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Executive Leadership Institute

To be a successful leader in today's organizations you have to more than just lead.  You have to be a CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE, and COLLABORATIVE leader who can inspire teams to pull together, solve problems creatively, and achieve amazing results.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 session of the VBA Executive Leadership Institute.  Please click here to apply.

Who Should Attend

High-potential upper level bankers with more than 6 years of experience who have taken on, or are preparing to take on, broader responsibilities. Bankers who are senior managers or likely to be a member of senior management in the short-term.

Topics Include

  • Month 1: The Power of Authentic Leadership
  • Month 2: Setting the Vision and Leading the Change: Strategy, Planning,Focus and Change in Today’s Banking World
  • Month 3: Effective Speaking and Writing for Improved Results and Relationships
  • Month 4: Creating a Coaching Culture of Accountability
  • Month 5: Leading Business Growth, Simulation and Innovation Presentations

Participation Criteria

You must:

  • have a minimum of 6 years of banking or equivalent experience
  • be a high-potential upper level officer of the bank
  • be nominated by your CEO
  • be a current member of the Virginia Bankers Association through your institution
Completion of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management or an equivalent banking school is preferred, but not required.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a completed application by December 16, 2016 and, following a review of the application, each candidate will be notified of his or her status.


Tuition for the Executive Leadership Institute is $2,950 per attendee.  Tuition covers all sessions, workbook materials, all required reading, instructor fees, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.  Tuition does not cover overnight accommodations or dinners.  Your registration is a full-tuition commitment.  Information for on overnight accommodations will be sent directly to enrolled attendees.

2017 Program Dates

VBA Banker Day & 
ELI Orientation January 12, 2017
Session 1 February 2-3, 2017
Session 2 March 2-3, 2017
Session 3 April 13-14, 2017
Session 4 May 11-12, 2017
Session 5 June 1-2, 2017


VBA Contact

Courtney M. Fleming -
Senior Vice President, Education & Training/Communications
Virginia Bankers Association