Events Calendar

Webinar: Board Secretary Training: Documenting Minutes, Corrections & Disagreements
Thursday, November 04, 2021, 03:00pm - 04:30pm

The board secretary’s dynamic role is critical. It involves and/or 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.


  • Understand the board secretary’s role and responsibilities
  • Document board oversight of your institution’s risk management program
  • Prepare effective agendas and board package materials
  • Track items for board review
  • Write thorough board meeting minutes
  • Appropriately correct prior minutes
  • Explain the benefits and compliance considerations of electronic board package delivery and virtual meeting platforms


The board secretary’s role goes far beyond being the “note taker” at board meetings. The job often entails being the chief organizer, ensuring compliance requirements are met, understanding governance issues, planning meetings, developing reports, and preserving corporate records.

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 the details in the official minutes. In addition, this webinar will provide guidance and tips for becoming more effective and efficient, provide tools to facilitate success, and detail best practices for documenting “healthy debate” and discussion that occurs during a board meeting.


This informative session is designed for board secretaries, corporate secretaries, senior management, and administrative personnel.


  • Sample board agendas
  • Sample board reporting schedule
  • Sample board attendance log
  • Sample policy approval schedule
  • Employee training quiz
  • Interactive quiz

SPEAKER:  Dawn Kincaid, Brode Consulting Services, Inc.

Dawn Kincaid began her banking career while attending The Ohio State University. She has 19 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.