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The Certified Bank Director programme is a unique, specialist governance programme, designed specifically for Bank Directors (executive and non-executive) or those operating at executive committee level.
10 days to becoming a CBD
This is an intensive 10 day programme completed in two separate blocks of five days duration each.
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The programme will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the unique governance issues associated with banks arising from the inherent complexity of banking business models and their risk profile. It will provide a practical understanding of the duties and responsibilities of directors and the behaviours required from them and from well-functioning boards. While strongly rooted in academic research, theory and regulation, the programme is designed to provide practical knowledge and application.
On completion of the Certified Bank Director Programme, candidates will;
Understand the essence of a bank, the banking system, the lessons from the banking crisis, and the likely future development of banking post-crisis
Appreciate the implications of recent regulatory changes and the legal, regulatory and governance framework relevant to board directors
Comprehend the unique risk profile of banking models, including the systematic and systemic implications of risk-related policies in the context of strategy and the relationship between risk appetite, profitability and stakeholder maximisation
Appreciate the importance of the internal governance processes and the application of best practice
Understand the changing nature of investor engagement and the implications for the work of the board
Understand the behaviours required from well-functioning boards and the expectations and requirements of individual directors
The Certified Bank Director Programme is designed for executive and non-executive directors of the main and subsidiary boards of banks and building societies. It will be highly beneficial, not only to individuals new to the roles and responsibilities of being a bank director, but also to experienced bank directors operating in a significantly changed regulatory landscape. This programme is also designed for senior managers / executive committee members identified as potential future executive directors within their organisation.
On successful completion of this programme, candidates will earn the professional designation of Certified Bank Director from the IOB.
Certified Bank Directors commit to developing and maintaining the level of professional competence relevant to their positions. IOB offers Certified Bank Directors a comprehensive lifelong learning programme including monthly Certified Bank Director Radar and an annual seminar to bring the network together and to fulfil their CPD requirements.
There will be an assessment attached to each block to ensure that the learning outcomes associated with each block have been achieved.
The assessment will take the form of a Learning Journal recorded by programme participants during and on completion of each block. Learning Journals are used extensively in executive education programmes. The content of the Learning Journal will be evaluated and graded by the Programme Director to assess the participant’s knowledge, synthesis, analysis and development.
For further information on the Certified Bank Director programme please contact the Relationship Manager, Kate Walsh at [email protected]
You will study 11 modules:
Theoretical perspectives on corporate governance
Definition of corporate governance
Failures in governance and the banking crisis
Stewardship: the role of the institutional investor
Legal responsibilities and duties of the board
Regulatory framework for credit institutions
Environmental, Social and Governance Agenda
Theory of regulation
Regulatory responses to the financial crises
Current regulatory framework
Future of bank regulation
What is capital?
Basel III/CRD IV
Capital and the bank balance sheet
IFRS 9 and provisioning
Capital stress testing
Operational Risk and Enterprise Risk Management: Management and Oversight
IRRBB and Market Risk: Management and Oversight
Liquidity Risk: Management and Oversight
Appetite and policy
Credit review and oversight
Credit grading of loans and portfolios
Model use and effectiveness
Credit portfolio analysis
Credit losses - provisioning, process and recovery
Credit pricing and return on capital
Different types of lending
Derivatives and off-balance sheet items
Understanding financial statements
Analysing bank financial statements
Classification and measurement rules (fair value vs. amortised cost)
Impairments of financial assets
Introduction to retail bank disclosures (IFRS 7 - interest rate, credit, liquidity, FX and market risk)
Conduct risk and regulatory expectations
Ethics and organisational culture
Defining the structure of culture
Assessing culture and leading planned change
Aligning culture and strategy
The strategic landscape
Key strategic challenges to the banking industry
Developing best practice strategy for the future of banking
Capital allocation and dynamic balance sheet management (building on Module 3)
Digital transformation and the banking landscape
Boards’ role in practice
Role of board committees
Internal governance frameworks
Board effectiveness: behavioural aspects of boards
Executive remuneration and incentives
Understanding investor expectations
Integrating environmental and societal factors into the governance framework
Certified Bank Directors have an obligation to develop and maintain the level of professional competence relevant to their positions. IOB offers Certified Bank Directors a comprehensive CPD programme to help them meet their CPD requirements.
IOB hosts an annual Certified Bank Director seminar and supports Certified Bank Directors through the ongoing provision of regulatory and best practice readings and updates, including a monthly Certified Bank Director Radar.
Block 1: 2 to 6 October 2023
Block 2: 4 to 8 December 2023
Block 1: 4 to 8 March 2024
Block 2: 13 to 17 May 2024
The Certified Bank Director programme is designed for executive and non-executive directors of the main and subsidiary boards of banks, new and emerging banks and senior individuals who interact with the banking system.
It will be highly beneficial, not only to individuals new to the roles and responsibilities of being a bank director, but also to experienced bank directors operating in a significantly changed regulatory landscape.
This programme is also designed for senior managers aspiring to be bank executive directors and/ or identified as potential future executive directors within their organisation.
For further information on the Certified Bank Director programme and/or to speak with the Academic Director, please contact the Relationship Manager, Kate Walsh at [email protected].
This programme is highly beneficial not only to those new to the banking sector as a director, but also experienced bank directors who want to benchmark their own understanding against a certified programme.
Colin Hunt, AIB
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