Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers®

April 14-17, 2019 | Marriott Westminster | Denver, CO

Executive Education

This 19-month program is designed to prepare internal candidates for executive management roles at community banks.


Overview

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers is a program for up-and-coming C-level executives whose work efforts influence the future direction of their banks. Participants attend four, four-day sessions in Colorado which are hosted every six months, in April and October respectively. A dual curriculum of advanced leadership and bank management strategies prepares participants for the challenges associated with leading a community bank in today’s increasingly competitive environment.


Curriculum

Leadership Development

  • 10+ hours of individual executive coaching
  • Mentoring by a community bank executive from a similar institution outside the participant bank’s trade area
  • Extensive use of leadership, coaching, team building and communication diagnostic tools

Bank Management

  • Bank-specific initiatives to increase non-interest income and/or reduce non-interest expense
  • Comprehensive internal risk assessment and strategic objectives
  • Bank-specific talent management analysis with strategies for employee growth and development

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Admission & Fees

Are you a C-level officer or the named successor of one at your bank? Do you anticipate a promotion to executive management in the next 2-3 years? If so, EDI may be for you! See what it takes to apply, including applicable tuition and fees for the 19-month program.

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Continuing Professional Education

Participants can also count their EDI coursework 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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Faculty

Our faculty members are nationally recognized bankers, consultants, executive coaches and academics who are leading experts in their fields. They bring real-life examples, case studies and unique models of technical instruction to facilitate a lively and open learning environment.

Laura Belsten

Laura Belsten

Castle Pines, CO
Don Childears

Don Childears

Denver, CO
Carle Churgin

Carle Churgin

Lafayette, CO
Adam Fiedor

Adam Fiedor

Denver, CO
Kelly Karns

Kelly Karns

Edmond, OK
Timothy Koch

Timothy Koch

Boulder, CO
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Scott Martorana

Scott Martorana

Gladstone, NJ
Debbie Meyers

Debbie Meyers

Aurora, CO
Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Gladstone, NJ
Don Musso

Don Musso

Gladstone, NJ
Adam Mustafa

Adam Mustafa

New York, NY
Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

Bangor, ME
Karl Nelson

Karl Nelson

Roswell, GA
Dave Nowling

David Nowling

Aurora, CO
David Peterson

David Peterson

Sugar Land, TX
Scott Polakoff

Scott Polakoff

Gladstone, NJ
Chris Sansone

Chris Sansone

Boulder, CO
Bob Slade

Bob Slade

Ft. Collins, CO

Tom Williams

Detroit, MI
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What People Are Saying

If you have C-suite aspirations, I highly recommend this program. The instruction is world-class. Faculty and coaches offer classroom instruction and practical exercises that benefited me as a leader and had a positive impact on our bank’s performance, our customers, our employees and the communities we support. A vital part of this program is also getting away from the day-to-day operations of the bank, spending time immersed in learning with and from peers who are facing the same challenges and opportunities. My classmates will be a valuable network for me for years to come.

As I started my new role as President & CEO, I wondered if I would have the time for EDI. Enrolling was the best first decision I made. The time out of the bank is small in comparison to the benefits. The CEO mentor and coach that are assigned from day one have proven to be very valuable relationships. The instructors are leaders in their industry, and they make every classroom minute count. The networking with peers has solidified that we are all faced with succession management, leadership development and profit improvement challenges at our banks. I can say without hesitation I have learned and implemented several new ideas. The structure of the school is exactly what I was looking for and the instructors and staff have exceeded my expectations.

EDI has delivered new and innovative ideas to our bank, and has resulted in tremendous growth for me personally. As a result of the projects, our bank has implemented several strategies that will improve our bottom line, and we have been able to begin steps critical to succession planning. The coaches, mentors and instructors are some of the best resources in the industry, and have provided great insight into leading and managing people at the bank. GSBC is truly a first-class organization, and I would strongly recommend this program.

EDI offers an excellent opportunity for individuals aspiring to executive level banking positions. The program is geared towards promoting personal growth and enhancing leadership skills, as well as providing opportunities to network with other bankers with the same aspirations. Working with a personal coach and a bank CEO mentor is unique to EDI, and is what makes this program a customized experience!

After two sessions, I began working on a project that saved my bank more than $100,000 a year. I was promoted and named to the bank’s board of directors shortly after that.

I love the structure of the EDI program. I was only out of the bank for 12 days over the course of 19 months and the time spent with instructors, coaches and fellow attendees was incredibly valuable in terms of sharpening leadership skills and fostering new and innovative ideas. In addition, the projects between sessions are meaningful and provide real results that add dollars to the bottom line–no case studies or theories. I would highly recommend this program.

Arnold Strebe
Arnold Strebe
Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers
Class of 2018
Brenda Foster
Brenda Foster
Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers
Class of 2017
Jared Ferrans
Jared Ferrans
Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers
Class of 2017
Carissa Rodeheaver
Carissa Rodeheaver
Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers
Class of 2015
Heyward Gould
Heyward Gould
Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers
Class of 2015
Amanda Swoverland
Amanda Swoverland
Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers
Class of 2016
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