Attendees can gain a wealth of knowledge about important topics that will impact community banks in the coming decades.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 17, 2015
The future of community banking is bright, and many of the bright minds who are bound to lead the industry can be found next week at the Independent Community Bankers of America’s® (ICBA) annual Leadership Development Conference in Indianapolis. Held Sept. 20-23, community bankers, industry leaders and service providers from around the country will attend the conference.
“This year’s conference will empower participants with the tools to improve their leadership abilities,” said ICBA Chairman Jack Hartings, president and CEO of The Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, Ohio. “Attendees can gain a wealth of knowledge about important topics that will impact community banks in the coming decades.”
Two noted leadership development experts, Sara Canaday and Ty Bennett, will provide advice to attendees on how to best prepare themselves for successful leadership behavior. Keynote speaker Canaday frequently presents on topics including leadership presence, strategic personal branding and emotional intelligence. She has written “You According to Them” and “Career Acceleration: Speed up Your Success with Strategic Personal Branding” and has been quoted in Entrepreneur, Forbes and Psychology Today.
Utah-based Bennett is founder and CEO of Leadership Inc. He has authored two best-selling books, “The Power of Influence” and “The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication.” A professional coach and consultant, Bennett utilizes his experiences in the workplace to help myriad professionals enhance their communication style. He takes a “hands on” approach to teaching clients how to improve their speaking and presentation skills. Bennett will co-present at the final general session with Chris Kelley, executive director of the Barret School of Banking.
In addition to attending these presentations, participants will gain a better understanding on how to effectively lead others. Attendees have the opportunity to attend educational sessions or roundtable discussions on topics ranging from community banking “hot topics,” cybersecurity and working with millennials. Participants are eligible for up to 18 Continuing Professional Education credits.
This year’s conference sponsors are Visa, FIS, IBT, ICBA Bancard and the ICBA Services Network. Visit http://www.icba.org/lead15 for more information.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 6,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit http://www.icba.org.