The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's international seminars, training programs and conferences position the New York Fed as a leader in policy discussions and education for central bankers from around the world. We recognize that in the current environment, it is critical for central bankers and financial supervisors to have opportunities for open and coordinated exchanges of information and best practices within and across regions. To help support these efforts, we have developed a suite of online programs for 2021. As conditions allow, going forward we will continue to offer these programs in conjunction with our longstanding in-person programs in New York. Online programs and engagement provide additional opportunities to interact with a broad cross-section of central banks and financial supervisors on a range of timely and important topics.
The Central Banking Seminar is offered annually in October at the New York Fed. This year’s seminar will be hosted online. The program is designed to broaden the experience of central bankers who have been identified as potential leaders by their respective institutions.
Applicants should be mid-level to senior officers with sufficient education and work experience to be able to take advantage of the material and interactive format. Participants should have some background in financial markets and monetary and financial policy to derive maximum benefit from the program. Fluency in English is required.
The Specialized Training Courses are offered once or twice a year during the spring and fall and last three to five days. The courses feature in-depth presentations by experts from the specialty areas and, in selected instances, speakers from outside of the New York Fed. In 2021, we will be offering Online Central Banker Programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speakers at both the Central Banking Seminar and specialized courses are recognized experts in economics, monetary policy, financial regulation, payment systems and the financial markets. Participants have the opportunity to meet and speak with presenters, Federal Reserve Bank officials and other senior policymakers.
The New York Fed's training programs offer participants extensive opportunities for networking. Attendees connect with colleagues from around the world, thereby deepening their understanding of issues relevant to all policymakers. Many of the relationships established during the seminar have lasted, facilitating communication among central bankers to the mutual benefit of individuals and institutions.