Membership

CEO, Board & Director Programs

Building Strong Boards to Build Strong Banks

Since 1991, Bank Director has consistently supported chairs, CEOs, CFOs, general counsel, presidents and board members of financial institutions nationwide. With this focus, Bank Director created three programs to better serve members of the board, new directors and the CEO to develop strategies to help their bank grow, while demonstrating excellence in corporate governance that shareholders and customers deserve, and today’s regulators demand.  Below is an outline of each of these programs:

An Educational Program for Members of the Board

Bank Director’s annual Bank Services Membership Program combines Bank Director’s extensive online library of director training materials, conferences, our quarterly publication, and access to FinXTech Connect. See details below and click here to Learn More.

Bank Director Online Training Series
To learn when and where you would like, Bank Director presents the Online Training Series and Board Briefs. Developed by industry experts, both of Bank Director’s Online Training Video Series and Board Briefs were specifically developed to strengthen the entire board providing the foundational knowledge and latest information on best practices in all of the critical areas that directors must understand. Learn More.

Bank Director Magazine
As a program member you will receive Bank Director magazine each quarter. Bank Director has a circulation in excess of 20,000 bank directors and senior officers from FDIC insured financial institutions. No other banking publication of any kind reaches as many directors, and no other publication is edited specifically for financial institution board members. View latest issue.

Board & Executive Performance Surveys
Bank Director offers bank boards an independent evaluation of their board’s performance, with the goal of assessing and improving their effectiveness. In addition, bank director also offers a bank executive survey which reviews the skills and training needed to take the executive team to the next level. Learn More.

FinXTech Connect
Built specifically for financial institutions, FinXTech Connect is a curated directory of emerging financial technology companies who are strategically partnering with financial institutions of all sizes. Solutions include lending platforms, payment processing applications, security, data analytics and more! Learn more

Board Structure Guidelines
Built from consultations with three major bank regulators, Bank Director now offers Board Structure Guidelines. The guidelines provide directors with the knowledge to asses and review the overall board and committee structure.  Learn more.

Board Planning Services
To better serve board members and the institutions they support, the Bank Director team is now bringing our over 26 years of industry knowledge and event presentations to the boardroom. Designed specifically for banks, Bank Director will work with your board and/or executive team to develop an agenda, from one hour to a full day, to contribute to your overall planning meeting and/or executive and board retreat. Additional fees apply.

An Executive Program Designed for Today’s Bank CEO

Designed to provide bank CEOs with the tools and resources they need to lead their board and take their bank to the next level in terms of growth, strategy. and industry insight, the Bank Director CEO Executive Program provides exclusive resources designed for today’s bank CEO.  Learn More.

Acquire or Be Acquired Conference
Don’t worry about registering for this event each year and/or booking your hotel stay! As part of your membership, Bank Director will pre-register you for this annual event. In addition, each year at the event Bank Director will host an exclusive CEO member and guest dinner held during the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference. Learn More.

CEO Retreat
You and your guest are invited to attend one of two exclusive CEO peer retreats in August or October. These small, exclusive group sessions are limited to 15 bank CEOs. While much time is spent in per discussions during the day, the program also includes topic focused conversations led by industry leaders. Networking dinners and off-site retreats are included in this exclusive gathering. Learn More.

Governance Resources
As part of this program CEOs receive access to all fo the benefits of our bank Service Membership Program listed above, which includes Bank Director magazine, exclusive content on BankDirector.com, access to our in depth research studies, board structure guidelines, new director onboarding, FinXTech Connect and exclusive access to virtual peer exchanges. Learn More.

Bank Director Resources
Bank Director can assist you even further – think of us as your Executive Concierge team member – without the overhead, cost or expense of brining on a new employee. As banks seek new ways to grow in this rapidly evolving industry, Bank Director can assist you by providing insight on market and technology research, board program services and lead an annual executive & board planning meeting for you and your team. For more information call our team directly at 615.777.8461 or email us at bankservices@bankdirector.com.

A Certification Program Specifically Designed for Bank Directors

Distinguishing individual board members through a comprehensive training program, Bank Director Certification provides participants with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors. Completing the program and becoming a certified bank director sends a clear message to investors and state and federal regulators that the board member takes its fiduciary duties seriously and wants to be a top performing member of the bank’s board. Program requirements include:

Bank Director Online Training Series
Within a year of applying for the Bank Director Certification Program, individuals must complete designated online training courses, which includes 33 online training videos and board briefs focused on the role of the board, audit & risk, compensation, governance and fiduciary responsibilities. Designates courses are labeled through Bank Director’s learning management system, and individuals receive credits as courses are completed. Learn More.

Bank Director Workshop
During the course program, participants must complete one of the two Bank Director Workshops offered as part of the Bank Director Certification Program. There is an in person opportunity and also a virtual learning workshop if your schedule precludes you from traveling. The one day in person workshop is conducted in advance of our annual Bank Board Training Forum held in Nashville during the month of September.  The virtual workshop becomes available in the Summer of 2022 and includes online learning materials and a schedule of 60 to 90 minute virtual peer exchanges to address questions and provide instruction on the course curriculum. Learn More.

Governance Resources
As part of this program participants receive access to all of the benefits of our Bank Services Membership Program listed above, which includes Bank Director magazine, exclusive content on BankDirector.com, access to our in depth research studies, board structure guidelines, new director onboarding resources, and exclusive access to virtual peer exchanges. Learn More.

To apply for the Bank Director Certification Program, please contact bankservices@bankdirector.com or call our bank services department at 877.764.4681 for more information.