WBA BOLT Summer Leadership Summit

The Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow (BOLT) Summer Leadership Summit will be held at Glacier Canyon in Wisconsin Dells next month! Join emerging leaders from across the state June 9–10 for the opportunity to develop leadership skills in addition to building and growing your career in banking.

The registration fee of $200/attendee includes several general session presentations, breakout sessions, as well as an interactive workshop facilitated by Laura Mael, director of talent and people development at Pareto’s Talent — a division of Lift Consulting, LLC — and Matthew Pletzer, president and CEO of Lift Consulting, LLC.

The interactive workshop titled “Leading Yourself to Lead Others” will help inform emerging leaders from every experience in the bank — from entry-level roles to c-level — on how they can effectively lead others. Mael and Pletzer will equip attendees with the tools and resources necessary to set personal and professional goals, reach these goals, and inspire others to do the same.

Every emerging leader attending the BOLT Summer Leadership Summit in June will enjoy hearing from nationally known speakers on leadership as well as specific banking topics, make connections, and learn to advocate for their industry in an energized environment.

In addition to breaks, meals, and a reception on Thursday evening, banking peers will have the opportunity to take part in sessions specifically designed for networking through peer group discussions over the course of the two-day Summit.

Attendees will also receive several updates regarding recent government activity related to banking, WBA’s Washington, D.C. visits, and a recap of WBA’s fifth annual Power of Community Week. This information will help advise WBA’s emerging leaders on the how and why of getting involved both in their local communities as well as state and federal government for the benefit of the banking industry.

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Join WBA and your fellow emerging leader banker peers from across Wisconsin for our annual BOLT Summer Leadership Summit! The summit will kickoff on Thursday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. and adjourn at Noon on Friday, June 10.

Visit the Agenda page for a look at the full summit schedule!

Interested in developing your leadership skills? Looking to build and grow in your career in banking? Then BOLT is for you!

BOLT stands for Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow and represents the emerging leaders section of membership within WBA. Membership in the BOLT Section is complimentary for all WBA members. Each member bank is encouraged to identify their emerging leaders and have them participate in BOLT as a part of their career development within the bank.

Who typically attends a BOLT Summit? The BOLT Summits bring together a wide variety of bankers in various roles and experience levels from all across Wisconsin. From entry-level roles to c-level staff, BOLT brings together bankers in an energized environment focused on educating our current and future bank leaders, building networks and lifelong connections, and advocating for community banking.

Registration Information

The registration fee of $200/attendee includes networking meals and breaks, general sessions, breakout sessions, peer group discussions, and access to the summit mobile app.