About the Program

500+ bankers have graduated from LBA's Leadership School since the school began in 2010. The school is held twice each year, with students meeting once a month for five months and completing online course work and assigned readings in between meetings. Class size is limited to give attendees the opportunity for one-on-one time with the instructors and to network with other bankers in the course. Some of LBA’s most respected instructors will conduct half-day sessions on technical banking issues.

SSA Consultants will deliver individual and team development activities to the participants, including:

  • The month prior to onsite training, initiate initial assessments using the Hogan Leadership Forecast Series which includes the Potential, Challenge, Values, & Coaching Reports.
  • Provide participants with one-on-one coaching to discuss individual Hogan results and implications to individual and team performance and career development.
  • During the months of onsite training, facilitate leadership development sessions leveraging the Hogan results and SSA’s 40 years of leadership development experience.
  • Administer iCapstone online leadership development modules that directly support the facilitated sessions and overall learning objectives of the program.


Who Should Attend

Current and future bank leaders from all areas of the bank.

For more information on the next school, click here to check out LBA's online education calendar or email info@lba.org.

What Former Students Have to Say...

The best part of leadership school was making contacts with fellow bankers and getting the information that will last a lifetime — 2022 Leadership School I Graduate

The best part of Leadership school was the Hogan Assessments. Learning what type of leader I am and what I need to work on to become a more effective leader — 2022 Leadership School I Graduate 

“I have really enjoyed the experience. It has been very valuable and informative overall.” — 2021 Leadership School Graduate

“This school gave me the opportunity to learn to identify and display effective communication and help me identify areas I need to improve personally and professionally. I highly recommend the school to anyone to wants to grow personally and professionally.” — 2021 Leadership School Graduate

“Leadership School has been a great opportunity to learn about other facets of banking that are not particularly in “my area”. Not to mention the valuable, life-changing things that I have learned about myself both professionally and personally. Hearing other attendees’ challenges and getting better insight on other’s personalities is also a very useful tool. Just like that old commercial said there’s always room for Jell-O…there is always room for improvement! Thanks to my employer for seeing something special in me and to the LBA for providing the opportunity to continue my development.” — 2021 Leadership School Graduate

“The Leadership School was the best school I have ever been a part of. I have learned so many life lessons and also many ways to effectively manage my personal leadership abilities. This class was worth every cent!” — 2021 Leadership School Graduate

“I enjoyed learning more about myself and how I can be better. Great speakers!” — 2019 Leadership School Graduate 

“The class was great. That is not saying that the idea and concepts were new or unused, but it provided a great platform for discussion around these topics. The diversity of the class added great value since we were able to share ideas and insights across business lines/departments." — 2019 Leadership School Graduate


Leadership School Holds Opening Session of 2024

The first Leadership School of 2024 kicked off on March 12 with the opening reception at Jubans and the first session on March 13 at the LBA office. The school meets monthly for five months and completes Hogan Leadership Assessments and online coursework between the sessions. LBA will hold another Leadership School later in the year—click here for information and registration.

(above) Pictured at the podium is Louisiana Bankers Education Council President Kathryn Richard of Bank of Zachary, who served as emcee of the opening reception at Jubans the evening before the first session.

(above, from left) Lacy Dalme of Bank of Coushatta, Desiree Baird of Bank of Zachary and Aly Douglas of Southern Heritage Bank

(above, from left) Reina Shilling of M C Bank and Trust and Bri Wimley of Century Next Bank

(above, from left) Sierra Dickerson of Louisiana National Bank, Melissa Devall of Synergy Bank, Brandi Savoie of Synergy Bank and Lynel DeCuir of JD Bank.

(above, standing from left) Craig Pourciau and Christel Slaughter, both of SSA Consultants, speak to the group at the opening reception. Looking on is LBEC President Kathryn Richard of Bank of Zachary.

(above, from left) Kenny Sellars of Home Federal Bank, Reagan Cunningham of BOM and Aaron Savell of BOM visit at lunch.

(above, from left) Miranda Lebleu of The Bank, Desiree Baird of Bank of Zachary and Shelly Carter of Bank of Zachary 

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