Education Seminar

2016 Directors Certification Program
A collaborative effort between the California Bankers Association and the Bankers' Compliance Group, Inc.

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel​, Los Angeles

The Directors Certification Program is a collaborative effort between the California Bankers Association and the Bankers’ Compliance Group, Inc (BCG). It is updated each year to reflect the most recent developments and legislation to include 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, this course is highly recommended to help you keep pace with all the changes.

Please note: due to the significant changes in banking, DCP certifications will no longer be updated after 5 years unless the full course is retaken. 

Location Information

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
(213) 624-1000 
 

Please use this link here to reserve your hotel room at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. The nightly room rate is $235 plus taxes and fees.
 

Parking
Only valet parking is available in the Hotel. Self-parking is available in surrounding garages.
 

Video Recorded Webcast Option

An online self-study option for this program is available for an additional $100 fee. Participants may access a recorded copy of the program that will be emailed approximately two weeks 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 sessions (March 10-11, 2016) either in-person, via the livecast, or the downloadable file recording of the training, is REQUIRED for certification.

Early-Bird Registration through February 12, 2016

In-Person
CBA/BCG Member: $1,200
Non-member: $1,500
CBA Affiliate Member: $1,550

Video Recording
CBA/BCG Member: $1,300
Non-member: $1,600
CBA Affiliate Member: $1,650
 

Regular Registration 

In-Person
CBA/BCG Member: $1,350
Non-member: $1,650
CBA Affiliate Member: $1,700

Video Recording
CBA/BCG Member: $1,450
Non-member: $1,750
CBA Affiliate Member: $1,800

Video Recorded Webcast Option

An online self-study option for this program is available for an additional $100 fee. Participants may access a recorded copy of the program that will be emailed approximately two weeks 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 February 19, 2016, and 50 percent if by February 26. No refunds will be provided after February 26. Registrations made on or after February 26 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
 

Bill Haraf
Director, Charles Schwab; Special Advisor, Promontory Financial Group; Former Commissioner, California Department of Financial Institutions
 

Jim Lokey
Director, Community West 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: March 10, 2016

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introductory Remarks

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Roles and Responsibilities of Directors

  • Fiduciary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Current Risk Management Issues
  • Primary Business Responsibilities
  • What Examiners Expect from Bank Directors

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Cybersecurity Issues and the Board Room Corporate Governance Trends         

  • Recommended Best Practices

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Corporate Governance (continued)

  • Executive Compensation Trends
  • Annual Independent Audits
    • California Corporate Governance Issues
    • Latest Trends

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Board Processes & Shareholder Relations

Board Processes

  • Board Meetings
  • Board Composition andRecommended Committees
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Board/Management Relations

Shareholder Relations

  • Shareholder Meetings
  • Securities Matters
  • Insider Trading
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

 

3:30 p.m. - Turn in Examination & Program Adjourns
 

Day 2: March 11, 2016

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introductory Remarks

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Insider and Affiliate Transactions

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Regulation O
  • Regulation W

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Corporate Powers and Restrictions

  • The Dodd-Frank Wall Act – Status Report
  • Permissible Activities
  • Capital Rules – Developing Issues
  • Bank Investment, Liquidity and Interest Rate Risk

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Regulatory Compliance

  • Board Responsibilities
  • CFPB – Recent Issues
  • Annual Board Review Requirements
  • Current Compliance Issues
  • Recent Regulatory Relief

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Regulatory Exams and Enforcement

  • Examination Process
  • Enforcement Actions
  • Prompt Corrective Action
  • Current Examination Trends
  • Top Ten Risk Management Issues

3:30 p.m. - Turn in Examination & Program Concludes

Certification

Participants will be awarded a Directors Certificate for successful completion of the program including earning a passing grade on the certification exam.

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.

Sponsor Opportunities

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact:

Rosemary Mignano
Event Sponsor and Exhibitor Development Coordinator
(916) 438-4435

A few reasons your organization should sponsor:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
  • Gain direct access to CBA member banks and institutions in an exclusive environment
  • Raise your profile above your competitors
  • Learn about the issues confronting today’s financial service leaders and gain valuable insight into potential solutions
  • Match your exposure needs, regardless of your budget
  • Shape or reinforce a positive perception of your company with California’s bank executives
  • Support the California Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the California financial services industry

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