2018 Employee Owner Retreat
Downers Grove/Chicago IL
August 2019 (final dates not yet determined)

Designed primarily for hourly and salaried non-managerial employee owners, the Employee Owner Retreat offers a combination of small group discussions and structured exercises to help attendees develop new perspectives on ownership, while learning with and from one another.

Topics include:
Ownership Communication Forum & Knowledge Sharing
  * Understanding Financial Information & Financial Analysis
  * Team Problem Solving Skills
  * Sharing Experiences
  * ABCs of ESOPs & The ESOP Game

ESOP companies are encouraged to send up to six employee owners to the retreat; sending multiple employee owners often makes post-retreat implementation more effective.

To ensure a productive learning environment, attendance is limited.  



Registration fee includes meals and all materials.

ESOP Association Members:
$525 for first participant
                                                $415 for additional participants from the same firm
Non-members:                        $725 for first participant
                                                $550 for additional participants from the same firm 


DoubleTree Guest Suites
2111 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

To reserve a room, contact the DoubleTree at (630) 971-2000 and ask for a room in the ESOP Association room block. (Single/Double rooms cost $119; triples and quads are available for an additional charge.)

The ESOP Association’s room block expires 30 days prior to the retreat. Please register early to ensure that you get a room at the special rate. Registrants have the option of staying at a different hotel, if they wish.


Contact Maya Van Buren 202-293-2971, meetings@esopassociation.org or the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) 330-672-3028, oeoc@kent.edu.

The Employee Owner Retreat is staffed by the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC), Kent State University and supported by the Employee Ownership Foundation.