The OCC announced it will hold a workshop in Lisle, Illinois on April 8-10, 2013 for directors of national community banks and federal savings associations. "Mastering the Basics: A Director's Challenge" is a workshop designed exclusively for directors of institutions supervised by the OCC and provides practical information on the fundamental requirements of board participation. On April 16-17, 2013, the OCC will host two director workshops in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: "Risk Assessment for Directors" and "Credit Risk: A Director's Focus." The risk assessment workshop focuses on the OCC's approach to risk-based supervision and ways directors can effectively measure, monitor, identify, and control risks. The credit risk workshop focuses on the loan portfolio and the roles of the board and management, as well as current industry trends and news.