Bank Director Forum Session 1 - Compliance and Risk

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Bank Director Forum Session 1 - Compliance and Risk

Apr 4, 2024 | Livestream Seminar

Offered quarterly in half-day sessions, each of the Bank Directors Forums will cover a unique topic, such as cybersecurity, enterprise risk management, corporate governance and more. No two sessions will be the same.

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Your registration includes a recording of each session. Recordings will be emailed to you within 72 hours of the event date.

Information (Central Time unless otherwise noted)
Thursday, April 4
Exams and Audits – How to Be Prepared and Utilize Your Current Partnerships

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Kristen Ritter, TIB Consulting Solutions

Learn how you, as a director, can ensure your Compliance/Audit staff are partnering with your audit firm(s) to ensure optimal exam preparation. Learn what attributes you should look for in a Compliance and BSA Officer to make certain they collaborate effectively with your chosen audit firms and are executing the proper changes for your bank’s future success.

Learning objectives:

  • Increase awareness of how your bank works with your external audit firm.

  • Understand the board’s role in audit and compliance oversight.

  • Ensure staff collaborates with your audit firm to maximize success.


10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) for Directors

10:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Are you developing or formalizing the ERM program for your bank? Does your board of directors understand their liability regarding ERM? Do you want to ensure your current program is complete, yet keep it simple? Risk management is at the heart of banking and every bank must have processes, policies, and procedures in place to assess and manage the risks on their balance sheets. Regulators want to ensure your bank’s management team and board are capable of managing your bank’s existing and emerging risks.

Learn the fundamental pieces of the ERM puzzle, how they relate to each other, and how to integrate your ERM program into the bank’s strategic plan. Review the various components of a strong ERM program and how the process starts with the “tone at the top” – the board.

Topics covered:

  • ERM general background and key definitions.

  • Identifying the specific building blocks/components of a simple yet complete ERM program.

  • The three key ongoing phases of ERM:

    • Identifying and assessing risk.
    • Mitigating and eliminating risk.
    • Monitoring and reporting risk.
  • Why you need to form a formal Board Risk Committee and establish a committee charter.

  • Establishing an internal ERM Committee and choosing the right ERM Committee members.

  • Integrating the ERM program into your strategic plan.

  • Top risk categories, definitions, and how they are interrelated.

  • Developing the Board Risk Appetite and Tolerance Statement – description of process.

  • Benefits of implementing your ERM program.

  • ERM program flowchart – the pathway to a complete ERM program.

Learning objectives:

  • Increase overall knowledge of ERM and what it means to have an ERM program.

  • Understand how ERM is integrated into the bank’s strategic plan.

  • Developing a Board Risk Committee and its charter.

  • How to develop your Board Risk Appetite & Tolerance Statement.


ICBA Members: $395

Non-Members: $495

Bank Director Program Members: $295

Bank Director Program Non-Members: $395

Register for all four Bank Director Forums and SAVE $200.

Attendance/Cancellation Policy:

  • Registration fee is valid only for the individual registered. Each attendee must register.
  • Full payment is required prior to event attendance.
  • 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.
  • All rights are reserved by ICBA. No recording or distribution of the content is permitted unless expressly agreed by ICBA.

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Livestream Seminar

Upon registration you will receive an email from ICBA confirming your registration, the dates of the event and a calendar invitation for the event. Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the event start date, you will receive an email from an ICBA representative containing detailed information including event times and the meeting link.

Who should attend: Community Bank Directors, C-Suite

Prerequisites: No previous experience or training required

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Delivery Method: Group Live

CPE Credit Hours: 4.5

Marci Malzahn
Marcia Malzahn

President and Founder

Malzahn Strategic

Kristen Ritter
Kristen Ritter

First Vice President Engagement Leader

TIB Consulting Solutions

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