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Thursday, January 20

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Association Update
Lorrie Trogden, Arkansas Bankers Association

The State of Arkansas Banking
Commissioner Susannah Marshall, Arkansas State Bank Department
10:00 a.m. Professional Development: How the Fed Can Help
Megan Kahlenberg, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers a number of programs and material to help individuals develop and learn something new. During this presentation, our speaker will share what she has learned through her tenure with the Fed, the crucial role that mentors play in professional development, and the programs and resources offered by the Fed to help you grow in the banking profession.
10:30 a.m. Stretch it Out Break
Tori Jones, Eden Salt Studio
Focus, reflect, introspect, relax or zone out. Let’s take a few minutes to gather our thoughts, calm our minds, and prepare for the day! Find your inner-peace during this break!
10:45 a.m. Networking with Ease and Grace
Dianne Barton Performance Solutions, Inc.
Do You Make Your First Impression Your Best Impression? Within the first three seconds of a new encounter, you are evaluated… even if it is just a glance. Today banking continues to be about building profitable, lifetime relationships. Business functions and other networking events provide an opportunity to meet and converse with colleagues, as well as existing and potential customers. It is not enough to attend a function, talk to dozens of people and gather as many business cards as possible. Being Your Best at events also includes dining etiquette, juggling reception food and beverages, introductions, business cards, and follow-up. Learn how to network with ease and grace.
11:45 a.m. Lunch Break
12:40 p.m. Power Woman in Banking Award Presentation Sponsored by EGP PLLC
12:45 p.m. Adjusting to the "New Normal": Focusing on a CARING 2022
Christie Drexler, Performance Solutions, Inc.
Now more than ever, the saying “People Don’t Care How Much You Know, Until They Know How Much You Care” is critical to every banker and every bank. During this interactive, roundtable session, we will: Explore how to develop a “C.A.R.E.S.” philosophy and vision; Complete a self-assessment survey of individual strengths and areas of improvement; Learn key communication language of caring; Develop growth goals for 2022.
1:45 p.m.
Snack Break
2:00 p.m.
A Conversation with Arkansas Business Executives
Moderated by: Marnie Oldner, CEO, Stone Bank
Featuring: Shannon Hendrix, MS, RD, LD, Senior Vice President & Administrator, Arkansas Children’s Northwest; Katie Laning Niebaum, President, Delta Solar; Chauncey Holloman Pettis, Director, Arkansas Women’s Business Center, Winrock International

3:00 p.m.
What is a Leadership Personal Brand
Dianne Barton, Performance Solutions, Inc.
A leadership brand is your personal strengths and talents plus your behaviors, which equal your value to others and your bank. In effect, your brand is your reputation. The focus will include: Assessing your current leadership attributes, determining your current strengths and areas to grow, discussing common myths and traps; selecting the key priorities for ongoing development; staying “real” and relevant.
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

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Dianne Barton
Performance Solutions, Inc.


Christie Drexler
Senior Consultant and Facilitator
Performance Solutions, Inc.


Shannon Hendrix, MS, RD, LD
Senior Vice President and Administrator
Arkansas Children’s Northwest


Tori Jones
Director & Owner
Eden Salt Studio


Megan Kahlenberg
Assistant Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


Commissioner Susannah Marshall
Arkansas State Bank Department


Katie Laning Niebaum
Delta Solar


Marnie Oldner
Stone Bank


Chauncey Pettis
Arkansas Women’s Business Center, Winrock International