As ABA prepares to kick off the 2018 session of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking on Thursday, the association today announced two new features of the program to help develop the next generation of bank leaders.
For the first time, the ABA Stonier program — held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia — will incorporate Wharton’s award-winning alternate reality Looking Glass platform to provide an immersive educational experience. Working in small teams, the simulation allows students to immerse themselves in the world of entrepreneurial disruption, incorporating elements of entrepreneurial strategy and early-customer acquisition, security and privacy dilemmas, crisis leadership and effective team dynamics.
In addition, ABA is launching a new alumni platform in partnership with 360Alumni to encourage networking among the thousands of Stonier alumni through mentorship, job boards and local events. “These innovative features help create a truly holistic and immersive experience for our industry’s rising stars to learn and stay connected with each other and with ABA,” said ABA Chief Member Engagement Officer Jim Edrington.