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 spring and the fall. They will also have the opportunity to attend the Emerging Leaders Summer Conference and the ICBND Annual Convention during the summer. Register today to join!

Emerging Leaders Development Group Annual Membership

For more information, Click Here

Enroll NOW!


Summer Annual Conference: June 7-8, 2018 Grand Dakota Lodge, Dickinson

We have an excellent lineup of speakers this year that include: Phil Van Hooser - “Motivating Managers, Millennials & Misfits”; Sam Silversten - “The Art of Being Accountable”; Jackie Rolow - “How Smart Are Your Emotions?"; and representatives from Bank of North Dakota. Thursday late afternoon we will board a bus and travel to Medora to take in the Pitchfork Fondue and Medora Musical along with some fun around the town before coming back to Dickinson. Here is our agenda:

Thursday, June 7  All Times listed are MST

Noon - 1:00 pm Registration and Lunch at Hotel sponsored by Lewis & Clark Development Group
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Keynote Speaker - Sam Silverstein - “The Art of Being Accountable”
3:15 pm Load Party Bus for trip to Medora (depart time is 3:30 pm)
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Private Reception and Welcome
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Pitchfork Steak Fondue sponsored by Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
7:30 pm Medora Musical
We will load bus after musical and travel back to Dickinson for continued fun on the party bus and downtown Dickinson until midnight

Friday, June 8

8:00 am - 9:15 am Breakfast at Hotel sponsored by Bell Banks
9:30 am - 11:00 am Keynote Speaker - Phil Van Hooser - “Motivating Managers, Millennials, and Misfits”
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Keynote Speaker - Jackie Rolow - “How Smart Are Your Emotions?”
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch at Hotel sponsored by Graduate School of Banking at Colorado
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm Keynote Speakers - Bank of North Dakota: Craig Johnson, Financial Institutions Market Manager and Tom Ternes, Student Loan Manager

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge located at 532 15th Street West in Dickinson with a rate of $79 plus tax per night. These group rates are in effect from Wednesday until Friday. The room block will expire on May 18, 2018 - please book early.
Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge phone number: 701-483-5600

Session information

Sponsored in part by Lewis & Clark Development Group, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Bell Bank, and Graduate School of Banking at Colorado 

LCDGArtboard 10.75x 100  FHLB    BB Horz Block RGB     Graduate School of Banking CO logo

Register now!!


Fall Session: September 21, 2018, Garrison

This session will be held in Garrison. We are currently working out the details of location. BND and representatives from our Legislative Committee will be our featured speakers as we gear up for another session.  

Sponsored in part by Lewis & Clark Development Group     LCDGArtboard 10.75x 100

For more information, Click Here

Register Soon!!

Endorsed Members