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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

coverThe ESOP Repurchase Obligation Handbook, 5th ed. is updated for 2018, with the latest survey results and new chapters on releveraging.

Participate in Our ESOP Executive Compensation Survey

ESOP Executive Compensation
We are collecting responses for the 2018 ESOP Executive Compensation Survey. The survey is open to all companies with an ESOP. Contribute data from your ESOP company to get discounted access to the results. Learn more.

Employee Ownership Updates

Loren Rodgers Loren Rodgers presents the November 1 Employee Ownership Update; also see our new article on the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, which recently became law.
newsletter The November-December 2018 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

New Online ESOP Training Program

Online ESOP Training
Our new Online ESOP Training is a self-study program that combines recorded webinars with scenario-based quizzes featuring explanations of every question. The program includes webinars and quizzes for 18 topics in all, and you can move back and forth between topics as you wish. Find out more or enroll now.

Speaking and sponsorship applications are open for our 2019 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 on ESOP basics, CEPI exam test preparation, an ESOP board member package, and more.
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Advice and Speaking

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 Data

Surveys, Research, and Data

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.