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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

ICBC Leadership Development Program

Start Date: 2/28/2024 8:00 AM MST
End Date: 11/14/2024 1:00 PM MST

CO  United States 

Organization Name: Independent Community Bankers of Colorado

Maelynn Lewis
Email: mlewis@icbcolo.org
Phone: (720) 607-7937



What enables your team to succeed has far less to do with technical knowledge and much more to do with the professional poise they possess – skills such as self-awareness, project management, powerful conversations, team building, customer care and most important, authentic leadership.
This program has been developed to provide the skills training required to enable your team to become confident and professional representatives. This program can be the keystone that will assist them in moving into a management role or be stronger in their current position.
To accommodate busy schedules and travel constraints, the Leadership Development Program (LDP) combines in-person sessions with virtual sessions via Zoom. Virtual sessions will be 60 minutes and will occur from 10 –11 a.m. on select second Wednesdays of the month. In-person sessions will vary in length based on session topic and may include an overnight stay. The Leadership Conference will be a Thursday-Friday event at the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs to encourage families to join.
For specific dates and times, refer to the Session Highlights.


  • core concepts of leadership and management;
  • impact of advocacy in creating positive legislation;
  • principles of project management;
  • relationship-building through interpersonal communication;
  • and how to think, plan and execute bank initiatives
Participants will be randomly assigned to a bank centric challenge group. Each group will be provided with a mentor to act as a sounding board and provide guidance as needed. The groups will present their methodology, research and recommendation at the graduation session. Groups will be provided with scheduled times to collaborate and may choose additional times to work together.

The LDP is an excellent preparatory program for mid-level bank staff wishing to advance their careers. This is a program designed for those who aspire to broaden their understanding of the key success elements required to contribute to a successful banking organization. Consider sending two or more colleagues to enhance your bank’s team.

#1: Your Role in the Legislative Process (IN PERSON)
Banking is a competitive, ever-changing and challenging industry. Consumers are not as discerning as they could be and are likely unaware of the differences between regional and community banks, credit unions and banks and banks and fintech companies. Therefore, it’s critical that bankers understand how the legislative process works and what role they play in creating a level playing field for community banks to best serve their customers. Join us for a dynamic day at the Capitol complete with a group tour! Start the day out with an overview of the ins and outs of state government presented by members of the Legislative Council. Meet with ICBC’s seasoned lobbyists to discover how to advocate in person and by email. Top off the day by meeting with legislators and hearing from them on how best to engage.
Past participants have rated this session, “an absolute not-to-be missed opportunity.”
DATE: February 28
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver

#2: 4 Phases of Project Management (VIRTUAL via Zoom)
Project Management is a critical skill for bankers who want to maintain or expand their business or customer base. Understanding the phases of project management and then being able to put theory into practice is the focus of this session. Successful teams recognize the eight essential roles needed to complete a project. Participants will identify their preferred roles and what’s possibly been a barrier when working on a team.
Participants will be assigned a bank-centric project and meet their teams at the conclusion of this session.
PRESENTER: Connie West, Regional Vice President, The James Paul Group
DATE: Wednesday March 13, 2024
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: via Zoom
#3: Powerful Conversations and Connections and Project Connect (IN PERSON)
Communication is critical to the success of bank leaders and their organizations. Developing solid and positive relationships internally and externally is based on one’s ability to listen with curiosity. Cultivating connections is another key skill that many people avoid because of their own fears of rejection or lack of skill. It’s paramount that bank leaders be able to connect with customers, industry leaders, community leaders and thought leaders both in person and via social media. This program will focus on communication styles, listening techniques and appropriate use of social media. Time will be allocated to creating and maintaining a LinkedIn presence for both the individual and the organization.
In addition, teams will have the opportunity to meet in person and meet their mentors, discuss their projects, assign tasks, and more!
PRESENTER: CJ Juleff, President, CJ Juleff & Associates
DATE: Wednesday, April 10
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)
LOCATION: Stinson LLP, 1144 15th Street, Suite 2400, Denver
#4: The Entrepreneurial Banker: Oxymoron or Opportunity (VIRTUAL via Zoom)
This session is devoted to the notion that the world of banking is fundamentally different than it was only a few years ago and that the successful banker of the new millennium will do business differently than he or she did before. Competition is no longer the bank across the street or the bank located five states away?there is a whole host of non-bank competitors out there. What will it take to not only survive but thrive in this new world of competitors that seem to pop up almost daily? Join us and discover the strategies necessary to stand out.
PRESENTER: Ted Rosen, President. Expert Business Development
DATE: Wednesday, May 8
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


#5 Community Banker Roundtable (IN PERSON)
Hearing from, connecting with and meeting face-to-face with bank regulators and fellow bankers is informative and fun. ICBC conducts annual Community Banker Roundtables across the state in early June. The dates, times and locations will be available early March. Watch for more details.
DATE: First two weeks of June
TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Lunch provided)
LOCATION: Locations across Colorado

#6 Leadership Conference (IN PERSON)
This 2-day multi-topic conference will cover a variety of essential skills such as conflict resolution, principles of effective presentations, team development, and work life balance. Participants will have the opportunity to suggest topics at the April session. This conference will be a mid-way celebration and will include opportunities for fun for the whole family. The conference is tentatively scheduled to be held at The Great Wolf Lodge and Water Park in Colorado Springs so families can join.
DATE: Thursday and Friday, June 27 & 28
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday; 8:30 a.m. – 12noon on Friday.
LOCATION: The Great Wolf Lodge and Water Park, 9494 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs

#7 Project Connect (VIRTUAL via Zoom)
This session will be devoted to catching up with one another, reviewing project progress, outlining additional strategies and developing final plans. Each team will meet with their mentors for additional guidance in separate breakout rooms.
PRESENTER: CJ Juleff, President, CJ Juleff & Associates
DATE: Wednesday, July 10
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (NOTE additional 30 minutes)

#8: From Reflection to Realization: Unleashing Potential with the Personal Whiteboard (VIRTUAL via Zoom)
PRESENTER: Dan Bruder, CEO, Blendification
DATE: Wednesday, August 14
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

#9: ICBC’s 51st Annual Convention* (IN PERSON)
It’s not our first rodeo. But it might be our best. ICBC’s Annual Convention is a dynamic opportunity to meet fellow bankers from across the state, learn from industry experts, converse with bank regulators, attend the official membership meeting, connect with vendors and discover the camaraderie of community banking.
*2024 Leadership Development Program participants are eligible for a $100 discount off regular convention fees and must register separately for the ICBC Convention
DATE: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, September 18 – 20
TIME: Varies
LOCATION: The Hythe, 715 Lionshead Circle, Vail, Colorado

The only national leadership conference for the community banking industry delivers the tools, training and peer network to achieve participating bankers’ goals. Through collaborative learning sessions and eye-opening keynote lectures, participants will discover what it takes to overcome challenges and bring order to their leadership journey. A terrific opportunity to network with bankers across the nation, learn from national industry leaders and enhance your leadership.
* ICBC pays the registration fee. Participants are responsible for booking and paying travel and lodging.
TENTATIVE DATES: Sunday, September 15 -Tuesday, September 17 (suggested departure Wednesday, September 15)
TIME: Varies

#11: Authentic Leadership (VIRTUAL via Zoom)
There are numerous leadership styles and just as many opinions as to which style is best. This session explores leadership from an unfamiliar perspective?that of the follower. Leaders often get stuck in a rut and lead with one style only to look around and find no one is following. Discover six styles of leading that have different effects on the emotions of target followers and when each style is appropriate. This session will introduce a complimentary style of leadership: authentic leadership.
PRESENTER: CJ Juleff, President, CJ Juleff & Associates
DATE: Wednesday, October 9
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

#12: Project Presentations and Graduation Celebration (IN PERSON)
The final session combines dynamic team presentations with a well-deserved celebration. Teams will have time to finalize their project presentations and then will take center stage. Teams will have 30 minutes to introduce their projects, share their collaborative strategies and provide their recommendations. Mentors will provide their perspectives of the team’s journey. Lunch will follow the presentations and include a graduation celebration. Note: Participants are encouraged to invite a spouse and a bank CEO or manager to join the celebration.
DATE: Wednesday, November 6
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ICBC Members: $1,750 first registrant; $1,500 each additional registrant
Registration deadline: February 14, 2024. Written cancellation must be received in the ICBC office by Friday, February 9, 2024, and will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee. NO REFUNDS will be granted after Friday, February 9, 2024; however, a substitute may attend. ICBC reserves the right to cancel any program for which there is insufficient funds to cover the expense of the program. In the event of cancellation by ICBC you will be notified by either phone or email. Prepaid registration fees will be refunded.
If you have a dietary restriction, please let Maelynn Lewis, mlewis@icbcolo.org or 720.607.7937 know at your earliest convenience. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and who may need auxiliary aids or services are requested to contact Maelynn Lewis, mlewis@icbcolo.org or 720.607.7937 at least 7 days in advance of events so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Closed: 2/16/2024 3:00 PM

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