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    Visionary Membership Benefits

    Annual Dues: At least a $75,000 total investment ($25,000 of which must be dues)


    Visionaries are the most elite members of the Sustaining Membership Network. They lead the charge to advance graduate education, recognizing the uniquely powerful role graduate deans have to effect change in the complex landscape of higher education. Visionaries value corporate citizenship and are heavily invested in the endeavor of graduate education. The highest levels of benefits are reserved for Visionaries, who receive exclusive insider access to CGS expertise and membership. Companies qualify as Visionaries when they make an additional investment of at least $50,000 in sponsorships beyond their $25,000 dues payment.


    Like Collaborators, Visionaries have the option of proposing opportunities for engagement that are customized to their interests and priorities in the sphere of graduate education.


    Exclusive Benefits Only Available to CGS Visionaries


    CGS Annual Meeting

    • Opportunity to propose a focus group at the Annual Meeting
    • Early bird registration rates for the entire registration period


    CGS Summer Workshop & New Deans Institute

    • First right of refusal and priority scheduling for sponsored breakfast presentations


    Access to graduate deans

    • Opportunity to provide CGS-approved sponsored content for News Network, CGS's bi-weekly e-newsletter (twice per calendar year)


    Plus, all of the Special Benefits of the Corporate Leadership Circle (See Collaborators for full listing) and the Premium Benefits of the Sustaining Membership Network.


    Levels: Small Business Partner  ||  Ally   ||  Collaborator  ||  Visionary


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.