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OCC Releases Virtual Workshop Schedule for Community Bank Directors and Senior Management

WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced its 2024 schedule of free, virtual workshops for directors, senior management, and other key executives of national community banks and federal savings associations.

The OCC examiner-led workshops provide practical training and guidance to directors and senior management of national community banks and federal savings associations in a virtual learning environment to support the safe and sound operation of community-based financial institutions.

The virtual workshops will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST on the dates indicated:

January 9: Credit Risk: Recognizing and Responding to Risk workshop covers the roles of the board and management, credit risk within the loan portfolio, and how to stay informed of changes in credit risk.

January 18: Operational Risk: Navigating Rapid Changes workshop covers key risk management processes, oversight roles and governance responsibilities, fraud, risk-based audit programs, third-party vendor oversight, establishing a strong ethical culture, and regulatory expectations to address cyber threats.

February 15: Building Blocks: Developing Strong Management workshop focuses on strategy, people, and oversight. Participants will learn about current issues impacting bank supervision; board responsibilities, duties, and governance; and risk management, succession planning, and matters requiring attention in a report of examination.

February 22: Risk Governance: Improving Effectiveness workshop focuses on providing practical information for participants to effectively identify, measure, monitor, and control risk. The workshop also focuses on the OCC’s approach to risk-based supervision and major risks in the financial industry.

March 5: Compliance Risk: Understanding the Rules workshop focuses on the critical elements of an effective compliance risk management program. Participants will review major compliance risks and critical regulations, identify compliance red flags, and learn about common OCC examination findings related to compliance risk.

To register, visit the OCC’s website. For questions or other assistance about the workshops, please contact the OCC Bank Director Workshop Team at (202) 649-6490 or [email protected].

Originally published at https://www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2023/nr-occ-2023-132.html

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