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Leading in an Ownership Setting: The Program for CEOs

Author: SG&F Law

Unparalleled Content and Opportunity

The Employee Ownership Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice have partnered to offer CEOs/Presidents and/or CEO/President designee, of ESOP companies a break-through Certificate Program.

  • An understanding of the essential factors for effectively leading an ESOP company
  • Knowledge about the leadership challenges & opportunities unique to ESOPs
  • Authentic reflection on your personal strengths and challenges as a leader
  • 360 feedback and coaching with regard to Emotional Intelligence, and other valuable leadership competencies
  • Understanding, skills and tools for becoming an even more effective leader
  • Insights from some of the most successful ESOP companies in America
  • Development of a peer support network of leaders of other ESOP companies

Who should attend?

  • CEOs, Presidents and CEO/President designees, or regardless of their title, the designated functional leader of the company

Within these role definitions:

  • Leaders who want to work on their self-development as leaders
  • Leaders who practice and are committed to lifelong learning
  • Leaders who want to maximize their opportunities to build a high-performance culture on the foundation of employee ownership
  • Leaders who are interested in developing a national network with leaders of ESOP companies from around the country

Program Sessions
The certificate program is presented in sequential sessions. Participants must attend all sessions.
Session I: June 15, 2014 through June 20, 2014
Session II: October 19, 2014 through October 22, 2014

Tuition includes the Certificate Program, books and materials, most meals, and educational and
unique learning experiences.
$11,000 (members of The ESOP Association) $13,000 (non-members of The ESOP Association)
Participation in this prestigious Certificate Program is limited to Chief Executive
Officers/Presidents and/or CEO designees/President of companies with an employee stock
ownership plan (ESOP). Program participation will be limited.


The Certificate Program will be held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. One of
the most beautiful of the Ivy League institutions with green lawns, landmark architecture, a rich
“university city” cultural life, and all Penn’s 12 graduate and professional schools within
walking distance of one another.


For further information and/or questions regarding this prestigious program please contact
Ginny Vanderslice by e-mailing her at or by phoning her at (215) 292-4865.

To Register

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