Our EO Learn courses bring the insight of the EOA together with learning partners from the sector. Together we deliver learning that supports employee owned businesses to develop an effective employee ownership culture.

The three main subject areas are leadership, governance, and engagement and communications. All of the courses benefit from experienced course leaders and peer-to-peer learning and support from other employee owned businesses sharing insight and supporting each other.

Unleash the potential of your business with EO Learn

Employee owned businesses achieve higher productivity and are more resilient to economic turbulence. Excellent employee ownership boils down to 3 key factors: 1. Good leadership 2. Good communication 3. Good governance.

How to Create Engaged EO Business

New Course: How to Create an Engaged EO Business

Course Director: Harry Pocknell, Salad Creative
Format: Virtual

Create compelling comms that helps embed EO in your business and engage your team to act as employee owners.

Learn how to align your teams around a culture of ownership and celebrate that culture through your internal communication.

Discover how to foster a mindset of ownership by learning how to communicate what a meaningful stake and say really means in an EO business.

With this short, practical course, you’ll start to develop the tools needed to embed EO deeply in your organisation and help employee owners understand the business and their place in its future strategy.

EO Learn_Communicating EO transition course

New Course: Communicating your EO transition to the team

Course Director: Harry Pocknell, Salad Creative
Format: Virtual

Harness the power of storytelling to communicate your EO transition to the team.

Telling your team the positive story of your move to EO can help ensure everyone’s invested and working towards the same goals. Discover how to craft the messages for excellent internal comms.

In this short, accessible course, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate your EO transition, the art of positive framing, and how to craft compelling narrative.

EO Succession planning

New Course: Master the Art of Leadership Succession

Course Director: Telos Partners and J Gadd Associates
Format: In-person, 1 day 

This new, one day course provides a masterclass on planning leadership succession in your business.

Understand how to plan and implement a change in leadership. Navigate your leadership succession as you hand the reins over to the next generation. Gain access to evidence-based research into the key considerations of successful leadership succession. And understand the responsibilities of the founder, successors, and employee owners.

Independent Trustee Course

Becoming an Independent Trustee

Course Director: Sue Lawrence and Campbell McDonald 
Format: Virtual, three mornings over 3 days. Limited Places.

This evidence driven course will empower you to develop best practice Independent Trustee skills. Help build independent Trustee capacity and develop a new revenue stream.

Understand your role in helping the business realise the benefits of EO Awareness of the key knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of an Independent Trustee.

Empowering Leadership in an EO Business

EOA Course delivery partners: Telos and J Gadd Associates
Course Leaders: Coralie Hooper, Telos, and Garry Davis, J Gadd Associates
Format: Virtual, 5 modules over the course of 2-3 months

Equip yourself with the right tools and mindset to drive
success in an EO business with our Empowering Leadership course run by Telos
Partners and J Gadd Associates.

During this virtual three-day course, you’ll complete ‘The
Growth Mindset Advantage Tool’ used to support businesses across the World to
develop thriving cultures and higher performance. You’ll also have
opportunities to reflect and share in a safe, nurturing space through peer to
peer coaching groups.


You’ll finish this course being a more confident and
empowering leader, with tools and new contacts to help you put your learning
into practice.

Employee Trustee & Employee Director

Course Director: Ken Lindsay
Format: Virtual, five sessions during the course of one week

This established and popular course is highly practical giving Employee Trustees and Employee Directors a solid understanding of the requirements of their new role, as well as demonstrating how they can maximise their performance as a trustee or director. It offers examples and opportunities to hear from employee owned businesses who are willing to share insight.

Representing and Developing Employee Voice

Course Director: Helen Moreton, Boombox Consulting
Format: Virtual, two mornings

Employee Voice is an essential part of developing good employee ownership and delivering an effective employee ownership culture, which empowers employee owners to be part of the solution for any challenges or opportunities the organisation is facing.

Helen will engage you in an interactive online workshop to explore and learn with your peers in an energetic and focused way, whilst highlighting and sharing best practice. If you have a role that relates to employee voice in your business, you can grow your understanding and develop your processes through this course, whether you are new to employee ownership or you are looking to refresh your approach.