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Developing Your Path Forward

Mark your calendars for September 13–14 and make plans to join your community banking colleagues for the annual WBA Management Conference! With plenty of time for networking, three general sessions, twelve breakout sessions, and an exhibit hall featuring industry partners, this conference will have something for everyone on your bank’s management team.

The last 18 months have brought a lot of challenges, personally and professionally, to all of us and our peers. Taking advantage of the opportunity to gather once again, this year’s agenda has been designed to tackle some of those challenges. The conference kickoff general session will feature a session on “The Path Forward” from Market Insight CEO and Founder Joe Sullivan. Sullivan will address several trends that will impact your path forward, including consumer behavior, technology, retail and branch services, as well as workforce planning.

Strategic Leadership Partner and Executive Coach Alonzo Kelly will lead a session focused on “Creating a Culture Where Everyone Feels They Belong.” Kelly will later present a breakout session to dive deeper into how the right questions can lead to more efficient and effective outcomes at the bank, while creating a culture of accountability.

With three rounds of breakout sessions, each offering four unique sessions, attendees will have twelve total breakout sessions to choose from. Topics such as liquidity, balance sheet management, CECL, HR hot topics and legal considerations, Bitcoin and digital transformation are on the agenda to be covered by industry experts.

To hear from Sullivan, Kelly, and the many other industry experts leading breakout sessions, make sure to register your team online today at www.wisbank.com/Management.

Livestream Option Available

The 2020 conference was held virtually given the global pandemic, allowing members to bring more of their bank’s management team together for the virtual experience. While we are beyond thrilled to be back in person for this year’s conference, we know that some may not be ready to attend a group event. Given that, bankers can register additional staff from the bank to join the general sessions via livestream for a reduced registration fee. Team discounting is also available for banks sending three or more attendees to Green Bay.

By, Ally Bates