Grab your map and join us on a journey of learning and discovery on the Pathways to Connect & Protect 2021. Choose your destination (track) and hit the road (Zoom). At each pit stop (session) in your journey, you will connect with other travelers (attendees) and tour guides (industry experts) and uncover new ideas, trends and developments in banking. All roads lead to your final destination – an in-person (COVID rules permitting) block party at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in September. There will be food, music, business sessions and the opportunity to see your friends and colleagues in person from a safe physical distance.
These specially packaged courses offer a clear, practical
introduction to the banking industry and the careers it offers.
Five comprehensive subjects span core concepts in banking and
bank operations, helping university students explore potential
career paths while earning valuable ACE
For over a decade, the VBA’s Executive Leadership Institute
(ELI), a 5-month leadership development program for highly
motivated and high potential bankers who are currently in or
progressing toward a senior level position, has been known for
its intense level of connection, learnings and peer relationships
that are fostered by its in-person format and deep content.
As part of our overall diversity and inclusion efforts, the VBA has created the Women’s Mentorship Program to assist our member banks with preparing the talented women within your banks for future senior leadership positions.
Through the use of highly qualified instructors and a challenging
curriculum, the VBA School of Bank Management is designed to
provide a multi-dimensional educational experience in banking.
Upon completion of three one-week summer sessions and eight home
study problems, students will have developed a range of skills
that should both enhance current performance and qualify them as
candidates for advancement.
In November 2020, VBA and the American Bankers Association partnered to launch their first-ever virtual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit for bankers nationwide. This event was an important part of continuing a meaningful dialogue on fostering positive change in the industry. 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 conference is designed for emerging banking leaders and members of the Virginia Bankers Association Emerging Bank Leaders (EBL) group. This conference will give Emerging Bank Leaders the opportunity to share ideas and network with peers from across the state. You do not have to be an EBL member to attend.