How We Work With You

Designing and Delivering Skills Development Systems Across Complex Global Organizations

“Bricks and Mortar.” In learning solutions, bricks are the content the programs. Our bricks are research based, modularized, and among the best in the business. But it is our mortar how we work with clients that helps us, and our clients, win.

What does that mean for you? Quite simply, no single classroom event is going to get you the results you seek. It’s how you construct and tailor the whole learning solution that creates something great and accelerates results within an organization. Forum is unique in our ability to mobilize world class resources against complex client needs, delivering top quality content in an expertly designed, expertly implemented, scalable solution. Our approach to achieving results for our clients is different because we:

  •     We implement learning solutions that really move the needle rather than just engaging in ‘program du jour’
  •     Perform deep assessments and engage with senior leaders to align the solution with the strategy
  •     Have high integrity, high quality interactions; we push back appropriately, we do our homework, and do what we say we are going to do
  •     Drive core and consistent individual and group behaviors across complex, global organizations (no easy task…)
  •     Offer modularized content that can be tailored easily and quickly
  •     Develop communication strategies to accelerate program adoption
  •     Sustain learning through coaching, reconnect sessions, and reinforcement tools
  •     Evaluate learning transfer and behavior change

Although our engagements support our clients’ urgent strategic agendas, we are not strategy consultants. We are the people who make the recommendations of strategy consultants actually work.

“Forum understands business. And they are good at learning what the drivers are and what makes people tick to create a true strategic partnership.”

Matt Smith, Executive Vice President,


Forum Case Studies & Client Results

Our clients span the globe and industries. Their challenges and opportunities are as unique as the solutions we co create. We help our clients mobilize their people to achieve those business objectives faster and more effectively.

Learning Solutions

Our content is research based and scalable across levels of management and global region. Our content is modularized and nearly always used in combination with other course modules. This allows our clients to target the specific behavior and mindset shift required for the challenges facing their business.

Please click on the categories below to see a list of research in that area to download.

Leadership Solutions

Sales and Sales Management Solutions

Services Solutions

Industry Experience

Forum’s global expertise is built on broad and deep experience within several key industries: Energy and Utilities, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, Consumer Products, Information Technology, and Hospitality and Retail.

Clients in each industry face unique challenges, pressures, and opportunities. We structure and tailor our solutions based on our deep knowledge of those key issues. However, our global scale and cross industry expertise also enables us to:


  •     Apply proven techniques, methodologies and best practices from one industry and apply it to others
  •     Anticipate the specific needs of our clients
  •     Help clients address the inevitable shifts in their industries and the global economy


Our programs and solutions are designed to help you grow market share, anticipate and adapt to change, and ensure maximum performance at all levels. When it matters most, you can trust Forum to be a true partner and deliver the results you need to become a leader in your industry.

“Forum really does truly feel like a true partner versus a vendor. And that to me is a very big thing.”

Dawn Moore, Management Training Leader Development Center


Partners & Associations

Forum Partners join us in providing robust, comprehensive solutions to our clients’ business needs. We provide a credible filter on the densely populated learning marketplace to bring our clients only those providers who have distinguished themselves amongst their peers in the areas of content, technology and services

Comprehensive Solutions Require Robust Networks

Forum is proud to partner with a network of 30+ industry leaders to enhance our client solutions. Some of our featured partners include:


Harvard Business Publishing provides practical, innovative business course materials that build management skills. Products include HBR case studies and briefs.


Paradigm Learning creates innovative classroom business games and simulations that are fun, fast, cost effective, and customizable to address your critical business strategies.


Questar measures employee engagement and delivers global multi rater and 360 assessment surveys for your learners. Topics include Forum’s Sales Skills Assessment, Sales Manager Skills Assessment, Climate Assessment, and more.


Executive Perspectives develops business and learning simulations to drive measurable and significant business results.

Interested? We want to meet you!

We love our partners. That’s why we offer them a reliable process for working with us. If you are interested in working with Forum, please follow this link to complete our Partnership Profile. We will use the information you provide to learn about your business, and to understand how you envision working with us. You may also reach a member of the Partnerships Team directly at


The CSE is a community of Australian B2B sales leaders, operations specialists, global experts, and select capability providers. Our mission? Help ‘sales’ become a legitimate, highly respected profession and Australian sales organizations reflect these best practices. CSE is often the starting point for leaders seeking to accelerate sales operational excellence.


HR People & Strategy has been a place for Executives, Practitioners, Academics and Consultants to connect with colleagues who make bottom line decisions about people and business results for more than 30 years. You’ll see Forum regularly at HR People & Strategy events.


ISA  The Association of Learning Providers Forum supports this association which is dedicated exclusively to the issues and needs of executives in the training industry.


HCI is the global association for talent management and new economy leadership. HCI provides strategic insight, world class research, global thought leadership and unique educational opportunities, integrated across a new Web 2.0 collaboration platform. Forum and HCI often partner to address critical learning, development and strategic talent management topic.

training_industry_logo helps dedicated business and training professionals get the information, insight, and tools needed to more effectively manage the business of learning. Forum partners with to provide their members with cutting edge whitepapers, research reports, webinars, case studies, and best practices on the future of the training industry.