ESOP Committee Tune-Up

ESOP Committee Tune-Up

Presented in Partnership with Workplace Development

Tuesday Dec 5th, 2017 9:30 am – 4 pm
Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center

Whether you are starting (or restarting) your ESOP Committee, or just looking to maximize the success of the one you have, this program will provide you with best practices, dos and don’ts, as well as an opportunity to network with communication committees from your fellow employee-owned companies. Attend for practical ideas to enhance your ownership culture and make your team more successful in 2018!

Jim Bado, Workplace Development Inc
. – Jim is the founder of Workplace Development and has been assisting employee-owned business since 1989. His expertise includes rolling out new ESOP plans, communicating an ESOP’s benefits, building effective internal ESOP committees and strategic planning in an ESOP company.

Chris Cooper, Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University – Chris has been at the OEOC since 1999, and is coordinator of its Employee Owned Network. He is also the primary trainer for the OEOC, including at the ESOP Association’s Employee Owner Retreat that is staffed by the OEOC.

Cost to Attend:
$149 for Members of the OEOC’s Employee Owned Network of companies
$225 for Non-Members

Not sure if you’re a Member? Contact the OEOC at 330-672-3028

 How to Register:
Call the OEOC at 330-672-3028 or email at and we will get you registered (you will be invoiced).

Questions? Contact Chris Cooper at the OEOC at 330-672-3028 or

Preliminary Agenda
9:30 am             Registration, refreshments, networking
10 am               Introductions
10:30 am           Intro to ESOP Committees – What they are, what they should be
11:15 am           Best Practices – Avoid the “Deadly Sins” of ESOP Committees
12 noon             Lunch
12:45 pm           Break
1 pm                 Small Groups and Round Robin Idea Exchange
2:15 pm             Break
2:30 pm             Planning for your 2018 year of events and programs
3:45 pm             Wrap-up, final thoughts
4 pm                 Adjourn