Center for Houston's Future


We inspire leaders to identify matters of the highest importance to the long-term future of the greater Houston region and to collaborate in addressing those challenges for the benefit of all.

Leadership > Business / Civic Leadership Forum


Since 2000, we’ve taken more than 1,350 leaders on learning journeys through the thorniest social issues and the biggest economic hurdles and opportunities facing Houston. The results are many life-changing community projects — spun off from the Forums — and a cohort of diverse civic entrepreneurs working to build a better region.

Forum Information

Our twice-yearly Business/Civic Leadership Forums build passionate civic leaders as diverse as the Houston region itself, leveraging participants’ business and leadership skills to drive lasting change. For both proven and emerging leaders, our Business/Civic Leadership Forums develop a deeper understanding of the challenges in our community and foster a new sense of responsibility for the future.

Spring 2024 Forum Dates:

Welcome Reception: Wednesday, March 13

Day #1: Wednesday, March 20

Day #2: Thursday, March 21

Day #3: Wednesday, April 3

Day #4: Wednesday, April 10

Day #5: Wednesday, April 24

Day #6: Wednesday, May 8

Day #7: Wednesday, May 15

CHF 2023 Fall BusinessCivicForum Twitter Speakers

Alumni Committee Co-Chairs

Randi Sonenshein
Andrew Van Chau

Alumni Engagement Committee Co-Chairs

Mary Doughtie
Nicolas Jimenez

Leadership Committee Co-Chairs

LaGina Harris
Luis Cruz