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Emerging Leaders | Conference for Community Bankers

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Be inspired and motivated by special programming designed just for you.

Emerging Leaders at Conference for Community Bankers

This year’s conference offers in-depth knowledge that emerging leaders can bring back to their banks. Connect with peers from across the country and form lasting relationships through our emerging leaders session, keynote general session covering the world’s greatest leaders and peer exchange.

Highlights of our robust agenda of topics focused on human capital, profitability, technology, finance, operations and CRE lending, include:

Attracting, Retaining and Engaging Emerging Leaders
Sunday, February 11, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

What can companies adopt, adapt and abandon to attract high-potential leaders to join their organization, and how can they ensure that new and existing upwardly career-focused employees remain invested and resilient at work? Hear the successful strategies from a community bank CEO and emerging leader and be ready to share what has worked at your bank in an open forum.

Emerging Leaders Peer Exchange
Monday, February 12, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Over lunch, connect with fellow emerging bank leaders to discuss and share the latest challenges, issues, solutions and strategies within the banking industry. Learn from like-minded rising leaders, and expand your network of peers from across the country.

Leading a Multigenerational Organization
Monday, February 12, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

For the first time in American history, there are five generations present in the workforce and the banking industry is serving customers across six generations. As a result, banking professionals are faced with challenges due to differing mindsets, work styles and communication styles. In this session, get the knowledge, skills and strategies to maximize successful interactions across generations.

Using Teamwork: The Power of Connection
Monday, February 12, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

A team needs talent and commitment to excel in sports, but it needs connection to sustain champion status. In this session, learn from the current University of Georgia football chaplain and former star players how building connection through teamwork, collaboration and respect has been a huge determinant in the team’s winning record. Learn how this approach can easily apply to the success of your bank.

Allies: How to Be Them and How to Find Them
Tuesday, February 13, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Women’s initiatives are most successful when men are actively involved. Women who are mentored or sponsored by men have greater opportunities for success. In this session, learn how to be an ally and how to find an ally so that all women have opportunities for success.

A Win-Win: Invest in Your Employees While You Invest in Your Community 
Tuesday, February 13, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Developing employees’ professional skills and the next generation of leaders are top priorities for many community banks, along with ensuring their communities thrive.  Small-town nonprofits have the same aim to make their communities great places to live, however, many of these local organizations are underfunded and underdeveloped in terms of human capital. In this session, learn a new win-win approach to leadership development and rural giving by aligning your employees with the expertise needs of community organizations.