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Directors' College Program

New York Region Directors' College Program

Last Updated: August 28, 2023

The Directors’ College is a one-day seminar designed with outside bank directors in mind. The presentations will be delivered by a group of experienced FDIC speakers and subject matter experts, and will include timely information on various issues relevant to all bank directors. 

This year’s theme is “Navigating the Future with Lessons Learned” and will include the following sessions: 

Risk Management Supervision (RMS) Session:
This session was developed to discuss common issues that contributed to bank failures over the years. Specifically, the presentation will discuss several common root causes and the linkage to the Board’s role in the corporate governance framework. Additionally, the presentation will highlight several warning signs related to the root causes and provide insights into real-life cases. 

Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP) Session:
Utilizing a case study, this session will provide attendees with a Fair Lending discussion that focuses on Redlining and Appraisal Discrimination. We intend to provide insight into our examination activities, and discuss common ‘red flags’ and possible solutions/corrective actions. The case study will not only provide regulatory insight, but will also stress the importance of effective Corporate Governance/Management Oversight and maintaining a strong Compliance Management System (CMS). 

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 and Banking 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. 

Location, Dates, and Registration

Registration is required for the program through the respective trade association websites. A list of dates and locations is included below. Please click on the hyperlinks for registration, venue, and contact information.


Trade Association


September 22, 2023

Delaware Bankers Association

Hyatt Place Dewey Beach

September 29, 2023

Connecticut Bankers Association

Trumbull Marriott Hotel

October 12, 2023

New Jersey Bankers Association


November 2, 2023

Pennsylvania Bankers Association / Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers


November 14, 2023

Maryland Bankers Association

Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel

November 16, 2023

Maine Bankers Association

Augusta Civic Center


Independent Bankers Association of New York State


Guidance for New Directors 

Additionally, we will offer two virtual-only Guidance for New Directors sessions through Microsoft Teams. These sessions will focus on fundamental board governance issues and are designed for Directors with less than five years’ experience. In addition to discussing participant questions, the sessions will cover Directors’ roles and responsibilities, the examination process, and effective strategies to monitor bank performance. These sessions will take place on Tuesday, June 20th and Tuesday, November 7th, and can be accessed directly through the links included below.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 (9:30 am to 11:00 am)
Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 254 766 860 779
Passcode: GR6gK6
Download Teams | Join on the web

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 (10:00 am to 11:30 am)
Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 213 040 813 844
Passcode: dB6drX
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