The Directors Education Series™ is a monthly release of training modules focused on the role and expectations of the Bank Director’s conduct, duties and liabilities. The programs have been authored by a group of highly recognized, respected industry experts. A subscription to this series will assist you with the responsibility you have to educate those who serve on your Board. The module library, complete with over 35 modules consists of the following topics:

  • ALLL
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Board/Committee Composition
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Board Legal Duties & Liability
  • Financial Statement Overview
  • BSA/AML Basics
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Business Valuations & M&A
  • Regulation Overviews
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Risk & Profitability Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Cyber Security

An annual subscription provides your entire financial institution access to the entire module library with a new module published each month. Features of the The Directors Education Series™ include:

  • 20-25 minutes in length (Perfect for Board Meetings!)
  • Audio, Video & PowerPoint
  • Handouts and Discussion Questions
  • Monthly Viewing Reports sent to administrators
  • Accessible on a variety of devices (Tablets, Mobile Devices, Laptops, etc.)
  • Printable Certificates of Completion

Subscription and pricing and details can be found at

  • ALLL

    Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses is a critical element in a Bank’s risk management processes and one in which its regulators and financial auditors assess and measure regularly. This presentation discusses the regulatory background behind the allowance process, an overview of existing allowance methodologies, what we see in the marketplace, what the future holds relative to a new methodology coming in 2018 and how to prepare now for the change.

  • Enterprise Risk Management

    Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) has emerged as a focal point among regulators particularly in larger financial institutions. Reglators have also indicated that certain elements will filter down to smaller institutions. The purpose of this program is to provide directors with an overview of ERM practices and ERM framework and how it differs from your internal audit and or risk management practices.

  • Board/Committee Composition

    • Integrity and Ethics
    • The Qualification Matrix
    • Meetings & Attendance
    • Committees & Advisory/Market Boards
    • Performance Evaluation
  • Conflicts of Interest

    • Duty of Loyalty
    • Corporate Opportunities
    • Conflict of Interest
    • Confidentiality
    • FDIC Guidance Addressing Removal or Copying of Bank Documents
    • Regulation O
    • Extensions of Credit
    • Restrictions on Executive Officers
    • Board Policies
    • Best Practices
  • Strategic Planning

    With todays unprescedented banking enivoronment, how do we create a need rethink, modify or enhance strategy? How big do we have to be to survive? Can we compete successfully? What is our competitive advantage? This program will talk about how to enhance strategic planning and how to link critical strategies to bottom line profitability. It is important to note that bottom line profit is not a strategic plan.

  • BSA/AML & OFAC Compliance

    Virtually no set of rules and regulations get as much attention as the Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Asset Control regulations, and the USA Patriot Act. Surveys show these rules to be among the top issues facing compliance officers. The rules work together to place a significant burden on your institution – a comprehensive program must be continually updated and implemented. The information presented in this program will give Directors an overview of these rules so that they can ask the right questions and implement the right policies to be sure their program meets the requirements.