We have a couple of exciting programs to help you learn all about employee stock purchase plan (ESPPs), whether or not your company currently offers one. An ESPP is an important tool to improve employee performance, enhance investment portfolios and generate capital. Here's a look at what we have going on:

All Things ESPP webinar series

This monthly webinar series covers many different ESPP-related topics. These webinars are high-level, meant to be accessible by people looking to learn about ESPPs as well as by those who already administer one.

Upcoming topics in the series include:

  • Top Considerations When Launching an ESPP
  • Trends in ESPP Design
  • 6039 Reporting: Get Ready
  • ESPP Communication Best Practices
  • Are ESPPs Worth the Cost? You Bet!
  • …and many more!

The full list of upcoming topics can be found at www.computershare.com/allthingsespp. You can also watch the first webinar at www.computershare.com/us/webinars/why-you-should-have-an-espp.

ESPP Day in New York

Computershare is planning its first-ever educational conference in New York City on Feb. 8, 2018: ESPP Day. This one-day event that will provide practical information on a wide range of employee stock purchase plan topics – what they are, how they work, how to launch your own, tax and expense implications, employee communications, and more.

The day will be broken up into two parts. The morning sessions will focus more on topics for the beginner – ESPP fundamentals, design considerations and how to get your plan up and running. Afternoon topics will be more advanced – tax and expense considerations, expanding your ESPP outside the U.S., and communicating your ESPP to employees. You will be able to sign up for the morning, the afternoon or the full day.

The agenda will feature sessions with experts from a number of industry leaders:

​​NASPP​​ ​AON Hewitt
​myStockOptions.com ​Prudential Financial
​Pearson plc ​​Baker McKenzie
​Independent Stock Plan Advisors LLC ​Hightower

Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, all the sessions will provide useful information with real-world applications to help establish an ESPP or make the most of the ESPP you already have.