35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference update

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A Partnership of the NCEO and OEOC

The National Employee Owner Summit 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.

Download Preliminary Agenda Here

This program is almost sold out. Only 3 seats remain.

If you would like to register for the program please contact Chris Cooper at ccooper1@kent.edu or call 330-672-3028

Dates

January 26th (Thursday) - 27th (Friday), 2023

Location

Double Tree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa
1011 W Holmes Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210

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 outstanding ESOP companies where developing a culture of ownership is considered an important aspect of corporate success.

Program Overview

The Employee Owner Summit introduces employee owners to skills, knowledge and peer contacts that will make their participation as owners even more effective. The program will include mini-forums, presentations, teamwork exercises, and interactive games.

Download Preliminary Agenda Here

What Participants Say About the Summit

"A few of our Ownership Culture Committee Chairs attended this program in August of 2017 and it made such an impact, we brought the program to our Kentucky facility and trained the entire company. The instructors are knowledgeable and able to explain the complexity of ESOPs in easily understood terms. In addition, the program allows participants to run their own ESOP companies in a very realistic, fun game simulation. This simulation provides a chance to apply our ESOP and business knowledge while competing against other teams to see which company is the most successful. Applying the knowledge in this fun way makes it stick. Great learning and team building experience. I highly recommend the program!" 
- Krisi Schell, SRC Holdings Corp.
"WOW – such a great experience!!  We sent five employees to this in 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
“Scot Forge enjoys attending the National Employee Owner Summit. When our owners attend the program, we learn and are able to share best practices among a trusted group of companies. We leave well informed and anxious to return to share our learnings with our fellow owners. The Summit Instructors are always well informed on current events facing ESOP companies. After networking and connecting with ers, we leave with a greater sense of pride, and an interconnected fate.”
- The Scot Forge ESOP Council
“The program 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

Cost and Registration

This program is almost sold out. Only 3 seats remain. If you would like to register for the program please contact Chris Cooper at ccooper1@kent.edu or call 330-672-3028

Members of the OEOC's Employee-Owned Network or of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), receive discounts on registrations for this program. Benefits are increased when multiple employee-owners from your company attend the Summit - all companies receive a discount when sending 2 or more participants.

Not sure if you are a member?
For membership inquiries email oeoc@kent.edu

$725
First Person
$575
Each additional person from the same company
$950
First Person
$800
Each additional person from the same company

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

Accommodations

To reserve your room by phone please call the Hotel at (630) 971-2000 and enter ext. # 7113. Identifying that you are with the Kent State - Ohio Employee Ownership Center for the National Employee Owner Summit to receive the discounted room rates.

To reserve your room online visit this link and use the code KEN at checkout.

*** We recommend that you reserve your sleeping rooms as soon as possible for the event.

Contact Chris Cooper at ccooper1@kent.edu or 330-672-3028 for more info on the program.

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