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Business Management and Economic Resources for Educators

Bridging the gap between business and education has never been more important. New concerns about the value of a traditional liberal arts degree, plus the increasing need for highly skilled and innovative workers and leaders, mean that new graduates must hit the ground running. This demands unprecedented engagement between educators and business leaders.

The Conference Board promotes such engagement by offering Educational Associate memberships to selected
college, and university presidents, deans, and faculty. Educational Associates use our resources to stay current on emerging business challenges and best practices, as well as the concerns of senior executives.

An Informed Perspective

Join scores of leading educational institutions as an Educational Associate member. You will receive full access to our groundbreaking research on a broad range of business topics, plus our award-winning economics forecasts and analysis, which just won the Consensus Economics 2016 Forecast Accuracy Award as the most accurate prediction team in the United States.

Whatever your institution’s needs or specializations, we have resources. We convene leaders at the highest level
to share insights and experience on these topic areas:

Talent Management, Human Capital Analytics, Strategic HR, Employee Engagement, Corporate
Governance, Sustainability, Corporate Philanthropy and Social Impact, CED|Public Policy, Global
Economy, China, Labor Markets, Consumer Dynamics, Communications and Marketing, Diversity
and Inclusion, Innovation and Productivity, and Digital Transformation

We organize these topic areas into Centers, which provide convenient access to research, expert briefings and
webcasts, and insight-filled summaries of our topical conferences. All this is available to you as part of your
Educational Associate membership.


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

Executive Action Reports Informative and lively online articles that offer insights on current business issues
Have We Reached a Tipping Point? Insights and Highlights from a meeting of The Committee on Corporate Political Spending
Importing a Solution: Can Immigration Help Mitigate Looming Labor Shortages
The Brexit Effect: Unpacking the Impact of Uncertainty on the Economy
Co-Creating Transformation: The Power of Coaching in Organizational Change

Conference KeyNotes Summary reports of discussions held at our conferences
24 Truths about Organizational Design – Insights from the 12th Annual Organizational Design and Diagnostics Conference
16 Truths about Change transformation – Insights from the 2016 Change Transformation Seminar
16 Truths about Income Inequality – Insights from The Economic Inequality Symposium
25 Truths about Succession Management – Insights from the 12th Annual Succession Management Conference

Director Notes Regular releases by experts from a variety of disciplines on issues related to corporate boards
Effects of Gender Diversity in Board Decision-Making – Interviews with Board Members and Stakeholders
Is Universal Proxy in the Cards? Insights and Highlights from a Recent Roundtable
How Activist Investors Identify Their Targets
Corporate Use of Social Media

Research Reports In-depth explorations of key business issues
The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2017 –Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation
DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Can Foster Employee Ownership of Engagement
Impact of Demographic Trends on Consumer Spending
Beyond Technology: Building A New Organizational Culture to Succeed in an Era of Digital Transformation 
Europe 2.0 Four Scenarios for Europe Post-Brexit
Divergent Views/Common Ground: The Leadership Perspective of C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders

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. The economics team at The Conference Board has been recognized for its accuracy by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg/Business Week. Offerings include:

Economics Watch – a live one-hour Webcast on the Global and U.S. Economic Outlook every month detailing the latest economic predictions and analysis available from The Conference Board.

Window On …webcast – a new series with topic-driven context of real-time economic, policy or business issues with TCB experts, and guests from business and policy.

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

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

  • The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for the US, for the Euro Area and Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, and United Kingdom (LEI)
  • Consumer Confidence Index® (CCI)
  • Employment Trends Index™ (ETI)
  • The Conference Board Help Wanted Online™ (HWOL)
  • The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™
  • Annual Global Economic Outlook
  • Total Economy Database™ (TED) Annual Release. TED is 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.

Other Member Benefits

The Conference Board website gives you access to:

  • All current and archived Research Reports, Conference KeyNotes, Executive Action Reports, Directors Notes, and Human Capital in Review™ publications
  • Governance Watch, Human Capital Watch™ and Policy Watch webcasts – special webcasts, book discussions – on demand archive and TCB’s Insight Minute (what’s trending in business)
  • Updates on our projects and events
  • 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% off the already discounted member rate.

Who We Are

The Conference Board is the world’s leading business membership organization. Our mission is unique: to provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.

The Conference Board is the world’s most widely quoted private source of management and economic intelligence, with close to100,000 mentions annually in print, broadcast, and online media. The Conference Board is a not-for-profit organization and holds 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in the United States.

“The Conference Board’s credibility is based on its track record for accuracy and because it remains one of the few objective not-for-profit sources of information.” CBS News

A Special Offer

Choose the Educational Associate Membership ($950 per year) for yourself, or share the knowledge with colleagues through a Collegial Associate Membership ($1,250 per year), which includes member privileges for up to three individuals.

Membership Benefits

Educational Associate Membership $950

Privileges for one Individual
Collegial Associate Membership $1,250

Privileges for up to three Individuals*  

Executive Action, Director Notes, Human Capital in Review topical issues


Research Reports on key business issues


Economics Watch Webcast and Report
Window On…webcast, special webcasts, Insight Minute


Governance Watch, Human Capital Watch and Policy Watch webcasts


TCB Connect – weekly email alert of our latest publications, webcasts,
and meetings


Members website access to downloadable resources


*Libraries and information centers not included.

Plus a 50% educator discount off the already discounted member rate on conferences, seminars, and workshops — more than 100 meetings annually — for you and your colleagues. This discount extends to all personnel, you also receive special discounts on publication purchases and other services.

Enrich your knowledge resources by joining today.

For more information, visit our website,, or contact: Diane Mackie at +1 212 339 0448,

For Member Benefits Information

For U.S.A.based colleges and universites, call +1 212 339 0448 or

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