Online Event
November 02 – 03, 2020

Day One | Tuesday, November 10

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast & Registration

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Welcome: Powering Your Team’s Performance
Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director
In this welcome session, presented by Bank Director’s CEO, hear stories and anecdotes of how performance can be influenced by the talent you hire and the compensation packages you offer.

8:10 AM – 8:40 AM
Outside-the-Box Recruiting Strategies
In order to source top talent, are you utilizing artificial intelligence or virtual reality? While referral fees, college recruiting programs and online job postings anchor many recruiting strategies to build a core team, this first general session introduces newer approaches that ambitious bankers might consider.

8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
Best Practices for Compensation Committees
The Business Roundtable made news in the summer of 2019 for redefining the purpose of the corporation to include a commitment to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. This framework for measuring success begs a compensation-specific question: how should a board’s compensation committee incentivize commensurate behavior? In this session, hear from two compensation committee chairs and a top consultant as they discuss how compensation committees should best accomplish their purpose.

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM
General Session

9:40 AM – 9:55 AM
Refreshment Break

9:55 AM – 10:35 AM
Breakout Sessions (select one)

Breakout I: Measuring and Enhancing Your Employees’ Engagement
Engaged employees perform better, stick around longer and produce results – all of which impact your bank’s culture as well as the bottom line. However, research indicates that only three out of ten employees at your workplace are fully engaged. So what do you do – and how do you ensure engagement success?

Breakout II: How to Test the Fairness of Your Compensation Program
This session gets to the nuts and bolts of how to structure compensation programs for executives, directors and general employees.

Breakout III: Managing Your Multi-Generational Workforce
Your bank is likely to have many generations represented: Baby Boomers (those born from 1946 to 1964), Generation X (those born from 1965 to 1979), Millennials (those born from 1980 to 2000) and Generation Z (those born from 2000 to the present) – and representatives from each of these groups have unique characteristics and workstyles. So how do you manage your multi-generational workforce?

10:45 AM – 11:25 AM
Breakout Sessions (select one)

Breakout I: Soup to Nuts: The Board Evaluation Process
The board is responsible for its own development, design and discipline – as well as its overall performance – and none of these areas can be delegated to the CEO. Thus, it is up to the board to assess itself to see what improvements and changes need to be made. Hear how to conduct this process, as well as how to address some of the common roadblocks to board evaluations.

Breakout II: Legal Pitfalls of Successful Compensation Programs
A successful compensation program motivates and retains current employees while attracting new ones. But there are many legal and compliance issues to keep in mind when developing your bank’s unique strategy.

Breakout III: How To Build a Reputation for Inclusivity
In this breakout session, attendees consider various approaches for developing a culture that treats diversity and inclusion as two distinct elements while valuing both.

11:25 AM – 12:25 PM
Networking Lunch

12:25 PM – 12:40 PM
Compensation & Talent Trends: An Insider’s Look at the Results of Bank Director’s 2020 Compensation Survey
Emily McCormick, Vice President of Research, Bank Director
Bank Director’s Vice President of Research, Emily McCormick, shares her insights from our annual Compensation Survey. While the report explores topics related to succession planning, board refreshment, trends in CEO & director compensation and more, this session builds on her findings gleaned over the years of conducting Bank Director’s compensation research projects.

12:40 PM – 1:10 PM
Mentoring Your Successor: A CEO’s Story
How do you successfully manage the transition from one CEO to the next? Ideally, this must begin at least three years before the anticipated event – and when banks recruit a CEO from the outside, it’s often a sign that they failed to groom an internal successor. Hear examples of successful transitions inside the banking community.

1:10 PM – 1:40 PM
Your Staff Will Begin Asking For…
Remote employees – be it those who typically work from home or the nearly two-thirds of the U.S. workforce who occasionally work remotely – impact the teams a bank can field. Clearly, disruption – in all of its many forms – is rapidly changing how we live and work. So what does this mean for the future of Human Resources – as well as for the future of your bank’s workforce?

1:40 PM – 2:10 PM
General Session

2:20 PM – 3:35 PM 
Peer Exchange Sessions: Compensation-Focused
A key component of Bank Director’s annual event, these off-the-record peer exchanges afford attendees from similar, non-competitive institutions the chance to meet in closed-door sessions for candid discussions about compensation specific to their roles, responsibilities and shared interests.  Group makeup is determined by title, type of institution (private or public) and asset size of the bank. 

Compensation Committee Chairs and Members may discuss topics such as:

  • What metrics have you built into your short- and long-term incentive plans? 
  • Does your compensation committee work with the board’s audit/risk committee to make a determination on compensation risk, and how does that process work? 
  • Does your bank have anti-hedging, pledging policies or clawback policies?  

Human Resources Officers may discuss topics such as: 

  • What are the biggest challenges your bank is having with executive compensation? 
  • How do you and your staff support the compensation committee?
  • What types of performance measures do you use in your incentive plans for executives in your bank?  

CEOs may discuss topics such as:

  • What comparative data do you use to guide salary decisions throughout your organization?
  • Do directors at your bank receive any other benefits beyond cash and/or equity compensation? 
  • How does your bank use cash-based incentives throughout the organization at all levels? 

Bank Chairs may discuss topics such as:

  • How do you structure the committees on your board – and how is the director pay affected by those committees’ roles? 
  • What steps has your board taken to comply with the federal guidance on compensation risk?
  • Does your bank have a board retirement age?

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Peer Exchange Sessions: Talent-Focused 
The same groups of similar attendees meet in closed-door, off-the-record peer sessions for candid discussions about talent specific to their roles, responsibilities and shared interests.

Compensation Committee Chairs and Members may discuss topics such as:

  • What is the trajectory for young talent in your organization?  
  • How do you work with your Human Resources department? 
  • Do you have an emergency succession plan in place in the event of a sudden departure of your CEO or other key role on the senior team?

Human Resources Officers may discuss topics such as: 

  • Is there anything that your bank has done that would be helpful to share with the group around best practices related to talent acquisition?
  • How do you balance your duty to the board and your duty to senior management, and how do you handle conflicts between the two when they arise?
  • Are you considering or has your bank implemented a Universal Banker in branches? 

CEOs may discuss topics such as:

  • What percentage of your senior management team will retire in the next five years or so, and do you have a succession plan in place?
  • What are the key roles that cannot be filled inside your bank?
  • What does your bank do to retain talent? 

Bank Chairs may discuss topics such as:

  • Do you have a workable succession plan in place for your CEO?
  • How is your bank developing next generation talent?
  • How is your board addressing talent management and succession planning matters?

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Networking Peer & Guest Reception


Day Two | Wednesday, November 11

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Welcome: Compensation & Talent Trends
Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
Bank Director’s Editor-in-Chief shares what he has heard as he writes and interviews for articles focused on compensation and talent.

8:10 AM – 8:40 AM

8:50 AM – 9:30 AM
Breakout Sessions (select one)

Breakout I: Mentoring 101
Some of the more forward-thinking banks have extensive mentoring programs that help younger employees develop professionally. How do you best incorporate this into your culture – and what types of mentors do your employees really need?

Breakout II: Director Pay
How do you determine the best and most equitable way to pay your board of directors for all that they do – noting that there are significant legal standards and considerations to keep in mind when directors make decisions with respect to their own pay?

Breakout III: Executive Incentive Plans for Public Banks
Effective executive compensation plans align pay with the bank’s overall performance – and a well-designed plan can work wonders for your bottom line. But what legal and compliance factors do you need to keep in mind as your public bank designs and executes their plan?

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Refreshment Break

9:45 AM – 10:25 AM
Breakout Sessions (select one)

Breakout I: Dealing with a Compensation Crisis
What happens when the media finds out about your CEO’s pay, the inequality of pay between men and women at your bank, the details behind your employee’s golden parachute? Before you are targeted in the press, learn what you can do to ensure you don’t make headlines.

Breakout II: Holding Onto Your Top Talent
You work hard to find top talent, but now you need to ensure they stick around. What can be done to ensure they stay with the bank for the long-term?

Breakout III: Executive Incentive Plans for Private Banks
Effective executive compensation plans align pay with the bank’s overall performance – and a well-designed plan can work wonders for your bottom line. But what legal and compliance factors do you need to keep in mind as your private bank designs and executes their plan?

10:35 AM – 11:20 AM
Bank Panel

11:20 AM – 11:25 AM
Closing Remarks

For more information and to register, please email [email protected] or call our events department at 877-397-7595.