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NC Bank Directors' College

In response to the need for quality bank directors prompted by an increase in de novo banks within North Carolina, the N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks, in conjunction with the FDIC, started an intensive training program designed specifically for bank directors. The North Carolina Bank Directors' College was initiated in 1998 under Commissioner Hal D. Lingerfelt. The school was developed from planning sessions with members of state and federal banking agencies, college professors, and banking industry professionals. Only the second of its kind in the nation, the NC Bank Directors' College targets newly appointed bank directors, but has proven to be of great value to directors of all experience levels.

Directors’ College mission is to deliver a program that provides directors with instruction on key banking issues and helps them understand the importance of their fiduciary responsibilities to both the bank’s shareholders and the communities they serve. Typically, new outside directors are successful and knowledgeable in their fields of business, but often have a limited background in the banking industry. However, they are responsible for developing policies, making crucial strategic decisions, and determining the overall direction of the bank. The responsibilities are daunting, and our goal is to instill an understanding of the unique and vital role directors play in the success of a bank.

Participants are provided with approximately 25 hours of "classroom" instruction over a two month period. The curriculum of the College requires attendance at two sessions, with each session lasting approximately two days. The target audience for the College is directors, executive officers and individuals interested in serving on a financial institution’s board of directors or executive management team. Due to the College’s interactive instruction, enrollment is limited to 55 registrants.

Directors' College Registration Details

Registration is open for the 2019 session of Directors’ College. Directors’ College will be held at the Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on July 24-26, 2019 (1st session) and August 14-15, 2019 (2nd session).
Attendance at both sessions of Directors’ College is mandatory

For the first time ever, we are hosting the Emerging Issues Forum for Bank Directors immediately following the 2nd session of Directors' College. The Emerging Issues Forum will also be held at the Rizzo Conference Center and will begin at noon on Thursday, August 15, 2019, and will end at noon on Friday, August 16, 2019. We are hoping the change will accommodate your busy schedules and allow you to take advantage of both programs.

Pricing and Registration

$1250 early bird (register by June 15, 2019)
$1500 regular (after June 15,2019)

If the same person attends the 2019 Directors' College and the Emerging Issues Forum for Bank Directors, we are offering a discounted combined price of $1700 (early bird) if registered by June 15th or $2000 (regular) after June 15th. The person must register for both events separately.

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Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rizzo Center Hotel at the group rate. Reservations can be made as follows:
  • July Session: Rizzo Hotel or by calling the Rizzo Center Hotel directly at 919-913-2098. Please mention "NC Bank Directors 2" group code.
  • August Session: Rizzo Hotel or by calling the Rizzo Center Hotel directly at 919-913-2098. Please mention "NC Bank Directors" group code.

Additional hotel options

Refund Policy

A full refund will be processed for a cancellation received four weeks or more prior to the event (Directors’ College – June 26; Emerging Issues – July 17). Fifty percent of the paid registration fee will be processed for a cancellation received two weeks prior to the event (Director’s College – July 10; Emerging Issues – July 31). There will no refunds for cancellations within the two weeks prior to the event, absent special circumstances. Substitute registrations are permitted if a participant can no longer attend.