The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a self-sustaining nonprofit membership organization that provides practical resources and objective, reliable information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans, and ownership culture. We are the main publisher and research source in the field, hold dozens of Webinars and in-person meetings annually, and provide services to our thousands of members and others. Read more...

New Publications

book cover ESOP and 401(k) Plan Employer Stock Litigation Review 1990-2015 categorizes and summarizes litigation over company stock in ESOPs and 401(k) plans. Learn more.
book cover ESOP Regulatory Rulings 1990-2015 categorizes and summarizes IRS and DOL rulings and regulations on ESOPs and related plans. Learn more.

Employee Ownership Updates

Loren Rodgers Loren Rodgers discusses the latest developments in his July 15 Employee Ownership Update. Corey Rosen reports on the impact of ESOPs on unemployment.
newsletter The July-August 2015 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

2015 Employee Ownership Conference Photo Gallery

The 2015 Employee Ownership Conference sold out and was an enormous success, with over 1,400 attendees; see our photo gallery.

Fall 2015 CEPI Exam Prep Course Now Available

The Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) exam is the industry standard for equity compensation certification. We not only provide most of the texts for the program but also offer our CEPI Exam Prep Course. Find out more and try our live demo.
CEPI Exam Prep Course

New NCEO Logo

We are adapting a new logo (seen at the top of the page in its horizontal version and at left in its vertical transparent version) for the first time in many years, as part of our general rebranding. We invite you to place this logo on your site and link to us.
CEPI Exam Prep Course

NCEO Resources and Membership Benefits

Online Articles and News


Our free library of online articles covers the basic elements of employee ownership, and our columnists keep you up to date on the news.
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We are the main publisher in this field, with dozens of books, issue briefs, and other materials that provide detailed yet understandable guidance.
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Our Webinars provide Web-based learning wherever you have Internet and phone connections. Live Webinars are free for members.
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In-Person Meetings


Our in-person meetings bring you face-to-face with our expert presenters and offer ample opportunity to ask questions and interact with others.
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We provide online training in ESOP fundamentals, CEPI exam test preparation, an ESOP board member package, and more.
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Talk to Us


Need advice? In addition to answering questions from members, we can provide introductory consulting on an hourly basis, as well as speaking services.
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Surveys, Research, and Lists

Surveys and Research

We can conduct employee surveys at your company, perform customized research, or provide lists of employee ownership companies.
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Members receive our newsletter, free live Webinars, access to the members Web site, individual consultations, and discounts on all we offer.
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