We help community banks thrive by developing the next generation of leaders.

The next decade will see the departure of many community bank leaders and many are wondering if the next generation is ready to take the reins of leadership. We believe that community banks who invest in leadership development for their future leaders ultimately grow, thrive and succeed.

Developing leaders. Ensuring the sustainability of community banking.
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Develop your bank’s future leaders

The future of the community banking industry depends on the successful development of the next generation of leaders. This program will challenge, grow, and develop your bank’s future leaders.

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Develop your bank’s future leaders.

Meet the team

Kevin
Cain

Partner, Strategy & Planning

Stacie
Dykstra

Partner, Facilitating Connections

Matthew
Heemstra

Partner, Director of Growth & Profit Solutions

Shane
Jager

Partner, Operations

Julie
Noble

Human Resources, Organizational Solutions

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Uniquely crafted for community banks.

Our Academy for Excellence in Leadership has been uniquely crafted for community banks and will help ensure your next generation of leaders is receiving the tools, training, and development they need – and want.

  • Helping participants become high-yield, low-maintenance leaders

  • Continuous learning, delivered in digestible doses regularly throughout the year

  • Applying what has been learned by accomplishing manageable yet impactful goals throughout the year

  • A structure that is easily customizable to meet individual and bank needs

  • Involvement with current firm leaders to ensure participants are able to apply lessons learned within the bank

  • A trusted and respected leader within the bank to serve as a guide

  • Measurable progress

  • Networking with other emerging leaders inside the industry

  • Affordable with minimum travel expectations

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