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The Bank Director Program provides exclusive director-related training, tailored to meet the needs of your board and delivered through bi-monthly newsletters, online training, a governance helpline and preferred pricing on resources and events.

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Bank Director Program Features and Benefits

Online Training

Bank Director Online Training offers 20 courses designed specifically to enhance your understanding of core bank director responsibilities and equip you with the knowledge and tools to maximize your contribution to your bank.

Learn at your own pace from the convenience of your home or office. Access all 20 courses, 24/7 from on your desktop, tablet or mobile device.

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Delivered bi-monthly, Bank Director News provides timely articles on industry developments, trends, and practical advice for community bank directors. 

Featuring insights from industry experts, and highlighting the best upcoming Community Banker University events, Bank Director News is an essential resource for today’s community bank director.

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Governance Helpline

The Bank Director Governance Helpline provides community bank directors with direct access to knowledgeable community bank attorneys and consultants from Gerrish Smith Tuck who have the expertise to quickly and accurately address complex questions and legal concerns.

Get third party insights on complex questions and legal concerns when you need it and without costly attorney’s fees!

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Events and Resources

Strengthen your corporate governance, broaden your knowledge of industry best practices, and enhance your role as a community bank director.

These must-attend events bring together industry specialists to give you the latest guidance on director responsibilities, industry expectations and regulatory changes.

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Price valid for new Bank Director Program members. Annual Bank Director Program membership runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. ICBA non-member price is $995.

Bank Director Newsletter Highlight

Does Your Bank Have a Dream Team?

Many bank boards of directors and CEOs are proud of their bank’s executive team. And rightly so!

Yet frequently those feelings of pride dissolve into uncertainty when the bank is faced with the decision to promote a banker into a top executive position or even the CEO role. How does this happen?

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Bank Director Video Series

The new Bank Director Video Series features 7 different presentations that vary from 14-20 minutes in length. These can be used during board meetings, for annual training, new director training or topic refreshers.

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Bank Director Bible

This newly updated third edition provides industry best practices, insights into issues encountered by community bank directors in today’s environment and how to effectively serve on community bank boards of all sizes.

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for nonmembers

Bank Director Glossary

Presented alphabetically with clear and to the point definitions, this valuable reference guide is a must have for any community bank director or officer.

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Compliance Quick Reference Guide

This compliance acronym reference guide will allow you to quickly parse out the abbreviations that can at times become confusing.

Free for Bank Director Program Members

Manual: The Ultimate Guide for Bank Directors

The Ultimate Guide for Bank Directors provides bank directors with the knowledge and insight necessary for performing their fiduciary responsibilities conscientiously and effectively.

for members
for nonmembers

Boardroom Strategies for Financial Institutions

This guide focuses on the relationships among board members and how to be effective inside the boardroom. It is a must have for new and experienced board members.

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for nonmembers