Emerging Leaders Conference

Overview

2019 Emerging Leaders Conference
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa • Anaheim, CA
May 1-3, 2019

A Gathering of Rising Stars

The Emerging Leaders Conference is designed for up-and-coming industry leaders as they continue to build strong foundations for personal and professional success. Talent management is a business issue, and the ELC is here to help bridge the gap in support of ongoing business vitality. High-performing employees will learn important skills on their journey to the top such as building successful teams, identifying industry trends, and how to build and develop a positive company culture.

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Hotel

Hotel & Travel

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 635-2300
(714) 300-7300
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

To reserve your guest room, please click here or contact the resort directly at (714) 635-2300 or (714) 300-7300. The WBA negotiated room rate is $274 single or double occupancy, plus other taxes and fees. An earlier departure or later stay may be subject to an increased room rate.
Please book your room before the hotel room rate expires on Friday, April 5.

Parking: The Grand Californian charges guests $20 a day for self-parking (up to two vehicles) or $30 for valet.

Agenda

Agenda

Wednesday, May 1
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Registration & Marketplace Open
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Opening General Session

What’s Going Well?

Greg Bell
Speaker, Thought Leader, Author
GregBell Consulting, Inc.
2:10 PM – 3:10 PM General Session

Know Me, Like Me, Trust Me . . . Online: Building a Personal Brand in the Digital Age (as a Community Banker)

Eric Cook, MBA
Digital Strategist
WSI
3:10 PM – 3:30 PM Dessert Break with Exhibitors
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Moderated Peer Exchange Session

Predictive Index: Understanding Your Behavior & Improving Employee Engagement

Jenny Ketchepaw
VP, Programs and Training Manager
Citizens Business Bank
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
6:30 PM – 1:00 AM Heroes Assemble at Disney California Adventure Park 
(not WBA affiliated or sponsored)
(
Advanced ticket purchase required for entry)

Join other attendees and kickoff the conference by stepping into the Marvel Universe. Guests can stand alongside their favorite superheros, visit a comic art show, enjoy Marvel-themed food items, and much more. This event is not WBA affiliated or sponsored therefore tickets are available directly here through the Disney website, while supplies last! Attendees will walk over to the park at 6:30 p.m. on May 1 to enjoy the event. This event ends at 1:00 a.m. Advanced ticket purchase required for entry.
Thursday, May 2
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Registration Open                                                          
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Marketplace Open
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM General Session

Advocacy Awareness for Emerging Leaders

Kevin Gould
SVP, Director of Government Relations
California Bankers Association
9:40 AM – 10:40 AM General Session

Creating a Servant Leader Culture

Rick VanDermyden
Speaker and Professional Coach
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session

Is Your Bank at Risk of #METOO?

Sandra Dickerson
CEO
EW Business Partners
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 PM – 2:50 PM General Session

Leader Mindsets: The Key to Being the Hero and not the Villain

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. 
Leadership Consultant & Assistant Professor
California State University, Fullerton
2:50 PM – 3:10 PM Dessert Break
3:10 PM – 4:30 PM Moderated Peer Exchange Session

Cycle of Change

Jenny Ketchepaw
VP, Programs and Training Manager
Citizens Business Bank
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Networking Reception
Friday, May 3
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration Open                                                          
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Marketplace Open
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM General Session

Body Language Confidential

Traci Brown
Body Language Expert & Fraud Prevention Expert
Ultimate Journey – Traci Brown, Inc.
9:35 AM – 10:35 AM Peer Exchange Session
10:35 AM – 10:45 AM Refreshment Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Closing General Session

Own It! Strategies to Build Ownership at Every Level to Drive Results At Every Turn

Meridith Elliott Powell
Business Growth Expert & Keynote Speaker
MotionFirst
Speakers

Greg Bell
Thought Leader, Business Consultant, and Author, GregBell Consulting, Inc.

More than just a motivational speaker, Greg Bell is a thought leader, author, and business consultant. His words have inspired a host of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies and athletic teams. With energizing deliver and engaging storytelling, Greg masterfully blends insight and encouragement with reality, making him the consistently top-rated keynote speaker at major conferences.

Speakers

Eric Cook, MBA
Digital Strategist, WSI

Eric is a “recovering banker” of 15 years turned digital strategist, award-winning web designer, public speaker, and two-time contributing author of the best-selling book Digital Minds: 12 Things Every Business Needs to Know About Digital Marketing.

Speakers

Jenny Ketchepaw
VP, Programs and Training Manager, Citizens Business Bank

Jenny Ketchepaw currently serves as Vice president of Programs and Training Manager for Citizens Business Bank. In addition to having served in the financial industry for 20 years, Jenny is a certified national trainer with Junior Chamber International and has trained all over the United States and throughout Canada on leadership development for young professionals.

Speakers

Kevin Gould
SVP, Director of Government Relations, California Bankers Association

Kevin Gould joined the California Bankers Association (CBA) in 2004, bringing with him more than seven years of legislative experience. In his role as senior vice president and director of state government relations, he oversees the management and operation of CBA’s state and federal government relations department and also serves as one of CBA’s three registered lobbyists.

Speakers

Rick VanDermyden
Speaker and Professional Coach

Rick VanDermyden has been coaching, facilitating and training on leadership, team and culture development for more than two decades.  His relentless passion for leadership development and intentional focus on organizational transformation has made him one of the most requested facilitators with The John Maxwell Company.  Rick’s gift for the development of people allows him to make a significant impact on those he is working with whether it be an individual, small business or international corporation. 

Speakers

Sandra Dickerson
CEO, EW Business Partners

Sandra Dickerson is a member of the California and American Bar Associations and CEO of EW Business Partners and Your People Professionals. She is a previous speaker at WBA events on compensation and HR topics. Sandra has over 30 years of experience managing the human resource services for clients, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and adherence to best practices. Areas of expertise include: board compensation and governance studies; total compensation system evaluation; human resources management and best practices; and workplace investigations.

Speakers

Traci Brown
Body Language Expert & Fraud Prevention Expert, Ultimate Journey – Traci Brown, Inc.

NBC, CBS and Fox have asked Traci Brown to reveal secrets hidden in plain sight.  And she can help you reveal the secrets your clients are keeping from you that are impacting your bottom line.

In her fast paced programs, Traci teaches the body language of lie, fraud and identity theft detection she’s used to find the truth in billion dollar business deals, crimes and politics.

Speakers

Meridith Elliott Powell
Business Growth Expert & Keynote Speaker, MotionFirst

Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, and business strategist. With a background in corporate sales and leadership, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare, and finance. In her highly engaging keynote sessions, Meridith shows her audiences how to attract more business, retain top talent, and leap into position to win in this new economy.

Sessions

What’s Going Well?

Based on his new book, What’s Going Well?, Greg Bell takes the audience on a journey to the frontiers of neuroscience and positive psychology and reveals simple daily activities that change our physical wiring for the better. Through this, he shows how consistently focusing on the good in our lives impacts our leadership, success, and overall well-being, and he shares how to start building the habit here and now.

Sessions

Know Me, Like Me, Trust Me . . . Online: Building a Personal Brand in the Digital Age (as a Community Banker)

To be a successful community banker, it’s important your customers think of you as their banker, not just someone that works at the bank. In the digital age, however, making sure your current (and future) customers get to know and like you can be a challenge as you look to build their trust as someone who can take care of their banking needs. Learn how to leverage today’s technology using social networking sites and other free digital tools to build your personal brand and generate more business for your bank.

Sessions

Predictive Index: Understanding Your Behavior & Improving Employee Engagement

In this working peer session, attendees will learn how to use the Predictive Index as a talent optimization tool and its people data insights to reach business goals. Your team might be full of talented individuals, but if you don’t assemble and manage them in the right way, they’ll never perform at the top of their game. The Predictive Index is your roadmap to understanding what truly drives you and your people.

Sessions

Advocacy Awareness for Emerging Leaders

Expand your awareness of the legislative and regulatory environment, how that environment impacts bank performance and the ability to serve customers and communities, and discover ways to influence public policy outcomes by nurturing relationships with policymakers.

Sessions

Creating a Servant Leader Culture

In a world where information is coming fast, it’s important to set ourselves apart from the masses by building high character organizations with service focused members. Learn to build the tools necessary for developing a character quality of service and what it means to be a servant leader.

Sessions

Is Your Bank at Risk of #METOO?

Is the #METOO movement a wake-up call for your bank? What are ways you can help to ensure HR and your bank are going beyond training to address the underlying core organizational issues that may contribute to this perpetual issue? Join us for a discussion about ways to help your bank be more effective in this area and minimize the significant risks.

Sessions

Leader Mindsets: The Key to Being the Hero and not the Villain

65% of employees would prefer to have a new boss over more pay, and 82% of employees do not trust their leaders to tell the truth. These statistics, and others, suggests that while leaders often see themselves as the heroes, they are often the villains. In this session, learn how to harness the power of mindsets to ensure you are the hero to the people you lead and the organization you serve.

Sessions

Cycle of Change

Change is about understanding and accepting a set of common human reactions. How you react or respond to change and how you manage the variables is a key indicator of how you will progress through the change cycle. In this working peer session, discuss the change cycle and learn how to adapt and flourish in changing environments.

Sessions

Body Language Confidential

In this high-energy and interactive session, discover the Strategic Body Language so you can uncover secrets hidden in plain view and hear “Yes!” more easily and more often. Get ready to laugh and learn during this eye-opening presentation.

Pricing

Pricing

Pricing For

Through 4/5/2019 After 4/5/2019 
WBA Bank Member $495 $595
Bank Non-member $795 $795
WBA Associate Member $1,295 $1,295
WBA Season Pass Holder $495 $495
Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Wednesday, April 17, 2019. No refund if cancellations are received after Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Rosemary Mignano, Senior Manager of Sponsor, Exhibitor & Associate Member Development at rmignano@westernbankers.com or (916) 438-4435.

Why sponsor:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
  • Gain direct access to member banks and institutions in an exclusive environment
  • Raise your profile above your competitors
  • Learn about the issues confronting today’s financial service leaders and gain valuable insight into potential solutions
  • Match your exposure needs, regardless of your budget
  • Shape or reinforce a positive perception of your company with bank executives
  • Support the Western Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the West Coast financial services industry