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Comptroller of the Currency Announces Community Bank Directors Workshops for 2007

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced its schedule of workshops for national community bank directors.

"Taught by seasoned OCC examiners, these workshops give practical training and guidance to directors of national community banks that they can rely on," said Comptroller of the Currency John C. Dugan.

This year the OCC has added a workshop for community bank directors entitled "A New Director's Challenge: Mastering the Basics." This two-day program, scheduled in Washington D.C., April 16-18, is geared primarily to directors with less than three years of experience. The workshop should be particularly valuable to directors of new national banks, many of whom are also new to the industry. However, longer tenured directors who would like to review the fundamental requirements of their position may also find the workshop useful.

Additionally, the OCC continues to offer three one-day workshops:

  • "Understanding the OCC's Risk Assessment Process"
  • "Compliance Risk: What Director's Need to Know"
  • "Credit Risk: A Director's Focus"

These workshops are offered around the country throughout the year and are geared primarily to outside directors of national community banks with assets of less than $1 billion. Management directors may also find the workshop beneficial. Space is limited to 50 participants to promote open and targeted dialogue. Attendees receive pre-course reading and course materials, an OCC telephone seminar CD, other supervisory material, a continental breakfast and lunch.

For more information and to register online, visit You may also contact the registration center by calling 336-451-0557 or by e-mailing

Risk Assessment Workshop: "Understanding the OCC's Risk Assessment Process"
Price of attendance: $65
Henderson, NV*March 20, 2007The Ritz Carlton
Charleston, SCMay 8, 2007Francis Marion Hotel
Alexandria, MN*May 8, 2007Arrowwood Conference Center
Compliance Risk Workshop: "Compliance Risk: What Directors Need to Know"
Price of attendance: $65
Henderson, NV*March 21, 2007The Ritz Carlton
Charlottesville, VAMay 2, 2007Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Tulsa, OKMay 15, 2007Renaissance Tulsa Hotel
Alexandria, MN*July 11, 2007Arrowwood Conference Center
Houston, TXJuly 17, 2007St. Regis
Little Rock, ARSeptember 11, 2007Peabody Hotel
Lexington, KYSeptember 25, 2007Crowne Plaza Hotel
Credit Risk Workshop: "Credit Risk: A Director's Focus"
Price of attendance: $65
Henderson, NV*March 22, 2007The Ritz Carlton
Cape May, NJJune 19, 2007Congress Hotel
Alexandria, MN*July 12, 2007Arrowwood Conference Center
Houston TX*July 18, 2007St. Regis
St. Louis, MOJuly 31, 2007Chase Park Plaza
Grapevine, TXOctober 10, 2007The Gaylord Texas
New Directors Workshop: "A New Director's Challenge: Mastering the Basics"
Price of attendance: $100
Washington, DCApril 16-18, 2007Westin Embassy Row Hotel

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