Diversity Self-Assessment: Regulatory Guidance & Best Practices

$245 Monday, February 10, 2020 2:00 PM Register

The proven benefits of actively addressing diversity in the workplace cannot be ignored. Using the voluntary diversity self-assessment tool is a first step toward understanding and improving your diversity position.


  • Understand the meaning of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Review regulatory guidance regarding DEI
  • Appreciate the potential benefits of an integrated DEI program
  • Walk through the new FDIC diversity self-assessment
  • Analyze ways to create useful DEI benchmarks for your financial institution


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just modern buzz words for fairness. Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act required the regulatory agencies to establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) and instructed the OMWI director at each agency to develop standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the institutions they regulate. Although not mandated, the issue of diversity has garnered attention at the highest levels. (The FDIC has already issued guidance on bank supplier diversity.) 

Most institutions would say they are more than adequately diverse – and most would be wrong. Do you think your staff and executive team accurately reflect the demographics of your community? How do you know? The updated voluntary diversity self-assessment is a great first step in determining your institution’s diversity position. Learn the basics of DEI as a corporate best practice and how to use the FDIC self-assessment tool to understand your current position and strategize achieving true diversity. 


  • Sample diversity, equity, and inclusion policy
  • Standards for assessing diversity policies and practices
  • Regulatory guidance
  • FDIC self-assessment tool
  • Employee training log
  • Interactive quiz


  • Live: $245
  • Recorded and digital download: $245 plus tax
  • Live, recorded and digital download: $320 plus tax


This informative session is designed for board members, senior executives, managers, human resources staff, business development personnel, and anyone involved with governance.


David A. Reed, JD, Reed & Jolly, PLLC

Attorney, author, consultant, and nationally-recognized speaker, David Reed is a partner in the law firm of Reed & Jolly, PLLC. He provides guidance to financial institutions on establishment and revision of policies and procedures, organizational compliance, collections, security, contractual agreements, regulatory matters, and corporate governance. His engaging speaking style has made him a nationwide lecturer on regulatory compliance, consumer lending, bankruptcy, and collections. 

A former trial attorney and vice president and general counsel of a large regional financial institution, David is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is particularly known as an expert in the areas of operations, bankruptcy, and collections. He has trained state and federal examination staff on numerous issues, including BSA, ID theft red flags, SAFE Act, third-party contract management, and bankruptcy.

$245 Monday, February 10, 2020 2:00 PM Register