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Board Secretary Procedural & Compliance Responsibilities

Dec 01 2:00 PM - Dec 01, 2022 3:30 PM
Dec 01, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Board secretaries hold the keys to the kingdom in their hands. Their actions or inactions, particularly with board minutes, can expose your financial institution to litigation, loss, and reputational damage. This thorough training will address proper procedure, compliance, and minute-taking.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the responsibilities of a board secretary
  • Appropriately document board oversight of your institution’s risk management program
  • Efficiently prepare the agendas and board packages
  • Track items for board review
  • Craft board minutes with the needed details
  • Understand the benefits of electronic board packages

The board secretary’s dynamic role is critical. It involves and affects administration of corporate governance, director liability, communication with directors and management, oversight of policy/procedure reviews, obtaining and maintaining annual documentation, compliance issues, and more.

This session will provide the information and tools needed to be a successful board secretary. It will review responsibilities and provide best practices to enhance administration of corporate governance, including establishing an agenda, delivering the board package, scribing contemporaneous meeting notes, and documenting details in the official minutes. It will also review best practices for documenting “healthy debate” and discussion that may occur during a board meeting. Join us to receive guidance and tips for becoming more effective and efficient and get tools to facilitate success.



Dawn Kincaid, Brode Consulting Services, Inc.

Dawn Kincaid began her banking career while attending The Ohio State University. She has over 20 years’ experience in client service, operations, information technology, administrative and board relations, marketing, and compliance. Most recently Dawn served as the Senior Vice President of Operations for a central-Ohio-based community bank, where she created and refined policies and procedures, conducted self-audits and risk assessments, and organized implementation of new products and services. Dawn has served in the roles of Compliance, BSA/AML, CRA, Privacy, and Security Officer. She has led training initiatives, prepared due diligence information, completed a variety of regulatory applications, coordinated internal and external audits and exams, and presented for numerous state associations.




Your registration includes unlimited locations, making it easier to share and learn with remote staff.

Please note: You may share the link with others at your credit union, however the confirmation will be sent to one primary contact at your credit union. It will be up to the primary contact to share the material with others.

Additional Info

Event Type

On-Demand Webinar

Topics Covered

  • On-Demand Webinars
  • Board Governance