How to Build and Maintain a Strong Credit Culture

Credit & Lending

Investors and regulators, clients and customers, employees and stakeholders all have vested interests in your organization’s credit culture. Is it conservative or aggressive, profit-minded or production-oriented?  The market puts a higher capitalization on organizations with strong credit cultures and high credit quality, so it is worth your while to identify your current culture and find out how to make it stronger.
The optimal culture is led by management that prioritizes credit quality and says so regularly. Lenders and credit approvers work together; there are few credit policy and loan documentation exceptions.  Risk appetite and risk tolerance are in balance as the organization executes its credit strategy.  Credit policy, processes, and procedures are in sync. This session will describe and explain the key elements needed to build, implement, and maintain this strong, optimal culture.

Who Should Attend: CEO, President, All Credit Professionals, Loan Review Officers, All Lending Professionals, Bank Director, Board Chairman

Learning Objectives

  • Understand credit risk and its relationship to the other enterprise risks
  • Learn how banks get into trouble by not managing transaction, intrinsic and concentration risk
  • Explore the basic elements of credit culture


Dev Strischek
Devon Risk Advisory Group
As principal of Devon Risk Advisory Group, Dev Strischek specializes in credit risk and commercial banking management, training, and development. He is a frequent speaker, instructor, advisor, and writer for many different educational groups and associations. Dev is also recently retired from his role as SVP and senior credit policy officer at SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, where he was responsible for developing, implementing, and administering credit policies for SunTrust’s wholesale lines of business; including commercial, commercial real estate, corporate investment banking, capital markets, business banking and private wealth management.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Web Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $395 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $395 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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