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.

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. 29-30, 2024
Session 2 - Dec. 11-12, 2024
Session 3 - Feb. 19-20, 2025
Session 4 - March 26-27, 2025
Session 5 - April 30 - May 1, 2025
Graduation - June 3-4, 2025

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