Leadership Conference is the IBAT Leadership Division’s annual flagship event. It provides an opportunity for IBAT members to receive education and leadership development while strengthening the industry through personal connections. This event offers focused leadership training, networking opportunities, and hot topic general and breakout sessions in addition to exhibitor demos. It is family friendly and filled with entertainment opportunities for all, including a golf tournament, kid’s money camp and family fun night. 

 
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Featured Speakers & Sessions

 


Joe Serio
Leadership and Legacy

In this rapidly changing world, it’s difficult to face the vast uncertainty and be confident about the future without getting overwhelmed. On top of that, you may be thinking, “What next?” “What is to become of my business when I want to retire?” “How do I build a legacy that I’m proud of?” “How do I navigate the waters of passing my business along to my children?” This keynote presentation delivers proven tools and techniques that can be applied in a multitude of situations to help you build the most powerful legacy possible.

David Norris

Rethinking Toast: Because the Problem is Never the Problem

What you will learn:

  • Learn to answer the tough leadership questions facing community bankers today.
  • Intentional leadership principles for community bank leaders.
  • Simple thinking strategies that will guard you from the overwhelm, doubt, and worry that accompany leadership.

Chris Williston
Leadership Lessons: An Interview With Chris Williston

With more than 28 years under his belt as President and CEO of IBAT, Chris Williston has seen many ups and downs in the industry we all love. In this one on one conversation, Chris will share his thoughts on leadership, management and the future of the community banking industry.
 

Ben Utecht
The Champion’s Way: What it Takes to be a World Champion Leader On and Off the Field

On February 7, 2007, I stepped onto the Super Bowl field and into a Hall of Fame huddle with my teammates, including Peyton Manning and our head coach Tony Dungy. We became a world-class offense by creating a culture of champion leadership and dynamic communication. This culture was fueled by four foundational principles that together allowed each player to reach his greatest potential for the benefit of the team in a highly stressful and competitive environment.

After football, I began to realize these championship principles were the backbone for off-the-field success as well. “The 4 Ls”—Listening, Learning, Language, and Love—are foundational in both life and business. The culture our team created around these principles earned us the greatest reward in the game of football: a Super Bowl championship. Like the 2006-2007 Colts, you too can realize your greatest success potential, in life and business, through the perfect practice of “The 4 Ls.”
 

Agenda

WEDNESDAY
June 21, 2017
11:30am-1:30pm Associate Member Advisory Council Meeting
1:30pm-5:30pm Leadership Division Board of Directors Meeting
3:00pm-5:00pm
Conference Registration
3:00pm-5:00pm
Exhibitor Tabletop Setup
6:30pm-9:00pm
Associate Member Advisory Council Meeting and Dinner
THURSDAY
June 22, 2017
7:30am-Noon
Golf Tournament
10:00am-1:00pm Exhibitor Tabletop Setup
10:00am-5:00pm
Conference Registration
1:30pm-7:30pm
Exhibitor Tabletops
1:45pm-2:30pm
Connecting Leaders Gathering – meet with other attendees from your region.
2:45pm-3:15pm
Opening General Session: Exhibitor Stage Demos
3:15pm-4:30pm
General Session: Leadership & Legacy – Joe Serio
4:00pm-6:00pm
Kids Money Camp
4:30pm-5:00pm
General Session: Exhibitor Stage Demos
5:15pm-7:30pm
Opening Reception with Exhibitors
FRIDAY
June 23, 2017
7:30am-Noon Registration
7:30am-9:30am
Buffet Breakfast
8:15am-9:15am
Hot Topic Breakouts
9:15am-9:30am
Refreshment Break
9:30am-10:30am
General Session: Rethinking Toast – David Norris
10:30am-11:30am
General Session: Leadership Lessons - An Interview With Chris Williston
11:30am-Noon
Changing of the Guard & Awards
Noon-12:30pm
Buffet Lunch
12:30pm-2:00pm
General Session: The Champion’s Way – Ben Utecht
2:30pm-5:30pm
Afternoon Free
5:30pm-6:30pm
Hospitality Suites
6:30pm-10:00pm
Friday Night Family Fun: Dinner & Dancing featuring Stoney Larue
SATURDAY
June 24 , 2017
9:00-11:00am Optional Succession Planning/Best Practices Workshop
Three Parts of the Stool: Board/Shareholders, Management and Customers

2017 Sponsors 

2017 Exhibitors


Advantage Health Plans Trust
The Baker Group
Bank Compensation Consulting 
CalTech
D+H

Fitech Payments
Glory Global Solutions 
PULSE, A Discover Company
 
S&P Global
UMB Bank - Investment Banking Division