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SDBA 2023 NEXT STEP: Emerging Leaders Summit
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 to Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Category: SDBA Events

SDBA 2023 NEXT STEP: Emerging Leaders Summit

 SAVE THE DATE: October 17-18, 2023

Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center | Fort Pierre, SD

Cultivate * Connect * Engage * Empower 

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Thank you to our sponsors!



ClubHouse Hotel & Suites
808 W Sioux Ave. | Pierre
Phone: 605.494.2582
Rooms: $139
Cut Off: 9/15

312 Island Drive | Fort Pierre
Phone: 605.223.2358
Rooms: $149.99
Cut Off: 10/3


Early Bird Rate (through September 15) - $225 members; $385 non-members
General Rate (September 15 to October 16) - $235 members; $385 non-members
Onsite - $255 members; $385 non-members
Cancellation Policy - 100% refund if canceled October 1st or sooner; 75% if canceled October 2-12.  No refund October 13th or later.


NEXT STEP: Emerging Leaders Summit is designed to help cultivate, connect, engage and empower South Dakota’s future bank leaders. This event will encourage emerging bank leaders to find and express their voices within their organizations, communities and the banking industry and provide opportunities to network and exchange ideas with other industry professionals. It will also increase emerging bank leaders’ knowledge of topics of interest to the banking industry and promote involvement and advocacy.


Tuesday, October 17

12:00-1:00 p.m. - Registration Opens

1:00 p.m. - Welcome Remarks & Housekeeping

1:25 p.m. - Coach John 'Stig' Stiegelmeier | South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD - "Leadership Lessons I Learned On and Off the Football Field" - Coach Stig knows what it takes to inspire a team. Whether it’s on or off the football field, Stig’s tenure as the winningest football coach in SDSU history will give attendees lessons and advice to ponder life’s decisions when exploring how their choices impact their journey to successful, meaningful and legendary leadership.

2:15 p.m. - Professor Mike Allgrunn | University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD - "Today's Economic Forecast" - In today's rapidly evolving financial landscape, accurate economic forecasting is a cornerstone of effective decision-making for banks and financial institutions. This session is your gateway to understanding the tools, methodologies, and insights that will empower you to make informed choices and seize opportunities amidst uncertainty.

3:05 p.m. - Break

3:25 p.m. - Cindy Peterson + Panel Discussion | Maximizing Excellence, Sioux Falls, SD - "Philanthropy As Your Competitive Advantage"

4:30 p.m. - Dismiss for day & optional network + happy hour | Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center Museum, Fort Pierre SD - Day one has wrapped, so let's unwind and catch up! Stick around for some after work beverages and snacks before you head off to your evening activities. Mix and mingle with familiar faces and step outside the box to meet new friends. 

5:15 p.m. - (OPTIONAL) Tour of Dakota Spirits Distillery – Flight 1 (Limited to 22 people) | 3601 Airport Rd, Pierre, SD - Dakota Spirits Distillery, South Dakota’s first legal distillery, is a small family run artisan distillery located on a plateau a couple of miles north of the Missouri River in Pierre, South Dakota. Founded and operated by the Rounds family, they work with local products to produce high quality spirits. Join us in the Tasting Room for a flight of premium vodka, whiskey and rum, with a select menu available for event attendees only. Must be 21 and older to participate. Please be responsible. Hand-Crafted Spirits will be available for purchase.

6:00 p.m. - (OPTIONAL) Tour of Dakota Spirits Distillery – Flight 2 (Limited to 22 people) 

6:00 p.m. - (OPTIONAL) Historical Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery in Fort Pierre (Limited to 25 people) - Location: Section 4, SE corner of the NW 1/4 and SW corner of NE 1/4 of Township 4 Range 31 East of the Black Hills Meridian in Stanley County, SD. Directions: From City of Fort Pierre, for a total of about 4 miles, take US 83 west one block on W 2nd then right on N 2nd, follow road uphill about 1 mile, turn left on Cedar Hill Road, follow road to cemetery gate (end of road) about 2 miles. Situated on a hill overlooking the town of Fort Pierre and the Missouri River is historic Cedar Hill Cemetery. The cemetery is more than just a historic landmark. It offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the view of the Missouri River and a bustling community from a bird’s-eye view. Join us for a guided tour through one of South Dakota’s oldest historical cemeteries. 

Evening - Dinner on your own. Click here to view dining options in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area. 

Wednesday, October 18

6:45-7:20 a.m.Feel the BURN: Hit BURN Infrared Fitness Studio for a morning workout | 1908 N Garfield Ave, Pierre, SD - Are you ready to kickstart your day with a good sweat sesh? Get ahead of everyone else before their day even starts by hitting BURN, Pierre’s Infrared Fitness Studio. Join us for a quick 35-minute strength class in low to moderate-heat. Cardio not included. Bring tennis shoes and water, all equipment is provided.

8:00 a.m. - Continental breakfast & morning networking @ Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center Museum

8:45 a.m. - Day 2 Opening Remarks & Housekeeping

9:00 a.m. - Larry Young | Boiling Frog Development, Sioux Falls, SD - "Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story" -  Imagine if you saw yourself as the main character in your leadership journey, like a superhero version of yourself. Successful leaders have a different way of thinking – they aim for big achievements. This mindset lets you see more possibilities and find the courage to take strong actions. Upcoming leaders are focusing on who they want to become, which helps them succeed in a unique way. This talk challenges normal thinking and gives you a map to build strong leadership skills. It pushes you to step out of your comfort zone for better growth. So, when was the last time you did something new? This could change how you lead and achieve amazing things!

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:20 a.m. - Bailey Ronnebaum | forbinfi, Waterloo, IA - "Learning to Speak Your Employees' Appreciation Language" - In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the key to cultivating a thriving and engaged workforce lies in understanding and addressing the unique needs and motivations of individual employees. This presentation is designed to equip leaders, managers, and HR professionals with the tools and insights they need to foster a culture of genuine appreciation that resonates with every member of their team. Just as in personal relationships, where individuals have distinct ways of expressing and receiving love, employees have diverse preferences when it comes to feeling valued and recognized in the workplace – and we’re here to help highlight that!

11:10 a.m. - John Streff | Vantage Point Solutions, Mitchell, SD - "Embracing the Future: How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Banking Industry" - Artificial Intelligence (AI) occupies many headlines in the news and especially in tech journals.  In many ways, this technology is still in its exploration states as the world seeks to define its role and use cases.  Because of its complexity, many people misunderstand AI and are overwhelmed as to its potential applications.  In this presentation, Vantage Point Solutions (VPS) discusses the nature of AI, its relevance to the Banking industry, and some exciting use cases.  

12:00 p.m. - Dismiss


Due to Natalie Likness by October 10th.


The suggested attire is business casual. Bring a sweater or jacket as meeting room temperatures vary.