Forum-Group is the leading best-practices network for senior executives who direct communications, marketing and public affairs at major corporations and non-profit organizations across North America. Members meet privately to discuss pressing PR issues, share lessons learned and engage with guest speakers. Between meetings, they forward opportunities, solicit referrals and leverage the experience and connections of their peers to respond more effectively to challenges.
Forum-Group members represent four broad sectors:
· Global businesses
· North American companies
· Financial services firms
· Non-profit organizations
Ted Matthews is president and owner of Forum-Group. A former member, he is the third person to lead the association since it was established in 1977. See ABOUT for more information.
Membership is by invitation and is limited to a senior leader of communications, marketing and public affairs in large companies and organizations.
In-person meetings are hosted by a member and held in major business cities, with 15-30 typically attending. Virtual video meetings are held frequently each month so members can compare how others are handling the Covid-19 crisis and other issues. Members choose meetings that fit their schedules. Debrief reports and speaker files are sent to all members after a meeting. Substitutions at meetings are not permitted.
Between meetings, members stay connected electronically to exchange job leads, solicit input, offer referrals and tap into the membership's veritable brain trust.
Matters of policy are decided by the group, which has no officers or committees. All members are equal and are encouraged to share expertise freely and capture as much value as possible from colleagues. Meetings are confidential and all materials, including member lists, are circulated only for the use of members.
WHY JOIN FORUM-GROUP
Membership provides a broad network of top peers who are eager to share their practical knowledge and applied experience with colleagues. By leveraging their peers, members enhance their expertise, gain a competitive edge, deliver greater value to their organizations, and attract the best opportunities.
COST AND VALUE
Membership is a modest annual fee and is generously discounted for non-profits. Dues cover meetings and the ability to tap a vast network of experienced colleagues for insight and advice 365 days a year. Members cover their travel for meetings and pay their prorated portion of meal and conference charges.
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