October 5 - 6, 2022

The Park Event Center | Waite Park

As emerging leaders in banking, ICBM is thrilled to support your on-going leadership development at the upcoming LEAD conference. We’ve engaged Bridges Consulting, an executive coaching and organizational effectiveness firm to facilitate a custom leadership development experience based on the salient challenges and opportunities facing our emerging leaders today.

The sessions are interactive with the opportunity for small-group discussion, a personality assessment to help you understand your individual strengths and development areas, and in-session activities. 

Session I: Kick-Off Session & Predictive Index
Session II: Communication & Conflict
Session III: Leading Across Generations

View Tab “PI Assessment & Workshops” for more information on each session.

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Breakout Session Descriptions

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. | Session 1 

Profitability Drivers for Community Banks, Graduate School of Banking  at Colorado
Banks provide a public service.  They are a safe place to hold a families’ funds.  They are a trusted source to borrow money.  Banks are also a private enterprise with an obligation to generate a profit for the benefit of the stockholders.  This session will explore the management of the balance sheet to drive profitability.  Participants will also learn about necessary and unnecessary drags on a bank’s earnings.  This is a great opportunity to learn how each person’s role impacts the bank’s profitability.

Comparing ALCO Options: Proactive vs. Reactive and the Pitfalls of Both
, United Bankers' Bank
Pinpoint timing in the financial world is difficult at best, often a losing game for those who try it.  However, ALCOs have a pair of aces in the hole: the yield curve and effective duration.  Both used together can greatly increase the odds of making good timing decisions that ultimately enhance/protect the bank’s future earnings.

Common ACH Audit and Risk Assessment Findings, UMACHA
Are you in the ACH department, or an internal auditor.  This session is for you.  Come in and listen to our stories from the field and learn about the common findings UMACHA sees on routine ACH audits and ACH Risk Assessments.  Learn from us what to do and not to do when you are preparing for and completing these crucial financial reports.

2:40 – 3:20 p.m. | Session 2 

Fast Forward: Leading Your Bank to a Profitable Future in PaymentsSHAZAM
Change in the Payments Industry continues at a breakneck pace.  New technology, outside disrupters and even a “Faster” set of payment rails are forcing banks to find their own unique way forward.  This session will look at some of the latest changes to payments technology.  We’ll explain how the choices you’re making impact how much you make on each transaction and why decisions being made by lawmakers and regulators right now could have an impact on your bottom line.  

Culture of Success, Gislason & Hunter LLP
Discuss leadership practices that promote fairness and a cultural for success in the workplace. This session will also explore workplace policies employers are implementing in increasing numbers to attract and retain talented employees.

Construction and Rehab/Renovation Mortgage 101, First Class Mortgage
Learn the options available for construction, rehab/renovation loans in today's market. 
Key Takeaways 
  - Construction to Perm Financing (overview of benefits to client) 
  - Advantages of one-time close construction lending 
  - Finding a reputable builder with experience 
  - Plans, Specs and sworn construction statement
  - Building a home that builds equity, how this ties into reducing down payment and PMI 


Thursday, October 6th 

10:30 - 11:10 a.m. | Session 3

Fintech and Banking - A Match Made in Heaven, CLA
This session will dive into where the fintech industry is at today, specifically giving attendees an update on the impact it’s having on the banking industry, how fintechs and banks have a great opportunity to help each other, success stories in these fintech and banking partnerships, and what your bank should be doing to prepare for the future.

What Do Next Generation Leaders Need to Know About C-Suite Regulation, Winthrop and Weistine
This presentation will focus on the regulatory issues and concerns that the Board of Directors, CEOs and CFOs of a bank routinely are asked to address by their state and federal banking regulators and also look at proper corporate governance and legal issues that they must monitor on a day-to-day basis.  Including discussions regarding regulatory orders, capital planning, succession issues, inter-company transactions and other key regulatory and bank examination regulatory issues that require direct engagement from senior management.

Building an Impressionable Customer Onboarding Journey, 360 View
Each Customer has their own unique journey.  The journey must leave an impression that will persist throughout the entire customer’s lifecycle and set the stage for future growth.  
This session will cover how to build an effective marketing campaign that allows you to create unique journeys that are personalized to your customer’s financial needs and goals, all while incorporating 3 important phases: the initial engagement period, the relationship expansion period, and optimizing the customer’s experience. 




Bank Member: $325
Associate Member: $425
Non-member Bank: $650

Costs increase $55 when early bird ends on September 9th. 

Registration is closed. Please contact Kristi Ploeger to register at kristi@minnesota.bank

Associate members are invited to attend. View sponsor opportunities for the LEAD Conference here.
Contact Patti Coles with questions.

LEAD Program Committee

Full NameCompanyCityPosition
Tiffany Baer PaineSecurity Bank USABemidjiMember
Justin CronenCommunity Development Bank, FSBHancockMember
Anita DrentlawNew Market BankLakevilleMember
Latham H. HetlandFarmers & Merchants State Bank of New York Mills, IncorporatedNew York MillsMember
Juli PoppFarmers and Merchants State Bank of PierzSauk RapidsMember

Questions? Contact Patti Coles at Patti@Minnesota.Bank or 651-789-3987

Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for your registration is two weeks before the conference, subject to a $50 administrative cancellation fee. Cancellations received 14 days or less prior to the event will not be eligible for a refund.