Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2014
April 9-11, 2014
Lean. Six Sigma. Process excellence. Rapid improvement. It doesn't matter what you or your company call it. At the heart of our continuing, never-ending drive to become better, faster, and more efficient is a core set of leadership and problem-solving capabilities that separate great enterprises from the rest of the pack. COE is committed to helping you and your team develop those capabilities with our second-annual Leading Through Excellence summit.
At this event, you'll get up-close access to Fisher researchers and professors presenting cases, studies, and workshops that offer valuable tools and insights. You'll hear from celebrated authors and industry experts - and you'll see operational excellence in action through tours to companies throughout Ohio practicing operational excellence.
New tour option heads to Columbus-area vehicle test track
COE is thrilled to announce the addition of a Wednesday, April 9, tour of the nonprofit Transportation Research Center in western central Ohio, an automotive proving ground that runs programs to test vehicles for safety, fuel economy, crash performance, and other factors. The tour begins with an overview of the TRC facility and a Q&A and then hits the road for a driving tour of the proving grounds, which are used by car and truck OEMs along with public-sector entities.
The TRC tour is one of six being offered during Leading Through Excellence, though two options already have sold out.
Restaurateur Cameron Mitchell to deliver Friday, April 11, keynote
Joining the Leading Through Excellence summit on its third and final morning will be Cameron Mitchell, the highly successful president and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Mitchell, a lifelong entrepreneur with a passion for operations management, began his restaurant industry career more than three decades ago as a dishwasher and, after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, launched his namesake chain in 1993. His industry profile skyrocketed in 2008 when he sold his Mitchell’s Fish Market and Steakhouse concepts for $92 million. Over the years, he has guided the development of new concepts and expanded existing ones, today overseeing 19 units and eight different concepts.
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Featured Keynote: Chip Heath, co-author, Decisive, Switch, Made to Stick
Kicking off Leading Through Excellence's first full day of programming on Thursday, April 10, 2014, will be Chip Heath, a Stanford University professor who has co-authored biz-book staples Switch and Made to Stick along with the recently released Decisive. Heath is a sought-after lecturer who has consulted with clients ranging from Google and Gap to The Nature Conservancy and the American Heart Association. Your registration to Leading Through Excellence entitles you to a free, signed copy of Decisive.
2014 summit to feature org development expert, OSU basketball great
Speaking on the afternoon of Thursday, April 10, is Helen Turnbull (pictured right, left photo), founder and CEO of Human Facets and an expert with 25 years of experience assisting business develop strategy to practice global inclusion. Turnbull has worked with major worldwide corporations in strengthening their diversity and inclusion strategies and in identifying "unconscious bias." Last year, she delivered an address at TedX in Florida.
Speaking at lunch on Friday is Lawrence Funderburke (pictured above, right photo), a three-time All Big Ten performer and magna cum laude graduate in business finance at The Ohio State University who went on to play professional basketball for more than a decade. Funderburke went on to found the Lawrence Funderburke Youth Organization, which is making a difference in the lives of children all around Central Ohio.
The fourth and final of the summit's featured speakers will be announced in early 2014.
A look back at Leading Through Excellence 2013