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Active participation in Bank Director’s Board Training Program is sure to send a strong signal to your regulators that you are committed to a “strong board, strong bank” philosophy and that your board has the knowledge to exceed governance expectations.


Director Certification

The Bank Director Certification program 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.


Director Training

Bank Director is pleased to offer comprehensive bank board training programs, as part of our commitment to build stronger banks by building stronger boards. Developed by a faculty of industry experts, these Bank Director education programs provide participants with both foundational knowledge and the latest information on best practices through a day and a half in-person event and/or a series of easy-to-access online videos.


Bank Services

In response to the mounting pressures placed on the banking community, Bank Director offers an ongoing collection of educational resources to a bank’s board. This membership program combines Bank Director’s conferences, subscriptions to Bank Director magazine, FinXTech Connect, online training videos and a library of exclusive articles.



Each year, Bank Director’s RankingBanking study examines the performance of publicly traded banks and ranks them based on their performance in a number of areas. Over the years, these studies have recognized numerous banks that consistently perform well. This annual study has become a must-read in the banking space.


In-Person Events

We host a variety of conferences and director-training programs throughout the year designed to increase the effectiveness of directors. Our flagship conference, Acquire or Be Acquired, is widely recognized as the premier growth & strategy event for the financial services industry. Likewise, our annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference has become a can’t miss program for CFOs, CROs, general counsel, audit committee chairs and members and risk committee chairs and members. In addition, our Bank Board Training Forum was designed for a bank’s governance committee chairs and members, as well as, human resources officers. Finally, our Experience FinXTech event focuses on opportunities for institutions to grow revenue, deposits, brand, market size and market share through innovation and collaboration.



As one of the most widely read and highly respected magazines in the banking and financial services industry, Bank Director magazine focuses on the core issues fundamental to a bank’s CEO, senior leadership team, chairman and independent directors. Since 1991, we have continuously published a quarterly print version of Bank Director magazine.



Throughout the year, Bank Director asks officers and directors of financial institutions to share their thoughts on board-specific issues like mergers & acquisitions, compensation, managing risk, growth and strategic planning. Our reputation for qualified, independent research studies and data analysis provides a bank’s board members with unparalleled insight and information.



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Bank Director’s Bank Services Membership Program combines Bank Director’s extensive online library of director training materials, conference, our quarterly publication, and access to FinXTech Connect.

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