Community Bankers Summit

July 25-27, 2022 | University of Colorado | Boulder, CO

Continuing Education

The Community Bankers Summit offers GSBC alumni and senior managers of community banks three days of learning and networking on the beautiful University of Colorado Boulder campus during the Annual School Session.


Participants of the Community Bankers Summit attend a one-day community banking seminar led by GSBC faculty paired with a two-day executive leadership certificate symposium taught by CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business faculty. GSBC alumni will enjoy the opportunity to return to Boulder and reconnect with friends and faculty!


July 25-26: Leeds Certificate in Executive Leadership

SOLD OUT! GSBC has partnered with the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business to develop a Certificate in Executive Leadership exclusively for GSBC alumni.

This program will build on leadership concepts that are delivered annually during GSBC’s Annual School Session, delivering an organizational leadership, crisis management, and change curriculum. The 2022 courses will include:

  • Understanding the Organization as a System
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Creating an Ethical Climate
  • Leading Through a Crisis
  • Leader Reactions Course

Check back next year for details on the 2023 certification.

July 27: Community Banking Seminar

SOLD OUT! GSBC collaborates with its Alumni Advisory Board to curate a curriculum designed to foster discussion among Annual School Session faculty, industry experts and community bankers regarding strategies and best practices for community banks to employ in the coming year. Sessions in 2022 will cover:

  • Compensation strategies for attracting and retaining top talent
  • Crypto currency and the faster payments landscape
  • Fintech strategy development for community banks
  • Gender diversity among bank leaders and its impact on bank performance
  • M&A landscape and outlook for community banks

Registration & Fees

This is an intermediate/advanced level program that is best suited for GSBC alumni, managers, executive officers and regulators of community banks.

The 2022 Community Bankers Summit has sold out.

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Reunite in Boulder

Alumni Association Golf Tournament

If you arrive in Boulder early, you are welcome to 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!

Date: Sunday, July 24

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Early Arrivers Reception on Pearl Street

After golf, continue your day on Boulder’s iconic Pearl Street Mall with an evening reception for Community Bankers Summit attendees/GSBC alumni. Location, time and other details will be announced soon!

Date: Sunday, July 24

Facilities & Accommodations

Classroom Facilities

State-of-the-art classrooms are provided by the Leeds School of Business in the Koebel building, near the heart of the CU Boulder campus.

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Summit attendees may stay at GSBC’s preferred hotel, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder, from July 24-26 for a discounted rate of $249/night. Accommodations are not included in program fees. The room block cutoff date was June 24, 2022.

Complimentary bus service will be provided to Summit attendees to/from the Embassy Suites. Parking passes will also be made available for purchase.

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Continuing Professional Education

Attendees can also count seminar hours toward Continuing Professional Education. GSBC is registered with the NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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Speakers of the Community Bankers Summit are a combination of Annual School Session faculty, Leeds School of Business faculty, community bankers and consultants who will deliver real-life examples, best practices, case studies and unique models of technical instruction in a lively, discussion-based group setting.

Doug Bennett

Boulder, CO

Lamont Black

Chicago, IL

David Cotney

Washington, DC

Cory Cunningham

Boulder, CO

Patrick Dix

Des Moines, IA

Jennifer Docherty

Minneapolis, MN
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Scott Green

Des Moines, IA

KC Mathews

Overland Park, KS
Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Gladstone, NJ

Sheila Noll

Jefferson City, MO

Joshua Nunziato

Boulder, CO

Antonio Papuzza

Boulder, CO

Patricia Perry

Richmond, VA

Aaron Roof

Boulder, CO

Terrie Spiro

Amelia Island, FL

Thomas Spitz

Windsor, WI
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What People Are Saying

The Community Bankers Summit offers a very impactful view of our entire industry. There is not a banking hot topic that isn’t touched on – with valuable information to take back to your institution. The scope of this summit is beneficial to banks of all sizes, with an abundance of strategies for immediate implementation and future planning.

As a community banker today, it is imperative to be involved in ongoing formal collaboration and frequent sharing with other thought partners and industry leaders. This program takes place at one of the premier educational settings in the country, and GSBC's speakers and banking instruction are world class. Simply stated, the Summit offers an ideal format for community bankers to continue their development as leaders.

I look forward to attending the Community Bankers Summit each year it is offered! The stellar line up of speakers, coupled with the opportunity to visit with community bankers from across the country make this a not-to-miss event. The subject matter covered is always practical, timely and relevant....providing thought provoking take-aways to launch discussion or to implement at your bank.

Emily Mays
Emily Mays
Community Bankers Summit
2018 Attendee
Nathan Ewert
Nathan Ewert
Community Bankers Summit
2016 Attendee
Joy Kelly
Joy Kelly
Community Bankers Summit
2018 Attendee
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Are you a GSBC alum or senior manager looking for current information on how stay relevant in today's ever-changing banking environment? Join us in Boulder!