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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.

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

Apply for Education Executives Membership NOW!

Last year Forum Strategy launched a membership offer for education executives leading improvement across a trust, leading a cross-trust specialism, or overseeing multiple schools. Over the 2021/22 academic year, these members have benefited from four sessions of high-quality executive coaching; several facilitated workshops; attendance at our National #TrustLeaders symposium in Nottingham; as well as wider membership benefits such as the weekly e-briefings, online seminars, and our range of membership resources. We are now pleased to confirm this offer will continue for the 2022/23 academic year, with applications now open until 15 July 2022.

National #TrustLeaders CEO Conference 2022

On 22nd September, Forum Strategy held its fifth annual National #TrustLeaders CEO Conference in Nottingham. This year’s event was entitled ‘Hopeful leadership; generating connection and community out of adversity’ and was exclusive to individual members of our National CEO Network plus a guest of their choice. Contributors included CEO network Chair, Sir Steve Lancashire; Kelly Beaver CEO of IPSOS UK and Ireland; Dr. Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, CEO of Oxfam UK; humanitarian Sally Becker; and more