Business Management and Economic Resources for Educators

To promote engagement between the educational and business communities, The Conference Board invites selected business school, college, and university presidents, deans, and faculty to become educational associate members.

Register here.

An Informed Perspective

This membership can help you keep current on emerging business challenges and best practices, as well as the concerns of senior executives. Our issue-focused research — combined with our members’ own experiences and the insights of our peer networks — promotes a fully informed, enterprise-wide perspective organized into three practice areas:


As an Educational Associate member, you’ll benefit from research that is presented in a variety of formats. Here are some examples that have generated particular interest among executives in our member companies:

Executive Action Reports Informative and lively online articles that offer insights on current business issues
Avoiding the Digital Desert
How Much Does Your Company Really Invest in Innovation?
How Teleworking Works Best: A Practical Guide for Managing Teleworkers
Can Four Generations Focus in One Place?

The Conference Board also regularly releases Executive Action Reports that address mid-market concerns
Scenario Planning: Opportunities for Mid-Market Firms
Creating the Bullet-Proof Business Model
Sweat the Small Stuff to Improve Business Forecasts

Directors Notes Regular releases by experts from a variety of disciplines on issues related to corporate boards
The Link Between Brand Value and Sustainability
Global Trends in Shareholder Engagement
Social Issues in the 2013 Proxy Season

Research Reports In-depth explorations of important business topics
The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance
Brave New World: Recruiting Talent in the Digital Age
The DNA of Leaders: Leadership Development Secrets
Job Satisfaction
CEO Succession (annual)
Sustainability Practices (annual)

Economic Insights

The Conference Board offers authoritative economic data and analysis that are followed by business, the White House, the Federal Reserve, the media, and government officials worldwide. 

Educational associate membership offers access to research on major economic concerns—innovation & productivity, employment, and growth in the world’s economies—through the following products:

The Conference Board Economics Watch®
Three monthly webcasts, including downloadable PowerPoint presentations, featuring the latest insights on the United States and the global economy, Europe, and emerging markets (China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Southeast Asia).

Economics Watch Monthly Economic Series Report featuring data sets and analyses compiled into a single, downloadable report:

  • A number of important measures of economic activity, including the The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for the United States; the Consumer Confidence Index® (CCI); the Employment Trends Index™ (ETI); The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence™;The Conference Board Help Wanted Online (HWOL)™; and leading economic indexes for the eleven countries plus the US and Euro Area.

  • Annual Global Economic Outlook

Total Economy Database
A comprehensive database with annual data covering GDP, population, employment hours, labor quality, capital services, labor productivity, and total factor productivity for more than 100 countries.

Chief Economist Bart van Ark’s special issue on the global economic outlook provides objective analysis and forecasts to help business leaders assess economic conditions that affect their markets.

The Conference Board website gives you access to:

  • All current and archived Conference KeyNotes, Research Reports, Executive Action Reports, Directors Notes, and Council Perspectives®
  • Updates on projects and events by The Conference Board
  • Networking opportunities Meet and exchange insights with senior executives and thought leaders at any of over 100 conferences and seminars each year. Your educator’s discount will save you 50 percent off the already discounted member rate.

For more information, please contact Carole Walden, Director of Associate Service; 
+1 212 339 0340,

For Member Benefits Information

For U.S.A.based colleges and university, call + 1 212 339 0340 or email

For Asia member benefits information, call +852 2804 1000 or email

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