Education Seminar

Strategic Governance Forum
Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach

One of the most important strategic issues for the banking sector is also one of its most pressing tactical concerns: how to navigate through the compliance minefield. Today, we are in a tough spot. External regulatory standards are more demanding than internal standards of excellence, making it difficult to govern, lead and manage to grow profitably through sustainable means.

Program Objectives

The purpose of this forum is to discuss what it takes to be a well governed, well led and well managed bank.

  • Describe the ideal working relation between the board and management.
  • Determine the greatest challenges to optimum boardroom effectiveness.
  • Describe how the board and management can work together to successfully navigate the heightened compliance reality and succeed and prosper in the “new normal” environment.
  • Determine the right balance between compliance, performance and strategic management.
  • Describe how to create, develop and change boards to ensure their ongoing effectiveness.


The program will commence at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., and lunch at noon.

Our agenda is strategic in nature: Making moves today to put your bank in a position of advantage tomorrow. It addresses the five questions listed above by providing participants with practical tools and techniques to fulfill strategic responsibilities shared by boards, committees, and management.

Module 1: Regulatory Agency Panel Discussion

  • Senior regulators will share their thoughts on what it takes to be a well governed, well led and well managed bank. In sharing their views, the panelists will address how to successfully navigate the heightened compliance reality while striking the right balance between compliance, performance and strategic management.

Module 2: Well Governed

  • Stakeholder Alignment
  • Financial Goals
  • Vision & Mission

Module 3: Well Led

  • Creating a Winning Strategy
  • Establishing a Culture Tailored to Strategy 
  • Building an Organization Tailored to Strategy and Culture
    • High Performance Work Systems
      • Executive Compensation
      • Succession Planning
        • CEO
        • Senior Management
        • Hi-Potentials
        • Board Directors

Module 4: Well Managed

  • Strategy Implementation
  • Strategy Modification


All Bank Directors, including Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen; CEOs and Senior Bank Officers either on the Board or those who work closely with their Boards 

Scheduled Speakers

Mark W. Sickles is the founder and CEO of Yfansi, Inc., a professional products and services firm dedicated to creating sustainable stakeholder value, will lead the forum.  He serves as organizational architect and advisor to boards and executives to ensure their organizations are well governed, well led and well managed.

Mark’s many roles include being Chairman of the Board of NACDNJ, Strategic Governance Fellow at Governance & Accountability Institute, Advisory Committee member of the Northern California Chapter of NACD, Governance Committee member of the Board of Directors at El Camino Hospital, and advisory board member at Trestle Group.  As a C-level executive and management consultant, Mark has created billions of dollars of shareholder value while providing the global business community with a superior governance regime. 

Our Panelists…

Stan Ivie is the Regional Director for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) San Francisco Region

Edwin Chow is the Regional Director, West Region of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Lawrence D. Carter is the Assistant Deputy Comptroller from the Santa Ana, California Field Office of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Dale Vaughan is the Examining Officer, Banking Supervision & Regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco (FRBSF).

Registration Fees

Early-Bird Registration through Monday, January 21, 2013
CBA Member: $345
Non-Member: $445

Regular Registration
CBA Member: $445
Non-Member: $545

Cancellation & Complaint Resolution Policy

The full registration fee will be refunded if a written notice is received by January 22 and 50% if by January 29. No refunds will be provided after January. Substitutions are allowed.

Complaints regarding this program should be directed to John Lingvall, VP & Director of Education at (916) 438-4428.

Location Information

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 729-1234

CBA has arranged a special rate of $149 per night. Includes complimentary overnight parking and guestroom internet. Please call the hotel to reserve your room prior to January 7, 2013.

CBA will host self parking the day of the event.

Credit Information

Program Level: Advanced

Prerequisite: Experience working with a bank board either as a director or senior manager

Advance Preparation: Pre-Class Survey

Method of Presentation: Group – Live (Lecture, Discussion, and Table Exercises)

Recommended CPE Credits: 6.0 Hours Maximum
(Estimated 2.0 Finance, and 4.0 Management Advisory Services)
Sponsored learning activities are measured by program length, with one 50-minute period equal to one CPE credit.  One-half CPE credit increments (equal to 25 minutes) are permitted after the first credit has been earned in a given learning activity.  Please note that not all state boards have adopted this rule.  Some participants may not be able to use one-half credit increments