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Quarterly Professional Development Meeting - Feb. 13, 2015

Site: The Blackwell, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH

9 a.m. - Board meeting (COE board members only), featuring OSU basketball / NBA great Clark Kellogg

A Cleveland native who was a Big Ten MVP in 1982, Kellogg was a first-round draft pick for the Pacers, where he spent five seasons before retiring because of chronic knee problems. Kellogg since then has achieved national notoriety for his work on college basketball telecasts and currently serves as a trustee for The Ohio State University.

Kellogg during his exclusive appearance at the board meeting will share his insights on building winning teams and take questions. The meeting precedes COE’s first quarterly seminar of the year, which features leaders from COE members American Electric Power Company Inc. and Abbott Nutrition. Click here to read more and register.

10:30 a.m. - Morning Session, feat. Mark McCullough, EVP of Generation, American Electric Power

AEP is no stranger to staring down serious operational challenges. The company in recent years has navigated through evolving energy policies on a national and state level and faced a game-changing decision that shifted Ohio’s energy market toward an unpredictable open market and away from a fixed-rate structure. In its efforts to boost efficiency and its cost profile, AEP has embarked on a lean journey that started at its generation facilities and has spread into areas such as information technology and other back-office operations.

McCullough will highlight AEP’s lean deployment efforts and share early success stories in the company’s journey. The more than 30-year AEP veteran also will offer his insights on the state of the rapidly changing energy market – and what it means for your business.

Noon - Networking lunch

1 p.m. - Afternoon Session, feat. Matthew Roberts, divisional VP, Global Product Development, Abbott Nutrition

An accomplished innovation executive with more than 15 years of success, Roberts is focused on driving market opportunities across the company’s food, nutrition and well-being sectors.

This has led to outstanding results for the company’s commercial and research functions, where Roberts has led teams that have introduced over 100 new products to market. He also has assisted in billions of dollars in M&A transactions that have shaped the nutrition industry. As a scientist, Roberts is the author of numerous scientific publications and holds four patents.

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IT Leadership Network Webinar: The Case for Visual Management - Feb. 19, 2015

Companies that leverage visual management tools in the information technology space have found they offer a simple way to ensure “everything is right” on the front lines. Visual management, however, has a wide – often untapped – range of potential for developing and sustaining a lean management system.

Join Fisher College of Business Executive-In-Residence R. Gary Butler (pictured, right) for COE’s first IT Leadership Network session of the year, an interactive webinar that makes the case for visual management and guides you through how to get the most out of it. This extends to tying visual tools to standard work, escalating problems and ensuring strategy and vision are consistent at all levels of the organization.

In addition to his Executive-in-Residence post, Butler is the co-director of the Master of Business Operational Excellence degree program at Fisher. He arrived in 2008 after spending more than 30 years at Eastman Kodak Co., where he managed operations in Europe, Asia and North America. Butler has extensive experience in quality assurance, lean methodology and manufacturing management.

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 19
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EST
  • Register now (open to COE members and guests)

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. Registration opened on Nov. 10!

Visit the official summit site to take a look at featured content and register.

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. 19, 2015 - IT Leadership Network webinar
  • March 12, 2015 - Supply Chain Workshop Day
  • Aug. 28, 2015 - Quarterly Professional Development Meeting
  • Nov. 6, 2015 - Quarterly Professional Development Meeting