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ABA Partners with Wharton Online to Launch Three Emerging Leaders Certificates

WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Online have launched a series of new ABA-Wharton Emerging Leaders Certificates, three new online certificate programs that provide in-depth training for the industry’s emerging leaders. Building on the long-standing partnership between ABA and Wharton, the certificates cover leadership strategy, employee motivation and engagement, and advanced leadership skills.
“As banks develop their succession pipeline, it is imperative for rising stars to develop and sharpen a broad set of skills grounded in strategy and vision,” said Jim Edrington, ABA's chief member engagement officer. “Budding leaders from banks of all sizes and business models have a unique opportunity to access the time-tested strategic wisdom of Wharton’s renowned faculty and earn a tangible and industry-recognized credential in the process.”
The certificate focused on leadership strategy explores methods for designing and implementing strategies that drive a company’s growth and maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The certificate concentrated on engaging and motivating talent explores ways to engage employees, foster creativity and create a culture that is conducive to success. The certificate addressing advanced leadership helps emerging leaders define and refine their goals and develop a personal plan for achieving success. 
Participants who complete each program will earn an Emerging Leaders Certificate from ABA and Wharton Online. To register or to learn more about this program, visit aba.com/WhartonCertificates.


About the American Bankers Association

The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $21.1 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $17 trillion in deposits and extend nearly $11 trillion in loans.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 13,000 participants in executive education programs annually; and a powerful alumni network of 98,000 graduates.

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