Webinar on disabilities assistance, directors workshop in N.M. announced

A webinar about financial education resources to help persons with disabilities, and a workshop in New Mexico for bank directors and officers, were announced by two federal banking agencies Monday.

Webinar, Nov. 15: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) will co-host with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) a webinar providing an overview of recent enhancements to two financial education resources: FDIC’s Money Smart and CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals. The two resources are designed to help further promote economic inclusion of persons with disabilities, particularly by helping them make more informed financial decisions. The program runs from 2 to 4 p.m.

Money Smart is FDIC’s free financial education program for people of all ages and for small businesses. The agency said it recently expanded its Guide to Presenting Money Smart for Adults to include more information to support participants with disabilities, including: disability diversity, reasonable accommodations, accessible classes, respect, and disability sensitivity.

The FDIC also has developed a new “Instructor Supplement” with scenarios featuring people with disabilities thinking about a financial decision. The scenarios give instructors additional ideas for using Money Smart for Adults, FDIC said.

The CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals financial empowerment toolkit includes a companion guide, Focus on People with Disabilities, containing 11 new tools and skill-building resources created for persons with disabilities.

Workshop, Dec. 4-6: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) hosts the three-day “Building Blocks for Directors” workshop in Albuquerque. The OCC said the event combines lectures, discussion, and exercises to provide practical information on the roles and responsibilities of board participation. The workshop is intended for directors, senior management team members and other key executives of national community banks and federal savings associations. OCC said this is the final “Building Blocks” event of 2017.

The workshop fee is $99, and is limited to the first 35 registrants.

Registration for Nov. 15 FDIC/CFPB webinar

Registration for Dec. 4-6 OCC workshop

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