Been there, done that with your annual ESOP meeting? Looking for a new way to convey your critically important ownership message? Add new energy to your communications with one of Workplace Development’s field-tested, ESOP-focused presentations.

Working with your leadership or ESOP committee, Workplace Development customizes our engaging learning activities to help you tap into the motivation and performance impact of shared ownership. Use one of the sessions described below to strengthen your culture of ownership and build enthusiasm for the powerful benefits of your ESOP.

The Power of One Dollar builds the connection between job-level actions and ESOP rewards. This engaging session asks participants to explore the valuation from the inside out. Participants work in teams with their co-workers to learn the drivers of business success, key factors in the annual valuation process and specific examples of how job-level activities connect to ESOP rewards. Educate employees on how their daily actions drive stock value and the power of earning each dollar.

Roles and Responsibilities of ESOP Owners clarifies what it means to be an ESOP owner at your company and taps into the power of shared ownership. This session emphasizes the importance of individual employee-owner responsibilities in ESOP success. It includes information on company governance, role of the ESOP trustee and company leaders and eye-opening exercises on the impact of job-level actions.

ESOP Game Business Simulation accelerates employee-owners’ understanding of what drives stock value, reviews ESOP mechanics and builds business acumen. Employee owners work in teams to run a simulated ESOP company in this hands-on, interactive activity. They experience the challenges of growing ESOP value and responding to an unpredictable business environment.

Great Game of Ownership Challenge. Do your employees already know all about your ESOP? See if they really do by playing the Great Game of Ownership. Working in teams, employee owners tackle questions about your ESOP, your business and the benefits of employee ownership. Participants compete for prizes and learn the key concepts that everyone needs to know to be effective ESOP owners.

How You Impact Our Numbers builds a common language about company performance and business metrics. Financial terminology may be foreign to those who don’t use it in their work each day. In a fun, engaging way, this session teaches non-financial employees the key measures and terminology your company uses to track business performance. Combine this with a “State of the Company” summary to deepen employees’ understanding of the key indicators that drive business success.

You Make the Call! Everyone loves to second-guess the referee. Through this fast-paced game with hands-on activities, employees gain practical insights into how their daily actions impact company performance and ESOP stock value. Show employees the dollar impact of different decisions when “they” make the call.

Many of these customized sessions can be delivered by you, your ESOP committee or HR staff. Of course, Workplace Development professionals can deliver these sessions on-site (and some by webinar) to ESOP participants throughout the U. S. No matter how you deliver them, these additions to your annual meeting can accelerate ownership thinking and reinvigorate ESOP enthusiasm.

To learn more about how we can add some energy to your annual statement distribution process with a custom presentation, contact Workplace Development’s Cathy Ivancic at 330-896-7285 ext. 101, or