30th Annual
Bank Director Current Issues Seminar

Monday, March 18, 2019 Nashville, TN
7:00 a.m. Registration Open, 8:00 a.m.- 2:45 p.m. Program

With regulators expecting bank boards of directors to take on more oversight as it relates to strategy, risk management, and conduct and culture, new approaches to board education are needed if directors are to fulfill their responsibilities and offer credible guidance. Whether you are a seasoned bank director or one that is new to your bank’s board, this seminar presents today’s key director issues including:

  • Governance, Director Liability and Strategic Planning - Jeff Gerrish, Gerrish Smith Tuck
    Due to today’s demanding regulatory climate it is important that you employ sound governance strategies to minimize your personal liability as a director. Review current hot-topic liability risks for directors and get practical insight and recommendations germane to governance, director liability, and strategic planning. Join us as we cut through the clutter and zero-in on meaningful strategies and best practices to protect your bank and your board.
  • How Community Banks Win: Making Digital Personal -  Lee Wetherington - Jack Henry & Associates
    Data. Analytics. API platforms. Real-time payments. AI. Voice. Many community banks are struggling with next steps in digital. Identifying opportunities can be difficult with so much hype distorting where we are and what’s coming next. In the race to realize a consistent “omni-channel” customer experience, many community banks sacrifice personal service at the altar of digital self-service. Learn why digital and personal are not mutually exclusive and find out how your community bank can successfully position itself precisely where larger competitors are weakest, i.e., at the limits of self-service inside digital channels. Don’t miss this entertaining and thought-provoking take on the state of digital and the future of community banks.

  • Bolster Preventative Practices to Meet the New Wave of Employment Litigation - Jennifer Nodes, Jackson Lewis
    From #MeToo to pay equity issues, employment litigation is on the rise. In an interactive setting, learn critical steps every bank director should take to understand its risk portfolio and protect the bank from costly litigation and reputational risks down the road. Topics discussed include: recent employment litigation trends and where banks frequently fall short; how developing an effective training strategy can reduce the bank’s litigation exposure and ultimate liability; the current state of enforceability of arbitration agreements in employment contracts and settlement agreements and other limitations in certain settlement agreements; and the specific challenges involved in avoiding retaliations claims, and what to do about it.

  • What Community Bank Directors Should Know about Risk Management - Mike Ososki – BKD
    As a bank director you are an important partner in your bank’s supervisory efforts but what precisely is your role and responsibility as it relates to risk management? In today’s banking space, every bank director must be confident that they understand how to effectively identify, measure, monitor and control risk exposure. Find out what questions you should be asking of management to gain a holistic view of your bank’s unique risk profile and associated appetite for risk. Learn proven techniques and identify resources that will help you gauge the effectiveness and adequacy of your bank’s risk management program.

  • IT Budgeting: Solutions and Strategies - John Moeller, CliftonLarsonAllen
    Believe it or not, it is possible to support your bank’s IT staff without the burden of significant expense. Learn about an array of solutions and strategies that can help you improve your bank’s IT infrastructure and stay competitive. Hear real-life examples of IT strategy (or lack thereof!) gone awry and find out how your bank can avoid making similar costly mistakes.
  • The Board’s Role in Mergers & Acquisitions - Philip Smith, Gerrish Smith Tuck
    How to address the topic of mergers and acquisitions is always a hot issue with community bank boards of directors. Most directors report that their banks are neither looking to buy nor sell, they simply want a better understanding of how market conditions affect their organizations. Learn about practical and strategic considerations for buyers and sellers and hear how you can better position your board to take advantage of the benefits the M&A market offers.

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Bank Director Current Issues Seminar Registration You must be registered for ICBA LIVE 2019 to attend this event and additional registration/fees are required.

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Registration Type Current Fee Fee After Jan. 25 
Banks enrolled in ICBA Bank Director Program $179 $229
Banks not enrolled in ICBA Bank Director Program $229  $279

Join industry experts as they share key observations and insights on both internal and external factors influencing today’s community bank.

Earn six CPE credits if you attend the entire session. Badges are scanned at the end of the session. Lunch is provided for registered Bank Director Current Issues Seminar attendees only.
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