JW Marriott Nashville
September 15, 2024
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Workshop Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:10 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 are introduced and distributed to ensure an engaging learning environment for the following day’s sessions.

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM
Experiences of Being a Board Member
Jim McAlpin, Board Member, Bank Director
To kick off Bank Director’s Certification Workshop, Jim discusses his vast experiences as an attorney serving in many bank board rooms and currently serving on two bank boards. He will also set the stage for why director certification is important.

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
The Attributes of a Strong Board Culture
Jack Milligan, Editor-at-Large, Bank Director
This session dives into the attributes that define a strong governance culture, including independence, transparency, accountability, diversity and alignment around a common set of objectives.

10:20 AM – 10:35 AM
Refreshment Break

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM
Role of the Board
Jack Milligan, Editor-at-Large, Bank Director
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.

11:25 AM – 12:15 PM
Jack Milligan, Editor-at-Large, Bank Director
Banking is a highly regulated industry, and directors must understand state and federal banking regulators’ expectations 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.

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Take time to meet with your peers during this workshop lunch.

1:15 PM – 2:05 PM
Role of the Independent Director
Jack Milligan, Editor-at-Large, Bank Director
The qualities that each director brings to the board governance process tremendously impact its effectiveness. These characteristics include personal integrity, the ability to exercise sound judgment, intellectual curiosity, valuable knowledge or skill sets, working 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 a bank director.

2:05 PM – 2:55 PM
Evaluating Board & Director Performance
Jackie Wall, Vice President of Bank Services, Bank Director
How does the board hold itself and each director accountable for the quality of their engagement? During this portion of the agenda, we discuss the importance of board evaluations, board composition and director refreshment, skills matrices, setting performance expectations for directors, board and individual director surveys – and how to use the results.

2:55 PM – 3:10 PM
Refreshment Break

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM
Understanding the Financial Metrics of Banking
Jim McAlpin, Board Member, Bank Director
Banking is the very definition of a numbers-driven business, and it is through the numbers that directors will monitor the performance of their institution. During this session, we will review the key financial metrics relating to capitalization, credit quality, liquidity and profitability that directors need to understand. Examples include the Tier 1 capital ratio, the nonperforming asset ratio, return on equity and the efficiency ratio.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Closing Q&A
Jim McAlpin, Board Member, Bank Director
Jack Milligan, Editor-at-Large, Bank Director
We close the Corporate Governance Workshop with an interactive Q&A session and discussion of key points uncovered throughout the day.

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Bank Board Training Forum Welcoming Reception & Registration
We welcome all registered participants of today’s events and those arriving in Nashville for tomorrow’s conference to a networking reception at the JW Marriott Nashville.