Vistage Albany: A Place to Grow

Veteran business executive Dave Nettina chairs Vistage Albany, a peer advisory group where CEOs and CFOs “dig deep” on challenging and important issues.


About Vistage

Vistage Albany is a member of Vistage International, the world’s leading peer advisory organization. Founded in 1957, Vistage International brings together 17,000 successful executives from a wide range of industries in 1,874 cities around the globe. In the U.S. alone, there are 800 peer advisory groups like Vistage Albany.

Vistage Albany offers relief from the isolation atop the corporate ladder. It gives executives a confidential place to bounce ideas off each other and discover solutions. Peer advisory group members are typically:

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  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Key executives

With revenues of $5 million to $1 billion, members come to improve their communication skills, decision making abilities and leadership styles.

The Vistage method is not consulting. It offers no prescriptions. It’s a facilitated peer group. It’s based on the belief that many experienced heads are better than one when confronting meaningful challenges and opportunities. Vistage also believes solutions developed by individuals are more meaningful and powerful and carry a greater commitment to follow through. To aid in achieving these goals, members hold one another accountable to do what they say they will do.

What is a Vistage Peer Group and Why Should You be Involved?

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How the Vistage Chair Chooses the Right Mix of Members


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An Inside Look: A Vistage Group Meeting

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Ever wondered what happens behind closed doors during a peer advisory group meeting? The structured, facilitated format unique to Vistage provides an exclusive resource to members to learn from and with fellow business owners and executives. If you aren’t yet part of a Vistage group, here’s an overview of how a peer advisory group meeting works. Educational Sessions Vistage group…

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Is a Peer Group Right for Me?

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