Employee Ownership Management Program Fall 2017

The Beyster Institute will present its 15th annual Employee Ownership Management program this fall – Oct. 15-18, 2017 at the Rady School of Management.  The class is part of the Institute’s comprehensive program of employee-ownership governance education: the Governance Curriculum for Employee-Ownership Companies. Governance Curriculum for Employee-Ownership Companies

The Employee Ownership Management course is an intensive program designed for upper-level management within small- to mid-sized companies.  Specific tools will be presented through several topics and the course will show you how to gain a competitive advantage by managing the challenges and realizing the upside of employee ownership.  Owners, executives and managers will gain important insights in three key areas:

  • Legal and regulatory challenges, including corporate governance arrangements, fiduciary responsibilities and the role of employee ownership in corporate transactions.
  • Employee ownership in marketing and financial management, including building alliances with customers and positioning the employee-owned company.
  • Practical application of the principles of employee ownership in the day-to-day operation of the business, including managers’ roles in motivation and change, financial literacy for employee owners and building a high-performance culture.

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“Companies that combine ownership with a culture of participative management grow eight to eleven percent faster than those without such plans in place.”

Study from the National Center for Employee Ownership

“The EO Management course has made me want to get more involved in turning CCS into a company that walks the talk.  Sharing ownership is a fundamental value.  I look forward to working with the Beyster Institute.”

Andrew Barker, director of operations, Commercial Custom Seating & Upholstery

“It was a great experience to attend the Employee Ownership Management course this week.  Not only did I learn a lot, but I had the opportunity to network and meet some great people.”

Stephanie C. Mills, chief financial officer, Pyramid Precision Machine

Other testimonials:

“Excellent experience!  I've met and connected with really sincere, warm, intelligent people here - both staff and participants. Tony, Martin, and John were great facilitators.  There was a good mix of legal detail, culture issues, management issues, lecture, and small group participation. I'm going back with excellent resources and information.” 

“The program was inspiring and an invaluable investment of my time. I walked away with invaluable info and insight.  All the staff were impressive.”

“This has been a very informative look at how an ESOP can help to improve the performance of the company. Looking at how to implement leadership attributes and encourage people to participate in the decision process.”

“I have attended several ESOP conferences over the last four years and thought I had a pretty good understanding of the leadership challenges. This program provided a more in depth view of the challenges and offered solutions. I thought this was an excellent use of 2 1/2 days and will encourage others in our company to attend.”

“While many programs on employee ownership cover general concepts, this course is different in that it delivers specific, replicable strategies for business success.  I give this program an A+ and strongly recommend managers attend.”



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