The Idaho Bankers Association is working hand-in-hand with Idaho’s banks to create a new emerging leaders program. We are constantly looking for young ambitious bankers who one day see themselves as the next members of their banks leadership team and want to capitalize on a great career educational opportunity.

Throughout this program, you will learn the characteristics and skills of a skilled and trustworthy leader; the principles and practices needed to develop people to be the best that they can be at what they do; gain the knowledge and abilities that create and maintain high-quality work processes; and the foresight to create a work culture that will outlive your presence.

Program Contact: Justin Vaughn at (208) 506-7045 or justin@idahobankers.org.

Who Is an Emerging Leader?
We are looking for Idaho’s next banking professionals who will represent Idaho’s financial industry into the future. Over the course of the year, emerging leaders will learn how the importance and impact of proper self-management will ultimately have a positive impact on their overall work product, they will learn the critical tools they will need to effectively lead others, and how to one day leave their legacy on the industry.

What Is an Emerging Leader?
An emerging leader is a young banker or member in the financial industry who has a desire to become a leader and a member in Idaho’s next generation of bank leadership. We are looking for individuals who are motivated to learn and who are looking for opportunities to enhance their professional growth. Each candidate should be under the age of 35 OR have less than 10 years of banking experience. Those who will thrive in this environment are going to be motivated individuals who want to sharpen their leadership skills and meet like-minded colleagues from around the state.

What Will I Learn?
Throughout the year, emerging leaders will learn the importance and impact of proper self-management, the critical tools they will eventually need to lead others, and how to eventually leave their impact on the industry. Each session will focus on developing necessary management and leadership skills that can be implemented in your everyday life. At the end of each year, emerging leaders should be able to demonstrate an increasing level of responsibility, potential for continuing to play a leadership role in Idaho banking, and a desire to further their personal and professional careers.

What Commitment Will I Be Making?
With acceptance into the emerging leader’s program, you are committing yourself to a year of constant learning. The program will consist of four back-to-back days centered on developing leadership and management skills by using creative instruction techniques and active participation. Each cohort starts in February and will complete their program in November.

Session 1

Lesson: Developing Self
Dates: February 27-28, 2023
(8:30am – 4:30pm)
Location: Boise

In their first session, emerging leaders will formulate a personal development plan based on self-assessment; create and prioritize a work schedule to maximize personal effectiveness; identify the causes and potential solutions for miscommunication; and practice adapting leadership styles to a variety of follower needs.

Session 2

Lesson: Managing Others
Dates: May 8-9, 2023
(8:30am – 4:30pm)
Location: Eastern Idaho

In their second session, emerging leaders will formulate a strategy for developing a climate of mutual trust; identify and meet employee motivational needs; write and communicate performance expectations; lead supportive and corrective coaching sessions; and participate in and identify the four stages of team development.

Session 3

Lesson: Public Policy & Government Affairs
Dates: August 14-15, 2023
(8:30am – 4:30pm)
Location: Boise

In their third session, emerging leaders will learn the impact of public policy through discussions with congressional leaders, state legislators, agency personnel, and other public affair leaders. They will also learn the importance of government affairs and the political process necessary to implement positive change.

Session 4

Lesson: Economic & Financial Leadership
Dates: November 13-14, 2023
(8:30am – 4:30pm)
Location: Boise

In their final session, emerging leaders will narrow their focus to issues concerning economic and financial leadership. They will hear from key economic leaders, financial industry regulators, and policy advisors on the cutting edge of the issues that affect those working in banking today and into the future.