Education Seminar

2015 Directors Certification Program
A collaborative effort between the California Bankers Association and the Bankers' Compliance Group, Inc to reflect the most recent developments and legislation bank directors are faced with.

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

The Directors Certification Program was developed as a collaborative effort between the California Bankers Association and the Bankers’ Compliance Group, Inc (BCG). It is updated every year to reflect the most recent developments and legislation to include the new risks and responsibilities bank directors are faced with.

This two‐session program is updated every year to reflect the most recent developments and legislation, and includes the new risks and responsibilities bank directors are faced with. It also covers not only the
regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities of bank directors but also board
structures and processes, and focuses on what makes boards and directors effective as well as what is expected of them by regulators, examiners and shareholders.

If you have not taken the Directors Certification Program full course in more than five years, you should definitely consider a refresher course to keep up with all the changes.

Due to the significant changes in banking, DCP certifications will no longer be updated after 5 years unless the full course is retaken. Keep your certification and come back for the latest information critical to your bank’s success in this new era.

Location Information

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 845-8000

A room block has been arranged at the rate of $235.00 per night. Please contact the hotel at (714) 845-8000 and reference California Bankers Association 2015 Directors Certification Program.

Please make your reservations by March 27, 2015. 

Livecast / Recorded Webcast 

A livecast and/or or online self-study option for this program is available for an additional $100 fee. Participants may choose to attend via a remote location with internet access during the session, and/or access a recorded copy of the program that will be emailed approximately one month after the event. Participants will have six months from the date sent to complete the program. 

Audience

The Directors Certification Program is designed for new directors, including directors new to banking, and experienced directors looking for a refresher on core director responsibilities and liabilities.

Registration Information

Registration Fees

Successful completion of both session one (4/15/2015) and session two (4/16/2015), either in-person, via the livecast, or the downloadable file recording of the training, is REQUIRED for certification.

Early-Bird Registration through Friday, April 3, 2015

In-Person
CBA/BCG Member: $1,200
Non-member: $1,500

Livecast / Video Recording
CBA/BCG Member: $1,300
Non-member: $1,600
 

Regular Registration 

In-Person
CBA/BCG Member: $1,350
Non-member: $1,650

Livecast / Video Recording
CBA/BCG Member: $1,450
Non-member: $1,750

Livecast / Recorded Webcast Option

A livecast and/or or online self-study option for this program is available for an additional $100 fee. Participants may choose to attend via a remote location with internet access during the session, and/or access a recorded copy of the program that will be emailed approximately one month after the event. Participants will have six months from the date sent to complete the program. 

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions are allowed, at no additional cost. Written notice is required for all substitutions/cancellations. The full registration fee will be refunded if written notice is received by March 27, 2015, and 50 percent if by April 3. No refunds will be provided after April 3. Registrations made on or after April 3 are not subject to refund.

If you are not completely satisfied with this program, please contact Corbett Cutts, VP, director of education at (916) 438-4428.

 

Speaker Information

Led by Mark E. Aldrich, Esq. principal of Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC and founder of the Bankers’ Compliance Group.

Guest Commentators
Thomas H. Shaffer, Director, Bank of Stockton, and Bill Schrader, Chairman of the Board, Exchange Bank.

Agenda

Continental breakfast and registration from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. The general session runs 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with lunch provided at noon.
 
DAY 1 – BOARD STRUCTURE AND PROCESSES
 
Roles and Responsibilities of Directors

  • Fiduciary duties and responsibilities
  • Current risk management issues
  • Duties under new federal programs
  • Primary business responsibilities
  • What examiners expect

Corporate Governance

  • Recommended best practices
  • Executive compensation trends
  • The independence principle
  • California corporate governance issues

Board Processes

  • Board meetings
  • Recommended committees
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Board/management relations

Shareholder Relations

  • Shareholder meetings and reports
  • Securities matters
  • Insider trading
  • Mergers and acquisitions

 
DAY 2 – CORPORATE & REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Insider and Affiliate Transactions

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Insider loans – Regulation O
  • Affiliate transactions – Regulation W

Corporate Powers and Restrictions

  • The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • Permissible activities
  • New capital rules
  • New investment rules

Regulatory Compliance

  • New board responsibilities
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Annual review requirements
  • Current compliance issues

Regulatory Exams and Enforcement

  • Examination process
  • Enforcement actions
  • Prompt Corrective action
  • Current examination trends
  • Top ten risk management issues

Certification

Participants will be awarded a Directors Certificate for successful completion of the program.

Note: Due to the significant changes in banking, DCP Certificates will
no longer be updated after five years unless the full course is retaken.

Credit Information

5.5 MCLE or CPA/CPE credit hours are awarded for each day.

Commands