The Americas Peer Networks

Corporate Leadership

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.

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.

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.

Contributions Council
This exclusive forum for organizations giving over 10M in cash annually, allows corporate foundation heads to discuss critical issues in a confidential setting. Members advance corporate philanthropy practices and underscore its importance to society.

Contributions Council II
Members are foundation leaders from organizations giving between 1-10M in annual cash givings. The confidential network allows members to develop best practices and discuss cutting-edge issues in philanthropy, social involvement, and citizenship.

Council of CFOs
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.

Council of Chief Audit Executives
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.

Council of Chief Legal Officers
Executives engage in strategic discussions on high level challenges currently facing general counsels. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities afforded at the private peer meetings.

Council of Chief Privacy Officers
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.

Council of Corporate Controllers
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.

Council of Corporate Treasurers
The 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.

Council of Financial Executives
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.

Council of Global Security Executives
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.

Council of Government Relations Executives
The Council of Government Relations Executives 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.

Council of Senior International Attorneys
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.

Council of Tax Executives
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.

Council on Corporate Communications Strategy
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

Council on Corporate Communications Strategy 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

Council on Corporate Compliance and Ethics
Executives engage in strategic discussions on high level challenges currently facing chief ethics and compliance officers. Members explore emerging issues and trends and value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers, and benchmarking opportunities.

Council on Social Media
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.

Digital 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.

Emerging Markets Mergers and Acquisitions Council
The Council provides senior executives in charge of Mergers and Acquisitions for Emerging Markets, including Asia, with a network of professional peers.

Enterprise Process Optimization Council
Offers senior executives a forum for the candid exchange of ideas and strategies on implementing and sustaining their Six Sigma initiatives. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities.

Global Council of Investor Relations Executives
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.

Global Council on Business Conduct
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.

Global Social Investing 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.

Governance Center
The Conference Board Governance Center brings together a distinguished group of senior corporate executives from leading world-class companies and influential institutional investors in a non-adversarial setting.

Internal Communications Council
The Council on Internal Communications 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.

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.

Product Stewardship and 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.

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.

Sustainability Council I: Implementation and Execution
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.

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

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

Economy & Business Environment

Applied Innovation Council
As managers in product/service development, innovation and commercialization, we integrate and use market trends, user needs, technology, internal systems, investments & innovation methods in stages from market research through production and launch.

Big Data Working Group
Increasingly, corporations face technology-driven discontinuities that challenge traditional ways of doing business even as they enable new opportunities for growth.

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.

Council of Strategic Planning Executives
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.

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

Council on Competitive Intelligence
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.

Council on Corporate Brand Management
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.

Council on Innovation
Executives responsible for corporate innovation meet privately to discuss how innovation can be fostered throughout a company. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities afforded by the intimate group forum.

Council on Marketing Research
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.

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.

Emerging Markets Human Resources Council
The Council provides an exclusive network for human resources professionals to exchange insights and to explore and better understand the HR challenges and opportunities relating to business development and growth in emerging markets.

Emerging Markets Supply Chain Management Council
The Council provides senior supply chain decision makers in emerging markets with a network of professional peers who meet regularly to exchange ideas, best practices, and innovations related to the supply chain and logistics functions.

Emerging Shared Services Council
The Emerging 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.

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 working across business functions on a global basis.

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.

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.

Project Management Council
We discuss ways to manage projects across your organization in order to minimize bureaucracy and maximize benefits.

Purchasing and 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.

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.

Human Capital

Business/Education Council
Are new graduates ready to work? That question is the cornerstone of this collaborative group. Executives discuss issues in workforce readiness and the effectiveness of business and education partnerships. Members value the confidential discussions.

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.

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.

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.

Council for CEOs and Presidents
This Council is exclusively for CEOs and COOs of mid market companies. Members meet to discuss issues related to corporate strategy, change management, mergers & acquisitions, succession planning, CEO/board relationships, and economic trends.

Council for Division HR Leaders
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.

Council for Mid-Market Human Resources Executives
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.

Council of Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives
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.

Council of Talent Acquisition Executives
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.

Council of Talent Acquisition Executives II
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.

Council of Talent Management Executives
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.

Council of Talent Management Executives 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.

Council of Talent Management Executives 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.

Council of U.S. Diversity & Inclusion Executives
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.

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

Council on Compensation
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.

Council on Compensation & Employee Benefits
This newly formed Council will focus on key trends, metrics and market challenges in compensation and employee benefits unique and specific to companies with les than 10,000 employees.

Council on Compensation 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.

Council on Executive Coaching
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.

Council on Executive Compensation
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.

Council on International Compensation and Benefits
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.

Council on Learning, Development and Organizational Performance
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.

Council on Strategic Workforce Planning
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.

Digital 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.

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.

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.

Emerging Markets Human Resources Council
The Council provides an exclusive network for human resources professionals to exchange insights and to explore and better understand the HR challenges and opportunities relating to business development and growth in emerging markets.

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.

Executive Compensation Management 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.

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.

Executive Council for Talent and Organization Development
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.

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.

Governance Center
The Conference Board Governance Center brings together a distinguished group of senior corporate executives from leading world-class companies and influential institutional investors in a non-adversarial setting.

HR Operations Council
The 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.

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.

Human Capital Analytics Council
The Council on Human Capital Analytics 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.

Human Resources Council - Mexico
Senior human resources executives convene in Mexico to discuss the issues most affecting their business today. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities afforded by the intimate peer group forum.

Internal Communications Council
The Council on Internal Communications 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.

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.

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.

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.

Leadership Development Council II
Leadership is not learned in a classroom, but in the field amid real-world complexities. We define what it takes to be a leader, a global leader, and a future leader. We discuss leading in turbulent times, trends in leadership development, and more.

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.

Research Council on Employee Benefits
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.

Talent Management Leaders Council
As talent managers, we are responsible for the strategic management of the flow of talent through our organizations, with the goal of achieving financial and operational success. Our jobs require thought leadership and a high level of strategic thinking.

The Conference Board Diversity & Inclusion New Leaders Academy
Provides new D&I and human capital leaders with contemporary approaches and a shorter path to meaningful results. This program builds on The Conference Board report Developing a Competency Model for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners.