Within the world of YPO, a chapter is a group of at least 16 members with a defined leadership structure, who meet regularly through lifelong learning and idea exchange in a defined geographic area. All members have a primary chapter membership while some elect to belong to more than one local or regional chapter. Each chapter designs their own annual calendar of events, social and learning, to meet the needs of their members.
UNIQUE BENEFITS OF YPO CHAPTERS
YPO local chapters share a passion for their local business community and are deeply immersed in the local economy. Members benefit from deep local connections that bring their businesses to the next level. All while establishing relationships that enrich their passions, careers and lives. Nobody knows the local business climate better, or the local economy more thoroughly, than YPO members in your own city. If you aspire to grow more right where you live, local chapters are tailored just for you.
YPO regional chapters regularly exchange knowledge, insights and experiences. Leaders from across the region collaborate with regional thought-leaders, innovators, disruptors and influencers who are game changers in their fields. While local chapters immerse you to the leadership of your community, regional chapters deliver a new realm of opportunities. If your priority is networking beyond your local community, consider a regional chapter.
YPO originated the concept of Forum and provides the gold-standard experience. Our members can choose to join a chapter, network, or regional forum, whichever best suits their interest. Forums meet once a month and host an annual member retreat. YPO also offers Forums for spouse/partners and young adult children. Our members often cite their Forum experience as one of the most rewarding and valuable within YPO.
Today, there are 55 networks and more than 150 active member groups to choose from ranging from business, personal, social enterprise and family networks and groups. Networks offer more than 600 annual events and engage members and spouse/partners online, through global conference calls and monthly communications.
Members can choose to attend the events that most appeal to their interests and availability. More than one-half of all events are open to spouse/partners and family to enable members to share the YPO experience with their loved ones.
Mentoring within YPO is a great way to share your knowledge and expertise. Further your own professional growth and development by gaining new perspectives and insights. Expand your network, gain undiscovered insight into your own strengths and weaknesses and leave a legacy.
Your leadership journey within YPO can include leadership positions within chapters, regions, networks, and committees to enrich your personal journey of growth, learning and giving back.
YPO members have access to YPO events and strategic educational alliances with some of the world's leading universities including Harvard Business School, Stanford University Business School, Carnegie Mellon University, Aspen Institute, University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University.
To expand the peer-to-peer idea exchange, we created the For Presidents by Presidents video series where members share business knowledge and experience in a convenient and easy video format of 300 seconds or less. Or Ten Minute Tips from the Top, our popular podcast series featuring insights and advice from YPO members and experts.
YPO partners with a variety of global organizations and businesses that provide YPO members with exclusive access to world-class learning, premier business resources, extraordinary speakers, one-of-a-kind YPO experiences and other professional services.
Spouse/Partners can fuel their passions and grow through personal and professional development topics tailored to them. They also have the opportunity to join a Forum, considered by many as the most valuable aspect of YPO. Forum creates a safe haven of trust to create deeper connections with the spouse/partner peers in YPO.
Our new, opt-in, user-pay YNG+ program takes the local YNG experience a step further with access to a global community of peers, international learning opportunities and career development.
Our private member intranet connects members to each other, to YPO communities, resources, events, and member benefits 24/7 from anywhere around the globe.
Our free, confidential service helps members with business, personal or health questions or in a crisis.