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Kansas City Fed Chief to Kick off GSBC’s 73rd Annual School Session

GSBC is pleased to announce Jeff Schmid, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, as the opening keynote speaker for its 73rd Annual School Session. The student-body keynote address will take place on Monday, July 15, at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.

Bolder Banking: GSBC’s Committed to Lead Micro-Credential

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to continue empowering community bankers through its Committed to Lead micro-credential.

GSBC, Partners Announce 2024 Scholarship Recipients

As part of its mission to prepare the next generation of community bank leaders, the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce its 2024 scholarship recipients.

2024 Alumni Association Golf Tournament

Come out and join fellow classmates, faculty, trustees, alumni and friends for a fun-filled day on the greens with a marvelous view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

Hard Question: How Do You Lead Culture in the Era of Remote Work?

The Hard Question of managing employees’ desire for a fully or hybrid work environment was framed by a third-year student who looked at the issue through the lens of ensuring the bank’s desired corporate culture…This is a unique challenge for community banks.

Hard Question: What are the Pros & Cons of Banking as a Service?

The Hard Questions topics for GSBC’s 2023 session were selected from strategic projects developed by the third-year students…The first topic was “Banking as a Service,” or BaaS.

GSBC Peer Groups: Collaboration and Insight

One of GSBC’s intersession projects is completed by members of each peer group. This project is an opportunity for collaboration and peer learning. The groups’ first task last fall was to agree on a topic. This can be a common problem facing each of their organizations, or an area they want to learn more about as a group. 

Strategic Topic Projects Position Community Banks for the Future

This is the annual analysis of topics identified by rising third-year GSBC students for their strategic projects. Through this exercise, students are tasked with working with their bank’s leadership to identify an important issue facing the bank or industry. The key to this project is to identify actionable recommendations for the bank to respond. 

Robb to Represent Missouri on GSBC Board of Trustees

GSBC is pleased to welcome Dan Robb, president and CEO of Jonesburg State Bank, to its board of trustees. Robb has more than 35 years of banking experience, having started his career in 1985 as a bank teller. Established in 1921, Jonesburg State Bank is a community bank in East Central Missouri … Robb has been at the helm of the institution since 2003. 

Looking Back to Look Forward: A Renewed Perspective on GSBC’s Strategic Plan

GSBC’s Board of Trustees and Alumni Advisory Board took a unique approach to their fall meetings in November by learning about George Washington’s and other historical figures’ approaches to leadership. The sessions were held at the George Washington Leadership Institute in Mt. Vernon, Virginia.

Baker Joins GSBC Alumni Advisory Board

GSBC is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Baker, executive vice president and chief credit officer of Bank of the Plains, Salina, Kan., to its Alumni Advisory Board. Baker was born and raised in Auburn, Wash., and moved to Kansas in 1996 to attend Bethany College in Lindsborg. After graduation, Baker began his career…

It is a Good Time to be a Community Bank Leader

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.