The LEAD FWD Summit is back for its fifth year and is ready to empower and excite participants in St. Louis, Missouri on Nov. 6-7. The event continues to focus on moving the community banking industry forward with fast-paced workshops, new collaboration challenges, dynamic whiteboarding sessions with experts, bold keynote speakers, and more!

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This is not a listen-only event. 

Participants will push beyond the traditional boundaries of the industry and
exchange forward-thinking insights to lead their community banks and propel their leadership skills forward.

Be prepared to:

  • Learn new strategies for high performance and maximizing bank ROI,
  • Magnify your leadership talents,
  • Network with colleagues from across the U.S.,
  • Collaborate with community bankers and industry experts,
  • Find inspiration, and
  • Be challenged to THINK BIGGER!
Community Bank Leadership Education

Community Bank Leadership Training

Participate in:

  • A simulated examination with the FDIC – Learn inside methodologies from FDIC examiners
  • Leadership-in-a-Box Collaboration Challenge: The Evolution of Banking: Creating a Universal Experience in the Branch Environment
  • Whiteboarding with experts: Maximize industry collaboration and learning
  • A leadership acceleration luncheon

Dive into topics on:

  • Leading through Change
  • Bank Profitability, Performance and Efficiency
  • Social Media Influencing: Warning—Be Careful What You Post!
  • Moving to Great: Leadership Strategies to Unleash Performance
  • Today’s Compliance Risk and the Future: What it Means for Your Bank
  • Cultivating Business Now for Future Success
  • Emerging Technology Trends & Opportunities
  • Payments Today
  • Multi-Generation Workforces: What’s Next?
  • Realizing Industry Change with Your Voice
  • And more!


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