Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2016

April 12-14, 2016 | 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 2016: A look back

Another incredible summit is in the books, and we'd like to thank all of our attendees, speakers, volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors (a special thanks to Dr. Kim Bercovitz and X bytes for a FitBit and license trial giveaway!) for making it all happen.

To take a look back at all the great insights, check out our Twitter feed:

Workshop Spotlight: The Pit Crew Experience, Tuesday, April 12

Looking for a great, fast-paced opportunity to practice team-building essentials such as handoffs and standard work? Claim one of the remaining spots for our featured Tuesday afternoon workshop, The Pit Crew Experience. In this session, Mooresville, N.C.-based pit-crew trainers extraordinaire Performance Instruction & Training will square attendees off in a tire-changing competition, with the winner taking home bragging rights!

This session, available during Tuesday workshop/tour selection in summit registration, is currently discounted at $195 a person, down from $245, as additional space has been opened.

Featured speakers for Leading Through Excellence 2016

Building on the 2015 summit's dynamic line-up of speakers, COE has booked the following keynotes for 2016:

  • Ben Cook, program director, Performance Instruction and Training (PIT), the North Carolina-based hotbed of instruction for pit crew athletes worldwide
  • Billy Taylor, director, Commercial, Off-Highway, and Support Manufacturing, North America, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • Francesca Gino (pictured, right), professor, Harvard Business School; author, Sidetracked
  • Todd Henry, authorThe Accidental CreativeDie EmptyLouder Than Words

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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...