35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference update

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2024 Ohio Employee Owner Retreat

The Ohio Employee Owner Retreat is a two-day, off-site training program staffed by the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, where employee-owners learn from and interact with their peers from other ESOP companies. In small groups, structured exercises, and informal discussions, employee-owners develop new skills and a new perspective on employee ownership at their respective companies.
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Download the program overview here

Date

September 9th-10th (Monday-Tuesday)

Location

Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center

22300 State Pk Rd 20, Mt Sterling, OH 43143

Who should attend

The program is designed primarily for hourly and salaried non-managerial employees and provides them with an opportunity to learn with and from their peers. Typically, attendees come from ESOP companies where developing a culture of ownership is considered an important aspect of corporate success.

  • Employee-owners interested in becoming ESOP leaders
  • Members of your company's ESOP Communications Committee
  • Those responsible for educating others at your company about your ESOP

Program Overview

Retreat components include:
* The ABCs of ESOPs
* The ESOP Game
* How Can I Impact the Bottom Line?
* ESOP Communications and Problem-Solving
* Information sharing and networking with employee owners from different companies

Who should attend:
* Non-managerial employees interested in becoming leaders
* Members of your ESOP Communications Committee
* Those responsible for educating others at your company about your ESOP

Registration and breakfast will start with breakfast at 8:30 am on the first day, and will wrap up on the second day at 5 pm.

What previous Participants say about the Retreat...
"WOW – such a great experience!!  We sent five employees to the Retreatin the fall of 2021 and all came back with useful information.  It was a smaller setting than the annual conferences which made it a great way to network with other employee owned companies and share ideas.  The instructors from the OEOC gave us great insight on how to “Think like Owners” and share this information with our fellow team members.  The 2-day course was broken down into several instructional sessions, from the basics to business financials.  I would highly recommend this to any of your employee owners from – everyone can benefit from this!!"
- Lori Robinson, Parallel Technologies, Columbus OH
“The Retreat was the opportunity we needed to step away from the business and “re-energize” our Employee Owned spirit.”
- Nancy van Ginkel & Diane Kruis, Mantaline Corporation, Mantua OH

Cost and Registration


$450.00 per attendee
Includes training, materials and meals
$775.00 per attendee
Includes training, materials and meals

*We are happy to accept last minute registrations for the Retreat; please be aware however that sleeping rooms at the Lodge are finite, and we encourage you to reserve the sleeping rooms you will need as soon as possible.

Accommodations

Sleeping rooms can be reserved by calling Deer Creek Lodge at 740-869-2020 by identifying that you are with the 'Kent State - Ohio Employee Ownership Center' group to receive the $145/night rate. We recommend that you reserve your sleeping rooms as soon as possible for the event.

  • Group Room Rate: $145.00

Contact Chris Cooper at ccooper1@kent.edu or 330-672-3028 for more info on joining the Network to receive addition program registration discounts.

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