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Directors' College Program

New York Regional Office
Directors and Trustees College Program

2020 Breakout Module Summaries

Board Governance During Uncertain Times

This session will discuss the fundamental elements of effective board governance, and how a well-designed and implemented framework aides directors’ in fulfilling their critical oversight responsibilities. The presentation will highlight key steps that directors can take to monitor and control risks during periods of uncertainty.

Problem Loan Oversight

This session will discuss the key elements of a problem loan management program that should support the Board’s ability to oversee a problem loan portfolio. The presentation will highlight the board’s role in monitoring and controlling emerging credit risk and fair lending concerns, particularly during periods of uncertainty.

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.

Economic Update

This session will provide national and local economic data to assist attendees in identifying key trends that have impacted and may continue to impact the industry.

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, the examination process, and effective strategies to monitor bank performance.