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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Directors' College Program

New York Regional Office
Directors and Trustees College Program

2018 Breakout Module Summaries

Conversation with the Regulators

This session will provide an informal setting for participants to hear what is on regulators’ minds and to share experience and insights as a community bank board member. Members of the FDIC regional management team will highlight emerging issues, answer participant questions, and discuss topics raised by participants. The session structure will include prepared remarks as well as an open forum for questions and discussion.

Staying Ahead of Cybersecurity

This case-based session will take you through a cybersecurity-related event. Participants will work through developing a response plan, identifying missteps that contributed to the vulnerability, and determining steps to lessen the likelihood of similar events. With the Director’s perspective in mind, the session will also include discussions of IT oversight challenges and emerging IT risks.

Emerging Credit Risk

This session will discuss emerging credit risk trends to assist you in identifying potential and existing commercial real estate and loan participation risks within your institution. The session will include a case study that reinforces the importance of understanding real estate markets and submarkets, analyzing rent rolls, and identifying concerns with nonrecourse lending.

Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering

This session will cover a number of BSA/AML risk areas and “hot topics” including guidance to banks regarding marijuana-related businesses, beneficial ownership rules, and suspicious activity monitoring and reporting. The session will also include common BSA/AML report findings from community bank examinations and tips for reviewing the adequacy of your BSA program.

Guidance for New Directors

This session will focus on fundamental board governance issues and is designed for Directors with less than five years’ experience. In addition to discussing participant questions, the session will cover Directors’ roles and responsibilities, examination reports, and effective strategies to monitor bank performance.


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