Monday, January 8  –   Friday, January 12, 2018

CCI at Baruch College/CUNY • New York, NY

Leaders Forum picSince 2001, CCI annually offers the Corporate Communication Leaders Forum, an intensive professional and academic experience in the current theory and practice of corporate communication. It combines presentations, case studies, site visits, and interaction with leading professionals and scholars for a unique professional development and continuing education opportunity. Join us to experience the best thinking in the current theory and practice of corporate communication.



Program Topics

2018 Leaders Forum company site visits include:

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The Forum explores the following topics through a leadership lens:

  • The leadership role in corporate communication
  • Corporate  communication management
  • The current context for corporate communication practice
  • Corporate communication current practices and trends
  • Corporate communication in a global environment
  • Internal communication & employee engagement
  • Corporate communication & corporate crisis
  • Strategic uses of corporate communication research
  • Corporate communication & technologies
  • Ethics and corporate communication practice
  • Corporate communication & the changing media environment
  • Investor relations & the capital markets
  • Corporate communication & corporate reputation

The 2018 Leaders Forum Program will be posted in the Fall 2017.

Participant Profile

The FoIMG_7033 (cropped)rum is intended for corporate communication practitioners who have moved beyond functional responsibilities into greater leadership roles. Corporate communication executives from business, agencies, government, and nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate their upcoming communication leaders for this career opportunity. Practicing professionals, who desire a unique contribution to their professional development, are also encouraged to attend. We welcome English speaking communicators from around the globe. Enrollment is limited. In 2018, Forum participants will be joined by practicing professionals pursuing the Master in Mass Communication at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), a CCI Academic Partner.

Program Venue


Sessions are conducted at CCI – Corporate Communication International at Baruch College/CUNY located at 55 Lexington Avenue (at 25th) and at area corporate headquarters. CCI has arranged accommodations at the Park South Hotel, three blocks from Baruch, in Manhattan’s Murray Hill section on 28th Street between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue.


To nominate an up and coming corporate communicator from your organization or to share Leaders Forum information with a colleague, invite them to view our brochure and to complete a registration form.


CCI Leaders Forum 2018 Registration
CCI Member Early Bird Registration (by 12/8/17) $2,250.00 USD Non-member Early Bird Registration (by 12/8/17) $2,750.00 USD
CCI Member Registration (after 12/8/17) $2,500.00 USD Non-member registration (after 12/8/17) $2,950.00 USD

**Fees do not include hotel reservations**

Register here.

 Hotel Reservation

Please make reservations by Friday, December 8, 2017 for the Forum block rate below.  Limited rooms available.  To make your reservation at the Park South Hotel, three blocks from the Forum site, please click here.

Park South Block Hotel Rates in USD (until Dec. 8, 2017)
Superior Queen $159.00* Superior King $169.00* Superior Double $179.00*

*14.75% City and State taxes + a $3.50 New York City occupancy tax per night.

Participant Feedback

CCI’s Corporate Communication Leaders Forum gives unparalleled access to some of the most experienced & trusted communications professionals in the field who are united in their absolute dedication to their roles & profession.

You will leave this Forum not only with a sharper skill set but inspired to be the best you can be.I highly recommend this program to anyone in communication who is looking to broaden their horizons in all aspects of communication strategy and execution.It was a true revelation that corporations and government organizations face and tackle very similar challenges in communication.

This Forum was an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest trends and best practice in corporate communication.

The Leaders Forum is a well-executed and insightful platform where communication practitioners from all over the world can gather, network, and share best practices.

Well done! Wonderfully organized, culturally-diverse high-level leadership building corporate communications course. Provided a needed jolt to start thinking and behaving more strategically as a leader and counselor.

Excellent – challenging learning … took us places we could not go by ourselves.Enjoyed the real-time examples from leading practitioners.

Excellent, excellent, excellent! It was amazing to have access to the top leaders in our industry. Site visits added fantastic value to the program. This forum brings together theory and practice in a useful, motivating way. Thank you for an incredible experience!