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Employee Owner Retreat

Downers Grove/Chicago IL
August 7-9 2019

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.  

View the Employee Owner Retreat Program here. 


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 

Register online now, or download and return a registration form


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, or the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) 330-672-3028,

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

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