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The Iowa Bankers Association offers a full range of training and education opportunities for emerging bank leaders.

IBA Leadership Programs

The IBA offers two annual programs to enhance bank leaders.

Leaders in Advocacy

This program was created to establish an advocacy base of young leaders who are educated on banking industry issues and understand how to effectively communicate with legislators and regulators. The class will meet from January through October, followed by continuous involvement in IBA advocacy efforts throughout their banking careers.

The Leaders in Advocacy program plays a significant role in the development of strong advocates for the banking industry, but also gives bankers the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of advocacy while networking with bank leaders around the state. The class will participate in meetings and visits to the Capitol, including attending Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State address and the IBA’s Capitol Hill Visit in Washington, D.C. Each participant will also work to establish a bank advocacy plan to implement at their banks.

Iowa Bank Leadership

The Bank Leadership Institute is a five-month program to enhance the leadership, organizational and performance skills of mid- to upper-level bankers. It includes five sessions centered on developing skills through creative instruction and active participation.

Peer Groups

IBA has a number of peer groups in several focus areas to foster the exchange of information in a confidential and congenial setting. Peer groups establish a network where you can ask questions, share ideas and gather best practices.

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Management Development Program from ATW

IBA partners with ATW Training Solutions to offer a six-month program to improve leaders and teach them how to reach their full potential.

At the core of every organization are the people. This customized 6-month blended learning Management Development Program is specially designed for any organization looking to improve their leaders and teach them how to reach their full potential.

The unique approach of using a mix of classroom, webinar, podcast, book reading and e-learning programs ensures your employees will receive the best training from experts in the industry without putting a strain on your training budgets.

This program will help your current and future leaders learn how to:

  1. Set the stage for success with the right team members.
  2. Set expectations that promote accountability.
  3. Provide coaching and feedback to improve work performance.
  4. Learn how to deal with difficult employees and situations.
  5. Develop high-performing teams.

IBA members will receive a $200 discount from ATW public-pricing. Please note you are an IBA member in the registration form. For questions about discounts or the Management Development Program, contact IBA’s Education Director Darcy Burnett.


For more information, email Darcy Burnett  or call (515) 286-4352.