CEO Kitchen Cabinet


The Exclusive Platform for Real Conversations between CEOs. 

CEO Kitchen Cabinet: Recovery to Revitalization 
September 2022 through July 2023

Take advantage of this CEO-exclusive opportunity to participate in the Kitchen Cabinet, a CEO Forum designed for association CEOs, by CEOs. These facilitated sessions are tailored to your most pressing challenges, take place in an intimate setting where you can express concerns with like-minded CEOs, and engage in dialogue among peers. Each group is limited to 15–20 CEOs in size, to maximize engagement and dialogue. 

CEOs attend for:

  • Confidential and intimate discussions for relationship building and learning
  • Collaboration and critical problem solving on today's toughest issues
  • Streamlined and hard-hitting discussion topics for the busy executive's schedule
  • Growth-oriented environment, with peer-to-peer, CEO support
  • Community-based decisions on covered issues



Reserve Your Spot



Sessions are virtual and held every other month on the third Thursday from 2–3:30 p.m. CT. There is one in-person session taking place at Holiday Showcase. All CEO Kitchen Cabinet registrants gain complimentary access to the CEOnly® Forum at Holiday Showcase on November 30. 

Session Dates: 

  • September 16, 2022
  • November 30, 2022 (live at Holiday Showcase, no virtual option)
  • January 20, 2023
  • March 17, 2023
  • May 19, 2023
  • July 21, 2023

Participants drive the topics and conversations are guided by facilitators. But, based on your immediate and evolving needs, we expect to address questions candidly and forthrightly, like:

  • How do we ensure the initial energy around equity, diversity, and inclusion gives way to sustained learning and growth and a continually evolving organizational culture?
  • How do we manage expectations—from elected leaders, volunteers, staff—who long for comfort, predictability, and "sense" of the pre-COVID environment?
  • Have we settled into a new post-COVID work environment or are we ready for 2.0?
  • Should we plan for a comeback in meeting and event revenue or is it time to move on to other sources of non-dues revenue?
  • How do we make the economics of our organization work in a high-inflation environment? How do we approach compensation? Are dues and fee increases inevitable? What role could a more focused, refined strategy and scope play?
  • How do we maintain not only our energy, focus, and sharpness, but also rediscover the joy in our life's work?

Reserve Your Spot



Pricing

Members: $500
Non-members: $600 

Questions? Contact executiveoffice@associationforum.org.

Topics from Previous CEO Kitchen Cabinet Sessions

The discussion topics are built by you. Here are a few topics of discussion addressed at previous gatherings.

First Cohort

  • Resilience in a Time of Change and Uncertainty
  • New Directions, Takeaways, and Renewal
  • Sharing Wisdom, Your Wisdom: Leadership Reflections
  • Challenges, Vulnerabilities, Strengths, and Leadership Learnings
  • Future of Office Life
  • The Business of Associations
  • Spark Industry Innovations and Ideas that have Promise

Second Cohort

  • Navigating a Complex and Ever-changing Health, Economic, and Social Environment
  • Thriving in Recovery
  • Biggest Challenges in the Upcoming Year
  • Unpacking the Multi-faceted Challenge of "The Great Resignation"
  • Reopening the Office
  • Organizational Reinvention and Unique Challenges with Performing AND Transforming at the Same Time