HBS Alumni Forum Services

What is the cost to join an alumni forum?

Members of CEO/CXO Leadership Forums pay a monthly fee of $200/month after a one-time $600 initiation fee, which is fully refunded if you choose not to join after attending the first orientation meeting.   Members may choose to discontinue their membership at any time with 30 days notice to AFS.  For this fee, AFS provides a turnkey service to alumni, their Forums and individual members, including

  • Surveying of members to determine interest and sorting into appropriate forums
  • An AFS professional facilitator launches the each forum as part of a multi-forum orientation session where you meet members of your and other forums, learn key processes, and best practices, and participate in the key elements of a regular Forum meeting
  • Professional facilitation of initial retreat during month 6-12 and annual retreat thereafter as part of a multi-forum retreat gathering 
  • Annual training program, regularly scheduled conference calls, and on-going support for forum moderators
  • Online forum resource tools (sample agendas, exercises, ice breakers, norms, etc.) and a quarterly newsletter with tips and ideas to enhance your forum experience
  • Phone and email support for clubs, moderators and members who have questions about forum best practices, protocols and policies
  • A copy for each member of Forum: "The Secret Advantage of Successful Leaders" by Mo Fathelbab, President of Forum Resources Network
  • Selection and onboarding of new members to existing forums

Your professionally facilitated orientation is included in your first month’s payment at no extra cost and you will not be required to make a commitment to join until after the orientation. The monthly fee will be billed immediately after you decide to join and monthly thereafter.  All or part of these fees can often be charged to the member’s business as a professional development expense.

In addition to Alumni Forum Services membership fee, Alumni Forum members agree to share any ongoing food or meeting costs. Since monthly meetings are usually held in members’ homes or offices, these costs are modest. Many forums will schedule dinners after some meetings with the cost shared among members.

For the forum’s annual retreat (which may be held alone or with other Forums), lodging and food costs are split among the members.