Supporting you to plan, grow and thrive

Forum Strategy is a strategy and membership organisation for CEOs, COOs and executive leaders – with an emphasis on executive leadership training, organisational development, coaching and networking.

#TrustLeaders Networks

We deliver national leadership development networks, regular events and an annual national symposium and CEO conference.

Being The CEO Programme

A programme providing cutting-edge training, networking and resources for serving Chief Executives

Resources and Materials

We produce leadership development resources, as well as regularly contributing articles to national press.

Strategy & Consultancy

We provide strategy consultancy for Trusts in, visioning, employer of choice, diversity and equality, SEND and leadership.  

Our Networks

#TrustLeaders CEO Network

Forum’s CEO network has now been running for over three years, and has grown to become the leading network of academy trust CEOs in the country. 

#TrustLeaders COO Network

The National #TrustLeaders COO Network has gone from strength to strength in 2021, with growing numbers of academy trust COOs joining us from across the country. 

Education Executives

Supporting the professional development  of those individuals leading educational improvement and delivery across multiple schools or a trust-wide specialism.

Apply Today

For more information about each of our networks including details on to how to apply, visit Our Networks page

Apply for Being The CEO

We are delighted to confirm the seventh cohort of the #BeingTheCEO programme, a programme for serving CEOs who are keen to further their development and find the time and space to reflect, guided by experts. The programme will run from June 2022 until January 2023.

The programme is led by Michael Pain, author of the seminal book, ‘Being The CEO’ and founder of Forum Strategy – a leading national consultancy supporting CEO learning and development.

National #TrustLeaders CEO Conference

Thursday, 22 September 2022

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The 2022 National TrustLeaders CEO Conference wiil take at Trent Vineyard in the heart of Nottingham.

Highlights of the 2021 National conference can be seen below