Community Bankers Summit

July 24-26, 2023 | 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!


About the Program

On the first day, GSBC faculty and industry experts will present strategies and best practices for community banks to deploy. Specific sessions and an agenda are to be determined. The first day will conclude with a networking reception on Pearl Street Mall.

For the second and third days, GSBC has partnered with the University of Colorado Boulder to develop a Certificate in Executive Leadership in partnership with the Leeds School of Business. This certification is exclusively for GSBC alumni.

This program will build on leadership concepts that are delivered annually during GSBC’s Annual School Session, addressing change management, ethical dilemmas, crises, and diversity. 2023 sessions will include:

  • Creating an Ethical Climate
  • Diversity Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Leading Through a Crisis
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Leader Reactions Obstacle Course

Leeds Curriculum

Registration & Fees

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

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Reunite in Boulder

Reunite with Your Peers in Boulder

Take your return to scenic Boulder, Colorado, as an opportunity to reconnect at the 2023 Alumni Association Golf Tournament. Registration is open!

GSBC will also host a Summit Welcome Reception on Pearl Street Mall the evening of Monday, July 24. Sign-up for the reception will be offered to confirmed Summit registrants.

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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.

A room block has been secured for 2023 Community Bankers Summit attendees at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder at a rate of $249 per night. Make your reservation by June 23, 2023, to secure the group rate.

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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. They 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

Jennifer Bone

Boulder, CO

Cory Cunningham

Boulder, CO
Timothy Koch

Timothy Koch

Mount Pleasant, SC

Dr. Tony Kong

Boulder, CO

James LaPierre

Kansas City Region
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Joshua Nunziato

Boulder, CO

Michael Stevens

Westminster, CO

Amanda Swoverland

New York, New York

Kyle Thomas

Washington D.C.

Seth Webb

Boulder, CO
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What People Are Saying

The Executive Leadership Symposium and Community Bankers Summit was an exemplary event covering all of the major concerns facing community bankers today. The connections made and lessons learned at this event are essential for community banks to stay relevant and continue to serve the communities that depend on them. This event is another example of the GSBC’s commitment to excellence and providing continuing education to the alumni of the school.

Staying relevant and current in today’s ever-changing economy is more important now than ever. Attending GSBC's Executive Leadership Symposium at the Leeds School of Business allowed me to reconnect with other alumni and, more importantly, garner valuable insight and information from a variety of leadership and industry specialists. The Symposium was high quality, hands on and suitable to growing as a leader.

The Community Bankers Summit was beyond my expectations by providing over-the-top valuable information that I will use in my job daily. The Leadership Symposium was top-notch; the speakers were excellent and presented their knowledge in a way that pertained to us as community bankers. What a great experience!

Niki Stotler
Niki Stotler
Community Bankers Summit
2022 Attendee
Duane Whitlock
Duane Whitlock
Community Bankers Summit
2022 Attendee
Chelsea Barker
Chelsea Barker
Community Bankers Summit
2022 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!