IBA - Illinois Bankers Association

Education & Events

The Future Leaders Alliance Institute. Benefiting your institution, your community, your industry and your future.


The IBA answered the need expressed by its member institutions to provide leadership training for future leaders of the banking industry. What evolved was the Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) Institute, an innovative program for aspiring bankers that emphasizes education, community service and networking. To date, more than 100 individuals have graduated from FLA with accolades galore. The most recent graduating class, the Class of 2014, reached the end of a challenging and diverse curriculum which garnered tremendous feedback, with an average session rating of 4.74 on a 5.0 scale. This response speaks volumes as to the quality and breadth of the FLA’s educational component.

“The real value of the FLA program lies in its commitment to the future of the banking industry. Through networking, training and community involvement, the FLA offers future leaders both the tools and encouragement that they need to become the next generation of banking leaders.”
Jeff Baker, Executive Vice President
LincolnWay Community Bank
Class of 2006

FLA Institute focuses on highly engaging educational events, grassroots government relations, community service and relationship building. Sessions include:

  • Personality Assessment
  • Legislation and Politics
  • Communicating with the Regulators
  • Springfield Lobby Day
  • Team Building
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Financial Marketing and Branding
  • Leading your Sales Process and Sales Culture
  • Bank Performance
  • Simulation Banking
  • ONE Conference

For more information, contact the IBA education department.