Leadership in an Employee-Ownership Setting (online seminar) 

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Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
8-9 a.m. PDT
Registration: $45

 

Overview

A major vulnerability of our employee-owned companies is the confidence and commitment of our highest-level leadership. All too often, a change in highest-level leadership signals real problems for the continuation of employee ownership because, where highest-level management is not committed to sustaining and developing employee ownership, it is easy to find plausible "reasons" to undo it. So, what makes a great leader in an employee-ownership setting? This webinar is a suggested answer based on the sum of more than 35 years of experience working in, with and around employee-ownership companies.

Instructor

  • Anthony I. Mathews, senior consultant, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego

The Mature ESOP: Making Sure Everyone's an Owner (online seminar)

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Wed., Sept. 24, 2014
8-9 a.m. PDT
Registration: $45

 

Overview

Following a leveraged ESOP transaction, a large amount of stock goes into employee accounts each year - until the day the loan is paid off and all the shares are allocated. How do employees hired thereafter get in on company ownership? How can you dodge the "haves" and "have-nots" syndrome? Get answers here.

Instructor

  • Martin Staubus, executive director, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego

Employee Ownership Management (onsite program)

Learn how to manage your employee-ownership company better 

October 12-15, 2014

  

"Companies that combine ownership with a culture of participative management grow eight to 11 percent faster than those without such plans in place."
Study from the National Center for Employee Ownership

Overview

The Employee Ownership Management course has been providing specialized education for strategic level management employees for more than a decade. The program is designed to help those key planning-level executives to manage the challenges and tap upside potentials of employee ownership. The intensive three-day course is designed to develop and refine management skills that take into account the specialized imperatives of the employee-ownership environment while maximizing the advantages of an engaged workforce. This is a training curriculum in management skills that covers the full skills menu: strategic planning; marketing and brand development; cash management and financial planning for growth; human resource management and employee development; and much more.

Instructors

  • John Hoffmire, associate fellow, Oxford University’s Said School of Business, and director Impact Bond Fund
  • Anthony I. Mathews, senior consultant, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
  • Martin Staubus, executive director, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
  • Elisabeth Schutz, senior vice president, ESOP Advisory Group, Bridge Bank

Lodging

Transportation to and from the Rady School will be provided from the Sheraton Hotel La Jolla . You are welcome to make other accomodations, but you will be responsible for your own transportation and parking. Information on the hotel group rate will be included in your registration confirmation email. 

Understanding Accounting for ESOPs:
What Every CPA, CFO and Banker Should Know (online seminar) 

Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
8-9 a.m. PDT
Registration: $45

 

Overview

Adding an ESOP to a company brings some unique new twists to the process of preparing accurate financial statements. How do you record the debt associated with a leveraged ESOP transaction? What is the impact when shares are released for allocation to participants as the acquisition loan is paid down? What is the proper accounting treatment when the company buys back shares from a retiring employee? Get answers to these questions, and more, from one of the nation's leading experts in accounting for ESOP companies.

Instructors

  • Marcus Piquet, CPA, Roorda, Piquet & Bessee, CPAs
  • Martin Staubus, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego

10 Steps to Successful ESOP Administration (online seminar) 

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Thur., Nov. 20, 2014
8-9 a.m. PST
Registration: $45

 

Overview

Plan administration has always taken a back seat in the limelight to most of the other elements of the life of an ESOP. Appraisers, consultants, legal advisors, investment bankers and trustees are just so much more glamorous than the diligent green eyeshades who make all the numbers come out right at the end. This webinar is a testimonial to those who do this work and a comprehensive guide to exactly what it entails that may help those who resent having to pay for it. The checklist approach will be of real use to either end of the process, and the presenter will give the group an opportunity to explore and try to find answers for any pressing administrative issues of the day.

Instructor

  • Anthony I. Mathews, senior consultant, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego

Responsibilities of Internal ESOP Fiduciaries (online seminar) 

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Wed., Jan. 7, 2015
8-9 a.m. PST
Registration: $45

 

Overview

You don't have to pay an institution to manage the operation of your ESOP. Many companies have an internal ESOP committee that determines policy and practice when it comes to ESOP operations. Other companies simply appoint a group of insiders to serve as the trustees of their ESOP. All such insiders – whether committee member or trustee – are "fiduciaries" under ERISA. As such, they bear personal responsibility and liability for their conduct in such roles. Our view? Yes, it is perfectly sound practice for an insider to assume the duties of ESOP fiduciary. But if you take on that role, you need to understand fully what your responsibilities are. Tune in to this session to get a review of the duties of an ESOP fiduciary.

Instructor

  • Martin Staubus, executive director, Beyster Institute, UC San Diego

The Certificate Program for Non-Professional ESOP Fiduciaries (onsite program) 

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Feb. 22-25, 2015

 

Overview

One of the fundamental resources of the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) movement is the large group of dedicated, well-intentioned people who agree to serve as trustees or other fiduciaries on behalf of their company's ESOP. If you are one of those dedicated people, you have undoubtedly felt the concern that is inevitable when taking on that sort of responsibility. The Beyster Institute at UCSD has developed a special intensive education program to help relieve some of that concern - the Certificate Program for Non-Professional ESOP Fiduciaries.

Instructor

  • Neil Brozen, managing director, BTC ESOP Services
  • Larry Goldberg, partner, ESOP Law Group
  • Christopher Kramer, managing director, Strategic Equity Group
  • Anthony Mathews, senior consultant, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
  • Miguel Paredes, supervisory investigator, U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration
  • Martin Staubus, executive director, Beyster Instituteat the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego

Creating a Certified Employee-Owner Program (online seminar) 

Wed., March 18, 2015
8-9 a.m. PST
Registration: $45

 

Overview

For employee ownership to achieve its full potential, employees must have a certain level of understanding about what it takes to make the company successful. So turn your employees into "CEOs" with a training program on ownership essentials.


Instructor

  • Martin Staubus, executive director, Beyster Institute, UC San Diego

ESOPs: a Briefing for Professional Advisors (online seminar) 

Wed., May 6, 2015
8-9 a.m. PDT
Registration: $45

 

Overview

The unvarnished truth: any financial or legal advisor to business leaders who does not have a good understanding of ESOPs and the remarkable advantages they offer is not prepared to serve their clients well. Big tax savings, unmatched flexibility, powerful employee motivation - you need to know this stuff. Fortunately, the remedy is simple. In this one-hour presentation you will get a clear and practical picture of what ESOPs are, the unique advantages they can offer, and where they may or may not be a good fit.


Instructor

  • Martin Staubus, executive director, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego

Forming and Operating an ESOP Company Board of Directors (online seminar) 

Wed., June 10, 2015
8-9 a.m. PDT
Registration: $45

 

Overview

ESOP company governance rests on the successful collaboration in the efforts of three separate bodies - the ESOP trustees, the board of directors of the company and the management. The board of directors sits at the center of the governance structure appointing as well as answering to the ESOP trustee as shareholder and overseeing the actions of management as the three work together to create value. This webinar is an exploration of the nature of corporate directorship, the criteria necessary for successful service as a director and the processes by which our boards are formed and operate on a practical level. This webinar will be of interest to companies that are beginning to develop an independent board, those with established boards who would like to freshen the board's understanding of the role, and those brave souls who are serving in that capacity.


Instructor

  • Anthony I. Mathews, senior consultant, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management

The Corporate Director's Exchange (onsite program) 

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Sunday, July 12-14, 2015

 

Overview

The success of an employee ownership company rests on an unusual collaboration among the three elements of its governance structure – the board of directors, the ESOP fiduciaries, and the company’s management. In an employee ownership environment, none of the elements has absolute control at any point. At the same time, each of the elements has a responsibility to make it work for the best interest of the ESOP shareholder. In many cases, the structure makes employee ownership companies nimble and responsive to changes in the marketplace, but where the collaboration breaks down, it can become a hindrance to competitiveness and long-term success.

Instructors

  • Anthony I. Mathews, senior consultant, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
  • Larry Goldberg, partner, ESOP Law Group
  • Martin Staubus, executive director, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego; and current corporate director
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