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  1. Applied Innovation Council

    As mid-to senior-level managers in innovation, product/service development and commercialization, we bump up against realities of aligning work to corporate strategies, managing parallel paths to solve an issue, and collaborating with diverse functions.

  2. Business Continuity & Crisis Management Council

    This unique forum provides a confidential space for senior executives to tackle critical issues on the strategic direction of business continuity/crisis management. Members value the in-depth conversations that develop during and between meetings.

  3. Business Performance Council

    Driving performance excellence requires an understanding of every organizational function. Senior executives engage in confidential and frank dialogue to ensure they are abreast of current trends regarding the alignment of quality with the business plan.

  4. Career Development Practitioner Council

    Employees today seek more than a rating about work performance; they are interested in improving their careers. In order to retain top talent, organizations must work hard to provide resources, processes and tools for employees to manage their careers.

  5. CFO Council

    This Council serves as a forum for senior executives who share common functional responsibilities, including but not limited to, a varied mix of the following: finance, tax, audit, treasury, accounting, and controller, as well as other internal services.

  6. CFO Council: Fortune 250

    This Council is one of the most prestigious forums that exist for bringing together CFOs of multinational companies to discuss current issues and challenges. Because of the confidentiality that governs the meetings, members develop a incredible trust.

  7. Change & Transformation Council

    Our mission is to advance the practice of change management by creating new thought leadership and developing capabilities for extraordinary performance.

  8. Chief Audit Executives Council

    This council, for heads of internal audit, explores a range of issues that enhance members' ability to monitor and assess business processes and risks. The confidential forum encourages intimate dialogue and relationship building.

  9. Chief Data Officers Council

    CDOs discuss their top issues as they lead their organizations' data strategy and align it with the enterprise business strategy in an ever-changing environment of increasing privacy pressures, cyber threats, and the adoption of cloud technology.

  10. Chief EH&S Officers Council

    We live in an era of increasingly limited resources and achieving our corporate EH&S goals has everything to do with sustainability. This private forum allows senior leaders to share best practices for integrating EH&S into global business strategies.

  11. Chief Human Resources Officers Council

    Executives engage in strategic discussions on challenges currently facing chief human resources officers. Members value the expert speakers, benchmarking opportunities, and ability to problem solve and share strategies unique to senior HR professionals.

  12. Chief Human Resources Officers Council II

    Chief Human Resources Officers meet in person and virtually to focus on the most critical business challenges regarding human capital.

  13. Chief Human Resources Officers Council III

    HR executives in mid-market and not-for-profit organizations are required to function both operationally and strategically. In these candid and confidential meetings members gain a broader perspective and shared experiences for unique issues in this role.

  14. Chief Intellectual Property Officers Council

    The Chief Intellectual Property Officers Council provides a confidential environment where a select group of chief and senior IP leaders come together to openly discuss both legal and business issues related to IP protection and management.

  15. Chief Legal Officers Council

    The Chief Legal Officers Council is an invitation-only, executive level, confidential community dedicated to helping you solve the most pressing business issue of our time.

  16. Chief Privacy Officers Council

    This Council is uniquely designed for heads of privacy. Confidential meetings allow members to share and collaborate in a trusted setting. Agendas are member-driven ensuring timeliness and relevancy.

  17. CIO Business Council

    While many resources exist to help leaders to survive and even thrive in an environment of rapid change, the CIO Council provides a confidential environment where senior executives can share business issues related to IT services and solutions with peers.

  18. Coaching & Leadership Development Council

    This Council, dedicated to sharing, creating and implementing best practices and protocols that will drive business results, helps senior leaders develop within their organizations. Members value the confidential meetings and expert speakers.

  19. Compensation & Employee Benefits Council

    This newly formed US Compensation & Employee Benefits Council will focus on key trends, metrics and market challenges in compensation and employee benefits unique and specific to companies with less than 20,000 employees.

  20. Compensation Council

    This council, for the senior most compensation executive, allows for private discussions on current issues and challenges. Members value the expert speakers, benchmarking opportunities, and ability to share strategies and develop best practices.

  21. Compensation Council II

    This council, for the senior most compensation executive, allows for private discussions on current issues and challenges. Members value the expert speakers, benchmarking opportunities, and ability to share strategies and develop best practices.

  22. Competitive Intelligence Council

    Provides a platform for intensive, off-the-record exchange of ideas and experiences in competitive intelligence/analysis activities. Members value the expert speakers, benchmarking, and ability to develop best and next practices.

  23. Continuous Improvement Council

    Offers senior executives a forum for the candid exchange of ideas & strategies on achieving operational excellence, effective management, & cultures of improvement. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers, and benchmarking opportunities.

  24. Corporate Brand Strategy & Management Council

    This Council provides state-of-the-art discussion focused on key branding issues and management practices. Members are the senior most executive responsible for managing the corporate brand. They value the confidential and trusted network year-round.

  25. Corporate Communications Strategy Council

    Executives engage in strategic discussions on corporate reputation, employee communications, traditional and social media relations, crisis management, community relations and more. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking

  26. Corporate Communications Strategy Council II

    Executives engage in strategic discussions on corporate reputation, employee communications, traditional and social media relations, crisis management, community relations and more. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking

  27. Corporate Controllers Council

    The Corporate Controller is a pivotal position in the financial organization of any enterprise and today's Corporate Controller has to be more of a thinker with honed accounting, technology, analytical and leadership skills.

  28. Corporate Social Responsibility Council

    This forum helps members better navigate the relationship between business and society while advancing the practice of corporate citizenship and philanthropy by underscoring its value to corporations and society.

  29. Corporate Treasurers Council

    The US Council provides a forum for corporate treasurers to engage in candid, off-the-record discussions that explore topics relevant to the members. Members value the confidential setting and the level of strategic conversation that develops at meetings.

  30. Corporate Well-Being & Strategic Health Leadership Council

    As leaders in the field of Well-Being and Healthcare management, we play a critical role by making well-being a core business strategy that ultimately saves lives, reduces health care costs, enhances productivity and inspires higher levels of engagement.

  31. Council for CMOs

    The CMO is arguably the least understood executive in the C-suite by both the outside world and internal audiences. We focus on marketing challenges in business transformation,including growth,reputation management,change management and talent engagement.

  32. Customer Experience Council

    Executives responsible for maximizing value for both the customer and the bottom line engage in candid and confidential discussions. Members value the opportunity to share best practices and develop innovative strategies in a confidential setting.

  33. Customer Experience Council II

    Many companies today have a CEO-driven mandate to significantly improve their Customer Experience. How can you find the most effective ways to achieve this challenging goal?

  34. Design Leaders Council

    Design continues to become a more prominent business competency, rising to a role of strategic leadership and business value today. This Council is for Design leaders responsible for leveraging and elevating design strategically in their organizations.

  35. Digital Leadership & Transformation Council

    In such an environment of rapid change, the Digital Leadership & Transformation Council provides a confidential environment where senior executives can share issues and solutions with others who have been there – and will be there.

  36. Digital Marketing Strategy Council

    Allows senior executives to systematically analyze the profound impact of new information technologies on corporate strategy, marketing, and product development. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities.

  37. Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council

    This Council, specifically for chief diversity officers, allows for confidential exchange of ideas and collaborative problem solving. Members meet three times a year and network between meetings finding value in the high level peer network.

  38. Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council

    In the “New Normal” companies that balance the demands of effectively executing today’s best D&I practices and designing innovative practices will lead the pack.

  39. Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council II

    In the “New Normal” companies that balance the demands of effectively executing today’s best D&I practices and designing innovative practices will lead the pack.

  40. Employee Benefits Council

    Executives engage in strategic discussions on current challenges and trends facing employee benefits. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities afforded by the intimate peer group forum.

  41. Employee Benefits Research Council

    Executives engage in strategic discussions on current challenges and trends facing employee benefits. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities afforded by the intimate peer group forum.

  42. Executive Compensation Council

    This Council is exclusively for executives with direct responsibility for the creation and implementation of executive compensation programs. Members discuss current trends in executive compensation as well as share and problem solve challenges.

  43. Executive Compensation Council II

    This Council is exclusively for executives with direct responsibility for the creation and implementation of executive compensation programs. Members discuss current trends in executive compensation as well as share and problem solve challenges.

  44. Executive Compensation Practitioner Council

    As executive compensation professionals responsible for our companies' executive programs, we need to stay abreast of legal, financial and regulatory developments as well as interests of shareholders, Board members, and other stakeholders.

  45. Financial Planning & Analysis Council

    It is critical that today’s Financial Planning & Analysis Executives have a broad view of the finance world, not only within his/her industry, but also across the financial spectrum of what their peers are doing to meet today’s challenges.

  46. Global Business Conduct Council

    Senior executives responsible for shaping global ethics and compliance programs discuss current issues and challenges facing corporations globally. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities.

  47. Global Business Services Council

    The Global Business Services Council is one of the first communities focused on serving the specific needs of the senior-most leaders in the US working across business functions on a global basis.

  48. Global CSR & Philanthropy Council

    This council advances the practice of cross-border corporate social responsibility and strategic philanthropy on a global scale through continuous dialogue on latest trends, issues and solutions encountered, as well as inspiring practices.

  49. Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council

    Executives engage in strategic discussions on issues and challenges currently facing Chief Diversity Officers. Members value the expert speakers, benchmarking opportunities, and ability to shape best and next practices in diversity.

  50. Global Human Resources Council

    Allows senior most global HR executives to discuss current challenges and trends regarding the strategic and structural management of their firm's multinational human resources. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking.

  51. Global Investor Relations Executives Council

    Senior investor relations officers of large-capitalization companies in both Europe and the United States share best practices in a confidential and member-driven forum. Members value the intimate and candid conversations that develop in the meetings.

  52. Global Rewards & Mobility Council

    Discussions focus on the policies and challenges connected with the salaries and benefits of international personnel, including local nationals as well as expatriates. Members value the confidential and high level dialogue that develops.

  53. Global Security Executives Council

    The Council provides an exclusive forum for chief security executives. Members engage in thoughtful peer exchange and best practices development on security management issues. Because of the confidential setting, the trust that develops is significant.

  54. Government Relations Executives Council

    The Government Relations Executives Council helps senior executives achieve their primary goals by providing them with the tools and information needed to shape public policy. The council will not be a lobbying or advocacy entity.

  55. Health Leadership Council

    A peer network of Chief Medical Officers and Health Executives who decide an agenda of pressing issues and discuss these issues from their various perspectives with invited speakers, share strategies and best practices that extend beyond the Council forum

  56. HR Business Partners Council

    HR Business Partners must understand the nature and needs of their business to support leaders in strategic talent and workplace decisions. This Council engages in candid discussions on how to bring forward-thinking practices to the evolving workplace.

  57. HR M&A Council

    The success of every deal depends on the people issues. HR Executives who participate in M&A need specific skills and expertise, beginning with due diligence through integration.

  58. HR Operations Council

    The US HR Operations Council will provide a forum for HR operations leaders to discuss innovations and challenges in taking their organizations to the next level. Members value the confidential setting and ability to leverage each other year-round.

  59. HR Operations Council II

    Whether you are at the beginning, middle or mature stage of your HR transformation, the Council will provide a forum for senior leaders to share “what’s next” and discuss innovations and challenges in taking their organizations to the next level.

  60. HR Technology Council

    The HR Technology Council provides a forum for leaders and seasoned practitioners to share innovative strategies and practical ideas in managing the specialized area of technology and IT for the Human Resources function.

  61. Human Capital Analytics Council

    The Human Capital Analytics Council provides a forum for leaders and seasoned practitioners to share innovative strategies and practical ideas in order to articulate the impact of human capital investments.

  62. Information & Research Management Council

    Members are corporate librarians who explore timely issues involving the strategic management of internal and external information resources. The Council provides a confidential forum for idea exchange and collaborative problem solving.

  63. Information Security Executives Council

    The field of information security has grown significantly, and having a CISO function in the organization has become the standard. CISOs are responsible for establishing the enterprise strategy and programs to protect information assets and technologies.

  64. Innovation Leadership Council

    All aspects of innovation are on the table for our members, from the smallest tactical question to the biggest global issue. We are a preeminent network for companies with well-developed innovation functions.

  65. Integrated Marketing Communications Council

    In today’s marketplace where power is shifting from brands pushing to consumers curating, Integrated Marketing Communications is a mandatory mindset for any company that is putting the customer at the heart of the enterprise.

  66. Internal Communications Council

    The Internal Communications Council will explore strategies to enable its members to be at the cutting edge of what works today, and what they need to prepare for, as they move forward.

  67. Internal Communications Council II

    The Internal Communications Council II will explore strategies to enable its members to be at the cutting edge of what works today, and what they need to prepare for, as they move forward.

  68. IT Audit Leaders Council

    As information has become companies’ most valuable asset, IT systems are central to business processes and value creation. IT auditors contribute vital skills and knowledge to internal audit to provide assurance to the board and senior management.

  69. Knowledge & Collaboration Council

    Executives engage in candid dialogue that seeks to advance the practice of learning and knowledge management and to underscore its importance to corporations. Members value the confidential discussions, expert speakers, and benchmarking opportunities.

  70. Labor & Employment Law Council

    Lawyers advising corporate clients on labor and employment issues practice in a rapidly-changing environment, where human resources managers face an intensifying stream of new challenges.

  71. Leadership Council on Advancing Women

    As women continue to take on increased leadership responsibilities, there is a growing desire to focus on women’s leadership topics and explore relevant issues that will reinforce the development of current business and future women leaders.

  72. Leadership Development Council

    Senior executives engage in strategic discussions on emerging and best leadership development practices on a global scale. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities the private network affords.

  73. Learning, Development & Organizational Performance Council

    This council is exclusively for executive-level leaders of talent development, organizational development and learning for their member companies or firms. Members of the council are the most senior leaders of these functions within their organization.

  74. Market Insights Council

    The Council provides an opportunity for senior executives to meet for candid, off-the-record exchange of ideas and experiences. Members value the intimate forum, expert speakers, and ability to leverage the collective expertise year-round.

  75. Mergers & Acquisitions Executives Council

    Allows senior-most executives involved in mergers and acquisitions to share best practices to help their companies’ M&A activities fuel top and bottom line growth. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities.

  76. Onboarding Talent Council

    Talent has emerged as one of the top challenges for organizations globally. This council allows for confidential and candid dialogue regarding onboarding best practices and innovations amongst senior most leaders.

  77. Payroll Executives Council

    To lead an effective global payroll organization, the payroll executive must balance internal stakeholder requirements with payroll practices, schedules and regulations, all while securing a seat at the executive table and making their voice heard.

  78. Philanthropy & Engagement Council

    Community impact and employee engagement is increasingly becoming more of a business imperative. This council explores initiatives that advance community building while enriching our company’s brands and reputation.

  79. Product & Services Development Council

    As front-line leaders in product/service development, we integrate and use market trends, user needs, technology, internal systems, investments & innovation methods in stages from market research through production and launch.

  80. Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Council

    This Council provides members a forum to exchange ideas and best practices about product regulatory matters as well as how to lead their companies through the evolving landscape of regulatory compliance and product responsibility.

  81. Project Management Executives Council

    This council discusses ways to manage projects across your organization in order to minimize bureaucracy and maximize benefits.

  82. Purchasing & Supply Leadership Council

    Chief procurement officers engage in strategic discussions of best practices and issues critical to the success of a company’s purchasing organization. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities.

  83. Quality Council

    The Council provides a means to transfer information, share insights and successful performance excellence and quality practices in a confidential setting with an esteemed group of peers. Members head up the quality function in their organizations.

  84. Sales Compensation Council

    The Sales Compensation Council discusses best practices for creating effective sales compensation plans to motivate an engaged sales force in order to drive dynamic revenue growth.

  85. Sales Enablement Leaders Council

    The Council brings together Sales Enablement leaders who believe in the strategic importance of this rapidly emerging field in order to create a peer community, address challenges, and establish the criteria and best practices for success in the role.

  86. Sales Executives Council

    The development of a leading edge sales organization can drive increased customer loyalty and consistent sales growth and revenues. Sales executives share best practices while navigating the complexities of leading an effective sales organization.

  87. Senior HR Business Partners Council

    As integral members of the senior leadership team, Senior HR Business Partners apply business acumen, analytical problem solving, collaborative influence, and emotional intelligence to improve the capabilities and effectiveness of senior leader teams.

  88. Senior HR Executives Council

    Heads of human resources for major subsidiaries and divisions of companies across a variety of industries meet privately to discuss current challenges facing HR practitioners. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers, and benchmarking.

  89. Senior International Attorneys Council

    This Council allows executives to discuss the unique legal issues that arise as companies conduct business globally. Members meet privately and value the strategic idea exchange and relationships that develop during the small and intimate meetings.

  90. Shared Services Council

    The Shared Services Council, gives you the opportunity to learn, benchmark, and access the insights which will ensure successful implementation and institutionalization of shared services models, or take it to the next level.

  91. Social Media Council

    Social media is an ever-changing and critical component of communications and marketing strategy, so convening with peers is incredibly important. Members meet three times a year to discuss challenges they’re currently facing and best practices.

  92. Strategic Risk Management Council

    The Council offers a forum for senior most executives charged with risk management oversight to meet regularly and exchange ideas on the development, implementation and ongoing management of ERM. Members value the confidentiality and benchmarking ability.

  93. Strategic Workforce Planning Council

    This council takes on the challenge of implementing and maturing SWP to maximize its benefit. Meetings are confidential and the emphasis is on relevant insights that members can use to manage risks and leverage talent.

  94. Strategy Executives Council

    The Council is designed for the senior most executive responsible for strategic planning organization wide. It provides a private forum for exchange of relevant ideas and issues. Members value the confidentiality and high level focus of the discussions.

  95. Supplier Diversity Leadership Council

    The Council meets three times a year to discuss the challenges that face supply chain organizations. Members are heads of the supplier diversity practice in their companies. They value the confidential forum and benchmarking opportunities.

  96. Sustainability Council I: Strategy & Implementation

    How can you translate zero waste into Wall Street plaudits? That is the focus of this Council. Learn how you can contribute to your company's bottom line while driving your company's sustainability strategy.

  97. Sustainability Council II: Innovation & Growth

    This Council will focus is on how you super-please your customers: delivering products, services, and solutions that help customers reduce their footprint.

  98. Sustainable & Socially Responsible Purchasing Council

    Senior executives responsible for sustainable and/or socially responsible purchasing discuss issues and best practices related to environmental sustainability and corporate social practices, and how they affect business.

  99. Talent & Organization Development Executive Council

    This council is exclusively for executive-level leaders of talent development, organizational development and learning for their member companies or firms. Members of the council are the most senior leaders of these functions within their organization.

  100. Talent Acquisition Corporate Council

    As talent acquisition leaders, our goal is to develop and implement strategies and tactics that enable our companies to hire the right talent at the right time.

  101. Talent Acquisition Enterprise Council

    As talent acquisition leaders, our goal is to develop and implement strategies and tactics that enable our companies to hire the right talent at the right time.

  102. Talent Management Executives Council

    The Council, specifically for heads of talent management, including succession planning, provides an exclusive forum for the best minds to debate current issues and develop new trends. Members value the confidential and trusted network year-round.

  103. Talent Management Executives Council II

    The Council, specifically for heads of talent management, including succession planning, provides an exclusive forum for the best minds to debate current issues and develop new trends. Members value the confidential and trusted network year-round.

  104. Talent Management Executives Council III

    The Council, specifically for heads of talent management, including succession planning, provides an exclusive forum for the best minds to debate current issues and develop new trends. Members value the confidential and trusted network year-round.

  105. Talent Management Leaders Council

    The Council, designed for Talent Management leaders within large companies who report to or support the most senior TM executive. Members value the confidential and trusted network year-round.

  106. Tax Executives Council

    The Council of Tax Executives enhances the effectiveness of senior corporate tax leaders by convening a group of peer executives to address issues and share leading edge ideas.

  107. The Engagement Institute Research Fellows

    Welcome to the Resource Center for The Engagement Institute™. This page is designed exclusively for Research Fellows and contains a variety of helpful reports, briefs, viewpoint articles, studies, and meeting resources.

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