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All COE events are located at Fisher College of Business unless otherwise noted.

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Value Stream Mapping: The Leadership Imperative - Aug. 15, 2014

Speaker: Karen Martin, author, The Outstanding Organization, Value Stream Mapping

Renowned speaker and author Karen Martin comes to Fisher to share insights from her latest book, Value Stream Mapping. Martin, an expert in developing "the outstanding organization," makes a case for why value-stream mapping isn't just a front-line tool; rather, it's a catalyst for changing leadership behavior to support and sustain a lean culture. 

 

Professional Development Meeting - Sept. 26, 2014

Morning Presenter: Rubik Babakanian, SVP/Chief Procurement Officer, Western Digital Corp.

Afternoon Presenter: Walt Miller, Director of Operational Excellence, Cummins 

  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch noon - 1 p.m.)
  • Location: Blackwell Ballroom, 2100 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH

Lean Into Agile Conference - Nov. 7, 2014

COE teams with the Central Ohio Agile Association for a one-day conference geared toward bringing new insights to information technology professionals pursuing process improvement.

Keynotes: Mike Keller, CIO, Nationwide Insurance; Mike Orzen, Mike Orzen & Associates, co-author, Lean IT

  • Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH
  • Cost: $224
  • Register now!

Professional Development Meeting - Dec. 5, 2014

Morning Presenter: TBA

Afternoon Presenter: Kevin Nolan, GE Appliances

  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch noon - 1 p.m.)
  • Location: Blackwell Ballroom, 2100 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH

Leading Through Excellence summit - April 8-10, 2015

Site: Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH

COE's third-annual three-day summit once again will feature a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, plant tours, workshops, and networking events. Next year's featured keynote will be announced Sept. 26, 2014, with registration set to open Dec. 8!

Visit the official summit site to take a look at featured content during the 2014 summit, which brought nearly 250 process excellence practitioners to Columbus, Ohio.

Mark your calendar...

The following COE events are scheduled with more details to come, though dates are subject to change. Check back on our events page or look for an e-mail invite closer to the event.

  • Feb. 13, 2015 - Quarterly Professional Development Meeting
  • Sept. 18, 2015 - Quarterly Professional Development Meeting
  • Nov. 6, 2015 - Quarterly Professional Development Meeting