The Directors Education Series: Board Member Basics

When examiners review the risk management program at your institution, they will evaluate the overall effectiveness of management and the board. Specifically, they will take a look at:

  • Board and senior management oversight
  • Policies, procedures, and limits
  • Risk monitoring and management information systems
  • Internal controls

Examiners utilize reports and minutes from board and sub-committee meetings to confirm whether management is effectively communicating with the board and the board has appropriate oversight over risk management, compliance, operations, and financials. Therefore, receiving clear, concise, complete information is critical to a board’s decision making. As a director or senior manager, you are responsible for demonstrating a top-down compliance culture and establishing a strong compliance management system. However, navigating existing rules, new regulations, recommended guidance, and proposed amendments can be overwhelming. This session will explain your regulatory responsibilities and liabilities. In addition, we will discuss how to make informed decisions as you prepare for your next regulatory exam.

Training Features:

  • Includes Audio, Video and Powerpoint.
  • PDF Handouts
  • Discussion Questions
  • 20-25 minutes in length (Perfect to show at your monthly board meeting!)
This program is a breakout session from the Directors Education Series, which is a subscription based Library containing over 50 trainings specifically for your Board of Directors. For more information on the Directors Education Series click on or go to You can email questions to or talk with a representative by calling 1-800-831-0678.

Who Should Attend?

This program is recommended for your Executive staff including every member on your Board of Directors.

We are loving the program for our Directors. Training has now become a more regular event and the format and timing of the training is just right for the BOD. They have found the information very helpful in understanding their roles as directors.” — Maureen Daehn, CFO, Maple Bank

After 42 years in Banking and now a Director, the series enables me to continue my knowledge in this ever changing industry! You're never too old to learn, and being a Director it's our responsibility to continue to learn for the good of our organizations.” — Gerald Schmidt, Board Member, Stephenson National Bank and Trust