Annual Directors Conference - In Person

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Annual Directors Conference - In Person

Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2022 | LIVE EVENT

The ICBA Annual Directors Conference will give you the tools to guide your bank’s growth and profitability and sustain its vision for the future. Leave this event with innovative practices, new strategies, and actionable takeaways that you can bring back to your bank and implement immediately!

Information (All times are Central Time)
Sunday, Oct. 23

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Monday, Oct. 24

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

The Fed Springs the Liquidity Trap: How Directors Should Oversee the Resulting Credit and other Risks

Presented by: Peter Weinstock, Hunton Andrews Kurth

The monetary response to the pandemic was too much and lasted too long. As a result, the inflation genie left the lamp. The Federal Reserve is racing to catch up. Inversion of interest rates has presaged all recessions of the last 75 years. Examiners have changed their approach to S+S examinations, board risk management, capital planning, stress testing, credit administration, and more. Such changes coupled with the regulatory whipsaw on compliance have loaded directors’ plates. Learn how the role of directors is evolving in this environment.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Your Bank’s Credit Culture, Who’s Driving the Bus?

Presented by: Brad Stevens, Stevens Risk Management

A healthy credit culture predicated on the corporate credit priorities set by the board, in conjunction with senior management, protects your bank from unwanted losses, regulator attention, not to mention a stressed credit portfolio.

Review the core tools needed to assure that your credit culture is in concert with the values set by bank ownership and the board. Look at the role of credit policy, the influence of vocabulary within the bank, incentive programs that either reinforce or destroy the culture, as well as your bank’s overall credit approval process.

Having a linear correlation between crucial functions creates a healthy culture. When the core is out of sync, an unfocused culture develops and can quickly tank a bank.

11:30 a.m. – Noon

What Your Board Needs to Know About Your Bank's Marketing and Why

Presented by: Derek Baker Mills Marketing

While loans are the engine for your bank’s growth and deposits are the fuel that feeds them, marketing is the conductor that leads the bank to your desired destination. 

This presentation will help you create your “to do” list for receiving marketing and brand information and your “to don’t” list to ensure you don’t become an armchair quarterback in the process. Learn best practices and have your questions answered by someone who knows … a former banker and senior bank marketer. 

Noon – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Banker Panel

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

A Director's Guide to Financial Risk Identification and Management

Presented by: Jason Murray, CFA, Managing Director, Strategies & Analytics Group, Stifel

Interest rate and liquidity risk are two of the largest, yet least understood, risks of the bank. Discuss how these risks arise, measurement techniques, standards for monitoring, and steps for mitigation. Learn how to prepare for what likely will be hot topics on upcoming regulatory examinations. 


Tuesday, Oct. 25

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Federal Reserve: Lender of Last Resort, and Much More

Presented by: Jim Reber, ICBA Securities

The eyes of the financial world are on the Federal Reserve in 2022. For the third time this century, the Fed has begun raising rates to hopefully engineer a soft landing as inflation runs at a 30-year high while the prospect of a recession has increased. Discuss the Fed’s makeup, its congressional mandates, and the tools it has to accomplish its objectives.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

From Baby Boomers to Gen Z: Benefit Ideas to Attract, Retain, and Incentivize a Diverse Team

Presented by: Richard K. Bratten, Bank Compensation Consulting

Learn to use different types of targeted benefit plans to attract and retain varying personnel in an increasingly competitive landscape. There is no “one size fits all” solution.


10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

ESG Perspectives: What Your Bank Can Do

Presented by: Heather Archer Eastep, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Examine where banks are on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) spectrum and how to incorporate ESG into your policies, corporate governance, and shareholder disclosures. Bank regulators are taking positions on diversity and climate change in ways that will be implemented upon banks directly, as well as bank customers.

Publicly traded banks expect disclosures on human capital, diversity, and climate change. However, the current administrations at the federal banking agencies are pushing environmental, social, and governance issues for all banks. Investors in privately held banks are also looking for transparency in ESG topics.

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

10 Top-of-Mind Topics for Bank Leaders

Presented by: Josh Juergensen and Rick Huff, CliftonLarsonAllen

2022 has been a time of great fluidity in banking. As we navigate the significant changes, disruptions, influencers, and opportunities, it is important to stay informed of what is going on across the industry. This session highlights 10 topics that should be top of mind for every bank leader as we approach 2023, along with commentary from CLA and our experiences in serving more than 900 community banks across the country.

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Roundtable Session

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

How Are We Really Doing? Assessing Key Bank Financial Measurements

Presented by: Brad Stevens, Stevens Risk Management

The financial statements of your bank reflect two important variables: The interrelationship between the marketplace impacts on the bank and management’s responses to these impacts. It is not just the numbers, but what creates these numbers that determine the financial condition of your bank.

Discuss the current banking marketplace and examine the key areas in the economy that are impacting your bank. We will provide specific financial measures that will assist you in assessing the leadership of your bank to assure they are making the most efficient and effective decisions that benefit your bank.

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Closing Reception

All times stated are Central Time.


Annual Directors Conference Pricing

ICBA Member

First Director: $995
Additional Director: $795


First Director: $1,495
Additional Director: $1,195

Bank Director Program Participants

First Director: $795
Additional Director: $595

Bank Director Program Participants (Non-Member)

First Director: $1,295
Additional Director: $995

Guests: $349
A guest is a spouse, significant other, or friend who is not in a financial occupation. Paid guests are invited to the Sunday evening reception, Monday and Tuesday lunches with directors, and the Tuesday reception.

NOTE: Full payment is required prior to attendance. For more information call 800-422-7285.

Who Should Attend: Directors, C-Suite
Prerequisites: No previous experience or training required
Advanced Preparation: No previous experience or training required
Program Level: Intermediate 
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Delivery Method: Group Live

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If registration is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the event start date, you will receive a full refund. If cancellation is within 30 days prior to the event start date, 20 percent of the registration fee paid will be deducted for costs. A substitute registration will be accepted. No refunds will be issued once the bank has received event materials or after the event start date.

Attendance at all ICBA programs will be considered on a first come, first served basis. If the program is cancelled, ICBA’s liability is limited to the registration fee. For additional questions contact ICBA at 800-422-7285


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