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


Congratulations to the Leadership School Graduates!

2022 Leadership School II, “Growing Our Next Generation of Leaders”, graduation was held Dec. 7 at the LBA office. The program is a 6-month program that included online course work and five instructor-led sessions focused on developing leadership skills and enhancing knowledge in various areas of banking. Click here for more information on LBA’s leadership school. Registration for the 2023 sessions is currently open on our website. Click here for session 1 (limited seats available) which begins with pre-work in late January/early February and first session March 15. Click here for session 2 which begins with pre-work in late June/early July and first session Aug. 9.

(above) Congratulations to the graduates! Click here to jump to the full list of graduates.

(above) Louisiana Bankers Education Council Immediate Past President Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank served as the graduation emcee.

(above) LBA CEO Ginger Laurent talks to the group about leadership.

Congratulations to the graduates!

Aimee Abshire of Home Bank, N.A.
Susan Allardyce  
Brooke Angelle of Farmers-Merchants Bank and Trust
Louis Bartels of B1BANK
Morgan Benoit of BOM
Wiletha Brown of First Guaranty Bank
Sylvia Davenport of BOM
Janel Lyons of Hancock Whitney Bank
Tiffany Foxworth of Heritage Bank of St. Tammany
Amanda Futrell of BOM
Jessica Guidry of Home Bank, N.A.
Kate LaBorde of Red River Bank
Sonja Landry of Home Bank, N.A.
Ike Long, II of First Guaranty Bank
Anna Martin of Bank of Oak Ridge
Lucas Menard of Community First Bank
Marjorie Palmisano of Fifth District Savings Bank
Kendra Phipps of First Guaranty Bank
Jessica Plunkett of BOM
Shannon Rachal-Chesne of b1BANK
Simeon Stringer of Home Bank, N.A.
Tiffany Thibodeaux of Community First Bank
Jeremy Vice of b1BANK
Kayla Willett of Home Federal Bank
Latoria Williams of b1BANK
Beth Wyatt of Tensas State Bank

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