Corporate Patrons


By becoming a 4iforum Patron, you join an extraordinary group of donors who share our passion for learning. Our Patrons help to create opportunities to unlock innovative and creative thinking within the business community to enable us all to thrive. Your support will provide inspiration to the thousands of participants who join our forums and engage in our learning community.

As a Patron you’ll benefit from exclusive insider access to our team, influencing the forum themes and your gift means we can open up access to our learning community to everyone who needs it.  You’ll enjoy guaranteed access to an outstanding range of events, from open forums, thought forums and symposiums to exclusive closed forums for your own team.   Your employees will get access to the expertise shared by our team of disruptors whilst they contribute to emerging thinking as part of the larger learning community.

Patrons and their support for learning is not a new concept. Such relationships from scholarships to benefactors go back to the very beginning of civilisation.  Wherever learning and supporters collide there is always a positive effect.  To make a meaningful contribution to the world 4iforum needs generous patrons, who not only support the expansion of the number of forums we schedule but make the world of thinking differently possible.

Our hope is that companies become patrons because they value the services we offer whilst also wishing to support 4iforum financially.  Patrons not only make 4iforum possible, they make it possible for the creation of thinking of real value that can be shared with the world. 

Giving to give

The more support we receive from patrons and sponsors, the more forums we can schedule, and the more seats we can give away to people and organisations who really need them.

You can even choose bespoke support for a leadership team from another organisation the needs a new perspective, such as a critical partner in your supply chain who have been negatively impacted by the current crisis.

Our goal is to give away a million free forum seats by the end of 2021.

Example Patron Package

Guaranteed access to forums for four members of staff each month.  You can send a maximum of four (4) delegates each month from the following permitted annual allocation of forum seats:

Build your own bespoke Patrons package

If your organisation requires access for more than 4 staff members per month, would like to build a leadership development programme with specific themed forums or would like exclusive forums open only to your staff to be part of your package please contact us directly to discuss a bespoke Patrons package.

Together we thrive

We’re facing the worst recession in history, which is precisely when new ways of thinking are needed most, so we decided to turn things upside down! So… rather than asking people to pay for our services, we invite them to pay instead.

Our Patrons are central to supporting this learning community.  Our standard patronage package sponsors the creation of eight (8) additional forums a year.

Is this something you might like to be part of? Would you like to help others as you help yourself? We believe that our economy will only be as strong as the weakest link, so if we help each other, we’ll recover sooner. Everyone benefits from businesses succeeding, and together, we have knowledge and expertise that can help others.

Our forum types

At the heart of 4iforum is the belief that by creating a safe conversational space in the form of our dialogic forums we enable business leaders to gather and think disruptively together.  

Dialogue (dia – logos) is a Greek word for “flow of meaning.” Meaning is the undercurrent that supports our perspective of the world, and therefore has a significant impact on our decision making.  The importance of meaning to quality decision making is subtle and almost invisible.  However, engaging in collective meaning making is powerful enough to produce truly great leadership. 

The practice of good dialogue supports leaders in organising the process and structure of their thinking to positively shape our collective future.

Each of our forums offers a different intensity of meaning making.  Not all business decisions and operations require us to engage in effortful mental activities, pragmatically we can learn practical tools and practices to deliver great results.  Each forum type will take you deeper into the challenge of thinking together and thinking about thinking.

We can make it easier to choose

Let us help you understand how 4iforum can support your current and future needs