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...

Employee Ownership Updates

Loren Rodgers Loren Rodgers discusses the latest developments in his October 1 Employee Ownership Update. At, Corey Rosen blogs on The Pernicious Myth of the 80-20 Rule.
newsletter The September-October 2015 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

Annual Conference: Minneapolis, MN, April 1214, 2016

Speaking and sponsorship applications are now being taken for our 2016 conference in Minneapolis.
Annual Conference

The Newly Updated ESOP Q&A

Our ESOP Q&A is an online resource with nearly 700 questions and answers about employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and related issues. Browse by category or search by keyword to find what you need. Access is inexpensive, and your login will never expire as long as the Q&A lasts. Read more or try our free demo version before buying.

New Publications

book coverESOP Governance in the Face of Business Challenges describes how to cope with business challenges while avoiding problems. Learn more.
book coverSustainable ESOPs explains how to remain succesfully employee-owned for the long term, using plan design, governance, culture, and finance. Learn more.

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

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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