The CEO Club is the world's oldest and largest not-for-profit educational association for CEOs and entrepreneurs. Membership is by invitation only. There are about 5000 members nationally who represent all areas of businesses, whether they be private, public, or family-owned. Members run businesses with an average of $20 million in annual sales. There are currently over 125 lifetime members. The club opened six chapters in China in December 2002 and both the United Arab Emirates and Korean chapters were opened in 2006. The club sponsored a joint conference with the sister Academy of Chief Executives in England in November 2006.
Until now CEO Clubs UAE refuses to accept entrepreneurial memberships to preserve the high Class Standard of the club and its existing members. However, a non member could be allowed to sample the CEO Clubs membership by attending events of the Club as a guest.
Membership in the CEO Club UAE is by invitation and guests are encouraged to attend several meetings. All CEO Club meetings in all the chapters are free to CEO Club members and the guest who are invited by the Club. There are eight+ CEO Club meeting annually in each of the chapters. The meetings are most often luncheon meetings featuring a speaker on a topic of interest to CEOs growing businesses with about $20,000,000 in annual sales. The morning session features roundtables on topics of interest to members. The tuition for CEO Club membership includes a onetime $750 initiation fee, plus $1,200 for a one-year membership, $1,850 for a two-year membership, $2,300 for a three-year membership, and $6,500 for the lifetime membership (some restrictions apply).
Most recently, the CEO Clubs have made many favorable options for health insurance available to our members. The mini-med program is exclusive to the CEO CLUBS and available in all fifty states. For details contact Frank Winston at 914-366-4226. Please see INSURANCE section for the specific details. While in UAE the health care services are still being developed and started with the dental field.
The Chief Executive Officer's Clubs UAE creates a Nurturing Environment for CEOs Dedicated to Improving the Quality and Profitability of Their Enterprises Through Shared Experience and Personal Growth.
Yes. You can attend a regional meeting if you are not a member. However, there could be a guest fee for the lunch and dinners (usually free!!). Whenever there is fee applicable, you must be prepaid, as we do not accept registration payments at the door.
A Presidential Advisory Council, or PAC is a group of about a dozen CEO members who serve as a mutual board of advisors for one another; a "mastermind" group. About 150 CEO Club members participate in a PAC. PAC members must sign mutual confidentiality agreements, agree to share detailed financial information, and not miss more than two consecutive meetings. They must be in control of a company and they need to have a minimum of 25 employees with at least $2,000,000 in annual sales. Sounding out issues or decisions with a knowledgeable, yet not directly involved peer group can significantly improve the CEOs' odds of success. A PAC group focuses on the host company's biggest problem or opportunities. The council then offers solutions and advice. A mastermind occurs at the end of a session as each member shares their ideas to aid the host. This is audio taped for the host to utilize as a reference. Confidentiality agreements are signed due to the sharing of financial information. Included in each meeting are recaps and current developments by the council members present. We call this "five minutes around", but it seldom only takes five minutes. A regional PAC meets eight times annually, at each member's business. Each meeting usually goes from 10 am to 5 pm. See related questions about Super PAC.
If you haven't experienced a mastermind you are in for a treat. One of the elements which differentiates the CEO Club's PACs from other similar boards of advisors is we are the only group which employs a mastermind. Other groups, which form CEOs into mutual boards of advisors, make a big mistake by not including a mastermind. These groups conclude their sessions on a time criteria. "It's five o'clock lets go home". The CEO Club is unique because our PAC sessions end on a crescendo (that's a high note) with a mastermind. Here is how it works. At the end of the meeting, the facilitator makes sure there are no more questions. Once this is established, the tape recorder comes out and the mastermind begins. Each CEO offers the host up to three action steps, which they would do if they were in the shoes of the host. During a mastermind, it is the facilitator task to keep the host CEO silent to listen to advice from peers. This is the second hardest task for a PAC facilitator. The hardest task is setting the dates for future meetings. Consequently, we conclude a PAC with specific suggestions, which the CEO is free to consider and implement. All of this advice, about thirty-six related action steps, is put on an audiocassette, which is left with the host. When the mastermind is completed, members stay to answer or clarify their recommendations. Hosts have kept these recording for years and have listened to them numerous times. This final segment of the PAC is called the mastermind. If you'd like more information on the power of a mastermind, see Napoleon Hill's classic book "Think and Grow Rich". Almost a century ago, in chapter ten of that book, entrepreneurs began using masterminds with astonishing results. It's only six pages long but well worth the reading.
Yes, in December of 2002, 21 USA members traveled to China to establish four chapters in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xian, and Shenzhen. See the CEO Clubs in China website. In 2006 the clubs opened in Dubai, Saudi and Korea. See http://www.ceoclubsuae.com/ and http://www.ceoclubskorea.com/. In 2007 Chapter of Philippines opened while those of India, Pakistan, Morocco and Egypt are in process.
The answer to that question is it depends. Because PAC meetings are confidential, guests must also sign a confidentiality agreement. You must be approved to attend by the host (to be sure there is no conflict) and by the facilitator. There is no cost to attend the initial meeting as a guest. Dress is casual and lunch is served. If you are attending as a guest, you must send all the PAC members some information about you and your business before you attend. In that manner, everyone will be better acquainted with you when you meet. To join a PAC, you must be acceptable to existing members.
Joe Mancuso resigned as the Chairman of the Management Department of a small engineering School in Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (W.P.I) to start the not-for-profit associations in 1977. He had previously organized the entrepreneurial alumni of the school and decided he wanted to make this his life long work but for a larger audience. In the early 1980's, Joe and his family moved to the SoHo section of Manhattan. Today the CEO Club is the oldest and largest not-for-profit association for CEO's and entrepreneur. It has been in downtown Manhattan for over three decades.
When Joe Mancuso founded the association, he wanted it to be member based and supported. The association does not seek grants, or gifts. The CEO Clubs are charted as schools under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. This means that gifts they receive are tax deductible to the donor. As a school or college, the associations do not always seek to maximize profits but to return any excess to the member as increased benefits.
Our office is in Sheikh Zayed Rd. Dubai and coming to the office isn't nearly as effective as coming to one of the regional CEO Club meetings. It's more productive to meet our members than to meet the office staff.
Tariq is always accessible to members on his UAE cell phone.
When Joe is in the office, he'll take calls and emails from members at almost anytime. He often is accessible to members at odd hours. However, he loves voicemail and prefers to have messages left in his voicemail 212-978-8863.
We do not rent or sell the list of the CEO Club members. However, we have 30,000+ CEOs on the mailing list we do rent from Venture Communications. These are former members or someone who attended an event, or purchased something from the CEO Club. In addition, if you are a member of CEO Clubs UAE you can contact the other members.