Upcoming Events

change managementJan 30: Lean Leaders Benchmarking
Grange Insurance | 9:30am - 2:00pm (lunch included)

How do you get people to embrace change? In any organization, across all industries, change is inevitable. How a company manages and communicates change to associates, however, can be the difference in an initiative ultimately succeeding or failing. Employees must accept and embrace change in order to most effectively deliver the expected results of the initiative. Change management is the discipline that guides how leaders prepare and support individuals to move through change in order to drive the desired outcome.

At our first benchmarking event of 2020, leaders from Crown Equipment, Grange Insurance, and Ohio Mutual Insurance Group will present on how they navigated through their change journeys. 

You’ll hear about different change frameworks and methodologies, different initiatives (from enterprise-wide system transformations to renovations of physical space and culture shifts), how to utilize training and feedback loops, and the challenges, successes, and learnings from each company. Whether you have a dedicated operational change management team or it’s more of a collaborative effort, engage in this conversation about how to manage change and continuous improvement from the shop floor all the way up to leadership.

This is a limited capacity session is open to COE member companies only. Please email Jackie McClure at McClure.92@osu.edu to register one attendee per member company. You may designate one additional attendee for the waitlist.

Download the Change Management Benchmarking Event Flyer Here

Emerging TechnologyFeb 21: Professional Development Meeting
The Blackwell Ballroom | 10:00am - 2:30pm (lunch included)

In a future increasingly driven by smart automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics, will the workplace be overrun by machines? Will robots make humans obsolete?

As keynote speaker Dan Newman describes in his book Human/Machine: The Future of Our Partnership with Machines, there are many ways in which the integration of automation and AI will augment the human world (but the apocalypse isn’t coming). He illustrates the ways in which the winners of the future are those who harness the power of machines to their advantage. At this event, we will explore how we will work symbiotically with machines, detailing how institutions, companies, individuals, and education providers will evolve to integrate seamlessly with new technologies. Using examples from diverse global organizations, Daniel Newman will offer a glimpse into the future, detail how the world’s top companies are already thriving in this special relationship, and outline the best practices to help your organization get there.

Daniel Newman is Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. He works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring digital transformation and how it influences the enterprise. He is regularly cited in The Times, Barron’s, Forbes, and CNBC.

Following the morning keynote, Fisher Professor and COE Associate Director Dr. John Gray will kick off several brief “Ted-X” style talks on robotic process automation (RPA), augmented reality, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence by leaders from Honda, Crown Equipment, DHL, and more. We hope you will join us for an exciting day on Industry 4.0.

We have reached capacity for in-person attendance at this event. Please register to livestream the session or be added to the waitlist for in-person attendance below:

Register to livestream here

Register for the waitlist here

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March 20, 2020 - Supply Chain: Diversity & Inclusion

April 7-9, 2020 - COE Summit 2020