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ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Showcase Hosted at Graduate School of Banking at Colorado

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced its upcoming ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program Showcase will take place at GSBC. The showcase, which marks the culmination of the latest Accelerator program (AP7), is part of ICBA’s commitment to fostering collaborative community bank-fintech partnerships that reflect current market dynamics and future customer needs.

What EDI has Taught GSBC About Talent Management and Succession in Community Banks

As GSBC’s Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI) has reached its 10-year anniversary, it’s warranted to reflect on what we’ve learned as a banking school about talent management and succession. What has helped inform these lessons are two unique aspects of GSBC’s EDI:

GSBC Emphasizes Peer Learning, Real-World Application with Launch of New Student Assessment Tool

GSBC is proud to announce a groundbreaking shift in student assessments for its Annual School Session with the introduction of the Experience & Action Journal. Departing from traditional exams, this innovative tool aims to provide a more comprehensive understanding of student learning and real-world application within the banking industry.

Future of Community Banking: Beyond Our Line of Sight, But Not Our Imagination

Answering the question about the future of community banking has almost become a rhetorical exercise, as there are many variables but no clear answer. There are, however, several long-term trends that have been impacting this industry from which we can draw from in our attempt:

Tyler Erickson Awarded GSBC’s Tim Koch Award for Excellence in Banking

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce that Tyler Erickson, vice president of development and marketing of American Bank Montana based in Bozeman, has been honored with the third Tim Koch Award for Excellence in Banking.

GSBC’s Executive Development Institute Celebrates Graduation of 10th Class

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) in 2014 launched its prestigious Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI) with a vision to transform the way community banks approach and execute succession planning. Last week, the school saw its 10th cohort of community banking professionals complete the program, marking a milestone in EDI’s success. 

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.