The NJBankers Leadership Academy will help you take your career to the next level!

The NJBankers Leadership Academy is a comprehensive program which provides invaluable tools for all levels
of bankers to advance their careers and help grow their financial institution. 
By participating in this unique educational program, employees will learn new skills and tools that will prove to be an asset to their
professional development, their bank, and the banking industry as a whole. 

If you have 10 or more employees, contact Jessica Furino at to discuss how we can customize and deliver these programs to your bank.

Programs Include:

Unlocking Your Leadership Style with DISC
Understand your unique leadership style through the personalized DISC Assessment, and learn how to lead more effectively.
Please note this program is a required in order to attend the Advanced Leadership program.
Program Date: February 28, 2019 -  For more information, click here.

Advanced Leadership: Leading Your Managers
Managing direct reports requires a different skill set than managing a team of individual contributors.Attendees of this session will understand how to effectively coach direct reports to better support and develop their teams.
Program Date: March 1, 2019
  - For more information, click here.

Success Through Effective Management (STEM)
This program is held on three consecutive days and includes classes on Management Fundamentals, Coaching for Success, and Planning and Conducting Effective Performance Evaluations.Open only to Assistant Branch Managers, Branch Managers, and/or Department Managers.
Program Dates: March 11 - 13, 2019 - For more information, click here

Women’s Leadership Communication Bootcamp
In this highly interactive session, attendees will understand the communication challenges facing women in banking today and learn the tools to become a stronger communicator in the workplace.Open to all levels of bankers.
Program Date: March 25, 2019  For more information, click here

Emerging Leaders

Enhance the organizational, performance, and leadership skills of emerging leaders in the banking industry.This eleven month program focuses on leading change, maximizing team development, talent and performance management, communication effectiveness, strategic banking, and individual development planning.This program is open only to attendees who have direct reports, three to five years of management experience, and lead a work unit.   

The Partners

Founded more than 113 years ago, the New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBankers) is a trade association representing banks headquartered or doing business in New Jersey. NJBankers provides a variety of services to members including government relations at both the state and national levels; education and professional development, and employee health and welfare insurance benefit programs through its licensed insurance brokerage facility, Bankers Cooperative Group.

Established in 1992, Performance Management Solutions is a full service consulting and training firm that specializes in areas of management, leadership, and organizational development in the financial services industry. 

The firm’s President, Cynthia S. Rowan, has helped a variety of organizations improve their profitability by designing and implementing talent development initiatives, curriculum design and delivery of leadership, management, and customer service programs, culture change enhancements, as well as comprehensive performance evaluation initiatives.  She has received numerous honors for her work and has spoken at a variety of local, national and international conferences.

With over 20 years of experience in banking; Cindy has successfully served in a variety of positions within the retail, lending, and credit areas as well as a senior officer in the areas of human resources, training and development. Her “hands on” expertise in the field makes her highly effective in her consulting and training endeavors within the financial organizations she serves. She continues a long relationship as a resource to member institutions of the Center for Financial Training (CFT) as well as the NJ Banker’s Association.  For more information about the Performance Management Solutions, please visit the website at