The Value of Membership
We're a little different than your typical communications organization. We're senior communications influencers dedicated to sharing knowledge, advancing the profession and helping you and your organization succeed.
We sit solidly at the intersection of ideas and influence.
Transforming business … one conversation at a time.
As individuals, we define excellence in communications within our respective organizations:
Elevating business conversations
We have a big picture view of what works. We think strategy first, tactics second. You'll get advice, ideas and perhaps some needed pushback. And, you don't need to log in, pay extra or give an account number. Just ask.
Inspired ideas. Meaningful connections.
Our selective group is one of our strengths. We're on a first-name basis. We know you and your background. We're also fun. Bring the business cards, and leave with new friends.
Although relationships are important in this business, there is real thought muscle behind what we do. We advance ideas that help drive business success.
Where it all comes together.
For us, this organization is where wisdom lives.
OK, we're a lot different. Join us.
Become a Member
We invite senior-level communicators from all types of organizations: corporate, non-profit, academia, government, associations and consulting (individual practitioner, boutique or larger firms) to apply for membership. Our membership ratio of 60 percent “corporate” members and 40 percent consultants and vendors provides a rich, diverse mix of seasoned communicators from each professional area.
Online Membership Application
The Company We Keep
A typical Exchange member has at least 10 years of overall business experience, with at least three of these at a manager level position in communications. Their current responsibilities include a high-level role in internal and/or corporate communications. Our members shape and refine the communication landscape in leadership, consulting and recruiting capacities with measurable results. Perhaps most important, they candidly share knowledge and opinions, making membership a genuinely two-way experience.
Each member's experience brings value to the Exchange. By openly sharing these experiences, individuals contribute to the unique professional development needs of fellow senior communicators as well as help each other solve immediate problems in real time. This qualification makes our membership process different from other professional organizations you may know. The members of the Exchange Membership Committee personally review each application to ensure it meets our membership criteria. The Board of Directors then weighs in on the committee's recommendations. (The complete application process is explained in our membership application.)
And gain some unique benefits…
If you're a new member, it's easy to break the ice - and you don't even have to leave your desk. Upon joining, you receive immediate access to the following benefits, all for the one price of annual membership (no hidden fees!):
The Exchange ListServ
An online forum for top-quality benchmarking and best practices. We know of no other forum where you can query peers on an unlimited range of topics and receive comprehensive advice and feedback within minutes. Our members report that the Exchange ListServ has so much credibility that the resulting information has helped them shape policy at the leadership level.
Monthly Exchange Hot Topics programs
These are delivered by teleconference or webcast. In these informal, one-hour forums, members gain insight into topics ranging from leading-edge employee research techniques to senior-level hiring trends. Top-caliber panelists recruited from both within and outside of our member ranks lead interactive, no-holds-barred discussions in a safe, confidential environment. Exchange members have access to all Hot Topics included in the price of annual membership and have members-only access to the Hot Topics summaries in our Library.
The Exchange Online Member Directory
You can directly access peers at the touch of a button in the Members Only section of our Web site.
The Exchange Online Resource Center
There are hundreds of documents for members-only access on topics including Change Management, Measurement, Leadership Communication, Social Networking and so much more.
This archive holds prior ListServ conversations that is searchable by sender or subject as well as content from the body of the conversations.
Annual membership dues are $300 USD, due each year on your CCM anniversary date (the month in which your application is approved.)