My argument that this is a good time to be a community bank leader likely runs counter to conventional wisdom and how you probably feel as a banker living in this moment. The issues, risks and uncertainty are plentiful.
This past year, one of our student peer groups chose to articulate the challenges of the current economy. Here are their observations:
Since our students walked off campus on Friday, July 29, 2022, the banking industry has experienced incredible events which challenge what we know and believe…As we step back to consider these events, how banking has changed and will likely continue to change, we have the responsibility to think about what it means to GSBC and how we can best serve the industry.
This past year, one of our student peer groups chose to tackle the topic of technology adoption, which they found to be critical in meeting customer expectations and maximizing employee productivity.
This past year, one of our student peer groups took on the challenging topic of succession planning for their peer group project. This is a significant issue for the industry impacting all levels of leadership and corporate governance.
This past year, three of our student peer groups chose to tackle the topic of employee retention. This is an issue for many businesses, but banking has its particular issues.
It has been nearly a year since the GSBC Board of Trustees adopted our new strategic plan, which affirmed our commitment to building leaders for community banks.
GSBC President Michael Stevens is pleased to announce the promotions of Amy Blom to Chief Operating Officer and Josie Bunch to Vice President of Strategy & Experience at the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC).
GSBC’s rising third-year students dedicate significant time before their final session on campus exploring and addressing an opportunity or challenge their institution is facing by completing their Strategic Topic Project.
By GSBC President Michael Stevens One of the hard questions we asked the class was to identify emerging risks and opportunities based on the current economic environment, state of global affairs and changes in the environment. Risks Identified Small business survival, e.g., wages, inflation, supply chain. How much can they take? The unknown of digital…
GSBC again held a “Hard Questions” course at its 71st Annual School Session in July. The premise of the course is that, as a leader, you will get the questions people don’t know how to—or don’t want to—answer. This special class provides an opportunity for students to expand their thinking by being exposed to a variety of views and experiences.
The GSBC Board of Trustees on May 25, 2022, unanimously approved a strategic plan for GSBC. The plan establishes a long-term direction for the school while honoring the school’s legacy and those who built it.