Christopher Arnold

March 11, 2016


ABOUT THE SEMINAR: On April 11, Workers to Owners is hosting a seminar to move the needle forward on an exciting trend in sustainable economic development: converting existing businesses to worker ownership. This one-day event will convene leaders from around the country to troubleshoot current challenges to bringing conversions to scale, train new service providers in the field on effective practices for guiding a company through the conversion process, and make the case for conversions to worker ownership as the path to a fairer and more inclusive economy. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners, hear from companies that have gone through the process, and network with experts in the field.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This event is intended for anyone interested learning more about conversions to worker ownership as a tool for succession planning, business retention, creating good jobs, structuring ownership at sustainable businesses, or building community wealth, including:

  • cooperative developers and other service providers
  • businesses considering conversion
  • small business advisors
  • community groups
  • business associations
  • economic developers
  • policy makers
  • labor organizations
  • finance institutions
  • employee ownership advocates

SESSION TOPICS: The seminar will cover the following topics. Full program coming soon!

  • The conversion roadmap: best practices for transitioning a business to worker ownership
  • Financing conversion deals: current trends, challenges, and new solutions
  • Models for unionized conversions
  • Ownership and equity: how conversions can increase business ownership and wealth in systematically disadvantaged communities
  • Introduction to succession planning with worker ownership
  • Conversions as a tool for business retention and economic development

NCEO Employee Ownership Conference: This event is a pre-conference session to the National Center for Employee Ownership's (NCEO's) Annual Employee Ownership Conference. Registrants for this seminar will receive $90 off the Employee Ownership Conference registration price. We will send you your discount code once your registration is complete.

Hotel Information: Book your hotel room at the Hilton Minneapolis at our discounted rate. This rate is only available until full and on or before March 11, 2016.


Monday, April 11, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT) - Add to Calendar


Hilton Minneapolis - 1001 South Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 - View Map

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