City Forums (CEO)

Is your COO properly equipped to execute your vision for the company?

Just like EO or Vistage for CEOs, COO Alliance City Forums was created for COOs of small to medium sized companies in your area. We saw the desperate need for professional development in COOs worldwide – and we’re honored to be leading the way in that development with the COO Alliance City Forums.

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Is your COO properly equipped to execute your vision for the company?

Just like EO or Vistage for CEOs, COO Alliance City Forums was created for COOs of small to medium sized companies in your area. We saw the desperate need for professional development in COOs worldwide – and we’re honored to be leading the way in that development with the COO Alliance City Forums.

After our last event, we asked members:
“How much will you make or save for your company from attending this event?”

What Are the COO Alliance City Forums?

COO Alliance City Forum events were created to cater to, support, and help grow the 2nds in command of small and medium sized businesses with a minimum of 2 million in annual revenue. Each forum will meet 6 times per year. The meetings take place at member offices and are facilitated by the chair.

Each of the 6 events will center around a theme – interviewing and hiring, culture, marketing, etc. At these 6 events your COO will learn from peer presentations, discuss issues and challenges they are currently facing, and receive immediate and actionable support for those issues from peers and the chair.

The objective is to provide the COO or 2nd in command with the tools, feedback, and support necessary to rapidly grow your company.

We focus on addressing situations completely unique to the COO/2nd. CEOs/Entrepreneurs are not allowed membership as there are tons of groups for their support. Without the 2nd in command, the company cannot grow. This is their tribe. 

Every CEO needs someone to execute upon their vision and ideas. We specialize in providing your COO the support and tools to truly grow and scale your company.

Grow Your COO And Your Company In A City Near You!

  • Exclusively for COOs
  • Six, One Day Events Per Year
  • No travel necessary
  • Learn from your peers

By 2020, City Forums will be open in the top 30 metros in the U.S. & Canada

Frequently Asked Questions?

You earn 50% of the revenue from member’s fees. Each member pays 10k annually.

Chair Membership Fee is $5,000. Once we have 20 Active regions that increases to $10,000 for new chairs.  Your membership fee allows you to open as many City Forums as you’d like.

You can open as many as you’d like, provided that each of your regions has at least 8 active members before you open a new one.

Chairs earn a 10% referral fee for any introductions they make to us for new Chairs. To qualify for the ongoing 10% referral fee, you must be an established current Chair and have an existing group up and running.

We recommend rotating them at your members’ company boardrooms throughout the year. However, you can hold them at hotels or other locations, but this is up to you as the Chair. Any costs stemming from the location is the responsibility of the Chair.

Events are a full day, so we do recommend you have someone cater lunch. The location should also offer beverages throughout the day.

*There are two questions that kind of conflict with one another. We might want to go over what the pricing structure is for payment of these events. I’m not quite sure as one says 50%, one says 1/6th, and the other says.

The month following each event, you will be paid 1/6 of your total revenue for the members in good standing at the time of the event.

We provide all of our COO Alliance branding which includes content, collateral, verbiage, and strategy. We can also provide lead generation, should you choose to purchase leads from us.

All marketing expenses are the responsibility of you, the Chair. However, you are welcome to use any and all of our designated City Forums collateral for free.

Please note: Every Chair needs to sit in as an observer at at least one COO Alliance National Program event prior to launching your own local group.

We project a time frame of 3-4 months from onboarding to you having an initial group of 8 signed up. However, the speed depends on your sales skills and local marketing efforts. Once your group is live, you’ll spend time interviewing additional members, meeting planning, and attending Chair meetings, in addition to the 6 events per year you’ll hold. Expect to spend 10-20 hours per week until your group is full.

In your second year and beyond, we estimate your total time commitment to be 7-10 days to run a full group and keep it full as members move on.

We provide the agendas for all your events and review them with you the month prior to the event!

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City Forums Event Membership

$ 12,000 $10K + $2K Sign-Up Fee For First Year (Covers Up To Six Events)

$10,000 Annually
  • World Class COO Specific Content
  • Network With Peers
  • Exclusive COO Community
  • 6, One Day Events Per Year
  • No Travel Necessary!

Why are we doing this? 

We want to provide the innovative and great leaders of tomorrow with the resources and support they require for healthy and rapid expansion. We also love to see great people succeed and achieve their dreams.

These 6 events are truly unique. They provide your COO with a chance to:

  • Take a step back from the daily grind to think strategically, and to see your business with fresh eyes. They’ll be able to make the changes necessary to achieve rapid expansion and success.
  • Discover peer perfection – Providing your COO with a room of subject matter experts in many fields that will help to provide  in-depth information into areas they are looking to develop.
  • Immediate support and solutions to issues your COO is currently facing, allowing them to leave every event with answers, resources, and tangible solutions.

Who can apply to join a City Forum?

If your company has minimum of $2 million in annual revenue and 20 employees/contractors, your COO or second in command can apply to join a City Forum!  Not sure if you have a true second?  Ask yourself, “Who would take over operations if I were suddenly incapacitated for a time?” That’s your second. 

Peer-to-Peer –
This Is Where The True Value Is..

The real value of a COO Alliance City Forum membership is being able to learn from the experiences/knowledge of others who are facing – or have conquered – the same issues as your COO… Truly Priceless..

Your COO will not only get to know their peers at the events through collaborative breakouts, group problem solving, and members presenting on topics, but they will also get to tour hosting members offices and understand their processes and see their culture in action.

To take the relationship even further outside of the 6 events per year, they will have the opportunity to build accountability partners who will meet regularly to level set or coach one another on areas of improvement.

Interviewing & Onboarding Process.  

To ensure that our members not only fit the requirements regarding their company size and position, we take our interview process very seriously, vetting most importantly for personality. To ensure that we are delivering a first class peer group for our members, we spend time interviewing each member to ensure they are brilliant but never assume they are the smartest person in the room. COO Alliance members are eager to collaborate and see others succeed, agile in the way they lead their business, and innovative in their thought process. 

 We strive for diversity.  

We know that all COOs come from different backgrounds, and this is what makes the COO Alliance strong. As long as our members share our values, the more diverse the background the better, as we know that the more experiences our members have, the more innovation and growth their peers will experience.

  • Be open-minded 
  • Innovation is key 
  • Come ready to collaborate 
  • People come first 

Where will we have COO Alliance City Forum Events over the next year?

By 2020, we will be in the top 30 metropolitan cities in the United States.

City Forum Cities
We will be expanding to more cities within the next few months, so join now and look for a City Forum event in a city near you!

 

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How many members are in a City Forum?

Each forum will have one Chair and 10-14 members.

Membership Value:

  • Receive immediate support and solutions to issues your COO is currently facing, allowing them to leave every event with answers, resources, and tangible solutions.
  • Take a step back from the daily grind and think strategically,
  • See your business with fresh eyes and make the changes necessary to achieve rapid expansion and success.
  • Discover peer perfection – we vet our members seriously and work hard to build a room of subject matter experts (other COOs) in many fields that will help to provide your COO with in-depth information into areas they are looking to develop.

Vivid Vision – COO Alliance: City Forums

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