Updated November 5, 2020 —  The 2021 Community Bank Investments School has been scheduled to be held virtually in February 2021. The Workshop on Community Bank Investments is scheduled for September 2021.

Dear Supporters,

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, we at GSBC want to assure our students, alumni and supporters that we are closely considering the appropriate actions for each of our upcoming programs, and are planning accordingly to ensure the safety of our constituents and the general public.

Please find a brief update on the current status of our programs below:

70th Annual School Session – CANCELLED; Community Bankers Summit – CANCELLED

The University of Colorado Boulder has cancelled on-campus programming through July 2020, including GSBC’s 70th Annual School Session and the Community Bankers Summit & Alumni Reunion. We have consulted with our Board of Trustees and Alumni Advisory Board on the matter of postponement, and the overwhelming consensus was that the Annual School Session is delivered at its maximum value in person, not online. Thus, the next session will be hosted July 18-30, 2021. View GSBC President Tim Koch’s message to students regarding tuition and projects:


Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers – NEW DATES: October 18-21, 2020

Due to the importance of face-to-face interaction and peer group sharing in the Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers, along with consideration of the changes in participants’ bank operations we have decided to postpone sessions 7.1 and 6.3 to October 18-21, 2020. We are moving ahead with plans to host EDI in person in Broomfield, CO.

Community Bank Investments School – NEW DATE: February 2021

Like many other universities, the CU System which includes CU Denver and CU Boulder, has cancelled face-to-face classroom presentations and will be offering courses via online delivery until further notice. To offer the Community Bank Investments School effectively, we need access to CU Denver’s trading room with the Bloomberg terminals. We will hold CBIS virtually in February 2021.

Workshop on Community Bank Investments – NEW DATES: September 15-17, 2021

Due to impending travel restrictions for attendees and unforseen limits on group gatherings in Las Vegas, the 2020 Workshop on Community Bank Investments, previously scheduled for September 16-18, has been postponed. The next workshop will be held September 15-17, 2021, at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Learn more.

We at GSBC remain committed to serving you in the best ways possible, and wish your family, employees and customers good health in the months to come.

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns.


Timothy W. Koch