Peer Group Forums

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We pledge our member’s confidentiality so we cannot have non-members listening in the background. However, you have 30 days after joining to request a full refund for any reason. This allows you to try without risk.

Members may use the member portal to interact on critical management issues, schedule events, and build relationships with their peers.

We do not give contact information out to non-members. However, when you join you will be able to contact all members and you will have 30 days after joining to request a full refund for any reason. This allows you to try it without risk.

Either a member nominated you, or we specifically wanted your company involved and researched the best executive.

Membership is exclusively limited to the CEO/COO’s within a company in order to provide an open, candid environment in which members feel free to discuss their critical operations management issues knowing that their comments will not be used to create a sales opportunity.


How does the peer group forum work?

With the support of a professional group, you get the opportunity to exchange experience on a high professional level, strengthen and develop your own skills within management and specialized areas.
 
As a member of Peer Group Forums, you get direct access to Top Executives, Business Leaders and Specialists in your local area and via our online Members’ Portal where you can ask questions, join debates and network other members.
 
Your personal Peer Group Forum group represents a confidential forum where all ideas and challenges can be discussed with peers at your own, professional level. To ensure confidentiality, no competitors or significant customer relationships are allowed in the same group.
 
Peer Group Forums are managed by a professional and experienced Peer Group Forums Chair, who facilitates and mentors the peer groups, ensures output both at and between meetings and focuses on your professional and managerial development.

 

How do I become a member?

You can apply for membership by filling out this form

When we have received your application, you will be contacted by a Peer Group Forums representative for a more in-depth interview to find the right peer group for your managerial level and/or professional need.
 
All candidates must be approved by the Chair before joining a group. This is done both to match relevant peers and also to avoid private friends, customer relationships and competitors being placed together in the same network group and to help facilitate honest and fruitful discussions.

 

Where can I find out more about the individual groups and members?

For the sake of our Forums members, we don’t share information about the individual groups or its members on our website.

 

How much time does a membership require?

A Peer Group Forum membership is not to be considered a break from daily business life. On the contrary, our Forum members have a shared ambition of making each other better every day.
 
That is why we are focused on business issues and your continuous personal and professional growth in all we do. And that is why we have members, who insist on making time to attend group meetings and events during the year and to support each other via our Members Portal in between meetings.
 
Many of our members find that the time they invest in the group is more than amply rewarded as they become more efficient leaders.  

 

Can we share a membership?

As our networks build on personal business relationships and experience-sharing in a confidential setting, the membership is personal and cannot be shared.

 

Can I bring an employee to the meetings?

Our network meetings are open only to members; however, key employees of members are encouraged to attend speaker meetings and seminars.

 

Can I test a peer group?

All candidates must be approved by the Chair before joining a group. This is done both to match relevant peers and also to avoid private friends, customer relationships and competitors being placed together in the same network group and to help facilitate honest and fruitful discussions.
 
For this reason, it is not possible to test a Peer Group Forum, as such.
 
During the year, however, we have introductory meetings where you will get the opportunity to gain an insight into the group. Contact us to find out when the next meeting is or keep an eye on our event calendar. 

 

How are you matching peers?

A Peer Group Forums group consists of up to 14 executives or specialists at your own level. Our experienced Chairperson is constantly working to ensure the perfect match in the groups.

Our peer group Forums are carefully composed according to members’ profiles, which both ensures adequate input from professionals who match your level of management and discipline and that you are not placed in a group of competitors or significant customers.
 
All candidates must be approved by the Chair before joining a group. This, both to match relevant peers and to avoid private friends, customer relationships and competitors in the same network group to stimulate honest and fruitful discussions.

 

Who leads the peer groups?

All our peer groups are managed by a professional and experienced Peer Group Forums Chair, who facilitates and mentors the group(s), ensures output both at and between meetings and focuses on your professional and managerial development.
 
Chairs are totally committed to the success of group members.  The help stimulate thinking, frame issues, guide discussions and ensure accountability in the group.
 
Our Chairs come from leading positions in business that match the professional area of the peer groups they manage.

 

How do group meetings work and which topics are discussed?

The Chairperson decide the strategic ambition for the group and the themes, thus picking up on current trends or issues that the members face in their business life. ‘Around the table’ sessions provide all group members with an opportunity for a ‘peer group touch’ upon current issues, while more serious matters are allocated extra time for “Issue Processing” within the group.
 
Issue Processing is a structured approach to thinking through dynamics of a challenge.  It allows you to push beyond your assumptions and get to the real issues.
 
No topics are off limits – business and personal.
 
Members rally around each other, listen, ask tough clarifying questions.
Information is shared within the group on the basis of a high degree of confidentiality, trust and mutual respect.
 
External speakers are invited from time to time when the Forum group wants an outside view on a particular matter.

 

Where is the group meetings held?

Meetings rotate among member offices.

 

How many times a year do groups meet?

The face-to-face meetings - groups meet 6 times per year (bi-monthly).