35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference update

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The research is extensive, and increasingly without controversy - employee-ownership by itself will not increase employee satisfaction, motivation and performance, it must be combined with an ownership culture that generates value for the company, wealth for employees, and quality of life in our communities. We offer multiple programs throughout the year to help build and maintain an ownership culture.

2021 Communication Roundtables

These Roundtables are designed to convene a group of your peers to discuss your communications challenges  and exchange ideas within an "open forum" structure as we move through these uncertain times. We will be hosting multiple Roundtables throughout the year. Our first two Roundtables will be held virtually and we plan to hold in-person Roundtables during the second half of the year.

Virtual

The first Roundtable will be held as a separate event on Wednesday, March 24th. The second will be held Friday, May 7th, in conjunction with our 35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference.

In-person

We are monitoring distribution of the vaccines, as well as guidance from relevant federal, state, local, and university officials on how to move forward with in-person events. Currently we are cautiously optimistic that we can begin hosting in person events by late summer. With that in mind, we plan to schedule in-person Roundtables in the second half of the year. Check back for updates on the status of in-person

Cost

Network Members
March 24th Roundtable
Free
May 7th Roundtable
Free, with conference registration
In-person Roundtables
Prices and Dates TBA
Non Network Members
March 24th Roundtable
$50.00 per attendee
May 7th Roundtable
Free, with conference registration
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Communication Roundtable Wednesday, March 24th, 12noon-1pm

Who should attend? Culture Committee members, and leaders in charge of company communications and culture.

Directions on how to log onto the platform will be emailed 48 hours before the session.

*Like all our Roundtables, you can add your topics of interest to the agenda by sending them to Chris Cooper at ccooper1@kent.edu

Registration and  Cost

Network Members: Free, RSVP by sending an email to oeoc@kent.edu

Non- Network Members:  $50 per attendee. To register and pay click here

To register and pay non electronically send an email to oeoc@kent.edu, you will be invoiced.

                                                                                                                                                                                

Communications Roundtable Friday, May 7th, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Who should attend? Culture Committee members, and leaders in charge of company communications and culture.

*Like all our Roundtables, you can add your topics of interest to the agenda by sending them to Chris Cooper at ccooper1@kent.edu

Registration and Cost

Network Members: Free, with Annual Conference registration

Non-Network Members:  Free, with Annual Conference registration

*Registration for May 7th Roundtable will take place after conference registration is completed. To register for our 35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference click here

To register and pay non electronically send an email to oeoc@kent.edu, you will be invoiced.

                                                           

Communication Committee Tune-up

Presented in Partnership with Workplace Development
Tuesday Dec 5th, 2021 9:30 am - 4 pm
Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
215 S Depeyster St, Kent, OH 44240

Whether you are starting (or restarting) your Culture Committee, or just looking to maximize the success of your current one, 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 2022!

Instructors:
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.

Important Note

Like you, we can't wait to get back to in-person events. Also like you, we need to ensure the safety of those we work, and get together, with at all times. We are monitoring distribution of the vaccines, as well as guidance from relevant federal, state, local, and university officials on how to move forward with in-person events.

As it stands now, we are cautiously optimistic that we will be back with in-person events starting in late summer. With that in mind we are planning the following in-person events for the second half of the year. Right now our target date for the in person version of this program is early October, 2021. We are prepared to offer the program virtually if necessary.

Check back for updates!

                              

Cost

Network Member
$175.00 per attendee (in-person)
$100.00 per attendee (virtual)
Non-Network Member
$275.00 per attendee (in-person)
$200.00 per attendee (virtual)

Registration

Details for registration will be posted soon. Check back for updates.

Questions?

Contact Chris Cooper at 330-672-0338 or by email (ccooper1@kent.edu)

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