Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2015

April 8-10, 2015 | Fawcett Center, Columbus, OH

Committing to improving processes and building a problem-solving culture at your organization takes dedication and resources, but time and money often are in short supply these days. COE offers a low-cost, high-value opportunity to hit “pause” on your team’s frenzied schedule, taking a deep dive into operational excellence best practices and industry leading research: Leading Through Excellence.

COE Summit 2015: A Look Back

More than 300 process improvement professionals from around the world gathered in Columbus April 8-10 for Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2015, the third-annual summit and the largest event in COE history. Take a look back at an incredible three days of learning by visiting COE's Twitter feed ...

Dates announced for 2016 COE Summit

The Center for Operational Excellence already is gearing up for its fourth-annual Leading Through Excellence summit, set once again for Columbus in the spring. The 2016 event will take place April 12-14.

The 2015 summit, which concluded April 10, featured nearly two-dozen industry leaders and researchers and a dynamic line-up of keynote speakers, including David Marquet, author, Turn the Ship Around!; Huggy Rao, Harvard Business School professor and co-author, Scaling Up Excellence; and (pictured, right) Rich Sheridan, Menlo Innovations CEO and author, Joy Inc.

Meet this year's keynote speakers

The keynote lineup for this year's summit includes a programmer-turned-Forbes cover story, a leader praised by none other than Seven Habits of Highly Effective People author Stephen Covey, and a top researcher in the field of organizational behavior. COE is pleased to welcome to this year's summit as keynote speakers: David Marquet, retired U.S. Navy captain and author of Turn the Ship Around! (pictured, left); Huggy Rao, Stanford University professor and co-author of Scaling Up Excellence (pictured, right); and Rich Sheridan, CEO and founder of Menlo Innovations.

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