The Directors’ Symposium, co-sponsored by the Virginia Association of Community Banks, provides bank board members with current data, thought-provoking industry trends and networking opportunities with other directors and regulators. The program is designed to benefit both new directors and seasoned veterans on the Board.
The 2020 event has been postponed to spring of 2021.
In June of this year, we were planning on celebrating our 127th Annual Convention at The Breakers together with our bank members, associate members, endorsed providers and other industry partners. Great professional and family traditions have been formed during this time together every year. The only time we’ve missed having an annual convention was in 1945. Those were special circumstances and incredibly similar in some ways, albeit for a very different reason: non-essential travel restrictions connected to war rationing.
VBA and the American Bankers Association are joining together to launch their first-ever virtual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit for bankers nationwide. This event is an important part of continuing a meaningful dialogue on fostering positive change in the industry. Sponsored by ABA associate member Ncontracts®, the value-packed program will help bankers cultivate a network of peers to share DEI leading practices and explore new opportunities and initiatives for their own institutions. The goal? To equip bankers all over the country with tools to mitigate systemic biases and foster greater inclusion for those disadvantaged by age, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender or other identity factors.
This speaker series, brought to you by five states (DE, MD, PA,
VA and WV) will replace the 2020 CEO Forum.
Each month, from July-December, registrants will receive a link
to log in to a virtual session with nationally recognized
speakers providing relevant and timely content geared
specifically to bank CEOs and other senior leaders.
As part of our overall diversity and inclusion efforts, the VBA has created the Women’s Mentorship Pilot Program to assist our member banks with preparing the talented women within your banks for future senior leadership positions.