Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2013
April 10-12, 2013
The Center for Operational Excellence’s first-ever multi-day Leading Through Excellence summit will bring together Fisher College of Business faculty, process improvement experts and the bestselling author of a new book taking the business world by storm.
COE member rate: $395 Non-member rate: $595 Register 5 or more at once for 5% off!
Keynote speaker Charles Duhigg talks 'Habit' in exclusive interview
Just a few months before taking the stage at COE's Leading Through Excellence summit, New York Times reporter and The Power of Habit author Charles Duhigg gave an exclusive interview where he talked about the lessons learned in his bestseller and gave insights on how it applies to operational excellence.
In the wide-ranging discussion, Duhigg explores everything from how to drive change without turmoil to the emotional response we have to potentially life-changing habits.
Click here to read the entire interview!
Friday Workshop - Process Design Thinking
Leading Through Excellence sponsor MoreSteam.com LLC is proud to host a Friday workshop from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., following the morning's keynote address and lunch.
In spite of the ever-growing army of Green Belt and Black Belts who are busy digesting process improvement projects, the rate of new process problem creation appears to exceed the rate of process problem resolution.
Process design is a critical skill for every organization - but it's too often left to chance and it doesn't have to be a complicated engineering exercise. This workshop, run by MoreSteam.com President Bill Hathaway, will outline the tools and methods you need to help upgrade your processes so they behave properly from the start. Click here to learn more.
New details on breakout sessions, workshops
How can I apply lean thinking to research and development?
How much will this outsourced contract really save my company?
Are my communication skills getting in the way of my project quality?
Is it possible for my supplier to become too good for our relationship to continue?
Get answers to all these questions and more from our lineup of Fisher College of Business professors and industry experts during breakout sessions on Thursday, April 11.
Top Columbus CEO, Ohio State President Gee to appear at summit
COE will begin its Thursday programming with a morning address by the leader of one of the 50 largest private corporations in the U.S.: Craig Morrison (pictured left), CEO of Columbus-based Momentive Performance Materials Holdings. Through industry growth and strategic mergers, Momentive has grown to a nearly $8 billion organization, dwarfing its size a decade ago.
The Leading Through Excellence summit will convene in the afternoon for a special visit from The Ohio State University President Gordon Gee. He's one of the most highly respected and experienced leaders in American higher education, having been named one of the top 10 university presidents in 2009 by Time magazine. Prior to returning to the university in 2007, Gee led Ohio State from 1990 to 1997.
Friday, April 12 Keynote: Charles Duhigg, author, The Power of Habit
In The Power of Habit, Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, he brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation. (Source: charlesduhigg.com)