Growth Strategies CEO Forum

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Brainstorm and share ideas in association growth and positioning strategies with your peers.  

Formed in 2013, this forum is for the CEO’s of mid to large-sized, national and international trade associations and professional societies based in the DC Metro area.


This forum is by-invitation-only and members make an annual commitment to each other to actively participate.  No vendors other than the facilitators from Vertical Leap Consulting and Potomac Core Consulting.  There is a one-year membership term and members take turns hosting the meetings and providing a simple continental breakfast for the group 

Timing & Location

This forum generally meets 3 times during the year for approximately 2.5 to 3 hours per meeting; beginning early morning.  These meetings are scheduled at the start of each year, attempting to avoid members’ annual meetings, etc. 


Peer dialogue format.  Based upon member feedback, the facilitators  select 2 topics in advance of each meeting to have drill-down dialogue; each being a key component to association growth, market positioning and member engagement strategies.  We also try to reserve some time for “got to have it for tomorrow” advice from the group.

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