About Councils

The Conference Board Councils bring together professional peers in confidential, dynamic, cross-industry communities to learn from each other's experiences.

Find out what members value most about their council membership.

The Power of Peer Learning:

Business challenges have changed a great deal since The Conference Board convened its first council in 1929.The value of a strong peer network has only increased. Benchmarking, industry insights, and “best practices” all help shape your strategic decisions. But real understanding of how these apply in your business context demands a combination of broader perspective and specific knowledge that can only be achieved in a confidential dialogue of peers. Such shared experiences and enduring relationships are the cornerstone of the councils experience. Enhanced by technology and our global and enterprise-wide reach, this cornerstone leads to a deeper understanding that spans the world and extends its value across your organization. 

Council Membership Affords:

  • Trusted peer groups Entrée into a select community of 2,500 executives from a broad array of industries, functions, and regions who know the value of this rich source of insights and new approaches.
  • Problem solving Your issue becomes the agenda item in our peer assist process, with your council colleagues focused squarely on helping you discover a practical, actionable solution.
  • Multi-function learning Work and meet with others from related or totally distinct functions and geographies, to bring a wealth of added perspective to the challenges of the day. The Conference Board has over 100 councils worldwide representing more than 50 functions.
  • Virtual communities The learning continues beyond face-to-face meetings, with online forums and virtual programming. The Conference Board offers private forums for each council. 
  • Council Perspectives® These unique reports expand the impact of member-only meetings, leveraging council expertise and insights. They provide councils with voice and visibility as thought leaders. 
  • Council Touchstones™ Confidential online surveys created at your request for instant peer advice to help address critical business situations

Councils also offer these advantages: 

  • Cross-Council sharing (100+ Councils worldwide, 50+ functions)
  • Benchmarking with other companies
  • Private briefings from The Conference Board experts 
  • Advance access to The Conference Board research
  • Private Council websites where members can download past presentations and share documents 
  • Private Council forums to continue the conversation online
  • Council webcasts tailored to members’ needs

Council members and their teams can access:

Council members receive 50% off all conferences, with the benefit of extending this discount once per year to a direct report.

Contact Councils

Learn more about our global council program. 

United States:
Katie Plotkin
Director, Council Development
tel: +1 212 339 0449

Marie-Laure Bultot
Manager, Council Membership
tel: +32-2-675-5405

Asia Pacific:
Alice Lee
Council Manager
tel: +852 2804 1029

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