Summit update: Breakout session info available; event 75% booked


The keynote speakers at COE’s Leading Through Excellence summit might be the headlining acts, but they’re only a fraction of what we’re offering during the event’s two biggest days.

Full abstracts for the five rounds of breakout sessions offered April 13-14 are now available on the official summit site. During each of these rounds, summit attendees will have the chance to select from one of four offered presentations. Across the two days, these sessions – delivered by a mix of researchers and industry leaders – tackle questions including:

  • How can I be a more effective leader by asking the right questions?
  • How can I work better with “resisters” inside my organization to gain buy-in and build consensus?
  • How can I make meetings more valuable – and kill the ones that aren’t?
  • How should I react when a project suddenly changes scope?
  • How can my organization leverage visual tools and storytelling to execute on strategy?

Along the way, leaders at organizations including Nationwide, Honda, GE Aviation, American Electric Power Company and Progressive Insurance will be giving inside looks at their process improvement journeys. And chief summit sponsor will be offering a limited-capacity, competitive workshop outlining the key principles of Agile Process Design.

Whether you’re already registering or still making plans to attend, check out the full list of abstracts and begin planning the path most valuable to you and your team.

As the summit approaches, here are some other key things to know:

We’re approaching sell-out: Leading Through Excellence 2016 is already 75 percent booked, and three offered tours have already reached full capacity. Check out the list of remaining opportunities on Tuesday, April 12, and act fast as a number of sessions are nearing capacity, including our featured workshop: The Pit Crew Experience.

Hotel rooms are filling up, too: The official summit block at the Hilton Garden Inn has reached full capacity. A secondary block at a similar price point has some rooms available – our lodging page has more details.

Early bird pricing is over, but you can still save: Automatic discounts for the summit have expired, but group sign-ups of five or more attendees can still save 5% on the final total. Contact Matt at with questions.

Ready to register? Click here, or check out the summit website for more information.

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