Leadership and Motivational Webinars

As we are all learning to navigate through these unprecedented and challenging times, the SDBA has created this resource page of free leadership and motivational online seminars being hosted by SDBA business partners and speakers. 

Promontory Interfinancial Network Presents... Opportunities for Your Bank; Safety for Your Customers; Build Customer Confidence and Franchise Value Now

Free Webinar

Volatility is not the end of opportunity. Perhaps surprisingly, these unprecedented times offer a unique opportunity for your bank to bolster customer confidence and strengthen relationships while at the same time enhancing its brand and growing franchise value. Reserve your seat in an upcoming webinar to discover how your bank can capitalize on customer flights to safety and:

  • provide the peace of mind its customers crave now by making funds placed in money market deposit accounts, demand deposit accounts, and CDs eligible for multi-million-dollar FDIC insurance;
  • offer deposit options that, unlike prime money market mutual funds, are not subject to floating net asset values, liquidity fees, or liquidity gates;
  • showcase its dedication to providing personal service, transparency, and simplicity—qualities that research shows bank customers consistently value; and
  • proactively manage liquidity with off- and on-balance- sheet funding options.

Brought to you by Promontory Interfinancial Network, a company chosen by ~3,000 financial institutions, this webinar is for banks of all sizes and may be of special interest for community banks that currently use collateralized deposits or listing services. The webinar is also recommended as a refresher for banks that already offer the company’s services. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – 10:00 AM CT – Register Here
Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 2:00 PM CT – Register Here

GSBC Launches Virtual Learning & Networking Initiative for Community Banks Amid COVID-19

BOULDER, COLO. – April 29, 2020 – The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has launched GSBC Cares: A Virtual Education Experience as a service to the nation’s community banks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative comes at no cost to bankers and aims to support them by keeping them informed and connected, while giving them access to the industry’s top experts.

GSBC Cares, hosted by GSBC faculty members and staff via Zoom Video Communications, encompasses three educational components:

  • Virtual learning series, available to GSBC students (current and prospective), alumni, colleagues of alumni/students and all GSBC supporters
  • CEO roundtable discussions, available to past and present participants of GSBC’s Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers (EDI)
  • Virtual networking opportunities, available to GSBC students and alumni

GSBC Cares is a service to community bankers as they continue to figure out ways to effectively run their financial institutions like they’ve never had to before,” said GSBC President Tim Koch. “GSBC is eager to launch this initiative and be there for our constituents to lean on. We will get through this together and come out stronger.”

The first virtual learning series, Investing During a Pandemic: The “New Normal,” will be held May 14, 21 and 28 at 1:00 p.m. MST.  As the year progresses, we will design more programming to address the immediate challenges community banks face.

Get involved with GSBC Cares by visiting www.GSBColorado.org/GSBC-Cares.

Graduate School of Banking - Wisconsin Presents...

CARES Act Legislative Update, presented by Ascensus – May 21

Leading More Successful Projects, presented by Shawn Belling – 2-part program – June 4 & 11

Project Management: Prioritize for Success, presented by Shawn Belling – June 18

There’s also an option to bundle the two project management programs together for discount: https://gsb.virtualvenues.com/store/2471-project-management-training-series-s20?is_bundle=1

WSI Presents... Webinar Series: Ahead of the Curve: Digital Marketing Tips, Tricks and Best Practices During COVID-19

Ahead of the Curve: Digital Marketing Tips, Tricks and Best Practices During COVID-19
Occurs every Wednesday from April 1 – May 6 | 10:30 AM – 11 PM CST
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  • May 20 – Web Analytics: Tracking the Insights that Matter Most to Your Business
  • May 27 – Digital Strategy: Defining Your Post-COVID-19 Digital Marketing Plan

Even if you don’t think you can’t make all of the dates above, we encourage you to register for the series, so you get a copy of the webinar recordings delivered to your inbox to watch later.

Midwest Speakers Bureau Presents... 7 Weeks of Inspiration


Leading & Communicating in Turbulent Times
In times of uncertainty, our job as leaders is to help our teams connect, communicate, innovate and understand the significance of the role they each play.  Watch the free replay here.

What Is “The Bucket List Life”?
May 20
Kenyon Salo

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Kenyon Salo is one of the top keynote speakers and trainers in the fields of motivation, inspiration, and adventure. One of only five members on the Denver Broncos Thunderstorm Skydive Team, he is seen each week flying into the Denver Broncos Stadium at 60+mph, ending with a soft tip-toe landing on the ten-yard line. He brings to the stage over 20+ years of successful audience engagement through humor, awe-inspiring moments, prolific storytelling, and ‘edge-of-the seat’ content.

Grand Finale Performance
May 27


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The series will be concluded with a final event hosted by a special guest!