35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference update

Welcome

35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Moving Forward, Renewing Purpose

Welcome

35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Moving Forward, Renewing Purpose

Welcome

35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Moving Forward, Renewing Purpose

Welcome

35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Moving Forward, Renewing Purpose

Welcome

35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Moving Forward, Renewing Purpose

35th Annual
Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Moving Forward, Renewing Purpose

Each year the OEOC’s Annual Conference features an eclectic and interesting mix of featured speakers, 20-plus breakout sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities - and more - for management and leaders of employee-owned companies, rank and file employee owners, business owners interested in selling to their employees, and anyone interested in employee ownership.

We will continue to deliver the same mix of content at this years conference. To maximize engagement and networking opportunities, as well as minimize the virtual fatigue that comes with day long conferences, we will carry out this year's conference over the course of 3 half days. Each half day will focus on a particular topic area and include a mix of recorded and live content, live roundtables, and opportunities for one-on-one meetings with attendees and our expert presenters.

Important Update

To ensure the health and safety of the employee ownership community, the 35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference will be run as a 100% online virtual conference over the course of 3 half days.

Wednesday, May 5th
Thursday, May 6th
Friday, May 7th

About the Annual Conference

For the past 34 years the Ohio Employee Ownership Center has hosted an annual conference that provides a one of a kind educational experience for existing and prospective employee owned companies - this is year is no different!! Like past conferences, this year's conference sessions cover a wide range of issues relevant to employee owners and their companies -  whether you are an employee owner, manager, business owner interested in selling to your employees,  service provider, or an economic development practitioner the annual conference is a great opportunity to learn from your peers. Taking into account the safety and needs of the community we have made important changes to the structure of the conference.

Health and Safety

In order to ensure the health and safety of the employee-ownership community, the 35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference will be run as a 100% online virtual conference. Like last year's conference, you will be able to access the conference on our computer or tablet, no mater where you are.

Maximize Engagement and Minimize Fatigue

To maximize engagement and networking opportunities, as well as minimize the fatigue that comes with day long virtual conferences, this year's conference will take place over the course of 3 half days with each half day's sessions arranged by subject. Each day’s programming will be designed to maximize live interaction, networking, and learning from your peers and our expert presenters.

Conference Format

The 2021 conference will include concurrent interactive sessions on everything employee ownership that run from morning until noon. Topic areas will be organized across the 3 days in the following way:

Day 1 -  Wednesday, May 5th

  • Legal and Technical - interactive sessions on legal, financial, fiduciary, and other technical employee ownership topics
  • Essential Employee Owner Education - interactive basic education sessions for all employee-owners of ESOPs and worker cooperatives

Day 2 - Thursday, May 6th

  • Culture and Communications - interactive sessions to to help maximize and grow your ownership culture including; communication committees; developing strategies for in person and virtual communications; and  reinvigorating your culture for 2021, and beyond.

Day 3 - Friday, May 7th

  • Governance, Leadership, and Best Practices - interactive sessions to help you manage your ESOP, and worker cooperative
  • Selling Owner - Sessions for business owners (and their advisors) exploring a sale to employees.

In addition we will be celebrating employee ownership excellence with our Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Awards, including the John Logue Employee Ownership Award, ESOP Company Milestone Awards, and more.

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