2010 Employee Ownership Management Program

Working Together

In an economy that continues to be challenging, employee-owned companies need to ask themselves:

  • How can we get our people to find additional cost savings and efficiencies in every part of our business?
  • How can we preserve a positive attitude in our organization and maintain enthusiasm for what we are doing?
  • How can we position ourselves for the growth opportunities that lie ahead?

Get your questions answered by leading practitioners and expert instructors, and take part in an invaluable and innovative learning opportunity at the third annual Employee Ownership Management seminar! Entrepreneurs and enterprising attendants will be able to gain or expand their ESOP knowledge and practice from experts in the field of employee ownership during this three-day seminar, which will be held at the Rady School of Management, Oct. 10-13, 2010.

Effective and practical, topic sessions to be conducted throughout this three-day program include understanding the effect of employee ownership on the governance of your company; positioning your company within the competitive marketplace; learning techniques to manage toward value creation; and many more topics designed to enhance the success of your organization.

Featured instructors include Anthony Mathews and Martin Staubus from the Beyster Institute, Rady School of Management; Sid Scott of Woodward Communications; John Hoffmire from the Center for Business and Poverty, University of Wisconsin; Del Foit from the Rady School of Management; and Heather Honea from San Diego State University. The instructors will lead and share their invaluable knowledge on successfully harnessing and implementing innovative and progressive ideas on managing a successful ESOP organization. Interactive discussion group sessions with peers also will be planned for targeting specific issues relating to challenges faced in an employee-owned-business culture and day-to-day practices.

On the third day, we will visit ATA Engineering Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in San Diego. ATA Engineering has been honored by the Wall Street Journal in 2008 as one of the top small workplaces; it won the Innovations in Employee Ownership award by NCEO; and was recognized as one of San Diego's fastest growing companies in 2008. Attendees will have a tour of the company and will explore the organization's management techniques. The lessons learned throughout the last two days will be harnessed during this site visit, guided by leading instructors so participants can gain practical learning tools that they can apply in their organization.

The program will begin with a welcome dinner at the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel, which will provide the opportunity for meeting and networking with like-minded peers. Aim to have your questions answered throughout this engaging program as key strategies and challenges are discussed concerning the development and management of leading a successful employee-owned company.

For more information contact Hilde Stephan at 858-822-6002­ or hestephan@ucsd.edu.

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