Break Out One Seminars & Workshops

Choose a session that helps you to explore employee ownership or bring EO to life in your business. To aid you in planning your itinerary and get the best out of your conference learning experience we’ve created some colour-coded categories.

Leadership and Governance Culture and Engagement EO Excellence Exploring EO  Finance EO Conversation

You can choose to attend either two hack sessions, one hack and one seminar or one strategy workshop

  • Time: 13:00 - 13:30
  • Session Type: 30 Minute Hack
  • Theme: Leadership and Governance

The mechanics of employee ownership elections

Join us for this 30 minute hack session on managing the process of elections within an employee owned business.

  • Why attend: If you have not run an election before or wanting to improve your current process.
  • Time: 13:00 - 13:30
  • Session Type: 30 Minute Hack
  • Theme: EO Excellence

How to administer an employee owned business

Learn how to tick off the administration tasks linked to being employee owned. This 30-minute hack will ensure that you leave a checklist of how to administer an EOB over 12 months.

  • Why attend: If you work in employee owned business and want to know the key administration required.
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  • Time: 13:00 - 13:30
  • Session Type: 30 Minute Hack
  • Theme: Exploring EO

Are you ready for employee ownership?

Join us for this 30 minute session and come away with a checklist of what is needed to test if your business is ready

  • Why attend: If you are exploring employee ownership and want to get your ducks in a row.
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:15
  • Session Type: Case Study Seminar
  • Theme: EO Excellence

Best in Class: Rising Star of the Year

Hear from travel business Alfa Leisureplex as they share their story and explain how they wowed the judges with coach loads of evidence on how it has brought employee ownership to life in the business. Winners of the Rising Star of the Year award in 2018

  • Why attend: Gain a dose of best practice on being successful as a new employee owned business, in particular on engaging your employee owners.
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  • Time: 13:00 - 14:15
  • Session Type: Case Study Seminar
  • Theme: EO Excellence

How to market and benefit from your employee ownership status

Learn from the experiences of Stephens Scown and how they have used their employee owned status to retain current clients and attract new ones.

  • Why attend: If you want to use your employee owned status as a business development tool.
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:30
  • Session Type: Workshop
  • Theme: Culture and Engagement

Creating the conditions for the employee ownership culture to thrive

Understand what the key factors are that encourage a culture of employee ownership to grow and flourish. Explore best practice from others and take time to reflect upon what this means in the context of your own business.

  • Why attend: If you want to gain understanding of how to support employees to feel and act like owners.
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  • Time: 13:00 - 15:30
  • Session Type: Workshop
  • Theme: Finance

Building business literacy with your employee owners

Join us for a workshop led by Telos Partners on how to translate the business accounts for all to understand and gain understanding on how this can affect performance.

  • Why attend: If you manage or communicate the numbers and you want everyone to see and understand the business performance.
New for 2019
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:30
  • Session Type: Workshop
  • Theme: EO Excellence

Mutual solutions for Mutual problems

Hear from and network with peers from Mutual organisations on topics including recruitment, contract procurement and employee engagement in association with EOA members from the Mutuals sector.

  • Why attend: If you work in a Mutual organisation and want learn and network with peers.
  • Time: 13:45 - 14:15
  • Session Type: 30 Minute Hack
  • Theme: Culture and Engagement

Top techniques for gathering & using employee opinion

Hosted by conference sponsor, Jeremy Gadd from J Gadd Associates, learn methods to support your employees have a voice within the business.

  • Why attend: If you are keen to understand the views of your employees and their ideas for the business.
  • Time: 13:45 - 14:15
  • Session Type: 30 Minute Hack
  • Theme: Leadership and Governance

How to design your employee ownership trust

Five things you need to know when transferring to an employee ownership trust (EOT) hosted by EOA Specialist Advisor and conference sponsor Robert Postlethwaite.

  • Why attend: If you are exploring whether employee ownership is right for your business or want to sense check your EOT.
  • Time: 13:45 - 15:45
  • Session Type: 30 Minute Hack
  • Theme: EO Excellence

How to maximise apprenticeships in your employee owned business

The potential of apprenticeships – find out how they can benefit your employee owned business.

  • Why attend: If you want to understand more about the opportunity of apprenticeships for your business.

Choose one session (Unless you have chosen a workshop)

  • Time: 14:45 - 15:45
  • Session Type: Case Study Seminar
  • Theme: Leadership and Governance

Best in Class: Employee Owner of the Year

Hear from The Childbase Partnership’s, Angela Brown on how being a highly visible and passionate ambassador of employee voice and ownership saw her named by judges as the UK Employee Ownership Award’s Employee Owner of the Year 2018.

  • Why attend: If you would like to know more about being an award winning employee owner.
  • Time: 14:45 - 15:45
  • Session Type: Case Study Seminar
  • Theme: EO Excellence

Best in Class: Employee Owned Business of the Year

Hear from Parfetts as they tell the story of how they won the Employee Owned Business of the Year Award in 2018. The award celebrates an established employee owned business that can demonstrate how its employee ownership status/culture drives its excellent all-round business performance.

  • Why attend: So you can take best practice back to your business
Back By Popular Demand
  • Time: 14:45 - 15:45
  • Session Type: Q&A
  • Theme: Leadership and Governance

The Board you cannot afford!

Take this unique opportunity to ask EOA Board members how they tackle key decisions in their employee owned businesses.

  • Why attend: If you want to quiz leading figures in the employee ownership sector to gain best practice and new understanding.
  • Time: 14:45 - 15:45
  • Session Type: Workshop
  • Theme: Leadership and Governance

Workshop on how to develop the next generation of leaders

Come away with practical ideas on encouraging leaders through the four P’s of leadership.

  • Why attend: If you are planning for sustainable succession.
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  • Time: 14:45 - 15:45
  • Session Type: Case Study Seminar
  • Theme: Culture and Engagement

Finding good employee owners and keeping them

Learn how employee owned businesses use their employee owned status for effective recruitment and retention.

  • Why attend: If you are involved in the employee recruitment and want to understand the benefits being EO can support your needs and aims.