More About the ICBA's Bank Director Program

The Bank Director Program provides exclusive director-related training, tailored to meet the needs of your board.  The program includes bi-monthly newsletters, online training courses, new director training videos, governance and employment law hotlines, and preferred pricing on resources and events.  Train your entire board for one low price. This program is a must have for all bank directors. 

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Bank Director Current Issues Seminar

In this one-day seminar, bank directors and executive community bank leadership from across the country will converge to gain new perspective on corporate board governance and acquire the skills and knowledge needed to promote long-term institutional value. Key learnings include risk and credit management in today’s environment, human capital strategies for attracting and retaining staff, fintech partnership strategies, and more. To attend the Annual Bank Director Current Issues Seminar, you must be fully registered to attend ICBA LIVE.

MAR 12, 2023, | in-person, icba live, HONOLULU, HI

CCBA Reference Note: Registration is part of the ICBA LIVE.

Director’s Forums

Offered quarterly in half-day sessions, the new Bank Directors Forums cover credit management, corporate governance, BOLI, compliance, cybersecurity and much more. No two sessions will be the same. 

Session 1        APR 13, 2023 | VIRTUAL EVENT *

Session 2        Jun 1, 2023 | virtual EVENT *

Session 3        SEP 7, 2023 | virtual EVENT *

Session 4        nov 16, 2023 | virtual EVENT *

Annual Director’s Conference

The role of a community bank director is one that is always changing and has never been more critical to the success of your bank. The ICBA Annual Directors Conference is an informative and engaging event that provides you with essential information and the latest in banking industry trends. The ICBA Annual Directors Conference will give you the tools to guide your bank’s growth and profitability and sustain its vision for the future. Leave this event with innovative practices, new strategies, and actionable takeaways that you can bring back to your bank and implement immediately!

oct 11- 13, 2023 | in-person, CARLSBAD, CA *

Annual Current Issues/Certification Conference

This four-day live-streamed conference focuses on key issues and trends related to auditing, BSA/AML, regulatory compliance, security, and fraud, and offers the very latest information, tools, best practices, and training to assure that you are up-to-date and compliant. Attend one day or all four!

OCT 23-26, 2023, | in-person, san antonio, tx *

Leadership Academy Program

The Leadership Academy is a comprehensive, innovative leadership training program. The curriculum provides community bankers with the opportunity to learn leadership skills, technical banking subject matter and demonstrates how advocacy efforts impact the banking industry. The program is comprised of both online coursework and in-person events providing for networking and peer engagement.  The Leadership Academy teaches the necessary skills to move your employees forward within your organization.

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NOTE: New curriculum coming 2023.


The ICBA LEAD FWD Summit is the only national leadership conference for the community banking industry and delivers powerful learning for leaders at every level.  By focusing on the principles of leadership, the latest technical banking innovations, and the role of advocacy, we prepare community bankers like you to own the future.

Dates & Location:  TBD