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...

Online Exclusives for NCEO Members

Our new Online Exclusives for members (username and password required) supplement our newsletter with videos by NCEO staff. In the second Exclusive, Dallan Guzinski of the NCEO and Linshuang Lu of Praxis Consulting Group discuss their 3 top bad leadership habits that you should break in 2017. Also see our new document library for members.
Online Exclusives

Employee Ownership Updates

Loren Rodgers Loren Rodgers presents the January 17 Employee Ownership Update. Also see our new ESOPs by the Numbers.
newsletter The January-February 2017 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

Attend the Fall ESOP Forum (Tampa, October 3-4, 2017)

Fall ESOP Forum
The Fall ESOP Forum (Tampa, FL, Oct 3-4, 2017) is the combination of our acclaimed S Corporation ESOPs Seminar, the ESOP Symposium, and the Get The Most Out of Your ESOP meetings. This new format provides an outstanding seminar experience for both attendees and service providers by reducing travel costs and increasing both topic choices and networking possibilities at this new, more intimate alternative to the Annual Conference. Find out more about attending or sponsoring.

Participate in the ESOP Executive Compensation Survey Today

ESOP Executive Compensation
ESOP companies face unique compensation issues, and there are virtually no sources of data that cater to them. Our ESOP company executive compensation survey is the only available source of data on executive compensation practices specific to ESOP companies. The 2016 survey is now open to all companies with an ESOP; participating companies will receive a free summary of the results and a discount on the full report. Take the survey here.

Register Now for Our Annual Conference (Denver, April 4–6)

Register now for our 2017 conference in Denver, CO. Our 2016 conference in Minneapolis sold out, with over 1,660 attendees.
Annual Conference

2017 speaking and sponsorship opportunities are still available for some events. Learn more or apply now.

NCEO Resources and Membership Benefits

Online Articles and News

Articles

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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Publications

Publications

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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Webinars

Webinars

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

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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Training

Training

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

Services

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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Membership

Membership

Members receive our newsletter, live Webinars, access to the members area and document library, individual consultations, and discounts on all we offer.
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Find a Service Provider or ESOP Lender

Service Provider Directory

Our Service Provider Directory is a searchable, mappable database of hundreds of NCEO members who provide professional assistance related to employee ownership, ranging from legal counsel to administration to employee communications. For years a member benefit, it is now in the public area of our site. Be sure to read our guide to choosing service providers before you start your search.

ESOP Lender Directory Our Service Provider Directory is complemented by the ESOP Lender Directory in the members-only area of our website (username and password required). This specialized resource is restricted to direct providers of capital; includes both Service Provider Directory members, other members, and nonmembers; and includes a transaction range for each lender.