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SDBA 2022 Women In Banking Conference
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 5:30 PM to Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 4:30 PM CDT
Category: SDBA Events

SDBA 2022 LEAD STRONG: Women In Banking Conference

September 13-14, 2022

Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1201 N. West Ave, Sioux Falls, S.D.

HOTEL INFORMATION: Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center at 1211 N. West Ave. for the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 13. The rate is $129 per room. Please contact the Sheraton at 605.331.0100 to make your reservation by Aug. 23, when the block will be released.

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Join us Sept. 13-14, for Lead Strong: Women in Banking. SDBA’s Women in Banking event is designed to educate, enlighten and engage ALL levels of bankers within your organization. This program will provide personal development, professional development, and networking opportunities for all attendees. Make plans to attend now to get inspired, empowered, and energized!


Fee includes the conference, electronic handouts, lunch, breaks and reception.
Member: $225 per person Non-Member: $375 per person
*After Sept. 5, add $30 per person. Onsite, add $40 per person


100% refund if canceled Sept. 2 or prior. 75% refund if canceled Sept. 3-5. No refund if canceled Sept. 6 or later. Substitutions allowed at any time.


6:30-8:00 p.m. | Sweets & Swizzles, Country Club of Sioux Falls, 3400 W. 22nd Street, Sioux Falls - As you wind down from your busy day, join us at the Country Club of Sioux Falls for a dessert/drink reception.   Relax, reconnect and recharge with friends and colleagues and prepare for an exciting Women in Banking event tomorrow!


7-8:00 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 a.m. - Welcome/Ice Breaker

8:15-9:15 a.m. - Elevating Your Leadership Influence to Inspire Positive Changes, Nikki Dixon-Foley, Master Consultant and Partner, FutureSYNC International | Helena, M.T. - Banking has seen significant changes in the past several years. The shifting desires of customers, changing  workforce needs, and even change in governmental regulation can cause disruption for organizations. Leading  through change requires unique skill sets, mindsets, and intentional practices to navigate your organization and  your people through the challenges of change. This session will uncover practical and influential leadership tools that help you navigate and inspire change.   

9:15-10:15 a.m. - Mix it Up - Take part in this fast-paced session where you can learn from you colleagues on a variety of topics. This facilitated session will provide an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions and learn from one another in a fun, relaxed environment.

10:15-10:45 a.m. - Networking Break

10:45-11:30 a.m. - Savvy|Smart|Sophisticated Women Do Mentoring, Bobbi McVey-Blath, CPTM, Owner/Founder, Level Up Facilitation Group | Seward, N.E. - These past three years have been an emotional roller-coaster for women. 2.4 Million women left the workforce between 2020 and 2021 and more than half of women plan on leaving their employer within the next two years. In this session, we will discuss women mentoring women and how we can help each other be a star in our industry.

11:30-11:45 a.m. - What's Trending in Banking, Karl Adam, President, SDBA | Pierre, SD - Join South Dakota Bankers Association President, Karl Adam as he provides an update on trends in banking at an association, state and federal level.

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Networking Lunch

1-1:45 p.m. - In Pursuit of Greatness, Dr. Jennifer M. Reecy, Chief Employee Experience Officer, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls | Sioux Falls, S.D. - It is time for a grand revolution in your pursuit of leadership greatness! Together, let’s do something unheard of – we are going to challenge your belief systems and hack the principles of leadership to pull the future forward – for yourself, your teams, and your organizations! Leaders – You must be committed to the pursuit of being better leaders. You must take extreme ownership of your pursuit. The question to ask is, “What do I have to become today, in order to be who I want to be tomorrow?” It is imperative you define yourself on both an aspirational and practical level as a leader in order to lead well. Leadership isn’t just a role or a title – it’s a choice. The best leaders choose to be better, they choose to be different – they choose to lead deliberately.

1:45-2:05 p.m. - #Fraud. It’s Trending., Kaitlyn Telkamp, FRAML (Fraud + Anti-Money Laundering) Analyst, First Bank & Trust | Brookings, S.D. - Whether it is a fraud related topic in your streaming service’s “Watch Next” list, a threatening voicemail from  the “IRS,” or a  customer who says they mailed $5,000.00 to their “girlfriend” overseas– fraud is a trend that  is not going out of style.  Fraud and its bad actors are evolving opportunists exploiting new technologies,  products, and world events. This session will discuss current fraud trends, share case stories, and highlight best practices in identifying fraud schemes now and in the future of fraud.

2:05-2:30 p.m. - Networking Break

2:30-3:15 p.m. - Reducing Cybersecurity Risk Through Proactive Dark Web Monitoring, Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, VP of Research & Economic Development, Dakota State University | Madison, S.D. and Katie Shuck, Lead Cyber Intelligence Analyst, S.D. Fusion Center | Sioux Falls, S.D. - Dr. Ashley Podhradsky and Dr. Katie Shuck will discuss cyber threat trends, mitigation activities, and resources available for financial institutions in South Dakota.  They will bring in real examples to show how risk is not fully mitigated with current industry best practices.  This session will demonstrate how everyone from a teller, bank president, and board member can help improve the cyber security posture  at a bank.  

3:15-4:00 p.m. - Leading Imperfectly: The Value of Being Authentic for Leaders, Professionals, and Human Beings, James Robilotta, Professional Speaker, @jamestrobo - Hey Superwoman, take off your cape. Hey Batman, take off your mask. Hey decision-makers, put away your ego. Let’s talk about who you are personally as a leader and as a partner. As humans, we can’t learn things from people who are perfect, we can only learn things from people who are imperfect. So, it is time to own who you are so you can be real to others and lead through your faults. This deep but hysterical session will leave you feeling introspective about the person you show to others and recognize the rapport and trust-building power of authenticity in your communication and relationships. If you’re looking to master the art of courageous feedback and authentic relationship building, this is the session for you.

4:00 p.m. - Door Prizes/Wrap Up/Adjourn

Sleep in Heavenly Peace | 844.432.2337

All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Across the U.S., too many children go without a bed - or even a pillow - to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health.

That’s where Sleep in Heavenly Peace comes in. SHP is a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need.

Join us this year as we help support Sleep in Heavenly Peace by bringing a donation of twin sized sheets, comforters, blankets and pillows (cash donations are also appreciated!) Let’s make sure these children can sleep in heavenly peace!

• Attire: The suggested attire is business casual. Bring a sweater or jacket as meeting room temperatures vary.
• Special Requests: For dietary or mother’s room requests, contact Halley Lee at [email protected] or 605.224.1653 by Sept. 5.
• Questions: Contact the SDBA at 605.224.1653 or email [email protected]