Develop lasting relationships with other leaders
If you’re looking for a group that gives you feedback on some of the tough business issues you are facing and can speak from their own personal experience in similar business situations, then the International Trade Council Roundtable Program is for you.
This programme provides structured discussion groups of 10-13 business executives, CEO/owners, team leaders and management professionals. The same group of participants gather each month in a confidential setting to discuss issues affecting their businesses.
How it works
- There are 10-12 business principals per group.
- Groups are formed based on non-competitive participants, language, size of business and overall compatibility of members (as determined by the Council).
- Groups convene once each month using phone and/or an online web meeting platform.
- Participants are autonomous with respect to discussion topics, location, meeting time/day, direction and meeting agenda.
- Meetings are conversational in nature, generally lasting about 90 minutes.
- Each roundtable is assigned a professional facilitator, who is not allowed to solicit business from his/her assigned group. The Roundtable program is NOT a leads program.
- Because of the sensitive nature of these discussions, all participants must sign a confidentiality agreement.
Enrolment in the Roundtable program is ongoing, with applications accepted and new groups forming throughout the year. Groups will have the opportunity to remix and/or form new groups every twelve months. The program is open to Council members in good standing, as well as members of Chambers and Business Associations who are ITC partners.
Applicants are selected based on the following criteria:
- Top-level decision-maker for their business (i.e. President, CEO, General Manager, Plant Manager, etc.)
- Willing to maintain strict confidentiality
- Willing to commit to monthly group meetings
- Willing to actively share and participate with other members
- Willing to provide evaluation feedback when asked to do so