Start YOUR Path in the Banking World!

Welcome to The Career and Leadership Skills Academy. This professional development opportunity is a collaboration of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Career Center and The Pennsylvania Banking Association. Completion of this program leads to a collaborative non-credit certificate. The program includes 15 hours of synchronous online instruction and a mentorship opportunity.

For the second year in a row, Shippensburg University will deliver a 10-week, live online series of professional and leadership development sessions for your interns. Topics include emotional intelligence, personal branding, networking, and inclusion and belonging in the workplace. If you would like your interns to participate, please register below.

Cohort 1: June 6, 2024 – August 1, 2024 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Cohort 2: June 6, 2024 – August 1, 2024 | 1:30 PM – 3 PM

*Intern registration for the first two cohorts is due by May 1, 2023. Based on demand we will determine if a third cohort is warranted. Upon maximum registration in all three Thursday Zoom cohorts, additional seats will be provided in an asynchronous program.

  • Learners will obtain and gain insight on critical career and professional development foundational skills including DEI, interpersonal skills, communication, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence.
  • Learners will develop an inclusive leadership style and approach that fits their personal abilities and workplace context.
  • Learners will understand a Banking leader’s role in equity and inclusion and sustainable business practices.

JUNE 2024
June 6 | Leadership Styles
Dr. Malaika Turner
The Speakher, LLC
Trainer|Life Coach|Speaker


June 13 | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace 
Dr. Lesli Somerset Talley
Associate Director, Office of Career Development
Chatham University


June 20 | Leadership and Business Etiquette
Dr. Allison Carey
Professor, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Director of the MS in Organizational Development and Leadership
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania


June 27 | Communication and Intentional Listening
Dr. Wendy Kubasko
Associate Professor – Educational Leadership & Special Education
Educational Leadership Program Chair
Shippensburg University of PA


JULY 2024

July 4 | Holiday – no class

July 11 | Emotional Intelligence
Matthew Shupp
Professor, Department of Counselor Education
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
July 18 | Group & Team Dynamics
Dr. Tammy Manko

Speaker & Trainer, MeaningfulLife, LLC
University Career and Professional Development Professional
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
July 25 | Time & Stress Management
Dr. Toru Sato

Professor, Department of Psychology
Shippensburg University


August 1 | Networking

Mary Oliveira

Chief Operating Officer
Color & Culture

August 8| Are You Career Ready? Building Your Brand
Victoria M. Kerr

Senior Director, Career Center
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania


 Graduation: Week of August 10, 2023