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Emerging Leaders

Engaging and developing the next generation of bank leaders is critical to our industry’s success. ABA and state bankers associations offer dedicated resources to promote your professional development, including networking events, conferences, online training and other leadership resources highlighted on this page.



Banking's Emerging Leaders

See how ABA and state bankers associations train young bankers to be the future leaders of the banking industry.


“It’s so important for young bank leaders to have the opportunity to develop their leadership potential. ABA offers learning and networking to help you build skills, connect with your peers and succeed in your career.”- Bob Glover, Chair, ABA Emerging Leaders Council and VP and Investment Officer, The Peoples Bank

ABA Resources

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Other Resources

MinBanc Foundation Reimburses Training Costs

MinBanc Foundation, Inc. has distributed professional development grants in excess of $600,000 to further employee education and training opportunities at minority- and women-owned banks since their founding. MinBanc reimburses tuition, certificate and online training, and conference registrations—up to $5000 per bank, per calendar year. To learn more, visit minbanc.org or call 202-489-9932.

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Committees, Councils, and Working Groups

Represent your bank, help guide ABA’s policy priorities and advocacy efforts, and connect with other bankers.

Benefits Webinar

ABA Member Benefit Webinars showcase the many benefits of ABA membership and present all of the resources available to you as an ABA member.

Financial Education Programs

Free turnkey programs and materials for bankers to lead personal finance presentations with kids, young adults and seniors in their communities.