2021 Pathways to Connect & Protect Recap
May-September 2021

Post Kristen Reid Walt Lyons Amy Binns
All roads lead to connect and protect

From May-September 2021, more than 260 Virginia bankers and industry partners grabbed their maps and joined us for Pathways to Connect & Protect, a journey of virtual learning and discovery.  This event was designed for marketing, human resources, retail banking, training, security, enterprise risk management, operations and technology, and compliance professionals. During each session, attendees connected with travelers (attendees) and tour guides (industry experts) and uncovered new ideas, trends, and developments in banking.  All roads led to their final destination – a two-day, virtual block party in September.  

Pathways to Connect & Protect will kick off again in March 2022 – more information to come!

Session Dates & Descriptions

Pathways to Connect & Protect included a virtual kickoff event, virtual monthly sessions from May through August for each functional area of the bank, and a culminating two-day, virtual Block Party in September. 

Monthly Virtual Sessions (by function area):

Function Area Dates/Topics
  • May 3: Reimagining Your Marketing Strategy in the Post-COVID World
  • June 7: The Magic of Marketing Automation is Doing More with Less
  • July 6: Making Your Digital Marketing Dollar Count
  • August 9: Mining for Gold: Driving Results with Your Data
Human Resources
  • May 24: Legal Hot Topics
  • June 28: Attracting and Retaining Talend in the Post-COVID World: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • July 26: Building Culture by Intention Amid Remote & Hybrid Workforce Model Shifts
  • August 30: HR Must Influence the Strategy, Not Just Implement It
  • May 17: Creating a Culture of Agility
  • June 21: Integrating DEI into the On-boarding Process
  • July 19: Making Micro Work: 4 Approaches to Microlearning and Tips to Add Value for your Learners
  • August 26: L&D Roles Post Pandemic
Retail Banking
  • May 10: How to Re-Engage Your Team After a Pandemic
  • June 14: Eliminating the One-Size-Fits-All Approach: Building Modern Financial Experiences Through a Partner Marketplace
  • July 12: Clicks & Bricks: Blending the Convenience of Technology with the Branding Power of Brick & Mortar
  • August 16: Consumer Retail Banking Trends 
Enterprise Risk Management
  • May 18: 2021 and Re-Energized Bank Examination: What to Expect
  • June 22: The ALM Process – Managing Performance and Risk in the Current Environment
  • July 20: SOC Audit Reports
  • August 27: Managing Climate Change Risk Within the ERM Program
Operations & Technology
  • May 4: Stay Ahead of the New Digital Demand
  • June 8: Five Faster Payments Updates from a Community Bank Insider
  • July 7: Elevating Your Fraud Prevention Strategies
  • August 10: Strategic Risk Taking
  • May 11: 2021 Cybersecurity Outlook
  • June 15: Outside the Box: Groundbreaking Innovations in Bank Security
  • July 13: Lessons Learned from Civil Unrest and Protests – How Banks Can Prepare
  • August 17: Could a Cyberattack Bring Down the Banking System?
  • May 25: Legal Update
  • June 29: Fair Lending Hot Spots
  • July 27: Banking Cannabis Customers
  • August 31: Long and Winding Road: LIBOR’s Transitions

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Pictures from the Monthly Sessions

Pictures from the Virtual Block Party