Bankers Trust turns to Drake for department leader training

Aug 05, 2019

Bankers Trust has teamed with Drake University to offer a twist on Drake’s popular Leading Others leadership program tailored specifically to promising employees at the prominent Des Moines financial institution.

Bankers Trust had sent an employee or two a year to Drake’s Leading Others program, the university’s signature executive leadership program. There, the Bankers Trust employees and others learned about their strengths, opportunities for growth and techniques that are handy in building a three-year business plan, and absorbed advice from some of the community’s most successful business and nonprofit leaders.

Now Bankers Trust has decided to amp up the training one more step. The company, much as Principal Financial Group did beginning in May 2018 when it became the first firm to tailor Drake’s program for its own needs, talked to the university about ways to create a unique program designed to address specific needs. Much of that will center on skills needed to leave a department or division.