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Vistage Groups

Things are changing for the better in terms of recognition. Still, I am often asked, “What is Vistage?” Vistage provides a setting for successful leaders from diverse, non-competing industries to gather once a month in a confidential, problem-solving meeting with up to 16 business owners, company presidents and senior executives. The meeting is professionally facilitated by the Vistage Chair.

Vistage Group MeetingVistage is a “by invitation only” membership organization. Each group is formed with the understanding that a strict confidentiality agreement is to be observed. By design, the Vistage Chair will select members from non-competing companies across industries to provide the widest possible experience and varying points of view.

Each Vistage group includes one monthly peer group meeting and the Vistage Chief Executive (CE) and the Vistage Small Business (SB) Groups also include one monthly private meeting with your Vistage Chair. All peer group meetings are professionally facilitated by the Chair. The CE and Vistage Key Executive (KE) Groups both have full-day meetings each month while the Vistage Small Business and Vistage Trusted Advisor Groups have half-day meetings. In the peer group meetings each member is focused on assisting his or her colleagues and, in return, expects only that they will receive the same sound, thoughtful, selfless advice for their opportunities or challenges.

Learn more about the four meeting types below to find the right meeting for you.

The Vistage Chief Executive (CE) Group

For the CE group, the guidelines generally followed are that members must be the final decision maker of their organization. The company will have revenues in excess of USD 5 Million and a significant executive team structure.

Group Meeting

Vistage provides a setting for successful leaders from diverse, non-competing industries to gather once a month in a confidential, problem-solving meeting with up to 16 business owners, company presidents and chief executives. This meeting is a full-day advisory board meeting, and is focused on business opportunities and challenges.

Trusted Advisor

The Vistage Chair meets with each member, each month, for a one-to-one session focused on the individual member’s needs. The chair is an objective trusted business advisor offering advice, insight, accountability and support.

The Vistage Small Business (SB) Group

Vistage provides a unique setting for successful leaders from diverse, non-competing industries to gather once a month in a confidential, problem-solving meeting with up to 16 business owners, company presidents and chief executives. For the SB group, the guidelines generally followed are that members must be the final decision maker of their organization. The company will have revenues of less than USD 10 Million and an established executive team.

Group Meeting

This meeting is a half-day advisory board meeting, and is focused on business opportunities and challenges. Once each quarter, the group will meet for a full business day and work with an expert speaker on a specific area of business interest.

Trusted Advisor

The Vistage Chair meets with each member, each month, for a one-to-one session focused on the individual member’s needs. The chair is an objective trusted business advisor offering advice, insight, accountability and support.

The Vistage Key Executive (KE) Group

The Vistage Key Executive program offers a professional development experience for senior executives and other direct reports of the company president, business owner or chief executive. The program is designed to help you perform better in your current role, build your skills for the next level, and achieve greater alignment with your chief executive.

Group Meeting

This meeting is a full-day peer group meeting, and is focused on career and business opportunities and challenges.

The Vistage Trusted Advisor (TA) Group

The Vistage Trusted Advisor Program (TA) is for professional service providers such as bankers, attorneys and accountants. Members gain an instant network with new perspectives on how to grow their practices, meet tough challenges and better serve their clients.

Group Meeting

This meeting is a half-day peer group meeting, and is focused on career and business opportunities and challenges.

Worldwide Network

Vistage is not a networking group. However, in the case of TA members, it is highly likely that you will in fact become a referral network for each other. These colleagues will in fact become a known quantity, which will allow you to refer them to your clients when their services might be needed. In addition, the TA member will be able to have access to a global network of expert speakers, many of whom are also high level consultants. This all combines to make you a “one-stop-shop” for your clients adding value to your relationships.

Expert Speaker Workshop

Recognized experts in critical business topics deliver fresh perspectives and practical insights, and inspire breakthrough ideas — all in the small-group environment of the monthly meetings. Each speaker meeting (usually 8 per year out of 12 meetings, except for the SB group which usually has 4 per year) is tailored to the group membership to provide the best possible experience for the group.

All City Events and International Conferences

These gatherings offer members the opportunity for peer-to-peer networking beyond their own groups. Expert speakers and interactive workshops create extraordinary learning experiences.

Web-based Best Practices Library

The Vistage online library (Vistage Village) puts a comprehensive collection of practical tips, advice and best practices at every member’s fingertips with the click of a mouse. In addition, this social website format allows for collaboration with other Vistage members and Chairs world wide.

Worldwide Network

Vistage is not a networking group. In practice, “doing significant business” with members of your own group would destroy the objectivity of our advisory board. It would be very difficult to advise your “supplier” that she or he needs to raise their prices! On the other hand, we can gain significant advantage from access to the ever-expanding global network of more than 20,000 members in 16 countries.