34th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference update

Welcome

34th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Employee Ownership: Building Community, Building the Future

Welcome

34th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Employee Ownership: Building Community, Building the Future

Welcome

34th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Employee Ownership: Building Community, Building the Future

Welcome

34th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Employee Ownership: Building Community, Building the Future

Welcome

34th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Employee Ownership: Building Community, Building the Future

34th Annual
Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Employee Ownership: Building Community, Building the Future

Conference FAQ
Short Video on Navigating the Conference Platform
Conference Program Book PDF

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.

Important Update

In order to ensure the health and safety of the employee ownership community, the rescheduled 34th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference will be run as a 100% online/virtual conference.

Thursday August 20th, 2020 8:30am - 3:45pm

About the Annual Conference

For the past 33 years the Ohio Employee Ownership Center has hosted an annual conference that provides a one of a kind, one-day educational experience for existing and prospective employee owned companies.

The 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. With this year's virtual conference we will be adding to this history that you can access right on your computer or tablet, no matter where you are.

The 2020 conference will include 20-plus breakouts sessions on everything employee ownership, including:

  • Essential Employee Owner Education - Sessions for rank and file employee-owners of both ESOPs and Worker Cooperatives
  • Legal and Technical - Sessions on legal, financial, fiduciary, and other technical employee ownership topics
  • Company Culture and Communications- Sessions to help you maximize and grow the ownership culture in your company
  • Governance, Leadership, and Best Practices - Sessions to help you manage your employee-owned company
  • Selling Owner - Sessions for business owners (and their advisors) exploring a sale to employees.
  • And More!!!

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.



Highlights from our 2019 conference

We are proud to say we had an excellent turnout of more 380 people for our 2019 Annual Conference. Thanks to all our speakers, sponsors, and attendees for making this year's conference a resounding success!

Watch the Opening Remarks for the 2019 Conference

Watch the Award Ceremony for the 2019 Conference

Watch the Keynote Speaker Rich Armstrong, President of The Great Game of Business

Download a copy of the Conference Program Book

The topics covered in 2019 included:

  • Employee Owner - Sessions for rank and file employee-owners and ESOP Participants
  • Technical - Sessions on legal, financial, fiduciary, and other technical ESOP topics
  • Culture - Sessions to help you maximize and grow the ownership culture in your company
  • Governance - Sessions to help you manage your employee-owned company
  • Selling Owner - Sessions for business owners (and their advisers) exploring a sale to employees.

Questions?

Call 330-672-3028 or email oeoc@kent.edu

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