserving and enhancing community banking and its philosophies.  You, as an ICBND Bank member banker do not need to be a member of the ELDG to attend and we encourage all bankers to attend if they can.


ICBND Emerging Leaders Development Group (ELDG) Annual Member FREE*

ICBND ELDG Alumni $50*

ICBND Members but not members of the ELDG Program $75*

*Fees include session, lunch, and tours.

**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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