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Growth and Positioning Strategies for Associations

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-sized, national trade associations and professional societies based in the DC Metro area.


This forum is by-invitation-only and capped at approximately 20 members who make an annual commitment to each other to actively participate.  No vendors other than the facilitators from Vertical Leap Consulting and Potomac Core Consulting.  While there is a one-year membership term, there are no dues or meeting fees.” 

Timing & Location

This forum meets 2 to 3 times during the year for approximately 2.5 to 3 hours per meeting; generally beginning early morning.  These meetings are scheduled at the start of each year to avoid members’ annual meetings, etc.  On-going locations are being discussed.  Forum members may decide to rotate hosting the meeting and providing a simple continental breakfast for the group.


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

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If you are a CEO of a national or international trade association or professional society headquartered in the United States, or an executive who reports directly to a CEO; you are invited to contact Steve Lane of Vertical Leap Consulting to join our private Association Executive Team on LinkedIn.

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