Leadership Institute

Through the PA Bankers Leadership Institute, participants go “behind the curtain” to examine the success that comes from a strong organizational culture and assess how it relates to performance, leadership, engagement and communication to enhance the bank’s bottom line.

*Due to COVID-19, PA Bankers reserves the right to convert in-person events to virtual delivery with as much advance notice of the change(s) as is practical under the circumstances.

Why Should You Attend the PA Bankers Leadership Institute?

Global Insights: 
Students learn through a high level of participation with peers and by a set of instructors who have the ability to define and display exemplary banking leadership, not only in Pennsylvania, but on a global level.

Experiential Learning: 
Activities include: 
  • Researching & presenting case studies on world-class, best-in-service companies, such as The Ritz-Carlton and Disney, and identifying principles to apply at your bank;
  • Reading groundbreaking books and bringing them to your bank;
  • Conducting business interviews with potential customers in your market;
  • Learning from former Leadership Institute participants;
  • Class discussion with peers;
  • Networking activities;
  • Exercises that provide practice in implementing leadership skills;
  • Attendance at various PA Bankers Advocacy events;
  • Creating a Leadership Action Plan;
  • Guest speakers and expert presenters in the leadership field; and
  • More.

Lesson Building: Learning and Implementing Leadership:
The PA Bankers Leadership Institute is more than just a one-day seminar or conference. Over a period of a 15 months, students will meet for six two-day sessions, with assignments and conference calls in between. This long-term learning model allows them to take lessons back to the bank, implement solutions, and come back to discuss results every three months with the class. The result is a more effective, customized approach to bank leadership.

Takeaways Tailored for You:
  • PA Bankers Leadership Institute participants do not only take home a content-rich binder, books and handouts, but they also return to their banks with a fresh approach to leadership, culture, employee engagement, performance and communication.
  • Participants will be asked to complete a pre-session reading and will be eligible to receive up to 13.5 CPE credits for each two-day session. HRCI credits are also available.

Who Should Attend?

C-suite executives, managers, supervisors or department heads who:

  • Are future or current leaders of the bank;
  • Determine or implement bank-wide strategy and operations;
  • Lead or supervise line operations;
  • Lead or manage support functions in HR, IT, finance or risk; and/or
  • Have an interest in improving bank culture and employee performance to contribute to the top and bottom lines.

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Session 1 - Oct. 6-7, 2021
Session 2 - Dec. 1-2, 2021
Session 3 - Feb. 2-3, 2022
Session 4 - April 6-7, 2022
Session 5 - June 8-9, 2022
Session 6 - Sept. 14-15, 2022
Graduation - Sept. 15, 2022

PA Bankers Training Room
Harrisburg, Pa.

Members: $5,500
Affiliate Members: $5,900
Non-Members: $8,250


Jackie Catalano
Vice President, Professional Development
(717) 255-6939