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.

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

Being The CEO programme

We are now accepting applications for the next Being The CEO programme.

The programme includes residentials, online professional development sessions, three executive coaching sessions, three ‘one to one’ mentoring sessions with Sir Steve Lancashire, and access to a wide range of resources focused on developing in the CEO role. You will also be part of a small group of CEO peers with time provided for focused and productive networking and collaboration

“It has been the best CPD course I’ve ever been on. Thank you so much.”

“It has been transformational on a professional & personal level”

“Thank you for the opportunity. It has been such a fantastic programme and I feel truly reinvigorated.”

Deadline for applications: 24th January 2023

National #TrustLeaders Symposium 2023

#TrustLeaders as change agents
Shaping solutions together as we lead through challenging times

Our second annual National #TrustLeaders Symposium will take place on 15th June 2023 and is open to all those who are active individual members of Forum Strategy’s CEO, COO and Education Executive members on that date.

Following last year’s hugely successful and extremely well-attended event with Sir Michael Barber, this year’s event will be led by James Plunkett, author of End State: 9 ways society is broken and how we can fix it, and a former adviser to Gordon Brown. James is also an Executive Director of Citizens Advice and is working at the heart of many of the major challenges currently facing society. The day will once again be supported by Sir Steve Lancashire and facilitated by Maggie Farrar