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Developing strong, confident leaders throughout your organization

To be a successful leader in today’s organization, you have to do more than just “lead.” You have to be a leader who can inspire teams to pull together, solve problems creatively and achieve amazing results.

Program Overview

About Banking Leadership Missouri

The Missouri Bankers Association’s Banking Leadership Missouri program is designed to actively enhance the leadership, organizational and performance skills of highly motivated mid- to upper-level bankers. The program establishes a network of future bank leaders who understand and can respond to local and national issues affecting the banking industry and their communities. The 12-month program is practical, hard-hitting and quality driven.
We will focus on developing a solid understanding of the banking industry and the skills necessary for leadership that participants can put into practice immediately. A class of up to 25 Missouri bankers is selected to participate. 

Program Schedule

Session One: From Manager to Leader: Learning about Yourself and Your Development

June 13-16 - Chateau On the Lake Hotel, Branson

The foundation of great leadership is understanding the fundamental difference between managing and leading and identifying where the gaps exist in your own leadership potential. As you are welcomed into the Banking Leadership Missouri program, we will explore the critical components of leadership and connect you with peers from around the state who share your desire to be a leader. 
Members of the Banking Leadership Missouri class will be introduced to MBA members at the annual convention in Branson.

Session Two: Better Results With Style for Emerging Leaders

Sept. 14-15 - MBA Office, Jefferson City 

Great organizations need people who can collaborate with their team members, sell their ideas and sustain great relationships with their clients. This engaging session of interpersonal insight is immediately applicable in many business management, communication and relationship situations.

Session Three: Leadership Excellence Through Effective Communication

Nov. 2-3 - MBA Office, Jefferson City

Leaders must understand that communication is the key to everything — from building high-performing teams to engaging in critical conversations to delivering successful presentations. Effective communication is how leaders become change agents and influencers in their organization, connecting the dots between individual, team and bank priorities. 

Session Four: Decision Making, Strategy, Government Relations and Ethics in Banking

Feb. 28-29 - MBA Office, Jefferson City

We all know that banking does not happen in a vacuum. Economics, competition, legislation and ethics interact to define the key strategic decisions that banks must make day in and day out to be successful. Great leaders in banking stay engaged on all of these fronts to grow as professionals and to guide their banks through an incredibly complex environment.

Session Five: The Banking Leadership Missouri Capstone Experience


Leadership demands growth, and growth comes from stepping outside of your comfort zone — daring yourself and your people to be better every day. In this capstone session, guided by experts in and outside of banking, participants will be asked to think deeply about what it means to lead and develop people in a modern environment and will be challenged to tie everything they have learned in Banking Leadership Missouri together in one seminal experience.

Session Six: Program Celebration and Graduation

June 2024 - Hilton Branson Convention Center

This final session celebrates the class' successful completion of Banking Leadership Missouri with a graduation ceremony and reception. 

Special Offer - MBA NextGen in Banking Conference

Banking Leadership Missouri participants attending the 2023 NextGen in Banking Conference scheduled Oct. 12-13 in Osage Beach will receive a $150 discount.  

For More Information

Contact Cheri Messerli at MBA at 573-636-8151.