The Format of MD2MD Meetings

Time is precious, and leaders get bogged down in the detail far too often.
When joining MD2MD, you commit to one day per month to work smarter not harder.

You’ll be working ON your business, not IN your business.

What Happens at MD2MD Meetings?

Day-long peer group meetings enable you to implement actions the very next day. A month later you can share progress with peers, and develop new ideas. This is Kaizen leadership: the process of continuous improvement. It will raise your game and revolutionise your business.

Our meetings include two main components:

1. Speaker Workshops

Led by world-class professional speakers, MD2MD workshops provoke thinking and motivate action. We invest in top-calibre expert practitioner speakers, of a standard rarely available to business leaders in a small group.

The topics are valuable and varied. From topics like sales, marketing, operations, finance and IT to leadership challenges such as handling difficult conversations and motivating your team. We also tackle subjects that are more fluid, such as ambitions, goals, motivations, and values.

2. Peer Challenge Board

The confidential peer challenge board is where members work together and learn from each other, discussing real practical case studies for business challenges, and considering how to handle them.

A business school with a difference….

In some ways like a business school but actually very different, as you’ll consider case studies that are true, immediate, and real. A key participant in the case is there to answer probing questions in person. We all learn by considering how we’d handle the challenge they face.

Simultaneously, the individual at the heart of the case study gains from the centuries of wisdom focused on their issue. In some ways like a board meeting. Peers act as coaches or non-executive directors by supporting you when you’re facing a challenge, and challenging you when you’re not.

A board meeting with a difference…

You’ll hear a dozen perspectives, based on a wide range of beliefs. Insights won’t be tainted by conflicting interests, the need to represent shareholders or to protect a position. You’ll simply get objective advice from independent peers who understand the challenges of business leadership and who are willing to provide their best advice about your situation in exchange for your best advice on theirs.

Other Meeting Formats

Retreat to Advance

Retreat to Advance is a two-day event, in which we step back from the day-to-day to review plans with colleagues. This is to ensure that we are heading in the strategic direction that will help us meet ambitions.


LeaderFest is our mini-conference, at which all MD2MD groups meet to develop their thinking by questioning experienced business leaders and encouraging them to share on stage what they’ve learnt and what they believe.

Find your group

Forthcoming events

july 2020


wed22jul8:30 am10:00 amTRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP - Lead yourself, so that others will followStef du Plessis

wed29jul8:30 am10:00 amRecovering in a recession - Session 2Grant Leboff

august 2020

wed12aug8:30 am10:00 amLeading Cultures During and Beyond the Disruption / 2nd SessionSteve Simpson


Request a guest invitation

To those who wish to learn with and from fellow business leaders, we extend an invitation to attend a MD2MD meeting as our guest. This is an opportunity to start fruitful relationships, enjoy useful conversations, and gain valuable business insights.