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Management development Program

The VBA Management Development Program is a five-month program designed for entry level bankers who have developed a passion for banking, what to enhance their knowledge of the business of banking, and who are motivated to excel in their career and reach their full potential.

Each of the five sessions will concentrate on an area of bank management or personal development with a goal that the concepts learned can be put into practice immediately.  Participants will leave the program with:

  • An enhanced understanding of the business of banking and bank management
  • An understanding of how the various bank departments work together in support of the goals of the organization
  • A toolbox of dynamic leadership and management strategies
  • A heightened level of self-awareness
  • Tools to build relationships and an immediate network of bankers from across Virginia
  • A knowledge of the impact of their role as an ambassador for their banks and for the banking industry
  • An action plan for their own personal development
  • A strategy for how to increase their level of engagement within their own financial institutions
At the end of the program, participants will be highly motivated to excel in their position and to help the bank succeed and thrive.

Topics Include

  • Session One | September 20, 2017: Introduction to Banking and Understanding Bank Financials and Profitability
  • Session Two | October 18, 2017:  Leadership & Management
  • Session Three | November 14, 2017:  Banking Lines of Business and Bank Management
  • Session Four | December 15, 2017:  Product Development and the Employee as a Brand Ambassador
  • Session Five | January 10, 2018 (Graduation) and January 11, 2018 (Banker Day)*:  Relationship Building and Strategic Planning
*All participants must attend VBA Banker Day.

Participation Criteria

You must:

  • New hire to five years of banking experience or equivalent financial industry experience
  • Nominated by a member of the bank's senior management team
  • Current member of the Virginia Bankers Association through the bank's membership


Tuition for the Management Development Program is $2,350 per attendee.  Tuition covers all five sessions, materials, instructor fees, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.  Tuition does not cover overnight accommodations, if applicable, or dinners.  Your registration is a full-tuition commitment.  Information for on overnight accommodations will be sent directly to enrolled students.


VBA Contact

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