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The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased 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...

Our Annual Conference (Denver, April 21-23) Has Sold Out

Our annual conference and all preconference sessions have sold out.
Annual Conference

New Publications

book coverThe new edition of Don't Do That is an indispensable companion for everyone involved with ESOPs. Learn more.
book coverMoving On: Making the Transition After Selling to an ESOP combines case studies with investment strategies for selling owners. Learn more.

Employee Ownership Updates

Loren Rodgers Loren Rodgers discusses the latest developments in his April 15 Employee Ownership Update. Corey Rosen asks: Is It Too Risky Not to Be in an ESOP?
newsletter The March-April 2015 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

Spring 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

2015 Database of U.S. ESOP Plans Now Available

US ESOP Database
Our newly released 2015 U.S. ESOP database contains a variety of information about all ESOPs for which we have reliable data. Based on the most recent research files from the Department of Labor (using 2012 Form 5500 filings), the U.S. ESOP database can be purchased either for the entire U.S. or for a specific census region. You will receive an Excel file plus a codebook describing the data and how to use it.

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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