Plan Your Professional Development with the NCBA

The North Carolina Bankers Association is proud to offer a wide array of educational and training events for our members and affiliates to aid them in the professional development of their staff.  We bring in knowledgeable speakers to address timely issues and provide insightful guidance, whether it’s at one of our large conferences or unique training seminars. In addition, we provide ongoing webinars through existing partnerships with Total Training Solutions and other vendors.

For questions or additional information regarding any of our large conferences, please contact Blair Jernigan (blair@ncbankers.org). For anything regarding our training seminars or webinars, please contact Brianna Reeder (brianna@ncbankers.org).

Upcoming Events

Looking for the perfect professional development opportunity? Find events relevant to your role using the list below.

Sep
30
Mon
Universal Banker Certification Series @ North Carolina Bankers Association
Sep 30 – Oct 3 all-day

 

Registration Rates
Full Series: $1,350 (Early Bird – 9/16) / $1,400 (Regular – after 9/16)
Single Day Registration: $385 (Early Bird – 9/16) / $435 (Regular – after 9/16)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The complete Universal Banker Certification Series is a four-day program. Attendees can either elect to register for the full series, or for the individual segments. To view the full program overview with descriptions and a video highlight, please CLICK HERE.

The Goals

  1. An understanding of the challenges in community banking
  2. An opportunity to learn about the best UX-user/customer experience
  3. The ability to plan for the impact of technology, artificial intelligence, and self-service on the community bank and banker
  4. The skills to be an ambassador for the bank, and build your personal network

Who Should Attend

Bankers from any department within the bank. These bankers may be new hires, beginning bankers, or bankers with years of experience. They are the emerging bankers who want to become qualified to move laterally or forward in the organization.

The Agenda

Day 1 – Culture Shifting in Community Banks 
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Maximizing performance in the branch, especially when it’s not busy and maximizing the Universal Banker’s own performance as an individual contributor on the branch team.

  • Why community banks fail to compete
  • How technology is revolutionizing our business
  • Winning qualities of an effective universal banker
  • Creating the advisory environment across the bank
  • Growing the community bank appropriately
  • Branch staffing model – layers are collapsing
  • Challenges in changing culture
  • Analyzing staff performance across the bank
  • Critical thinking – see the big picture of company growth goals
  • War games – plan to protect your company’s market share from the competition
  • The why’s – learn the why I am doing something and the interworking of the job using the 80/20 rule
  • Assignment to be completed by Day 2 – Improve a Work Process

Day 2 – Wowing the Customer 
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Learning how to ask great customer questions, working with customers to identify goals and dreams and selling appropriate products to actualize dreams and goals.

  • Present each team’s Day 1 assignment findings to the class – Improve a Work Process
  • Expectations from top customers, whether they visit us at the branch or not
  • Growing the client relationship – onboarding and all-aboarding
  • Dream building insights – dreams you are finding through client encounters
  • Establishing baseline service standards – hear the dream; pick the product
  • Creating the ultimate UX (user/customer experience) – being a brand advocate
  • Great cross-selling – asking great questions to get the client talking to discover dreams
  • Data vs. data driven decision-making – discover ways to convert more relationships into business
  • Streamlining your work processes – red carpet exercise
  • iGen and millennial customers – trouble and opportunity ahead, must be able to manage relationships up and down with co-workers, and with customer relationships
  • Develop leadership skills and wow your employer – they will take notice
  • Team work and flexibility go both ways – employee and employer – there is no departmental – only one employer
  • Assignment to be completed before Day 3 (for full series attendees only) – Dream and Red Carpet Exercise

Day 3 – Your Advisory Role
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Learning how to recognize a sales cue and a buying signal, and learning how to leverage technology and social media as tools to help customers reach financial goals.

  • Present each team’s Day 2 assignment findings to the class – Dream and Red Carpet Exercise
  • Bank products – What company products do you use?
  • Growing the branch – The Bored Board Concept
  • Listening for opportunities – recognizing the sales cue or life cycle event and matching the bank’s products to help clients
  • The bank of the future – technology, artificial intelligence, and self service
  • Transitioning your branch to meet emerging trends
  • Team rewards – how does your team celebrate successes?
  • Social skills at events and during work time – how do you interact with clients in the lobby? How do you make a positive impression representing the company while away from work?
  • Social and business communication/etiquette
  • Social media – what to share on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Does it represent you well?
  • Assignment to be completed before Day 4 – Make a Bored Board

Day 4 – An Ambassadorship & Growth 
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Learning to leverage interactions away from the workplace to capture additional business, and learning to best represent the bank away from work. 

  • Present each team’s Day 3 assignment findings to the class – Make a Bored Board
  • Being an ambassador for your bank
    • Consider people you talk to within the community who mention financial issues
    • Networking with clients
    • Referrals discussion
    • Networking with referral sources and centers of influence
    • Networking with prospects
    • Building your network across lines of business at the company
    • Skills practice: scenarios on being an ambassador for the bank
  • Dress in public: better to overdress than under dress, and dress code standards at the company
  • Doing it right the first time – proofreading for accuracy
  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses – yours and the bank’s
  • Community bank case study: What can you improve back at the bank? What recommendations do you have to executive these improvements?
  • Summary of the series
  • Action plan to bring improvements back to work

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Jennie Sobecki – Owner & CEO, Focused Results

Jennie is the Owner and CEO of Focused Results, LLC, a sales and marketing strategy, consulting, and training firm, concentrating in results-driven process consulting and training experience in community banks and FI’s. An expert in designing and implementing sales efforts and processes, she designs solutions to drive top line growth through better utilization and training of existing sales forces, including sales management.

Jennie is a graduate of Indiana University and has a certificate in consulting services from Ball State University. Prior to joining Focused Results, she was Director of Sales and Marketing for a $3 billion bank holding company, Sales Manager for a high performing mid-level bank, and Director of Corporate Training for a large Midwest insurance company. A charismatic speaker and consultant, Jennie consults with numerous financial service organizations on revenue, sales, sales leadership, and organizational performance.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please call the hotel directly at 919.872.2323 and ask for the NC Bankers Association discounted rate. This rate includes complimentary transportation to and from the North Hills Mall. The hotel is located two miles away from the NCBA.

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations. Should you encounter any issues with your reservation, please contact Business Travel Sales Manager, Courtney Quatrara at 919.878.4914 or courtney.quatrara@hiltonraleighnh.com.

Oct
8
Tue
2019 IRA Workshop @ North State Bank Mortgage
Oct 8 – Oct 9 all-day



 

 

Time:  9 am – 4 pm both days

Registration Rates
Total Program: $795 (Early Bird – 9/24) / $845 (Regular – after 9/24)
Day 1: IRA Essentials Only: $415 (Early Bird – 9/24) / $465 (Regular – after 9/24)
Day 2: Advanced IRAs Only: $415 (Early Bird – 9/24) / $465 (Regular – after 9/24)

Individuals can register for all days as a full package, or can register for any day a la carte. You can view topics for each day on the agenda (link above).

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Day 1 – IRA Essentials

You should register for this program if you need to learn the basics of Traditional and Roth IRAs or you want an updated, general refresher on IRA rules.

This session will give attendees a solid foundation of IRA knowledge. Exercises are included throughout the day to help participants apply information to job-related situations. Attendees will leave this session able to work with IRA owners and process basic IRA transactions with confidence. This is a beginner’s session; no previous IRA knowledge is assumed.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction and Establishing IRAs
    • Identify the tax differences of a Traditional and Roth IRA
    • Examine the process for establishing an IRA and the required documents
    • Differentiate between the types of beneficiaries
  • IRA Funding
    • Learn about the Traditional and Roth IRA eligibility requirements
    • Identify the contribution limit and deadline
    • Communicate contribution reporting deadlines
  • IRA Distributions
    • Identify federal income tax withholding requirements
    • Examine IRS penalties and penalty exceptions
    • Summarize the tax consequences of IRA distributions
    • Communicate distribution reporting deadlines
  • IRA Portability
    • Differentiate between a rollover and a transfer
    • Recognize rollovers between IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans

 

Day 2 – Advanced IRAs

You should register for this session if you are an IRA administrator, personal banker, or member services personnel who has a working knowledge of basic IRA operations and wishes to expand your expertise and provide enhanced customer service, a compliance specialist, or support personnel responsible for promotional materials.

This portion of the program will build on an attendees’ basic IRA knowledge to address some of the more complex IRA issues that their financial organizations may handle. This is an advanced session, and previous IRA knowledge is assumed. The instructor will use real-world examples to help participants apply information to job-related situations.

Course topics include:

  • IRA Update
    • Explain recent changes affecting IRA owners
    • Discuss the current Roth modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) limits
    • Recognize how recent changes may affect your financial organization
  • Required Minimum Distributions
    • Calculate a required minimum distribution (RMD)
    • Discuss the RMD rules and reporting requirements
  • Beneficiary Options
    • Describe beneficiary distribution options
    • Recognize the differences for spouse, nonspouse, and nonperson beneficiaries
    • Explain beneficiary payment deadlines
  • Advanced Portability
    • Summarize the restrictions on the movement between IRAs
    • Recognize the options available when moving from an employer-sponsored retirement plan to an IRA
    • Explain the result of violating the portability restrictions
  • Roth IRA Conversion Contributions
    • Describe a conversion
    • Explain the effect of withholding on a conversion
    • Report a conversion
    • Define the consequences of an ineligible conversion
  • Withholding and Getting It Right
    • List the possible penalties for failing to withhold
    • Explain the withholding notice and election requirements
    • Discuss how withholding is reported and transmitted to the IRS
    • Describe foreign withholding requirements

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Jeff Aga – Technical Consultant, Ascensus

Jeff Aga is a Technical Consultant with the ERISA Technical Support Department at Ascensus. He assists clients with technical compliance questions through the 800 Consulting Service. He instructs Ascensus’ webinars and various Ascensus sponsored seminars nationwide. Jeff lends technical expertise regarding Qualified Retirement Plans, Traditional and Roth IRAs, Coverdell education savings accounts, health savings accounts and various employer-sponsored retirement plans such as 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, SEP and SIMPLE IRA plans. He also conducts qualified retirement plan, 403(b) plan, and IRA compliance audits.

Jeff joined Ascensus in 1994 as a Plan Specialist in the Balance Forward Recordkeeping Department, and has served as a Client Service Representative as well as a Team Leader of Client Services with the Plan Service Group. He holds the Certified Pension Consultant, Qualified 401(k) Plan Administrator and Qualified Pension Administrator designations from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and is a Certified IRA Services Professional.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below. The hotel is located two miles away from the NCBA.

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

Click HERE to Get Your Discounted Rate!

Sep
30
Mon
Universal Banker Certification Series @ North Carolina Bankers Association
Sep 30 – Oct 3 all-day

 

Registration Rates
Full Series: $1,350 (Early Bird – 9/16) / $1,400 (Regular – after 9/16)
Single Day Registration: $385 (Early Bird – 9/16) / $435 (Regular – after 9/16)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The complete Universal Banker Certification Series is a four-day program. Attendees can either elect to register for the full series, or for the individual segments. To view the full program overview with descriptions and a video highlight, please CLICK HERE.

The Goals

  1. An understanding of the challenges in community banking
  2. An opportunity to learn about the best UX-user/customer experience
  3. The ability to plan for the impact of technology, artificial intelligence, and self-service on the community bank and banker
  4. The skills to be an ambassador for the bank, and build your personal network

Who Should Attend

Bankers from any department within the bank. These bankers may be new hires, beginning bankers, or bankers with years of experience. They are the emerging bankers who want to become qualified to move laterally or forward in the organization.

The Agenda

Day 1 – Culture Shifting in Community Banks 
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Maximizing performance in the branch, especially when it’s not busy and maximizing the Universal Banker’s own performance as an individual contributor on the branch team.

  • Why community banks fail to compete
  • How technology is revolutionizing our business
  • Winning qualities of an effective universal banker
  • Creating the advisory environment across the bank
  • Growing the community bank appropriately
  • Branch staffing model – layers are collapsing
  • Challenges in changing culture
  • Analyzing staff performance across the bank
  • Critical thinking – see the big picture of company growth goals
  • War games – plan to protect your company’s market share from the competition
  • The why’s – learn the why I am doing something and the interworking of the job using the 80/20 rule
  • Assignment to be completed by Day 2 – Improve a Work Process

Day 2 – Wowing the Customer 
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Learning how to ask great customer questions, working with customers to identify goals and dreams and selling appropriate products to actualize dreams and goals.

  • Present each team’s Day 1 assignment findings to the class – Improve a Work Process
  • Expectations from top customers, whether they visit us at the branch or not
  • Growing the client relationship – onboarding and all-aboarding
  • Dream building insights – dreams you are finding through client encounters
  • Establishing baseline service standards – hear the dream; pick the product
  • Creating the ultimate UX (user/customer experience) – being a brand advocate
  • Great cross-selling – asking great questions to get the client talking to discover dreams
  • Data vs. data driven decision-making – discover ways to convert more relationships into business
  • Streamlining your work processes – red carpet exercise
  • iGen and millennial customers – trouble and opportunity ahead, must be able to manage relationships up and down with co-workers, and with customer relationships
  • Develop leadership skills and wow your employer – they will take notice
  • Team work and flexibility go both ways – employee and employer – there is no departmental – only one employer
  • Assignment to be completed before Day 3 (for full series attendees only) – Dream and Red Carpet Exercise

Day 3 – Your Advisory Role
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Learning how to recognize a sales cue and a buying signal, and learning how to leverage technology and social media as tools to help customers reach financial goals.

  • Present each team’s Day 2 assignment findings to the class – Dream and Red Carpet Exercise
  • Bank products – What company products do you use?
  • Growing the branch – The Bored Board Concept
  • Listening for opportunities – recognizing the sales cue or life cycle event and matching the bank’s products to help clients
  • The bank of the future – technology, artificial intelligence, and self service
  • Transitioning your branch to meet emerging trends
  • Team rewards – how does your team celebrate successes?
  • Social skills at events and during work time – how do you interact with clients in the lobby? How do you make a positive impression representing the company while away from work?
  • Social and business communication/etiquette
  • Social media – what to share on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Does it represent you well?
  • Assignment to be completed before Day 4 – Make a Bored Board

Day 4 – An Ambassadorship & Growth 
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Learning to leverage interactions away from the workplace to capture additional business, and learning to best represent the bank away from work. 

  • Present each team’s Day 3 assignment findings to the class – Make a Bored Board
  • Being an ambassador for your bank
    • Consider people you talk to within the community who mention financial issues
    • Networking with clients
    • Referrals discussion
    • Networking with referral sources and centers of influence
    • Networking with prospects
    • Building your network across lines of business at the company
    • Skills practice: scenarios on being an ambassador for the bank
  • Dress in public: better to overdress than under dress, and dress code standards at the company
  • Doing it right the first time – proofreading for accuracy
  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses – yours and the bank’s
  • Community bank case study: What can you improve back at the bank? What recommendations do you have to executive these improvements?
  • Summary of the series
  • Action plan to bring improvements back to work

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Jennie Sobecki – Owner & CEO, Focused Results

Jennie is the Owner and CEO of Focused Results, LLC, a sales and marketing strategy, consulting, and training firm, concentrating in results-driven process consulting and training experience in community banks and FI’s. An expert in designing and implementing sales efforts and processes, she designs solutions to drive top line growth through better utilization and training of existing sales forces, including sales management.

Jennie is a graduate of Indiana University and has a certificate in consulting services from Ball State University. Prior to joining Focused Results, she was Director of Sales and Marketing for a $3 billion bank holding company, Sales Manager for a high performing mid-level bank, and Director of Corporate Training for a large Midwest insurance company. A charismatic speaker and consultant, Jennie consults with numerous financial service organizations on revenue, sales, sales leadership, and organizational performance.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please call the hotel directly at 919.872.2323 and ask for the NC Bankers Association discounted rate. This rate includes complimentary transportation to and from the North Hills Mall. The hotel is located two miles away from the NCBA.

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations. Should you encounter any issues with your reservation, please contact Business Travel Sales Manager, Courtney Quatrara at 919.878.4914 or courtney.quatrara@hiltonraleighnh.com.

Oct
16
Wed
Intermediate & Advanced Commercial Lending School @ North State Bank Mortgage
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day

 

REGISTRATION RATES

Total Program: Early Bird – $825 (until 10/2) / Regular – $875 (after 10/2)
Intermediate (Days I & II) Only: Early Bird – $600 (until 10/2) / Regular – $650 (after 10/2)
Advanced (Day III) Only: Early Bird – $350 (until 10/2) / Regular – $400 (after 10/2)

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

This program is designed for Commercial Lenders, Credit Analysts, Consumer Lenders, Loan Review Officers, Compliance Officers, Branch Managers and Credit Officers. After attending, registrations will:

  • Know how to identify key industry, business and management risks
  • Know how to analyze and understand the more complex credit requests
  • Have a deeper understanding of cash flow analysis and financial forecasting
  • Enhance your overall credit underwriting skills
  • Understand proper loan structuring

The Intermediate Level will expose participants with experience to the fundamentals required to be successful in the commercial lending process. It will cover analytical skills, including: accounting fundamentals, financial statement and tax return review; ratio analysis, cash flow analysis and loan structuring. The method of instruction includes case studies to present concepts and reinforce understanding.

Course topics include:

  • Understanding the role and importance of commercial lending in the banking industry
  • Identifying the information required to make a financial assessment
  • Learning key accounting principles, assumptions and the rules of debits and credits, which is required to understand how financial statements are created
  • Review a full set of financial statements and tax returns
  • Calculate basic ratios to determine financial strength including liquidity, leverage, asset management, operating performance and cash flow
  • How to structure loans property to match the financial requirements of the borrower

The Advanced Level will utilize ratio analysis and cash flow analysis to determine the financial impact on changing financial metrics, short-term and long-term structuring, and to determine future financial performance. This course is designed to provide the more experienced lenders with the tools necessary to ensure a quality loan portfolio – from analyzing promising prospects or customers, to loan approval and documenting your actions as being proper and prudent.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Analyzing industry, business and management risks
  • Advanced ratio analysis
  • Financial impact analysis to determine the impact on cash flow from changing financial metrics (credit ratios)
  • Net working investment analysis utilized to determine the amount required to fund a business’s short-term financing requirements (the essence of loan structuring)
  • Financial forecasting and sensitivity analysis to determine a business ability to generate cash flow in the future to service existing and proposed debt
  • Calculating sustainable growth which is the rate revenue can grow without increasing leverage to an unmanageable level
  • Uniform cash flow and global cash flow analysis for borrowers with interest in multiple entitites
  • How to write an effective credit memorandum

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Jeffery Johnson – Senior Consultant, Bankers Insight Group

Jeffery Johnson started his career with SunTrust Bank in Atlanta as a Management Trainee and progressed to Vice President and Senior Lender for SouthTrust Bank (a large Southeastern Regional Bank) and Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Division Manager for Citizens Trust Bank of Atlanta (Community Bank).

Most of his career has been spent in Credit Administration, Lending (Commercial, Consumer and Real Estate), Business Development, Loan Review, Management and Training & Development. He has managed loan portfolios representing a cross section of loan types including: Large Corporate, High Net Worth Individuals, Middle Market Companies, Small Businesses, Real Estate and Non-Profit Organizations and managed several loan officers with portfolio management responsibilities.

Jeffery is now a training professional in the banking industry by leading various seminars covering important topics relating to issues in banking. He teaches actively for fifteen state banking associations in the United States, Risk Management Association (RMA) and individual banks nationwide. He co-authored a training course entitled “Lending to Service and Other Professional Organizations” for RMA in 2001.

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below.

Make Your Reservation Here!

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations. Should you encounter any issues with your reservation, please contact Business Travel Sales Manager, Courtney Quatrara at 919.878.4914 or courtney.quatrara@hiltonraleighnh.com.

Nov
19
Tue
Basic Commercial Lending School @ TowneBank (formerly Paragon Bank)
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The course is designed to prepare bankers who prospect business banking loan requests to analyze the typical metrics used to approve these requests. The instructor will provide an overview of the commercial lending environment and how lenders should consider global cash flow, loan-to-value, and other factors when assessing loan decisions. Discussions will also include mitigating credit exceptions and good prospects. Participants will be guided through case studies to reinforce concepts.

Learning objectives include:

  • Calculating and analyzing global cash flow
  • Evaluating guarantor strength
  • Proper loan structure
  • Basics of income properties
  • Evaluating non-real estate collateral

Who should attend: Lending staff seeking an introductory understanding of commercial credit. We often host new business bankers and experienced branch managers with new commercial loan goals. The course will benefit lenders with loan authority and lenders operating in a centralized lending environment.

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Andy Nenni has been providing training and coaching for bankers involved in consumer and commercial lending and has created custom training programs for banking associations and financial institutions. Courses include improving sales, consumer lending basics, performing real estate evaluations, and beginner through advanced C&I and CRE underwriting skills. Andy weaves over fifteen years of banking experiences and stories into each class and uses real world examples to reinforce concepts and entertain attendees. He has served as a Personal Banker, Credit Analyst, Commercial Lender, and Chief Credit Officer in community and national banks. Andy earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Kansas State University and a Masters of Business Administration at East Carolina University.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below.

Make Your Reservation Here!

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations. Should you have any difficulty with reserving a room, please contact Courtney Quatrara at courtney.quatrara@hiltonraleighNH.com.

Sep
19
Thu
Webinar – Certified Banking Security Manager Training @ Online, Self-Paced
Sep 19 all-day

PROGRAM INFORMATION

We are partnering with SBS CyberSecurity to bring our members the Certified Banking Security Manager virtual training. This certification is self-paced, with a launch date of September 19. Attendees will be given a roster of all participants to allow for peer discussion and networking while taking the course. Total allowed time to complete the course is ten weeks and culminates with an exam to achieve the certification. Click HERE to watch a short video from the instructor for a more detailed description of the course.

SBS’s certified advantage helps you develop an entire information security program framework to take back to your institution. After competing this program, attendees will understand how to successfully implement and manage each component of the information security program, and their knowledge of layered security programs will be boosted. Attendees will gain confidence in their decision making after learning comprehensive cybersecurity knowledge. In addition, they will dive into FFIEC cybersecurity guidelines.

Specific topics include:

  • U.S. Information Security Laws and Regulations
  • Information Security Program Components
  • Security & Awareness Programs
  • IT Audit
  • Social Engineering
  • Preparing for IT Examinations
  • Running Effective IT & Audit Committees

This program should be attended by Managers, ISOs, Security Officers, Auditors, Operations Officers, IT Managers and anyone in Compliance. This is a must attend program! Below is a testimonial to this program and instructor, Chad Knutson:

SBS and Chad helped me by providing the tools and information to be successful in reporting, documenting and creating proper assessments. As well as how to structure an adequate BIA and BCP plan, and those things necessary to prepare for an Audit or Exam. Taking the course helped build my confidence in my job field. I would recommend the CBSM course to anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge of the expectations of the IT Program of their institution.”
– Hilarie Haack, GA

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Chad Knutson – Senior Information Security Consultant, SBS CyberSecurity

Chad is a Senior Information Security Consultant and is President of the SBS Institute for SBS CyberSecurity. SBS works with more than 900 banks around the country on information security services such as the development of Information Security Programs, Policies, and Risk Assessments, along with performing IT Audits, Penetration Tests, Vulnerability Assessments and other security services. Chad is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC).

Oct
21
Mon
2019 Regulatory Compliance School @ Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Oct 21 – Oct 24 all-day

REGISTRATION RATES

Full Program, 10/21 – 10/24: $1,350 (Early Bird – 10/7) / $1,400 (Regular – after 10/7)
Deposits Module Only, 10/21: $450 (Early Bird – 10/7) / $500 (Regular – after 10/7)
Lending Module Only, 10/22 – 10/24: $1,100 (Early Bird – 10/7) / $1,150 (Regular – after 10/7)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Complying with federal banking regulations is a demanding, time consuming, and expensive task; therefore, a thorough understanding of the various laws and regulations governing your operations is essential in today’s environment.

The Carolinas Regulatory Compliance School helps financial institutions meet the compliance challenge by providing intensive training on the various regulatory requirements. Designed for personnel who monitor or manage your institution’s compliance, the Compliance School provides the most effective training available anywhere today. The Compliance School curriculum includes all major federal regulations covered in an on-site compliance examinations by federal regulatory agencies.

Registrants may opt to attend either the Deposits or the Lending Module, or can sign up to attend the full program.

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Teri Laudano will be leading the Lending Module, and is a Senior Consultant at ProBank Austin.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Laudano served in the banking industry in the St. Louis Metropolitan and Lincoln County areas since 1982.  She has nearly 30 years as a bank officer and manager of centralized loan administration departments with experience training consumer and commercial compliance, banking laws and regulations. As a Senior Consultant, Ms. Laudano presents PBS seminars and provides consulting services on regulatory compliance topics with emphasis on lending operations.

 

 

 

Natalie Straus, CRCM will be leading the Deposits Module, and is a Vice President at ProBank Austin. Ms. Straus received her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and her law degree from American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. As a PBS consultant, Mrs. Straus provides consulting services in compliance with an emphasis on deposit operations and issues. She performs consumer compliance and fair lending reviews as well as HMDA data integrity reviews for clients of varying degrees of size and complexity. Additionally, she assisted one of PBS’s largest clients in the implementation of an enhanced home equity quality assurance program.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $149/night for our attendees at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below. The cut-off date for this discounted rate is Tuesday, September 24. Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

Book your group rate for NC Bankers 2019 Regulatory Compliance School

Oct
23
Wed
2019 Regulatory Compliance School: Alumni Update @ Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:45 pm

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Complying with federal banking regulations is a demanding, time consuming, and expensive task; therefore, a thorough understanding of the various laws and regulations governing your operations is essential in today’s environment.

The Carolinas Regulatory Compliance School helps financial institutions meet the compliance challenge by providing intensive training on the various regulatory requirements. Designed for personnel who monitor or manage your institution’s compliance, the Compliance School provides the most effective training available anywhere today. The Compliance School curriculum includes all major federal regulations covered in an on-site compliance examinations by federal regulatory agencies.

The Alumni Update will be conducted by Anetria Connell from ProBank Austin. This special alumni session will only be open to those who have completed either module of the Regulatory Compliance School in the past. Participants will receive an updated version of the manual that was provided to them during Compliance School, and will review the updated manual to discuss recent developments and common problems.

Specific topics will include:

  • Regulation Z
  • RESPA
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Fair Housing Act
  • Unfair, Deceptive, Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP)
  • Flood Disaster Prevention Act
  • Homeowners Protection Act ~ PMI
  • Homeownership Counseling, SCRA
  • HMDA

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Anetria Connell is a Vice President at ProBank Austin. Prior to joining the firm, she served as legal counsel to the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions which regulates depository, non-depository, and securities entities.  Her primary responsibility at the Department was the Dodd-Frank Act, whereby she assessed its effect on federal and state law and provided information and training to examiners and staff. In addition to her regulatory experience, Ms. Connell practiced business, real estate, and banking law. She graduated from The George Washington University Law school in 2004 with honors, and is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky.

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $149/night for our attendees at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below. The cut-off date for this discounted rate is Tuesday, September 24. Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

Book your group rate for NC Bankers 2019 Regulatory Compliance School: Alumni Update

Nov
12
Tue
Webinar – Bank Notes of Q4 @ Online
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The NCBA is partnering with Arnold & Porter on the Bank Notes of 2019 webinar series. This will be a quarterly series of webinars that are offered exclusively to NCBA members addressing regulatory issues that are most relevant to North Carolina banks.

Each Bank Notes session will include a report on:

  • New Rules and Regulations
  • Enforcement Actions and Trends
  • M&A Activity
  • 20-Minute Deep Dive – Fintech: Opportunities and Risks

Session swill be tailored to educate all aspects of banks’ operations (customer relationship personnel, BSA officers, legal, compliance, audit, operations, senior management, and directors). Each session will be 50 minutes, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session. The link will be delivered to attendees 24 hours before the program begins, and each registrant will be provided with an e-book containing the presentation materials and other supporting documents relevant to the discussion.

 

Speaker Information

Michael Mancusi – Partner, Arnold & Porter

Michael Mancusi represents domestic and foreign banks, credit unions, and other financial services clients in a wide range of state and federal regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters. He also has substantial experience representing clients in government and corporate internal investigations, including entities subject to anti-money laundering requirements.

Mr. Mancusi counsels clients facing complex corporate governance and structural issues and represents clients before key state and federal bank regulatory agencies, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the National Credit Union Administration, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Kevin Toomey – Associate, Arnold & Porter

Kevin Toomey represents bank and nonbank financial services companies, along with their boards of directors, executives, and senior management, in a wide range of enforcement, regulatory, compliance, and governance matters before the federal and state banking agencies, Department of Justice, CFPB, FinCEN, and OFAC. Mr. Toomey regularly represents clients in investigative proceedings, including navigating internal and government investigations, and advises clients on issues relating to the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering requirements, consumer protection, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and state and federal banking laws and regulations.

Nov
14
Thu
2019 Regulatory Insights Workshop @ Greensboro - High Point Marriott
Nov 14 all-day


PROGRAM INFORMATION

The workshop is being presented by the FDIC, and will feature roundtable discussions with representatives from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and the NC Office of the Commissioner of Banks. Specific topics will include:

  • Key Risks to Fair Lending
  • Vendor Management Risks and Information Security
  • Regulatory Roundtables
  • Effective Asset Liability Management

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Confirmed speakers include:

Barbara Belfoure – Fair Lending Exam Specialist, FDIC 

Barbara is one of two Fair Lending Exam Specialists in the Atlanta Regional Office. She has been with the FDIC for 30 years and has served in many positions. During the past ten years, she has handled fair lending discrimination cases for the states of Florida, Southern Georgia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Barbara was a Compliance Review Examiner for over ten years, a commissioned Compliance examiner and an assistance Risk Management examiner in the Dallas Region.

Barbara has handled discrimination cases involving pricing and underwriting based on race, ethnicity, and gender; overt discrimination, age and various discrimination complaints. She has participated in numerous bankers outreach efforts, workshops and FDIC sponsored Bankers calls. In 2012, she was a presenter in the Fair Lending training video sponsored by the FDIC as one of the Chairman’s initiative for bankers. In addition, she serves as an instructor at the Fair Lending School sponsored by the FDIC’s Corporate University for its employees.

 

Stacy Dail – Senior Portfolio Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Stacy is a Senior Portfolio Analyst within the Supervision, Regulation and Credit Risk Management department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In this role, she has responsibility for overseeing and monitoring the safety and soundness condition for a portfolio of community banks. She has been with the Federal Reserve since 2005. She has been in her current role since 2013 and primarily works with bank management on issues to examinations, current topics in supervisory oversight and overall safety and soundness concerns.

 

 

Kelly Maher – National Bank Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 

Kelly is a senior examiner in the Charlotte field office and a subject matter expert in commercial credit and corporate governance activities. She joined the OCC in 2005 and has held a variety of leadership positions during her career, including being the Team Leader of the Charlotte field office from 2014 to 2017 and Analyst to the Assistant Deputy Comptroller (ADC) for three years before that. In late 2018, Kelly completed an eighteen-month leadership development program where she served as the acting Director for Commercial Credit Risk in OCC headquarters, ADC of the Chicago field office, and a large bank Team Lead for Enterprise Risk Management and Operational Risk for a period of six months each. She was key contributor to the OCC’s Semi-Annual Risk publications during 2018 and routinely met with industry groups and bankers to discuss supervisory priorities. Kelly is also has extensive problem bank experience as she served as examiner-in-charge of several problem institutions before and during the great recession.

 

Margaret Meyers – Risk Management Field Supervisor, FDIC

Margaret currently serves as Risk Management Field Supervisor for the Raleigh Territory, a multi-office territory covering the eastern half of North Carolina and all of Virginia and West Virginia. In her 27 years with FDIC, Margaret has examined banks primarily in North Carolina but also in South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, and Illinois. She has also instructed for FDIC’s Corporate University, including one teaching assignment with the Egyptian Banking Institute in Cairo. Additionally, she has been very involved in Directors’ Colleges in NC, SC, and WV. Margaret has served on several temporary assignments in the Atlanta Regional Office and at FDIC Headquarters in Washington, DC. Her experience on these assignments includes reviewing and processing problem bank cases for the Atlanta, Chicago, and New York regions.

 

Zach Presley – Senior Capital Markets Specialist, FDIC 

Zach Presley serves as Senior Capital Markets Specialist for the Atlanta Region of the FDIC.  He joined the FDIC in 2010 as an examiner in the Birmingham, Alabama office after having worked as a loan officer at a community bank in Southwest Georgia.  Zach has conducted examinations at numerous banks throughout the region with a primary focus on asset/liability management.  He currently serves as an instructor in the Asset Liability Management School at the FDIC’s Corporate University.  Zach received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Valdosta State University and recently completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

 

Richard Snitzer – IT Examination Specialist, FDIC

Richard began his career with the FDIC in Lexington, KY, where he became a commissioned examiner in 1993. Soon after earning his commission, Richard began his Information Technology career that continues to serve him well today. He has examined banks with less than $10 million in assets all the way into the billions throughout the United States. Until recently, he has focused on examining large technology service providers and data centers. Richard currently serves as one of the Atlanta Region’s IT examination specialists. He has attained several certifications such as the Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Business Continuity Professional. Richard has taught and helped develop IT courses for the FDIC including the Cybersecurity Initiative for the FDIC and Bankers.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $139/night for our attendees at the Greensboro – High Point Marriott. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below or call the hotel directly at 336.852.6450 and request the NC Bankers Association rate for the night of November 13. The last day to book this discounted rate is Wednesday, October 23.

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

Book your group rate for North Carolina Bankers Association

Oct
16
Wed
Intermediate & Advanced Commercial Lending School @ North State Bank Mortgage
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day

 

REGISTRATION RATES

Total Program: Early Bird – $825 (until 10/2) / Regular – $875 (after 10/2)
Intermediate (Days I & II) Only: Early Bird – $600 (until 10/2) / Regular – $650 (after 10/2)
Advanced (Day III) Only: Early Bird – $350 (until 10/2) / Regular – $400 (after 10/2)

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

This program is designed for Commercial Lenders, Credit Analysts, Consumer Lenders, Loan Review Officers, Compliance Officers, Branch Managers and Credit Officers. After attending, registrations will:

  • Know how to identify key industry, business and management risks
  • Know how to analyze and understand the more complex credit requests
  • Have a deeper understanding of cash flow analysis and financial forecasting
  • Enhance your overall credit underwriting skills
  • Understand proper loan structuring

The Intermediate Level will expose participants with experience to the fundamentals required to be successful in the commercial lending process. It will cover analytical skills, including: accounting fundamentals, financial statement and tax return review; ratio analysis, cash flow analysis and loan structuring. The method of instruction includes case studies to present concepts and reinforce understanding.

Course topics include:

  • Understanding the role and importance of commercial lending in the banking industry
  • Identifying the information required to make a financial assessment
  • Learning key accounting principles, assumptions and the rules of debits and credits, which is required to understand how financial statements are created
  • Review a full set of financial statements and tax returns
  • Calculate basic ratios to determine financial strength including liquidity, leverage, asset management, operating performance and cash flow
  • How to structure loans property to match the financial requirements of the borrower

The Advanced Level will utilize ratio analysis and cash flow analysis to determine the financial impact on changing financial metrics, short-term and long-term structuring, and to determine future financial performance. This course is designed to provide the more experienced lenders with the tools necessary to ensure a quality loan portfolio – from analyzing promising prospects or customers, to loan approval and documenting your actions as being proper and prudent.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Analyzing industry, business and management risks
  • Advanced ratio analysis
  • Financial impact analysis to determine the impact on cash flow from changing financial metrics (credit ratios)
  • Net working investment analysis utilized to determine the amount required to fund a business’s short-term financing requirements (the essence of loan structuring)
  • Financial forecasting and sensitivity analysis to determine a business ability to generate cash flow in the future to service existing and proposed debt
  • Calculating sustainable growth which is the rate revenue can grow without increasing leverage to an unmanageable level
  • Uniform cash flow and global cash flow analysis for borrowers with interest in multiple entitites
  • How to write an effective credit memorandum

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Jeffery Johnson – Senior Consultant, Bankers Insight Group

Jeffery Johnson started his career with SunTrust Bank in Atlanta as a Management Trainee and progressed to Vice President and Senior Lender for SouthTrust Bank (a large Southeastern Regional Bank) and Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Division Manager for Citizens Trust Bank of Atlanta (Community Bank).

Most of his career has been spent in Credit Administration, Lending (Commercial, Consumer and Real Estate), Business Development, Loan Review, Management and Training & Development. He has managed loan portfolios representing a cross section of loan types including: Large Corporate, High Net Worth Individuals, Middle Market Companies, Small Businesses, Real Estate and Non-Profit Organizations and managed several loan officers with portfolio management responsibilities.

Jeffery is now a training professional in the banking industry by leading various seminars covering important topics relating to issues in banking. He teaches actively for fifteen state banking associations in the United States, Risk Management Association (RMA) and individual banks nationwide. He co-authored a training course entitled “Lending to Service and Other Professional Organizations” for RMA in 2001.

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below.

Make Your Reservation Here!

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations. Should you encounter any issues with your reservation, please contact Business Travel Sales Manager, Courtney Quatrara at 919.878.4914 or courtney.quatrara@hiltonraleighnh.com.

Nov
19
Tue
Basic Commercial Lending School @ TowneBank (formerly Paragon Bank)
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The course is designed to prepare bankers who prospect business banking loan requests to analyze the typical metrics used to approve these requests. The instructor will provide an overview of the commercial lending environment and how lenders should consider global cash flow, loan-to-value, and other factors when assessing loan decisions. Discussions will also include mitigating credit exceptions and good prospects. Participants will be guided through case studies to reinforce concepts.

Learning objectives include:

  • Calculating and analyzing global cash flow
  • Evaluating guarantor strength
  • Proper loan structure
  • Basics of income properties
  • Evaluating non-real estate collateral

Who should attend: Lending staff seeking an introductory understanding of commercial credit. We often host new business bankers and experienced branch managers with new commercial loan goals. The course will benefit lenders with loan authority and lenders operating in a centralized lending environment.

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Andy Nenni has been providing training and coaching for bankers involved in consumer and commercial lending and has created custom training programs for banking associations and financial institutions. Courses include improving sales, consumer lending basics, performing real estate evaluations, and beginner through advanced C&I and CRE underwriting skills. Andy weaves over fifteen years of banking experiences and stories into each class and uses real world examples to reinforce concepts and entertain attendees. He has served as a Personal Banker, Credit Analyst, Commercial Lender, and Chief Credit Officer in community and national banks. Andy earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Kansas State University and a Masters of Business Administration at East Carolina University.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below.

Make Your Reservation Here!

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations. Should you have any difficulty with reserving a room, please contact Courtney Quatrara at courtney.quatrara@hiltonraleighNH.com.

Sep
30
Mon
Universal Banker Certification Series @ North Carolina Bankers Association
Sep 30 – Oct 3 all-day

 

Registration Rates
Full Series: $1,350 (Early Bird – 9/16) / $1,400 (Regular – after 9/16)
Single Day Registration: $385 (Early Bird – 9/16) / $435 (Regular – after 9/16)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The complete Universal Banker Certification Series is a four-day program. Attendees can either elect to register for the full series, or for the individual segments. To view the full program overview with descriptions and a video highlight, please CLICK HERE.

The Goals

  1. An understanding of the challenges in community banking
  2. An opportunity to learn about the best UX-user/customer experience
  3. The ability to plan for the impact of technology, artificial intelligence, and self-service on the community bank and banker
  4. The skills to be an ambassador for the bank, and build your personal network

Who Should Attend

Bankers from any department within the bank. These bankers may be new hires, beginning bankers, or bankers with years of experience. They are the emerging bankers who want to become qualified to move laterally or forward in the organization.

The Agenda

Day 1 – Culture Shifting in Community Banks 
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Maximizing performance in the branch, especially when it’s not busy and maximizing the Universal Banker’s own performance as an individual contributor on the branch team.

  • Why community banks fail to compete
  • How technology is revolutionizing our business
  • Winning qualities of an effective universal banker
  • Creating the advisory environment across the bank
  • Growing the community bank appropriately
  • Branch staffing model – layers are collapsing
  • Challenges in changing culture
  • Analyzing staff performance across the bank
  • Critical thinking – see the big picture of company growth goals
  • War games – plan to protect your company’s market share from the competition
  • The why’s – learn the why I am doing something and the interworking of the job using the 80/20 rule
  • Assignment to be completed by Day 2 – Improve a Work Process

Day 2 – Wowing the Customer 
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Learning how to ask great customer questions, working with customers to identify goals and dreams and selling appropriate products to actualize dreams and goals.

  • Present each team’s Day 1 assignment findings to the class – Improve a Work Process
  • Expectations from top customers, whether they visit us at the branch or not
  • Growing the client relationship – onboarding and all-aboarding
  • Dream building insights – dreams you are finding through client encounters
  • Establishing baseline service standards – hear the dream; pick the product
  • Creating the ultimate UX (user/customer experience) – being a brand advocate
  • Great cross-selling – asking great questions to get the client talking to discover dreams
  • Data vs. data driven decision-making – discover ways to convert more relationships into business
  • Streamlining your work processes – red carpet exercise
  • iGen and millennial customers – trouble and opportunity ahead, must be able to manage relationships up and down with co-workers, and with customer relationships
  • Develop leadership skills and wow your employer – they will take notice
  • Team work and flexibility go both ways – employee and employer – there is no departmental – only one employer
  • Assignment to be completed before Day 3 (for full series attendees only) – Dream and Red Carpet Exercise

Day 3 – Your Advisory Role
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Learning how to recognize a sales cue and a buying signal, and learning how to leverage technology and social media as tools to help customers reach financial goals.

  • Present each team’s Day 2 assignment findings to the class – Dream and Red Carpet Exercise
  • Bank products – What company products do you use?
  • Growing the branch – The Bored Board Concept
  • Listening for opportunities – recognizing the sales cue or life cycle event and matching the bank’s products to help clients
  • The bank of the future – technology, artificial intelligence, and self service
  • Transitioning your branch to meet emerging trends
  • Team rewards – how does your team celebrate successes?
  • Social skills at events and during work time – how do you interact with clients in the lobby? How do you make a positive impression representing the company while away from work?
  • Social and business communication/etiquette
  • Social media – what to share on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Does it represent you well?
  • Assignment to be completed before Day 4 – Make a Bored Board

Day 4 – An Ambassadorship & Growth 
Key Skill Transfers to Take Away: Learning to leverage interactions away from the workplace to capture additional business, and learning to best represent the bank away from work. 

  • Present each team’s Day 3 assignment findings to the class – Make a Bored Board
  • Being an ambassador for your bank
    • Consider people you talk to within the community who mention financial issues
    • Networking with clients
    • Referrals discussion
    • Networking with referral sources and centers of influence
    • Networking with prospects
    • Building your network across lines of business at the company
    • Skills practice: scenarios on being an ambassador for the bank
  • Dress in public: better to overdress than under dress, and dress code standards at the company
  • Doing it right the first time – proofreading for accuracy
  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses – yours and the bank’s
  • Community bank case study: What can you improve back at the bank? What recommendations do you have to executive these improvements?
  • Summary of the series
  • Action plan to bring improvements back to work

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Jennie Sobecki – Owner & CEO, Focused Results

Jennie is the Owner and CEO of Focused Results, LLC, a sales and marketing strategy, consulting, and training firm, concentrating in results-driven process consulting and training experience in community banks and FI’s. An expert in designing and implementing sales efforts and processes, she designs solutions to drive top line growth through better utilization and training of existing sales forces, including sales management.

Jennie is a graduate of Indiana University and has a certificate in consulting services from Ball State University. Prior to joining Focused Results, she was Director of Sales and Marketing for a $3 billion bank holding company, Sales Manager for a high performing mid-level bank, and Director of Corporate Training for a large Midwest insurance company. A charismatic speaker and consultant, Jennie consults with numerous financial service organizations on revenue, sales, sales leadership, and organizational performance.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please call the hotel directly at 919.872.2323 and ask for the NC Bankers Association discounted rate. This rate includes complimentary transportation to and from the North Hills Mall. The hotel is located two miles away from the NCBA.

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations. Should you encounter any issues with your reservation, please contact Business Travel Sales Manager, Courtney Quatrara at 919.878.4914 or courtney.quatrara@hiltonraleighnh.com.

Oct
10
Thu
Cultivating Change With Biltmore Center for Professional Development @ McKimmon Center
Oct 10 all-day

Hosted by the renowned Biltmore Center for Professional Development, this program offers a step-by-step examination of best practices in change management and leadership. Attendees will dissect roadblocks that prevent change from being an effective tool and explore how to promote momentum and growth. Ultimately, participants will walk away with the knowledge necessary to create a plan to implement change effectively and intentionally within their organization.

Want to save on registration? Use promo code NCBA when registering for a $100 individual ticket discount, NCBA2 for a $200 team of two discount or NCBA3 $300 team of three discount. To learn more, click here.

Sep
19
Thu
Webinar – Certified Banking Security Manager Training @ Online, Self-Paced
Sep 19 all-day

PROGRAM INFORMATION

We are partnering with SBS CyberSecurity to bring our members the Certified Banking Security Manager virtual training. This certification is self-paced, with a launch date of September 19. Attendees will be given a roster of all participants to allow for peer discussion and networking while taking the course. Total allowed time to complete the course is ten weeks and culminates with an exam to achieve the certification. Click HERE to watch a short video from the instructor for a more detailed description of the course.

SBS’s certified advantage helps you develop an entire information security program framework to take back to your institution. After competing this program, attendees will understand how to successfully implement and manage each component of the information security program, and their knowledge of layered security programs will be boosted. Attendees will gain confidence in their decision making after learning comprehensive cybersecurity knowledge. In addition, they will dive into FFIEC cybersecurity guidelines.

Specific topics include:

  • U.S. Information Security Laws and Regulations
  • Information Security Program Components
  • Security & Awareness Programs
  • IT Audit
  • Social Engineering
  • Preparing for IT Examinations
  • Running Effective IT & Audit Committees

This program should be attended by Managers, ISOs, Security Officers, Auditors, Operations Officers, IT Managers and anyone in Compliance. This is a must attend program! Below is a testimonial to this program and instructor, Chad Knutson:

SBS and Chad helped me by providing the tools and information to be successful in reporting, documenting and creating proper assessments. As well as how to structure an adequate BIA and BCP plan, and those things necessary to prepare for an Audit or Exam. Taking the course helped build my confidence in my job field. I would recommend the CBSM course to anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge of the expectations of the IT Program of their institution.”
– Hilarie Haack, GA

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Chad Knutson – Senior Information Security Consultant, SBS CyberSecurity

Chad is a Senior Information Security Consultant and is President of the SBS Institute for SBS CyberSecurity. SBS works with more than 900 banks around the country on information security services such as the development of Information Security Programs, Policies, and Risk Assessments, along with performing IT Audits, Penetration Tests, Vulnerability Assessments and other security services. Chad is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC).

Nov
14
Thu
2019 Regulatory Insights Workshop @ Greensboro - High Point Marriott
Nov 14 all-day


PROGRAM INFORMATION

The workshop is being presented by the FDIC, and will feature roundtable discussions with representatives from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and the NC Office of the Commissioner of Banks. Specific topics will include:

  • Key Risks to Fair Lending
  • Vendor Management Risks and Information Security
  • Regulatory Roundtables
  • Effective Asset Liability Management

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Confirmed speakers include:

Barbara Belfoure – Fair Lending Exam Specialist, FDIC 

Barbara is one of two Fair Lending Exam Specialists in the Atlanta Regional Office. She has been with the FDIC for 30 years and has served in many positions. During the past ten years, she has handled fair lending discrimination cases for the states of Florida, Southern Georgia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Barbara was a Compliance Review Examiner for over ten years, a commissioned Compliance examiner and an assistance Risk Management examiner in the Dallas Region.

Barbara has handled discrimination cases involving pricing and underwriting based on race, ethnicity, and gender; overt discrimination, age and various discrimination complaints. She has participated in numerous bankers outreach efforts, workshops and FDIC sponsored Bankers calls. In 2012, she was a presenter in the Fair Lending training video sponsored by the FDIC as one of the Chairman’s initiative for bankers. In addition, she serves as an instructor at the Fair Lending School sponsored by the FDIC’s Corporate University for its employees.

 

Stacy Dail – Senior Portfolio Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Stacy is a Senior Portfolio Analyst within the Supervision, Regulation and Credit Risk Management department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In this role, she has responsibility for overseeing and monitoring the safety and soundness condition for a portfolio of community banks. She has been with the Federal Reserve since 2005. She has been in her current role since 2013 and primarily works with bank management on issues to examinations, current topics in supervisory oversight and overall safety and soundness concerns.

 

 

Kelly Maher – National Bank Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 

Kelly is a senior examiner in the Charlotte field office and a subject matter expert in commercial credit and corporate governance activities. She joined the OCC in 2005 and has held a variety of leadership positions during her career, including being the Team Leader of the Charlotte field office from 2014 to 2017 and Analyst to the Assistant Deputy Comptroller (ADC) for three years before that. In late 2018, Kelly completed an eighteen-month leadership development program where she served as the acting Director for Commercial Credit Risk in OCC headquarters, ADC of the Chicago field office, and a large bank Team Lead for Enterprise Risk Management and Operational Risk for a period of six months each. She was key contributor to the OCC’s Semi-Annual Risk publications during 2018 and routinely met with industry groups and bankers to discuss supervisory priorities. Kelly is also has extensive problem bank experience as she served as examiner-in-charge of several problem institutions before and during the great recession.

 

Margaret Meyers – Risk Management Field Supervisor, FDIC

Margaret currently serves as Risk Management Field Supervisor for the Raleigh Territory, a multi-office territory covering the eastern half of North Carolina and all of Virginia and West Virginia. In her 27 years with FDIC, Margaret has examined banks primarily in North Carolina but also in South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, and Illinois. She has also instructed for FDIC’s Corporate University, including one teaching assignment with the Egyptian Banking Institute in Cairo. Additionally, she has been very involved in Directors’ Colleges in NC, SC, and WV. Margaret has served on several temporary assignments in the Atlanta Regional Office and at FDIC Headquarters in Washington, DC. Her experience on these assignments includes reviewing and processing problem bank cases for the Atlanta, Chicago, and New York regions.

 

Zach Presley – Senior Capital Markets Specialist, FDIC 

Zach Presley serves as Senior Capital Markets Specialist for the Atlanta Region of the FDIC.  He joined the FDIC in 2010 as an examiner in the Birmingham, Alabama office after having worked as a loan officer at a community bank in Southwest Georgia.  Zach has conducted examinations at numerous banks throughout the region with a primary focus on asset/liability management.  He currently serves as an instructor in the Asset Liability Management School at the FDIC’s Corporate University.  Zach received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Valdosta State University and recently completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

 

Richard Snitzer – IT Examination Specialist, FDIC

Richard began his career with the FDIC in Lexington, KY, where he became a commissioned examiner in 1993. Soon after earning his commission, Richard began his Information Technology career that continues to serve him well today. He has examined banks with less than $10 million in assets all the way into the billions throughout the United States. Until recently, he has focused on examining large technology service providers and data centers. Richard currently serves as one of the Atlanta Region’s IT examination specialists. He has attained several certifications such as the Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Business Continuity Professional. Richard has taught and helped develop IT courses for the FDIC including the Cybersecurity Initiative for the FDIC and Bankers.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $139/night for our attendees at the Greensboro – High Point Marriott. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below or call the hotel directly at 336.852.6450 and request the NC Bankers Association rate for the night of November 13. The last day to book this discounted rate is Wednesday, October 23.

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

Book your group rate for North Carolina Bankers Association

Sep
18
Wed
NCYB – Grady White Tour @ Grady-White Boats Inc
Sep 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Come join us for a FREE PRIVATE TOUR of Grady White Facilities! We ask all attendees to RSVP in order to get an accurate head count.

Oct
3
Thu
Triangle – Financial Literacy Lunch and Learn @ First Citizens
Oct 3 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for lunch, networking and a round table discussion about financial literacy in our state!

The NCYB Representatives of the Triangle will share exciting information about our financial literacy initiative – Bankers In Schools.

You must register to ensure you get lunch and a name badge.

Oct
9
Wed
Triad – Financial Literacy Lunch and Learn @ BB&T University
Oct 9 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, networking and a round table discussion about financial literacy in our state!

The NCYB Representatives of the Triad will share exciting information about our financial literacy initiative – Bankers In Schools.

You must register to ensure you get lunch and a name badge.

Oct
23
Wed
Campbell University Career Day @ Campbell University
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

We are promoting Campbell’s School of Business Career Recruitment Day! If you are interested in hiring interns for now or summer 2020, anticipating hires for December or May graduation, or need micro-interns for project work, this event will showcase our polished students majoring in a variety of business acumen.  Educate our students about your firm and see if they might be the strategic response needed for your succession challenges!

Oct
25
Fri
NCYB Breakfast with Congressman Ted Budd @ American National Bank & Trust Company
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Come join us for breakfast and to hear a government relations update from Congressman Ted Budd. Registration includes breakfast. Grab your coworkers and sign up today!

Nov
18
Mon
Bankers In Schools
Nov 18 – Nov 22 all-day

The North Carolina Young Bankers will once again be hosting the Bankers in Schools program this November! This is a week-long program that allows schools from across the state to invite bankers in their communities to visit classrooms and teach a 45-minute lesson on budgeting. Volunteers will be trained and guided using a thorough curriculum, and will come prepared to teach the unique and engaging activity, designed specifically for high-school aged students. Find out more information HERE!

Feb
23
Sun
NC Young Bankers Conference 2020 @ Embassy Suites Historic District - Charleston, S.C.
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day

More information will be available soon!