Illinois Bankers Association

Future Leaders Alliance | Illinois Bankers Association

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, an innovative program for aspiring bankers that emphasizes education, community service and networking. 

To date, more than 170 individuals have graduated from FLA with accolades galore. The most recent graduating class, the Class of 2018, reached the end of a challenging and diverse curriculum which garnered tremendous feedback, with an average session rating of 4.7 on a 5.0 scale. This response speaks volumes as to the quality and breadth of the FLA’s educational component.

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View All Six Sessions

Session 1 - Two Days

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Leadership and Influence

Session 2 - Two Days


  • Legislation, Politics and Communicating with the Regulators (Day 1)
  • Economic Investment Day (Day 2)

Session 3 - Two Days

  • Exclusive meeting with Federal Reserve Bank of
    Chicago and Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (Day 1)
  • Lead for Success (Day 2)

Session 4 - Two Days

  • Team Building (Day 1)
  • Accountable Leadership (Day 2)

Session 5 - Two Days

  • Accounting for Bankers, Asset Liability┬áManagement, Cybersecurity and Regulatory Hot Topics (Day 1)
  • Simulation Banking (Day 2)

Session 6 - Two Days

  • The ONE Conference
  • Graduation

FLA Scholarships

Peoples Bank & Trust in Pana
"Tomorrow's Future, Today"
One Full Scholarship ($1,495 value)
Honoring Larry Beaty and his lifelong commitment to the banking industry.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Two partial scholarships ($1,000 each) 

The $1,000 will be applied to the $1,495 registration fee with the participant or respective institution responsible for the $495 balance. Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Recommendation of Supervisor or Senior Manager
  • Employed by an IBA member institution
  • Minimum of 2 years banking experience
  • Demonstrate excellence in banking through outstanding performance

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