JW Marriott Nashville
September 11, 2022

Workshop Agenda

Bank Director’s Editor-at-Large, Jack Milligan, developed the curriculum for the Bank Director Certification Program and the Bank Director Workshop. During this in person course participants receive training materials and a syllabus to support the onsite learning activities.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Registration + Breakfast

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM
Jack Milligan, Editor-at-Large, Bank Director
Bank Director’s Editor-at-Large, Jack Milligan, sets the tone and leads the sessions for the Bank Director Certification Workshop. The curriculum materials will be introduced and distributed to ensure there is an engaging learning environment for the day’s sessions that follows.

10:10 AM – 10:50 AM
The Attributes of a Strong Board Culture
To kick off Bank Director’s inaugural Certification Workshop, we dive into the attributes that define a strong governance culture which include independence, transparency, accountability, diversity and alignment around a common set of objectives.

10:50 AM – 11:30 AM
Role of the Board
Strong and engaged boards are instrumental in their bank’s success. During this session we cover the following topics: CEO succession planning, monitoring the bank’s financial performance, risk governance including cybersecurity, and the adoption of sound governance practices, and the differing roles of management and the board.

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Refreshment Break

11:45 AM – 12:20 PM
Banking is a highly regulated industry and it’s crucial that directors understand the expectation that state and federal banking regulators have for boards of directors. Topics covered during this part of the Workshop agenda include an overview of the dual banking system, some of the most important regulations, and a strategy for proactively managing the regulatory relationship.

12:25 PM – 1:30 PM
Workshop Lunch
Take time to meet with your peers during the networking Workshop lunch.

1:30 PM – 2:10 PM
Role of the Independent Director
The qualities that each individual director brings to the process of board governance has a tremendous impact on its effectiveness. These characteristics include personal integrity, the ability to exercise sound judgment, intellectual curiosity, valuable knowledge or skill sets, the ability to work well with others and a commitment to ongoing training and education. As we begin the second portion of the Workshop, we dive into these characteristics and discuss your role as bank director.

2:10 PM – 2:50 PM
Evaluating Board & Director Performance
How does the board hold itself and each individual director accountable for the quality of their engagement? This portion of the agenda we discuss the importance of board evaluations as well as board composition and director refreshment, skills matrices, setting performance expectations for directors, board and individual director surveys – and how to use the results.

2:50 PM – 3:05 PM
Refreshment Break

3:05 PM – 3:45 PM
The Board Governance Process
An important aspect of effective governance is the adoption of best practices in such areas as meeting agendas, minutes, board packets, executive sessions and committee structure. This session dives into these processes.

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Wrap Up + Q&A
We conclude the day with an Q&A session, to review the points covered during the Workshop and ensure you walk away with a clear understanding of your role of serving on a bank’s board.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bank Board Training Forum Welcoming Reception & Registration
We welcome all registered participants of the Bank Director Certification Workshop and the Bank Board Training Forum to a networking reception at the JW Marriott Nashville.